How to decorate a small garden with practically no money

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Are you looking for some ideas on how to decorate a small garden without spending a fortune? You are on the right place! In this post we will give you a nice tip that you can use as a source of inspiration to decorate your green space in an original way and surprise your guests! Decorating outdoor spaces is as important as having a beautiful and healthy garden. As a matter of fact, outdoor furniture makes a garden special and creates nice welcoming areas where to relax enjoying summer evenings. Do you want to know how you can decorate your garden with almost no money? Keep on reading!

Decorating outdoor spaces without spending a fortune

If you have a small garden and you want to decorate it in an original and creative way, you will love our tip on how to decorate a small garden! If you do not have a lot of money to invest in garden decoration, don’t worry! You can decorate your garden with almost no money with pallets. Yes, you can use the pallets that can be often found outside of supermarkets! With pallets you can create in no time creative pieces of furniture that will enhance the beauty of your garden and, at the same time, will let you use your imagination and have fun with some DIY works. With some pallets and cushions you can create chairs and tables. If you have a larger space, you can make some benches, flower boxes or other pieces of furniture. You just have to use your imagination!

Now that you know how to decorate a small garden with pallets, surprise your guests!

With pallets you can create many pieces of furniture that you can use to decorate your garden! Using old pallets to decorate the garden is an intelligent way to save money while making your garden unique and more welcoming.

Rolls of turf, why not!

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Rolls of turf are a practical and quick solution for everyone who wants to have a perfect lawn in their garden in no time, without having to sow grass seeds and wait until the grass grows. Ideal for private gardens, but also for big parks, rolled turf is a great choice with an interesting price/quality ratio. With rolled turf you will be able to save a considerable amount of time and limit the work which is needed to achieve the lawn.

Characteristics of rolled turf

If you are skeptical about using rolls of turf for your garden as an alternative to traditional sowing methods, probably you think we are talking about artificial turf. Rolled turf is natural and is cultivated for a year or more. Only when the grass has reached the ideal height the lawn is cut, rolled up and delivered to the buyer, ready to be laid on the soil. For a homogeneous and regular lawn, you will have to hoe the soil in order to prepare it. This is just a little work if you compare it with traditional sowing. Furthermore, as the grass is already one year old, you can lay it down whenever you want, not only in spring or autumn.

Rolls of turf and maintenance

Once you have laid the turf on your garden, you will just have to wait some days before you can step on the grass. During the first weeks, you will have to water the grass frequently. Then, when the lawn will take roots, you will diminish the frequency. Obviously, you will have to cut the grass regularly, just like you would do with a common lawn. If you want more information about rolls of turf, you can contact us! An expert will be happy to give you all the information you need!

Garden outdoor furniture: how to give a special touch to your garden

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A healthy lawn, a thick hedge, plants and flowers are essential ingredients for a perfect garden, but they are not enough! As a matter of fact, if you want a state-of-the-art garden you will have to add another very important ingredient, that is garden outdoor furniture. Tables, garden vases, flower boxes, gazebos and much more… the choices are endless, you just have to unleash your creativity! In this article we will give you some ideas to help you decorate your garden in an original way and make it even more beautiful!

Some garden decorating ideas

When talking about garden outdoor furniture, the garden table is for sure a must-have element. There are a lot of different models of garden tables on the market. Among the most popular there are rattan tables. Modern and of great impact, these tables will decorate your garden with elegance and make a great impression on your guests. Besides rattan tables, there are the classic wooden, plastic, iron or stone tables. Iron with glass or rattan with glass tables are very elegant, too. Depending on the model that you choose, you can also buy chairs and flower vases in the same material. If you have a bigger garden, you can also buy a gazebo or a garden parasol and create a welcoming space where to relax with your family and friends.

Garden outdoor furniture and lighting

Once you have chosen the pieces of furniture you like the most, do not forget about lighting. As a matter of fact, if you choose the right lights, you will create an extremely suggestive atmosphere, especially when the sun goes down. Thanks to a proper lighting, your garden will be even more welcoming and relaxing. What are you waiting for? Decorate your garden with outdoor furniture and lighting to make it look special!

Plants for pergolas – which ones should you choose?

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Pergolas are decorative elements that can be found in parks and gardens, both public and private. Pergolas are structures which are usually made of wood, iron or aluminium. They usually have some beams supported by columns, with climbing plants growing over them. The plants will soon cover the structure in its entirety, becoming a protection against the sun and, at the same time, embellishing the green space. Creating a pergola in your house is a great idea, but you will have to choose the right plants if you want a luxuriant green covering with plenty of scents and colours. Let’s discover in this article some plants for pergolas that you can use to create marvelous pergolas for your garden!

Some ideas

Among the most common plants for pergolas there is the Bougainvillea, a wonderful climbing plant characterized by small white flowers and coloured leaves. The Bougainvillea is perfect for pergolas. A plant with tropical origins, with time the Bougainvillea adapted itself to the Mediterranean climate, thus it can be cultivated in Europe without problems. The Jasmine is another great option that will grow white flowers in Spring, making your pergola extremely suggestive. Another climbing plant that you can choose for your pergola is the vine, a plant that will give you a lot of shadow in the garden and grapes in Autumn. You can opt for roses if you want a pergola full of marvelous flowers.

