Gardens are a perfect place for you to refresh your mind and soul. It really brings you peace and serenity with the nature’s entire beauty –flowers, plants, water, and wind. There is no doubt that gardens make a home beautiful. If you are planning to decorate your garden but don’t know how to do it, I might have some tips for you. And I hope this information will be helpful to you the way it has helped me decorate my own garden. If you like spending your time outdoors in the midst of nature and you have always dreamed of transforming that rooftop of yours into a wonderland then you’ve got to get some ideas rolling. To create a terrace garden requires planning in advance and some hardwork.
Plan your terrace décor according to the surrounding environment and the climate of your place. If your building is surrounded by tall buildings around it, you would have to screen off your terrace for privacy. You can have a partially covered terrace for using it during rains. There’s a variety of material to choose from for the flooring – cement, smooth turf, flagstones, hollow clay building tiles, redwood or cypress blocks and un-mortared brick. Burnt bricks are preferred as they don’t turn into mud like normal bricks due to drainage. Spread a wire mesh over the bricks before pouring the soil. To ensure proper drainage, the floor should be slopy and it should have drainage chambers with pipes at various points leading to the main drainage pipe.
When choosing terrace garden plants you should keep in mind that they don’t have a tap root system which will grow deep into the building. Instead use fibrous root plants. The growing soil for plants should be rich in soil rite or peat moss. You can grow plants like Indian bamboo, palms, money plant, peach, lime and orange in big pots or planters. Cacti are also a good choice as they are low-maintenace. To add class and color to your terrace garden add flowering plants like sunflower, roses, orchids, chrysanthemum, etc. Bonsais are adorable and take up less space. You can make your own little vegetable garden with plants like tomato, curry leaves, brinjals, basil, etc. You can also put a small waterfall or a fountain by the corner. Plant on in your multipurpose terrace garden as you absorb the beauty and serenity around you.