A garden is essentially a carefully planned outdoor area, often in addition to a house, dedicated for the cultivation, displaying, and appreciation of various forms of nature and plants. The single most distinguishing feature distinguishing a wild garden from a tame one is total control. The garden will often incorporate both synthetic and natural materials. Synthetic materials may include irrigation systems, for watering, aerators, motion sensors, lighting, seats, and shelters.
If you are considering setting up an organic garden, it is very important that the garden be properly started off with. Starting off with a well-drained garden ensures that the roots of the plants have all of the moisture they need. It is also best to start off with a soil that has been mineralized. A well-drained garden allows for the deep cultivation of the soil for the establishment of all the necessary microorganisms for a healthy garden. Usually a well-drained garden will require approximately one inch of water per week.
When starting off with a rock garden there are several different options to consider. You could choose a layer of gravel as the foundation of your rock garden. However, before placing stones, make sure that you have cleaned the area surrounding them so that there is no bacteria or dirt on the stones. A good place to start would be your kitchen or garden sheds. Picking out rocks or pebbles of appropriate sizes and shapes is the first step to building your own rock garden.
To improve your soil for gardening purposes, you should add the appropriate amount of compost to the soil. Compost adds the proper amount of nutrition to your plants. To ensure that you have properly added the compost, place the containers with the soil in a shallow pan filled with water. Once the area has been covered, leave it alone overnight to settle. The next day, remove the leaves and stems from the plants, wash the soil using a garden hose and then repeat the procedure until the entire surface is covered.
For some people, the design and layout of their kitchen garden can be as important as the plants themselves. This can include both practical considerations and aesthetic design. In this instance, it is important to choose ornamental plants that complement the overall look of your kitchen. Ornamental grasses, shrubs and flowers are an excellent option as they are both attractive and environmentally friendly. These plants are very easy to maintain as well, unlike some exotic plants that can be very difficult to care for. They also provide additional seating and can often be used to create walkways in your landscape design.
While a rock garden can be an effective and aesthetically pleasing way to develop your landscape design, it may not be a good idea to completely fill the area with ornamental plants. In many instances, ornamental plants do not hold up to the rigorous activities that take place in a kitchen. A well drained spot that receives ample sunlight is the best place for your ornamental plant to grow. If you do decide to put ornamental plants in your rock garden, make sure they are planted in partial shade, so that they will not become invasive.