The garden designer: an artist with a green thumb

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Garden design is something more than just giving the garden a makeover, it is a totally different understanding of how the natural world works, and what can be done with it. A professional garden designer will understand your vision and take the necessary steps to make it come to fruition.

From an abstract vision to a real garden

Garden designers are professionals who will make the garden of your dreams come true. A key concept in garden design and landscaping is the importance of creating a beautiful and welcoming outdoor space. A garden designer will work with you, starting from your initial idea and taking into consideration any detail, such as the arrangement of various blooms, trees and bushes with matching colours. Garden designers spend their time and energy working with the natural environment; they are artists whose aim is to bring out the best in what is already there. This may involve a collection of beautiful, exotic plants, or artfully sculpted trees and bushes, depending on the creativity of the professional.

Expertise, creativity and sense of style

The garden designer loves to work on both small and large projects. Be it restoring or completely renewing the outside space of a business, home, or hotel, the professional will use their innovative thinking and professional expertise to always achieve the best result. Landscaping requires a careful eye and a good knowledge of what works best in a specific environment, whether it is a large, open space, or a family garden. Once the garden designer has seen the space that needs working on, they use their professional and artistic abilities to make the dream come true. Innovation, inspiration and a good sense of style are the hallmarks of a professional garden designer. Changing the look and feel of a particular part of the landscape to create the perfect green space is the gardener’s ultimate goal.

The garden irrigation system, your garden’s best friend

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A sufficient water supply is essential if you want to safeguard the health of the plants of your garden. Usually, rain does not provide enough water to maintain gardens, especially if the garden consists of plants that are not indigenous. Many garden owners spend a substantial amount of time watering their gardens and most of them carry out the task manually. However, this trend is gradually becoming unpopular as modern technology has made it possible for the task to be automated. Garden watering can be automated by installing garden irrigation systems.

Benefits of garden irrigation systems

Installing a garden irrigation system prevents the wastage of water as it ensures that all vital areas of the garden receive water evenly. On the contrary, manual irrigation often results in massive water wastage because of runoffs. Runoffs usually occur as it is impossible to control the amount of water while manually watering the garden, making some areas more water-saturated than others. A garden irrigation system saves money and time as everything is automated, programmed and timed. The automation of systems, combined with the rain sensors, ensures that every drop of water is used only when necessary. Furthermore, garden irrigation systems prevent weed growth as water is efficiently used. Finally, they ensure the preservation of soil structure and nutrients by preventing water runoffs that causes soil leaching.

How to choose the ideal system

The best garden irrigation system is the one that meets the needs of your garden. It may seem obvious, but it’s not so easy to choose the ideal one for your garden, as there are various systems available on the market today, ranging from sprinklers to drip systems. Atelier Dimensione Verde is specialized in installing garden irrigation systems and has a team of specialists that will identify and install the system that best suits the needs of your garden.

Visiting Italian gardens in the summer of Expo 2015

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Great news for garden lovers: we are proud to introduce you a very nice initiative that you will love for sure! Being the year of the Expo in Milan, the Grandi Giardini Italiani circuit has set up a special itinerary called “100 Italian Gardens for Expo 2015”, which features some of the best gardens and parks of Italy. The itinerary will take you through the enchanting gardens of 11 Italian regions and includes some of Italy’s most fascinating vegetable gardens and orchards.

When nature and art meet, a garden is born

The astonishing beauty of a great Italian villa’s park is something very hard to explain. The amazing pleasure of walking through art and nature, enjoying the changes in the landscape, the beauty of plants and flowers, the colors, the shapes, and the symmetries created by professional gardeners is something you have to experience at least once in your life. Visiting an Italian garden is like being midway between reality and dreams. Some examples? You can visit the gardens of the Reggia Reale of Venaria in Turin, those of the castle of Grazzano Visconti and the gardens of La Mortella on the isle of Ischia, just to name some.

Vegetable gardens, orchards and botanical gardens

Summer 2015 is a great chance to use your spare time to discover the green side of Italy, the eco-friendly Italy of vegetable gardens and orchards, which have been restructured for Expo. Together with Italy’s most charming botanical gardens, they are ready to receive tourists, who will discover the most characteristic gardens of our country, from Villa Taranto in Piedmont to Stigliano in Lazio, from Hanbury Gardens in Liguria to the Botanical Garden of the University of Catania. 100 Italian Gardens: 100 great chances to discover Italy from a different point of view.

Garden landscape design: the art of planning a green space

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Garden landscape design is the art of combining nature and the layout of an existing property, in order to create a welcoming and inviting environment by designing a green space with flower beds, ornamental grasses, fountains and garden statues. The fundamentals of garden landscape design include the layout of the hardscape and the horticultural requirements of the plants. The hardscape constitutes the built environment of the garden and includes walls, sidewalks, fountains and pools. The Horticultural requirements refer to the features of the plants such as size, lifespan, and speed of growth. Garden landscape design professionals combine these elements together, always taking into account the topographical features, such as slopes, to create an appealing garden that meets the needs and desires of the owners and users of the garden.

Who handles the task of garden landscape design?

Garden landscape design is done by professionals who have a vast knowledge of the principles of design as well as horticulture. In addition to this, they also have extensive expertise and great creativity. The landscape artisans must also possess skills in planting design, which requires aesthetic judgment and talent in design. Garden landscape design is not just a mechanical job, but an art that requires great talent, creativity and expertise.

Where to find garden landscape design services

Atelier Dimensione Verde is an Italian company that designs, creates and maintains gardens and parks. We consider quality a fundamental aspect of our work, achieved thanks to the experience and comprehensive knowledge we have accrued over the years. We have a team of garden landscape design professionals dedicated to creating appealing and sensational gardens and parks for clients.

Welcome to our garden planning blog!

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As a company, we have worked with hundreds of clients and helped them turning their visions into reality thanks to our team of gardening experts. We therefore have invaluable information on garden planning that we have gathered over the years – information that we will be happy to share with you on this blog. Expect a lot of interesting and helpful articles on garden design and garden maintenance, as well as garden decorating tips and do-it-yourself ideas. The purpose of this blog is to share our knowledge on what we do best on a weekly basis, so that you can learn something new about the world of garden design every week.

Thematic areas

Garden planning is a really wide world and at Atelier Dimensione Verde we deal with almost every facet of it. For this reason, our blog posts will cover different themes including garden landscape design, garden maintenance and even garden decoration. You will also find interesting posts about the different types of gardens and their characteristics. Every now and then, we will post some of our projects, just to give you a sneak preview of our best creations. To put it simply, we are willing to create a comprehensive blog about garden planning and design to share our knowledge with you.

Our contributors

We have a great team of landscape artists who have not only acquired relevant training and certifications, but also have years of experience in garden landscaping. Thanks to their knowledge and expertise we have created this blog, where we hope you will find useful information about gardening and garden design from the point of view of a landscaping expert. This is a blogging platform so we will be keen to get your feedback in the comment section. We look forward to receiving your feedback!