The design of the plantation for sustainable landscaping must be done using trees that are leafy in nature so that they can block the harsh rays of the sun, especially at mid-day from affecting your home and also from strong winds.
The techniques involved in sustainable gardening have their own environmental advantages and are known for their sustainable attribute. The outdoor property that you possess will look beautiful along with vegetation growing that helps in the growth of wildlife and evergreen environment. This type of styling the landscape has a minimum impact on the environment thus sustaining its natural beauty.
Some useful techniques of sustainable gardening are listed below:
- One of the most common techniques is having green roofs included in the design. You might have roofs that have a system of redirecting rainwater that gathers on the rooftop. But rather than following this process one can grow vegetables on their rooftop or plant colorful flowers or place small plants in pots so that they can retain the rainwater. The roofs are such surfaces that are often ignored thus turning them into green roofs will reduce pollution.
- You can build rain gardens which is a great sustainable drainage option. The process involves the construction of a depression that can collect and store rainwater and can also filter the runoff water. The initial area of filtration is built by growing a grassy surface followed by the second step that consists of a layer of mulch. The second layer provides nutrition to the trees and the plants. Only a small quantity of water gets stored in the depression area that in turn nourishes the plants, trees, and shrubs within that plantation covering the area.
- You can minimize your use of natural resources by using the Xeriscaping landscape style that puts into use the native plants and their plantation in a natural way. This style is known for its requirement of a very less amount of water that is normally sixty percent less than any traditional design.
- The bioswales are double the size of natural garden space. It is basically a drainage process for stormwater. You can plant wildflowers and grasses that are available especially for decoration as these plants act as a habitat for wildlife and also do not require any extra maintenance. They offer a great look to your outside space.
You might love growing your own fruits and vegetables in your house backyard but it might not be possible as you have to stay in a city where there are mostly apartments. Now you plan to drop the idea of growing your favorite fruit or vegetable. But in reality, you need not have to do so as you can grow fresh veggies and fruits on your small balcony or even on the windowsills. The idea might appear to be unrealistic but with the introduction of vertical gardening, scenarios have changed. You just need to have access to proper sunlight and the rest is possible even in the smallest space available.