If you have a small garden, and you want to use as a place to retreat to meditate or even just to spend a little time in peace, then the right choice may be to create a Japanese garden. Let us see below how to proceed for this project, what are the materials and the right plants, in short, how to get good results.
Make sure you have on hand:
- sheet of paper
If we look closely at a picture where he is enshrined a Japanese garden, the first thing that catches the eye are the spaces. Unlike what you may imagine, the Japanese gardens, are better adapted to very small spaces, in fact, the idea of the great, is given only by the plants used, but also from furniture chosen and cleverly placed in the appropriate spaces. The first step to do is to re-create the idea that we have in mind, on a sheet of paper. In this way, we have the possibility of perfectly calculate where to place the various elements which in this case are: rocks, various furnishings, trees, and of course water. After finishing the work, the garden that we are planning must not in any way look like artificially created, but rather assembled by nature itself.
Keep in mind that the Japanese garden has as peculiarity, compared to our Western, simplicity and harmony. But however, it should not be missed inside, even conflicting factors such as large trees accompanied by some smaller. In this approach, however, they can not find a place large objects, processed or too disproportionate to the actual size of the garden itself. So artificial ponds, large swimming pools or fountains processed must be practically banned. Once our idea takes shape on paper, we can begin to imagine the finished work. In this way, in addition to better understand what we really want to build, we have the opportunity to correct any errors.
When work on paper can be considered finished, then you can move on to actual construction. Let’s start by placing the sides of the garden rocky elements. Their arrangement should be recalled in the viewer, high mountains that can be seen just in the distance. We will now place another element: water. In this case we can use ready-made forms of ponds made of fiberglass, however, taking care to fill in the edges with moss and flowers, so as to give them an appearance more natural than ever. If it were not for the opportunity to enter the lake, we can give the idea of the presence of water, creating small spaces filled with gravel or sand. In this riot of nature can not miss the symbols of Japanese culture or bonsai. These magical-looking plants, must be combined with taller plants. Then we settle in small wooden bridge, perhaps just above the pond. After work we can not help but enjoy the peace of the garden.