Plants for pergolas: choose Atelier Dimensione Verde

If you are willing to embellish your garden with a pergola, get in touch with Atelier Dimensione Verde, an Italian company based in Florence with years of experience in garden creation! Our experts in garden planning will be more than happy to help you create a breathtaking pergola for your garden and will help you choose the best plants for your project.

Outdoor garden fountain: create unique gardens using water!

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Water is an element that can be used to embellish gardens, parks and green areas in general. As a matter of fact, water creates breathtaking atmospheres and adds new hues and colours to the garden. If you want to use water to add beauty to your green space, there are a lot of options you can choose. For example, you can opt for water features such as an outdoor garden fountain or a sphere fountain, or you can create a pond.

Outdoor garden fountain and more…

Garden fountains are a great choice if you want to add beauty to a green space without spending a fortune. There is a great choice of fountains on the market, each one with different characteristics. You just have to check them out and choose the one that best suits your needs. As an example, there are spilling fountains and tiered fountains, which are perfect if you want your garden to become a peaceful place where you can relax hearing the delicate sound of water. Another option is the wall fountain. Mounted on a wall, this kind of fountain integrates perfectly with the existing building and gives a special touch to the garden. If you prefer something more modern, you have a lot of options as well. For example, there are sphere fountains, a particular kind of fountain that creates fascinating water effects and give a magic atmosphere to the garden, especially as the sun goes down.

Make your garden special!

Adding water features to your garden in order to make it unique is easier than you think if you know how to choose the right decorative elements. If you are willing to give a special touch to your garden, you can choose an outdoor garden fountain or any other garden feature that we mentioned on this article. The result will be great: a brand new garden with new hues and enchanting water effects!

Plants for hedges – which ones should you choose?

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Aren’t gardens with a hedge amazing? A luxuriant hedge gives a special touch to any garden, adding value to it and making it extremely fascinating. Besides the aesthetic value, having a hedge in the garden brings some advantages that are worth considering. As a matter of fact, a luxuriant and properly pruned hedge can protect your privacy, letting you enjoy your garden sheltered from prying eyes. Furthermore, it can be a barrier against wind, it can be used as a filter against noise or to absorb smog. However, choosing plants for hedges is not so easy, because each one has its own characteristics. Knowing them is important in order to choose the plants that best suit your needs.

Choosing the best plants

Choosing the plants for hedges may seem easy, but it’s not. You need to know the characteristics of each plant in order to choose those that will make up the hedge you want. Among the most commonly used plants there are evergreen plants. Thanks to their particular features, evergreen plants will help you obtain a luxuriant hedge that will remain healthy throughout the year.

Plants for hedges – Evergreen plants

Thanks to their peculiarities, evergreen plants are the perfect solution if you want a thick hedge that will give you adequate protection against wind and noise, guaranteeing some privacy as well. Among the evergreen plants that are commonly used for hedges there is the privet, a plant than can reach 3 meters in height, characterized by small and thick leaves. The privet is the ideal plant for hedges and is suitable for topiary art, too. Another evergreen plant that you can use is the cherry laurel. The cherry laurel is perfect if you want a hedge for your garden that requires little maintenance. Furthermore, it grows fast and has big beautiful leaves.

Get rid of weed: some garden care tips

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If you have a garden you know that weeds are very hard to eradicate. They grow in your garden, spoiling its beauty and damaging it. As a matter of fact, weeds deprive the other plants of the nutrients that are fundamental for their growth, that’s why they should be eradicated. If you garden is full of weeds do not worry! There are many solutions that will quickly solve the problem. Let’s see how to get rid of weed with some garden care tips!

There’s no need to use weedkillers!

If you are willing to know how to get rid of weed, it’s probably because you noticed that your garden is already full of unwanted plants that are threatening your green space. One of the characteristics of weeds is that they spread not only in the garden, but also in walkways. Using weedkillers may seem the easiest solution if you want to get rid of weeds, but are we sure that this is actually the best way to solve the problem? If it is true that herbicides do kill weeds fast, it is also true that if we use them for a long period of time we can harm the soil. Furthermore, new weeds will be more and more resistant to weedkillers, and so it will be more difficult to eradicate them.

How to get rid of weed without using herbicides

If your garden has so much weeds that it is impossible to eradicate them manually, you can opt for other solutions that will give you good results without having to use weedkillers. As an example, you can cover the soil with different materials. By doing so, you will kill weeds by depriving them of sunlight and, at the same time, you won’t let new weed to grow. This technique is called mulching and it will help you get rid of weeds without having to spend a fortune and use herbicides. Another solution consists in making small holes in the ground near the weed, where you will put some salt. Doing so, weeds will quickly die, but be careful, because you run the risk of killing your plants, too. Make sure you don’t use salt too close to flowers or other plants!

