Today, any summer cottage can be turned into a real recreation area of its inhabitants. However, the demands and tastes of the homeowners are different - someone needs a simple flower lawn, and someone will need large trees on the site. However, lawns and a flower garden is not a garden yet, and it is precisely the summer residents who dream of it. Let's look at the features of arranging two popular types - a garden with large-sized plants and a winter garden.

Transplanting and caring for large trees in the garden

There are objects that are called characteristic, defining. In landscape design, large-sized plants are undoubtedly such - large plants and shrubs planted on the site. A landscape with large-sized ones and without them are things that are completely different, one might even say the opposite.

Large trees, by virtue of their appearance, make the landscape solid, mature, and truly natural, without any artificiality inherent in lawn landscapes. Landscapes with large trees are the most natural.

Big trees can add a dozen or two years to a completely young site with their appearance. They are able to perfectly organize the space, and at the same time, for all other elements, they become natural geometric landmarks.

Naturally, such trees turn out to be very popular in modern landscape design, and today the demand for them only grows in spite of any crises.

There is no exact definition of which plant can be considered large-sized - 3-4 meters are enough for someone, 10 will not be enough for someone. Perhaps, one can still say, starting from average human growth, that large trees can be considered as heights of about 3 meters and above.

But it will take more than one year to grow a large tree from a seedling - for example, cedar pine reaches a standard height of 2.5 meters in 20 years.

However, modern technology allows you to avoid such a long wait and immediately transplant already healthy adult trees to your site. Krupnomerov are grown in special nurseries, and in a special way, without much loss, transplanted to a new residence.

Of course, the process of transplanting and caring for an adult tree is considered to be very complex and requires a professional approach. It is carried out in several stages:

  • The choice of a healthy and strong plant in the nursery, in accordance with the plan of the landscape designer.
  • Survey of the soil of the site with acid analysis of the soil, on which it is planned to land a large-sized plant.
  • Prepare a landing pit of the appropriate size.
  • Careful digging of a tree from the land of the nursery. It is necessary to capture as many roots as possible, avoiding their exposure.
  • A large-sized tree transplant, accompanied by the necessary top dressing.
  • Special tree care throughout the entire adaptation period of approximately 2 years.

The method of transplanting large-sized trees and caring for them, which is owned by modern landscape designers, provides almost a 100% guarantee of tree growth in a new place. It is usually done in winter, since a sleeping plant tolerates such perturbation much more easily. In special cases, when the composition of soils varies significantly, a set of measures is developed for the most secure transplant. Especially carefully you need to monitor the absence of insect colonies.

Coniferous plants remain the most popular large-sized plants, however, almost all trees with good crown and geometry are in demand: oak, linden, mountain ash, chestnut, apple tree, pear, plum, cherry. The once popular poplar almost completely fell out of the cage because of its notorious fluff, although there are no equal shapes and heights in our latitudes.

The art of arranging a winter garden

The summer ended with its multicolor, the golden autumn spun, the snow-white winter enveloped the beloved garden and completely changed its appearance. It would seem what landscape design can be here, what special beauty - the world has become monochrome and boring.

However, this is fundamentally an erroneous judgment - in winter you can also find a corner that will become incredibly beautiful. In contrast to the summer, you can arrange a winter garden, which will delight you not only in winter. And if you do not have a large summer cottage, then there is nothing to argue about.

The art of arranging winter gardens came to us from Japan. Motives from the Land of the Rising Sun are still clearly manifested in this type of landscape design, but there is also a European tradition that originates in the Christmas decoration of houses and plants.

"Prepare a sleigh in the summer" - this saying is true for the winter garden. First of all, you need to decide on the choice of premises and plants. There is only one criterion in choosing plants - you need to choose exactly those plants that will be presentable not only in summer but also in winter.

The room can serve as a separately built greenhouse, as well as attached verandas or glass domes, your winter garden can be a continuation of the living room or take its rightful place on the top floor of a high-rise building.

Installation of a winter garden

Not the last role is played by light. When lighting a winter garden, light sources are used not so much to create lighting effects as for its intended purpose. Therefore, fluorescent lamps and directional light sources are of particular relevance.

It is also necessary to take care of beautiful containers for plants and other types of decoration.

It is very difficult to capture all the nuances, but you just have to imagine how beautiful this piece of your world can become - and most of the questions disappear.

You just need to take and do, creating a fairy tale around you. In summer - summer, and in winter - winter. And we will certainly help you with this, because the creative creation of magic is our profession!

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