The garden design presents every hobby gardener with a special challenge. When planning different principles have to be considered, so that later creates a coherent overall picture.
Note site conditions in the garden
While crops are mainly used to provide the family with fresh fruits and vegetables, ornamental plants have the task of giving the property a structure and enhancing it visually.
The choice depends, among other things, on the individual taste of the garden owner. But other aspects should also be taken into account so that the garden can be enjoyed with all your senses.
Every species in the plant world has its own demands on the location, the soil and the climate. Before the hobby gardener meets the plant selection for his garden, he should inform himself about the circumstances. It is easier to accept existing conditions and to cultivate only those species that can cope with them than to choose sophisticated species to artificially imitate their living conditions. In addition, species with similar demands on their environment usually harmonize visually well with each other.
Form rooms in the garden
Gardens only work if certain rooms are created in them. For this, the hobby gardener has various options available. Horizontal levels can be created by using plants with different stature heights. The gardener achieves vertical divisions by erecting hedges, walls or other bedding boundaries.
The woody plants play an important role in interior design. As solitaires they can enhance the spatial impression of certain areas, in the group they frame the garden picture. They also create transitions between the lower and upper horizontal levels of the garden.
Cultivate poisonous plants only with care
Despite all beauty, not all plants are suitable for the home garden. If you have children or pets, choose non-toxic species only. Here, the hobby gardener should be aware that not every poisonous plant on every person and on every animal is equally toxic. Also, individual plant parts may be edible, while others of the same plant are classified as highly toxic. In order to avoid the risk of poisoning, such plants should not be cultivated in the presence of the designated risk groups.
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