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Garden with a view: tips to create a hanging green area
Creating hanging gardens is very common in urban areas where space is limited, and contributes to improving the thermal and acoustic insulation of buildings as well as providing opportunities for leisure. A natural oasis is essential for the well-being of the mind: the colours, scents and sounds of nature impart serenity.
Bellon Mit is happy to offer you some suggestions and tips to follow to give life to the creation of a hanging garden on your terrace.
Planning and evaluation
First of all, we must consider the surface area (the bigger the result, the more exciting it will be), the exposure to wind and sun, and availability of connections to create a good irrigation system.
A specialist technician must then evaluate the maximum capacity of the terrace.
Selection of soil
If natural turf is selected, the surface area must be considered. The flooring will then be waterproofed, which is necessary to avoid water infiltration into the building: thanks to an expanded layer of clay, the water will be able to drain from the surface towards the drains. Subsequently, a filtering layer will be placed and, only after this step, the soil will be laid down, which must be of a greater thickness than usual considering that it will be reduced by rain.
The soil is now ready: it can be sown (in this case the results may not be readily visible and some parts of the garden may not be homogeneous) or laid down directly with a roll of lawn turf, if you want to step onto a luscious lawn straight away. Choosing a natural lawn requires gardening and cleaning operations, as Bellon Mit suggests, that are certainly more involved than those required for artificial turf. It adds, however, an extra touch of natural beauty to your outdoor space and contributes to reducing heat and improving air quality.
If you opt for artificial turf, any unevenness in the flooring must be levelled before laying down the roll of turf to avoid stagnant water. Surely this choice involves less preparation than natural turf lawns: the garden will always be perfect in any season, free of insects, will not require maintenance and irrigation and will certainly be the most economical choice. Over time, however, the colour may fade and the grass will flatten with wear. It must also be considered that this type of turf retains a lot of heat.
You could embellish the garden by choosing plants suitable for the local climate and terrace conditions such as trees, flowers, climbing or potted plants. It is essential that the containers properly drain to avoid water stagnation and that a good irrigation system is installed.
Your garden is ready to offer your well-deserved relaxation!
You have the choice to complete it with furniture that suits your taste and needs.