Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Pathways around the Garden

History of The Pathways

In the days of ancient Britain, the path functions as a circulation path for directing movement of a person leading to the house after passing through the fence. The path is needed because the area surrounding the home page (often like a small forest) can cause a guest to get lost.



Besides English, the path is also used in Japanese gardens ( called "Tobi Ishi"). Tobi-Ishi is the typical style of the gardens at "drinking tea house" for guests who will enter the "drinking tea house", do not set foot on moss-covered garden area. In addition, the path is also a symbol of artificial elements blend with nature. The path is generally compiled straight into interesting accent among Japanese garden composition which tends to monotony because of the influence of Zen.
 
Pathways Function
 Functions path is to limit the area of the park with one another (at the time of England). If you have a very wide area, people can make a few theme parks in one page. For example, a kitchen garden, rose garden and fountain area or water fountain. Between the different theme parks, separated by walkways. The function of this pathway to replace the fence or wall by the use of fences or walls as composition elements can ruin a whole garden. The presence of fences and walls will make the park look fragmented and feel cramped.In addition, the path functions as a circulation path that allows one to reach all parts of the park, without having to trample grass or soil and can improve the aesthetics of the park.For a small garden, does not provide any path.



Current Pathways
 Today very few people who have extensive pages. Most only have a narrow area. Now, the path function only to improve park aesthetics. The path can be an interesting accent in the middle of a verdant expanse of grass or a group of colorful flowers. It also serves as a footrest, especially when watering the plants.

Planning
To be an element that is very interesting and add to the beauty of gardens, paths need to be planned properly. Include the laying and selection of shapes and building blocks of the path. Do not disturb the aesthetics of the trail laying of the park.As a benchmark, a path is usually made to connect the park with the pavement around the house, for example carpot or terrace. Take also, for the position of the path allows you to reach all parts of the park, especially when watering the plants. If you want to cross footing with grass, make sure that the distance between the footing and the other one is not too far or too close. Too far can cause people to slip and fall. While the distance is too close to make a foot less comfortable and, if deemed compositions look less good.


For shape, you can choose a geometric pattern or natural. Geometric pattern is represented by irregular angular shapes and laying stones over specific intervals. While many adopted the natural pattern of curved shapes and irregular curves.The following tips are worth trying: for ground motionless and parallel to the grass or ground on either side, dig the ground location of the path was about as deep as 10 cm. Later in the pits and sand mortar give 3 cm thick. After that a new footpath installed material.

Material
 To create a path generally use stone slabs, flat boulder mountain mounted separately or paving blocks with holes, where the holes moss and grass can be allowed to grow sticking to create unique ornaments. Brick, red brick or tile can also be selected, but take a rough texture that is not too slippery in the wet season, and needs to be brushed to avoid mildew.There are no restrictions in choosing the path of material you want to create. If you want you can also try to incorporate some type of material to create a harmonious combination.


Sunday, 26 December 2010

Garden and pond in limited area

 Garden and pond in the House
 
Garden ornament in the home is useful for refreshing and soothing angle view of the house. However, if you do not have the vast land, do not worry, you still can enjoy the coolness and beauty of nature in your home with a limited area. Only, you can not add a variety of ornaments or choose plants that are very diverse.

This design is suitable to be placed in the living room or family room as well. Gurgling water can be enjoyed from the small garden in the house. For conditioning, can be added to potted plants. Besides the plants, can be equipped also with natural stones, and urns are beautiful. Although simple, this design can make significant changes in your home.
Open space in your home should not be left unattended. With few changes, you can move the beauty of the outdoor atmosphere. Like a fresh rural atmosphere, or even the quietness of the atmosphere of the mountains. Can treat the mind is tired after a day at the office.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Garden area between the Shade

Small garden between the Shade
 
If the condition of your home has a lot of shade, a bit difficult to arrange the park. However, it is not impossible. The first step that must be done is to analyze the park area. Then, note the direction of the wind and the introduction of the area throughout the year.
Sunrise and sunset shade resulted in the area around the house. At sunrise, the sun shade in the area make the area west of the building at sunset shade area in the eastern area of the building.
Creation angle was also obtained from the shadow shade that occurred from the location of certain buildings, fences, and large trees that shade will provide shade in the area under and surrounding areas.
Shade area is divided into:
1. Full shade, the area under a shady tree, beside a wall or fence, and do not get direct sunlight.
2. Refuge is open, ie open areas under direct sky but did not receive direct sunlight (light reflected objects).
3. Filtered shade, which is an area which is formed from a large tree branch that is not too shady. Sunrise can penetrating the sidelines of the branches / leaves.
4. Partial shade, which is the area to get 1-5 hours of sunlight a day.

