Everybody loves to get lost in nature once in a while to regain lost energy due to the hectic work life’s daily grind. But not all can afford to spend hundreds of dollars to plan a trip to the mountains or camping in the deep forest every now and then. But, this should not stop you from having that refreshing experience as you deserve it after all the hard work you put into your daily life. So how can you manage to pull it off without having to spend much whenever you want to wander off to enjoy nature’s bounty? The answer lies in building a nice and beautiful exotic garden where you live. Such gardens have all the tropical and nontropical plants and trees that give a feeling of a forest, and it is equally rejuvenating.
But, creating and maintaining such a forest is not a piece of cake. Neither is it so complex that one would not be able to achieve it. It is somewhere in between, which means it can be pulled off easily if approached with consideration and care.
What exactly contributes to building a good exotic forest and maintaining it will be seen in this article.
The first consideration that has to be kept in mind is the climate of the area you are building the forest and the type of soil. Many tropical plants grow and thrive well in hot weather. On the other hand, many grow better in cold or mild cold weather.
You also have to take care of the fact that wherever you are putting your plants, there is a maximum amount of sunlight reaching that spot. But, for some plants like orchids, you have to be mindful that the light coming in is filtered and plants are not overexposed.
If you want your garden to turn out to be just perfect and according to what you have in mind, then it is always better to plan it and draw it before implementing. And always remember never to go without having any inspiration beforehand. You will find plenty of designs from the internet that you can look at and take inspiration from.
Another way to make sure that your little space mimics the real forest is by including density in it. This means adding different species, bold leaves, plants, shrubs, and ferns. Include plants of colored leaves and varying shapes.
Another great feature that adds wholesomeness to your exotic garden is a collection of sculptures and botanical decor pieces.
In the end, the most important thing when it comes to keeping a garden is scheduling regular maintenance. To do that, clean out the dried leaves, insects, and pesticides from your plants.
The maintenance part is not so hard, especially when it is about an exotic garden, but it does not mean that it can be done without care. If you really want your garden to thrive, thoroughly clean it.
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