How to design an urban garden

Paved areas must have a slight slope towards the drains. To soften the walls have been raised planting areas. Uses the same bricks for paving, terracing and walls plateau to unify the group. The bottom of the terraces were filled with the rubble of the work thus provides good drainage to areas of plants and prevents the removal of debris. Leave the drain holes at the bottom.

A water fountain and garden center

Located in a corner of the patch, is housed in a polyethylene container, carefully placed so that their edges to 4cm from the final ground level. We need to build two brick pillars 230 x 230mm on the inside of the drum with a piece of engineering "hard" that does not suffer the effects of prolonged immersion in water.
The pillars are interrupted just before the edge of the drum to the board that forms the stack itself is separated from the rim and the surrounding soil. You can also use instead of slate, granite or marble.Waste materials granite, slate or marble, you will find a good application in the garden as ornamental elements that benefit the landscape.
The board is drilled in the center to make way for a 12mm copper pipe. The pipe is inserted through the hole so it is flush on the upper surface, but projected a 5cm from the bottom to splice the hose from the submersible pump. The latter is installed at the bottom of the drum and is connected to the house with a proper set of plugs and external cables.
At the time of paving the ground can embed a shielded cable under the slabs, which will prevent soil run over. If you have any questions regarding electrical installation should seek advice from a professional, especially in the garden, where there are evident risks of moisture and accidents.
Must delay the final installation of the slate, pebbles and large stones until the next patch is full of soil and other garden elements are finished in order to easily remove the rubble and debris from the drum. It is inevitable that some fragments will stop it, so it is important to follow this recommendation.

A cabinet with countertop for urban garden plants

The next item to build is the top cabinet, with the dual role of serving as a work surface and support for plants. The main structure is made with 115mm brick walls, each of which divides the cabinet into sections and make support for lintels. The latter are of type 'prefabricated', which are sold in various widths and lengths. The great advantage of this type gives threshold lies in its thickness: about 5 cm. They take three 23cm wide lintels (firmly embedded next to each other in the mortar) on the top of the walls. Then install floor slabs 25mm thick glazed to form the top of the cabinet, allowing the first layer protrudes 25mm from the front. This will serve as a flashing for doors do not get wet.
The doors are constructed with strips brushed with tongued and grooved and then painted with a first coat of primer and one white.Hinges, latches and bolts work must be made of brass to prevent rust in the humidity.

Decorating the hall of the house garden

Then install white beams that run down the aisle or the narrowest part of the terrace or patio. They are built with strips of 230 x 50mm and attached with brackets for beams, a scaffolding poles used to cover the top of the wall.
To facilitate the ascent of climbing plants for the beams round screw and metal hooks on the underside of those for passing wires through holes. When a plant has reached the desired height is very easy to fit under the wire stems to form a dome attractive plant that hides the environment.

Plants for a city garden

The last major phase refers to the planting and preparation of the terraces themselves. Choose the soil of each place, depending on what you think about planting it.
In patios and terraces of townhouses in the shade is often a limiting factor. This selection includes many shade-loving plants, some which are described below. Fatsia japonica (Japanese Aralia) is a good choice along with Hosta sieboldiana, which contrasts with the Iris foetidissima Lutea erect. Hydrangea species are insurmountable.Viburnum davidii, which forms a compact rounded shrub is another evergreen with attractive purple berries. To emphasize the vertical lines include Rhus typhina laciniata.
Climbers also have great importance. Jasminum nudiflorum. (Winter Jasmine) or climbing Hydrangea petiolaris are very useful in a dark wall like the Virginia creeper, which Parthenicissus Veitchii tricuspidata is a great variety. Durior or Aristolochia macrophylla (Dutchman's pipe), which owes its common name to the strange shape of its flowers, you will find at home in full sun or partial shade.Actinidia is ideal for sunny spots, while Lonicera (honeysuckle).
Because the plants are less developed when introduced to a new place, is a good idea to fill the gaps initial annual species bulky and, of course, with bulbs. Nicotiana (plant of snuff) and put the note Matthiola aromatic, while Helianthus (sunflower) is most striking qualities at this early stage.


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