Terrace size 2.5 mx2, 5m is effective, visible from access view into the living room, entrance gate, and a small pond beside the patio.

On the terrace there is a fish pond-sized 2mx0, 5m. There are accents of three small concrete block 10cmx10cmx20cm in the pool, which serves as a space filler composition. The fish pond is not too large to increase the quality turns out to be more comfortable space. Leisure terrace is also inseparable from the role of iron pergola covered with vines Thumbergia type sp. Plants create a shady terrace. The flowers also provide white accents that enhance the visual space.

There are also plants the iris, which become limiting and sweetening the edge of the terrace. Terrace form the all boxes to be more gentle with the presence of iris and rustic stone floors. Games stone pattern, between pedestrian and terrace, affects the formation of the impression transfer space; from the corridor to the terrace.
 


Garden area between the Shade

Small garden between the Shade
 
If the condition of your home has a lot of shade, a bit difficult to arrange the park. However, it is not impossible. The first step that must be done is to analyze the park area. Then, note the direction of the wind and the introduction of the area throughout the year.
Sunrise and sunset shade resulted in the area around the house. At sunrise, the sun shade in the area make the area west of the building at sunset shade area in the eastern area of the building.
Creation angle was also obtained from the shadow shade that occurred from the location of certain buildings, fences, and large trees that shade will provide shade in the area under and surrounding areas.
Shade area is divided into:
1. Full shade, the area under a shady tree, beside a wall or fence, and do not get direct sunlight.
2. Refuge is open, ie open areas under direct sky but did not receive direct sunlight (light reflected objects).
3. Filtered shade, which is an area which is formed from a large tree branch that is not too shady. Sunrise can penetrating the sidelines of the branches / leaves.
4. Partial shade, which is the area to get 1-5 hours of sunlight a day.


Beautify Park with Bamboo

Beautify Park with Bamboo
 
If you want a different look in your garden, u can use the bamboo. Bamboo can be used as a filler blank area on the wall that is too bright.
This design used genuine bamboo, but the leaves are artificial (from plastic). So the park owner does not have to bother to take care of bamboo leaves of the original.
It is very easy. Namely, one bamboo stem is cut form the 10 stems @ 2.5 m. To cut bamboo, you may request assistance from the seller, but to do their finishing (sanding and varnish application.) your self.  After chopped, you have to dried bamboo. Then once dry, the bamboo was planted at the background of the park that serves to fill the field.
Easy is not it? With little cost you can create a unique atmosphere at home.


Bamboo Garden is located at the corner of the room at night. The addition of some more light warms the atmosphere of the park at night

Bamboo garden that looks on during the day. Additional ornaments such as teapots from clay with a blend of the soothing pool of your home.












Use of artificial bamboo leaves will not pollute your home. You do not need every day sweep the fallen leaves. Artificial bamboo leaves can be obtained at the big stores that sell home accessories.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Small Garden

Small Garden

You have to choose this design if you do not have a lot of space around your home because you live on a small lot. This design
creates interest and variety regardless of your actual square footage. It is a particularly useful form around townhomes and patio homes.
Many people with Italian style two story homes also like this form because it is an excellent way to decorate a balcony.



Small garden can be planted near any form in a yard. Their primary purpose is to accent another form. Examples include gazebos,
architectural walls, small arbors, and iron gates. Adding a small garden to any of these places brings color, dimension, and a sense of organic framing to the scene.

We choose plants whose color, sizes, shapes, and textures create an illusion of enlarged space. One technique we heavily rely upon is to use several different shades of green. This layers the design and keeps it from looking like a monotone patch. In most cases as well, we use more than one color of flowering plant for the same reason.