Winter flowers guide – some tips for your garden!

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The Earth has got four seasons in a year, that is, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. With most flowers being season-specific, flowers and these seasons are warmly bound together. Different flowers blossom in different seasons, hence the close relationship between the two. However, there are some flowers that are not affected by the changing of the seasons and, therefore, can be found throughout the year. Some of these flowers include Aster, Carnation, Gerbera Daisy, Asiatic Lily, Bourvardia, and Chrysanthemum. This post is a little winter flowers guide that will help you choose the best plants for winter!

A winter flowers guide for your garden

Winter is the coldest season of the year. It goes from February to December in the Northern hemisphere and from June to August in the Southern hemisphere. During this cold season, there is a variety of beautiful flowers that blossom. These flowers when cared for well bring out the best warm look for your garden. Some of these beautifully warm flowers include Alstroemeria, Amaryllis, Carnation, Protea, Queen Ann’s Lace, Roses, Star of Bethlehem, Statice, Chrysanthemums, Cyclamen, Evergreens, Gerbera Daisy, Lily, Asiatic Lily, Casa, and Helleborus. These winter flowers have different hues that complement each other creating a perfect combination of colours that will lift your spirit. The winter is the perfect season to plant your flowers because, during this time, the soil temperature drops. If you love perfumed flowers, then you are spoilt for choice during this season, as these plants have fully blossomed flowers with a great scent.

Winter flowers: a great choice

Let’s go on with our winter flowers guide! Among the best flowers to plant during winter there is the Primrose, which lasts from winter to spring and has soft lacy flowers in lavender, magenta, pink, and white hues bringing out a bright, sweet fragrance. There is the Lavender, which flowers during winter and requires minimal watering. You can also plant the Paper Daisy, which does perfectly in a drained soil, spills over walls and covers the ground with its white petals, yellow centers, and blue-grey foliage. Another option is the Hardenbergia, which is a flowering climber with white and pink flowers that blossom well during the coldest days of the winter season. You can choose the Bergenia, too. It is a bright five-petal flower that grows in clusters and opens its buds during winter. Last but not least the Daphne, a very sweet smelling winter favorite that has clusters of small pale-pink flowers during winter.

Organic garden products – choose the best for your garden

 

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If you have a garden you know that it is essential to keep it healthy. As a matter of fact, just like humans, gardens need to be nourished the right way, avoiding products that will harm the soil, the plants and the flowers. Choosing the right products is of utmost importance for the health of your garden. Organic garden products are a great option, because they give plants all the nutrients they need without damaging the soil. Organic products are of vegetable origin and they are a precious help for plants and flowers.

Organic garden products: why you should use them

At Atelier Dimensione Verde we use organic products because they maintain the soil healthy. The soil has a complex mixture of bacteria, fungi and worms. All these creatures play a key role in recycling nutrients that keep plants healthy. By using organic fertilizers, you will nurture these hard working creatures that are essential for the soil. On the contrary, non-organic and synthetic fertilizers harm the soil, as they create salts that affect the soil and the plants’ roots. That is why you should always choose an organic option when looking for garden care products.

Benefits on the plants

By using organic garden products for your garden, you won’t have to worry about chemical residues on your plants. Organic fertilizers give the plant a complete food source that contains micro and macro nutrients that you don’t find in synthetic fertilizers. As a company, we use organic products because they do not damage the ecosystem nor the human body: you and your children can play in a garden that is 100% safe. If you want to know more about the organic products we use for our maintenance services you can contact us: an expert will give you all the information you need.

Garden maintenance services: choose Atelier Dimensione Verde!

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Getting the kind of garden you’ve always dreamed of requires the expertise of a company with years of experience in the field. If you choose our company for your garden landscaping project, you can also opt for our garden maintenance services. Our staff will take care of your garden so that it will be always beautiful, year after year. Over time, due to seasonal changes, every garden needs regular maintenance to keep looking good and healthy. As a matter of fact, while your garden may look wonderfully verdant in the spring and summer months, as winter advances it will need work. Sweeping up fallen leaves and picking up dead flowers is something that has to be done every year, which is why we offer our customers a maintenance programme.

Garden maintenance services and organic products

As gardening experts, we know how important it is to look after the earth and to treat it with proper respect, which is why we only use organic products in the making and upkeep of your garden. The products that we use do respect the earth’s natural processes, which means that we avoid using harsh sprays and soil additives. At Atelier Dimensione Verde we have the knowledge and the equipment that is needed for the proper maintenance of your garden. If you want your green space to remain at its best over time, then you need proper maintenance services.

A service tailored to your needs

We recognize that gardens are as unique as their owners, which is why we study garden maintenance services that are appropriate to our clients’ particular needs. A garden needs constant maintenance all over the year, for example replacing annual plants in the early spring and pruning the roses towards the end of summer, as well as cutting the grass and tidying up the garden at the end of autumn.