Landscaping in the City

03 August 2016

urban landscaping

The city can be an exciting and dynamic place. It is where business takes place and where you can watch the latest shows and check out the newest galleries. The city attracts countless people, giving you a diverse and bustling place to live. You will have access to countless stores, restaurants, cafes and more, so whatever you need you will find it. The downside of living in the city though is that you can lose access to nature. There may be parks and some trees, but you can be without your own spot of wildlife. If you have a small abode or a flat, then you can find yourself with a very limited garden. If you want to undergo garden landscaping in your urban area, read on for some useful tips and advice.

small space
Gardening will revolve around your plants and when it comes to doing this in an urban environment, it can be problematic. Your space can be so limited and you may not have the right setting for certain flora so you should think through this step carefully. Only buy plants that can thrive in this area and that can be cared for fully. When planting things, bear in mind the room they can take up, so only add flowers that will fit neatly in your space and not overgrow too much. This can lead to a claustrophobic garden area, which can be difficult to enjoy and won’t be welcoming.

gardening tools
Whether it lawn mowing or trimming and hedging, you will need a wide array or equipment to tackle your gardening chores. These items such as mowers, shears, spades, hoes and more can often be kept outside in a shed however, a small urban garden may not give you the room for this. Instead, you should consider adding patio. A small terrace can provide you with the safe spot you need, as well as providing other advantages. Elongating it along your garden can make it look larger and you can have it replace the lawn. Patio cleaning is much easier than lawn ambivalence so this step should be considered. Wooden flooring can also be used to give you a spot to stand and place items within your garden, so go with this option if you want more room.

planting
Having a smaller garden means that mess is much more noticeable. If you let leaves build up, soil get scattered around, let hedges become overgrown, etc, it will soon become noticeable. This is why you must be more focus on getting the garden cleaning done. Brush up leave and trim hedges on a regular basis so that they don’t build up. Ensure any object stored here in your patio area is placed to where it belongs after use to avert things from being left everywhere, mess building up and clutter taking over.

container gardening
Your urban home may not even have a garden and so having any sort of fauna in your home can seem impossible. This is not the case though as there are alternatives available. The windowsill of your apartment can be used as a mini garden as buying hanging pots allows you to grow plants here. It will get the sun and water it needs and be easy to maintain. Flower baskets are another option, as these too can be placed outside of your window and give you some flora to tend. This allows you to grow wide range of plants and vegetables even in a cramped urban space.

garden care

The city is an exciting place and is made even better with the addition of some greenery, so consider these tips to create your own urban garden.

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