The actual size of the plants themselves will vary based on where the garden is planted. If we are installing plants near a very tall wall, for example, we want to use something that will compliment the vertical impact of the structure. On the other hand, if we are lining the circumference and radiuses of a small circular courtyard patio, we want to create a border around the hardscape that will enhance its appearance without overpowering its appeal.

Minimalist garden should feature natural accent with a material that is not too much, especially if the house has a large window. Besides the health aspect and comfort of residents is to note when making a minimalist garden. You know not, a narrow residential minimalist dire need of oxygen supply. Well, the oxygen requirement can be obtained from the photosynthesis of green plants. Therefore, multiply the green plants in the garden is minimalist. Oxygen can also be obtained from the element of water. 


Beautiful Garden From Narrow Land

Exploiting Narrow Land To Be Beautiful Garden

Side alley as a path way to the backyard can be transformed into a beautiful little garden area. In fact, if you cultivate a small garden carefully, it can be a center house attraction.



Addition of hardware ornaments, such as fish ponds decorated with artificial walls to complement the small garden in your home.



To complement the beauty of the fish pond wall made to resemble the cliffs in a waterfall in order to have the freshness and natural sound. Coolness brought by the existence of these parks can be refreshing in the midst of your busy family.



The narrowness of the park area can changed by placing various plants in the pot. So that still leaves the place to be used for lounging while watching the beautiful little garden.


Japanese Garden


Japanese Garden
In the era of the 90s, the Japanese garden was popular with Japanese grass, bonsai pine shrimp and natural stone accents. Park in the Japanese language called "Niwa Sono." These words are the main concept of Japanese gardens create harmony between nature and man-made beauty. "Niwa" means the outdoors and "Sono" means land that is fenced. Japanese Garden, in terms of design is very concerned with the quality of spiritual, aesthetic and intellectual experience for those who enjoy it.

One style of garden is quite famous call the "Japanese garden". The formation of this style is inseparable from the history of past Japanese nation in the Middle Ages often split between a tribe with other tribes.
For that made a shelter that can protect from enemy attack. To be more convenient locations plus simple garden that puts the elements of nature as a concept,
ie: rock, wood, simplicity of design, swimming, water movement and silence. 
 
The garden character of this type is very distinctive, especially can be seen from the elements complement. If you want to make a park of this type is to be considered include: 
 1. Water (a basic element). Water is manifested in the form of ponds, artificial streams, or waterfalls. 




2. Japanese-style gardens are not too many uses of plants and flowers. Japanese garden requires only a gentle colors like green, white, blue and natural colors stones. Other plants are often used are: trees, shrubs, bamboo, bamboo, moss, and grass.
Then, the difference between the slopes of mountains, grasslands, and valleys are stated in the use of many different species of trees and shrubs are cut and trimmed to resemble a variety of forms. In addition, the function of trees and shrubs are as a liaison between the two locations in the park scenery.
Distinguish types of plants in Japanese gardens are bonsai (dwarfed plants in a pot), bonkei and bonseki (natural scenery is on top of a tray). 


3. Stone (an important element). Stone serves to symbolize the natural form (such as mountains, coastlines, and waterfalls) and as a stepping stone (tobiishi or stepping stones) and stone tiles
cover the trail (shikiishi).
Stone used is a medium-sized stone. Stone - This stone was chosen and prepared in accordance with the shape, size, color, and texture. Besides the stone can also use sand and gravel. Grains of sand and gravel size used is not too smooth because of easy wind or washed away by rain water. In contrast, grains of sand and gravel-sized too large will be difficult to set up with rake. Selection of sand and gravel also consider color. White sand gives the impression of pure and bright in the sun. While the impressive silence of dark sand. 


4. Lanterns (toro) serves as a decoration and lights (light source) at night. Lanterns are often used in Japanese gardens are stone lanterns. 

 
5. Bridge (the basic elements that add to the harmony in the landscape). Functions as a liaison sections separated by water gardens and also as a separator. An example is the Japanese rock garden, stone bridge was built to give the impression that under the bridge there is "water" flowing.