Landscape Garden

25 Nov Selecting the Right Plants for Hot Climates

Trees and plants for hot climates are very important as it is getting hotter ever year, as the temperature rises it starts affecting the plants. Although the plants ability to withstand heat is usually better than other living things, beyond a certain range (around 90 degrees Fahrenheit) even plants suffer.

Of course there are always some plants for hot climates that can handle heat better than others can – so you need to pick your hot weather plants accordingly.

Impact of Heat on Plants for hot climates

All plants are affected by heat up to a certain level, the higher the temperature the better the plant growth, beyond a limit however, the higher the temperature goes the more damage on the plants. 

The heat does not only affect the plants from the top, overheated soil also impacts the roots which affects their ability to absorb nutrients from the soil. Plants with roots spreading along the surface are affected more than those whose roots sink deeper into the soil.

The excessive heat can also affect the tree barks and branches too, if the leaves are not able to protect the stem or trunk from the sun’s rays, the barks get dried and eventually get burnt this can affect the longevity of the plant itself.

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23 May Selecting the Right Plants for Drought Affected Regions

Droughts and a lack of sufficient water is a reality on this planet, but drought affected regions can still be lived in and enjoyed for humans and plants, but you must find the right ones that will still grow and remain healthy when you are deciding on your landscape designs. There are a wide variety of plants for drought affected regions that can be used to create visually appealing landscapes even where the water supply is scarce.

Drought Affect Land

Drought is a condition where there isn’t enough water or moisture to support life over an extended period of time. Arid deserts typically experience cycles of droughts, however, there are other regions that are cooler and can still experience water scarcity, even these are considered drought affected regions.

Another typical characteristic of such regions is poor soil quality. Although this is not true all the time, usually lack of water is accompanied by lack of nutrients too. Plants that manage to survive in such harsh climates are the ones that can make do with limited supply of nourishment and water. Some varieties of drought tolerant plants are so well adapted that excess humidity can affect them adversely. You need to understand this aspect very well while choosing your alternatives for the landscape design and specifically plants for drought affected regions.

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Soil Fertility

09 Sep Soil Fertility

The most important factor when it comes to plant growth is soil fertility. There are parasite plants like Orchids and Mints that need no soil to grow, but I wish to discuss facts in favor of plants that do need soil (over 90% of the plant population).

Say, you are a domestic gardener-to-be. Can you just walk outside and figure out whether the soil below your feet, is fertile enough? Well, of course. You can determine the soil fertility, by the color, moisture, feel and the smell of the soil. Sounds strange, isn’t it? If it does, then you know you are new to the whole gardening business. A person with a bit of experience will know exactly what I’ve said.

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Landscaping indoors

24 Dec Landscaping indoors

Landscaping indoors? Yes! You read that right… although landscaping is usually thought of as something that is done outdoors, landscaping indoors is not uncommon at all.

In fact, it is one of the most popular and most sought after means of maintaining a garden while adding greenery to everyday life.

Plus, maintaining an indoor garden is easier than maintaining an outdoor garden, mainly due to its size. So there goes, the reasons behind its popularity.

I always consider a few major points before agreeing to design an indoor landscape. Firstly, the space in question when landscaping indoors, secondly if this space gets enough ventilation, sunshine etc. and lastly, how my client is planning to maintain the indoor garden.

We are all aware that unless we are home makers, maintaining a garden on a daily basis can become a pain mainly due to time restraints.

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