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The garden is an important part of a house, providing a place where we spend time with family and friends. Therefore, it is important to give some time to design this place to become a very special area in a beautiful and attractive.
Just need to give some attention to the place to find the factors which can improve and so provide a best result of season, for example a suitable selection of stone statues, wrought iron, or any other art recycling garden can be added to the garden and so give texture and even the plants with summer.
Is there enough light on the terrace? Is the lighting of the courtyard is correct? “The garden is well lit? We give you some tips to help you answer these questions. Now that the warm weather approaches want to spend more time outside our house, the days are hot and many expect to win a chance to prepare the first BBQ of the season or dinner under the stars. But before lighting the grill to prepare an exquisite dinner meat or prepare a nice and cool, you should consider lighting the space.
A well lit home is essential for decoration but also for security, everything looks good, avoid slips and falls outside. In addition, deter criminals from trying to enter your home in the dark. Below, we give several outdoor lighting options that provide your home with safety, protection and style.
Outdoor lighting has a variety of purposes, comes in two categories: solar or low voltage. The first does not require connecting wires, and is the most efficient in terms of costs, because it converts the sun’s energy into electricity. While the low voltage is available in a variety of levels of lucidity as for nighttime activities.
It is also important to know the techniques you can employ to maximize your landscape or patio. First, downward lighting allows for safer paths and sidewalks at night. Light is directed toward the bottom of the fixture to illuminate walkways. It is recommended for steps, driveways and gardens that line walkways, and to accent patios or decks are not very big.
The back lighting is used to direct the light onto a surface behind the object to be illuminated. It is ideal to highlight the landscaping in your yard, and light up fences, trellises or walls. On the other hand we have the front lighting is widely used to create shadows and light patterns. It allows us to highlight works of outdoor art, fountains, flower gardens and your home.
Design elements for urban gardens:
For urban landscaping, a number of elements that can be added to enhance the spaces.
We can put a water fountain at the center of the garden. There are many types of sources, from economy of PVC to the most luxurious in marble or bronze, will choose the one that fits our budget and style of our garden. We have sources of small sizes to large sources. There are sources for floor and wall.
It is also very useful to place a cabinet countertop, to put plants on it. These cabinets can be bricks, concrete countertop, or may be of stone or other materials. It all depends on the decoration of the garden. If that was barely a corner of our terrace, the cabinet may be the only place to garden, so we can make the most by placing a shelf to locate more plants.
If you do not have any corner of our garden, but we have an open corridor, we can make it a garden, using hanging baskets, making a bookcase and placing pots or planters in the corners. If the corridor is wide enough, we can even place a small wall fountain, which we also provide water for irrigation.
The choice of plants in our garden is essential, because we select those that suit the climatic conditions of our garden, and we can take care. Select exotic plants that then we can not maintain, is a waste of time, money and energy.
It is increasingly close and good weather and we should be thinking about giving a review of our garden furniture or renewal. We’ll give you some tips ahead of the new season.
Different furniture that were built with different woods. The most common for this type of furniture is teak.
This wood comes from species Tectona Grandis, belonging to the family Verbenaceae. It comes from Burma, Thailand and Indonesia. It is characterized as very strong and durable due to oily substances that compose it. Its color is yellow or gold, but they often get darker with a natural treatment also drawn on this tree, teak oil. This is a very fine wood and easy to work, solid, dense fiber. It is corrosive and resistant to termites and fungi. As a waterproof timber we apply twice a year some substance to preserve the original appearance. It is resistant to moisture without requiring paint or varnish.
Wood bankirai (Parashorea)
It has its origin in Southeast Asia. The color and composition of the wood may vary depending on the area where the tree has grown. It is a medium-hard wood-high, which has the ability to withstand many years the effects of adverse weather. Among the advantages we can say that do not require much maintenance, it can also be treated with special oils and so you have more durability. We recommend you cover it during winter.
Rattan wood (synthetic)
These furnishings are made from synthetic fibers that are stretched around a metal frame. It is characterized by its durability and resistance to climatic changes and sunlight. The advantage is that this type of fiber does not require any special treatment and cleaned only using a brush, soap and water.
You may leave during the winter outdoors.
Nyatoh or Balau Wood
The nyatoh wood comes from Malaysia and Indonesia. Their color is in the range from pink to brown. The wood is of medium hardness. You can enhance the color and brightness is advisable to lightly sand the surface and then put some linseed oil. For her it’s best to maintain a regular treatment with oil, which ensures a longer life. For it must be kept in a dry store in the winter. Another way to preserve this by applying a impregnating wood once a year.