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  • Rock garden.

    The concept of landscape design firm has come into our life with the beginning of mass individual building. Landscape design involves much more than properly planted trees, flowers and shrubs. All that is around the house should be in harmony with its style and spirit, and, moreover, to approach the character of the owners home.

    Rock garden - Water in rock gardens

    Do not be upset if the allotment is small. Sometimes it only takes a couple of small touches that make the garden a non-standard. It is not necessary to resort to additional cash spending, you can use the means at hand.

    Lack of meters - is not a dead end for the imagination, but rather a challenge to its creative mission. Sometimes just a small area can achieve the maximum expression of interesting ideas. Unleash the imagination, and your efforts to a small, overgrown with weeds piece of land will be transformed.

    Selecting a location for the rock garden.

    Rock garden - Finding a place for rock garden

    Rock garden should be placed so that it blends into the surrounding environment. Not necessarily look for a lot of space - for the tiny alpine plants - not the trees, and a small area can fit dozens. For the rock garden choice, as a rule, fairly sunny place with aerated soil at this site, which is visible from a short distance.

    If possible, try to arrange a rock garden so that he was converted to the east or southeast. These exposures can create an environment more typical environmental conditions of the majority of mountain plants. In the southern exposures conditions are favorable for a limited number of plants, good tolerance to direct sunlight. Less suitable for the rock garden slopes of the northern areas, which require careful selection of plants.

    The material for the rock garden.

    Rock garden - Material for rock garden

    Choosing a place for rock garden, you need to prepare appropriate materials for its equipment - stones, gravel, crushed stone, sand, peat and soil. Typically use local breeds of stones, moss-covered stones choosing to garden look natural. One species is sufficient.

    In a large rock gardens, or alpinariume, as it is called, equipped with granite and gneiss, you can arrange a separate area, using limestone travertine - travertine. Mix it with other species in one area is not recommended. Tuff porous, it provides alkaline pH, at which good growth and development of saxifrage - one of the most beautiful alpine and various types of edrayantusov.

    Plants for the rock garden.

    Rock garden - space and the plants

    In a large garden you can afford to have a plant that is decorative in the short term, because other plants continue to attract attention and beautify the garden. However, more modest in size garden - not a place for plants, whose contribution to the overall picture is insignificant compared with the area they occupy. In this case, better to choose plants that keep their beautiful appearance, or choose plants that bloom at a time.

    These conditions are satisfied rock garden plants. They have another advantage: less whimsical. Mountain spring comes fast and relatively late, when the sun was already hot, so the rock gardens should be made to extend the winter closing plants remnants of melting snow. Spring snowmelt in the mountains brings an abundance of water plants.

    Hence, a rock garden must often fill in at this time. For the European spring characterized by an alternation of warm, cool and very cold periods, which has a detrimental effect on some alpine and bulbous plants.


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