Urban garden design, a simpler process than it seems
What is the best ecological urban garden design? Do I need a lot of space? What precautions should I take? We address these issues.
A matter of 3 or 4 years ago, there was a strong talk of decoration and interior design in cities. It was then that the famous phrase arose: How to make a garden at home? A trend that seized strength and there were many who wanted to have one at home. If we can highlight an advantage of these gardens for terraces and interiors, it is that their typologies, shapes, sizes and care modes are as diverse as desired.
Any exterior or interior corner with good light can be the next perfect location for your new green space.
The origin of urban design gardens
Did you know that urban gardens were introduced during World War II? Due to the impossibility of relying on imports and exports due to general chaos gave way to this innovative way of cultivating. Improvised spaces were created as places of cultivation in order to achieve self-supply, which ended up representing in some places 40% of everyday food. These spaces were referred to as “War Gardens.”
Curious facts aside, today (and not so long ago), these practices have been reintegrated into big cities. Accessibility to tools and new knowledge have generated a tendency towards self-cultivation and, therefore, to enjoy food that we ourselves have grown and seen grow until maturation.
What do I need for the design of my inner urban garden?
It may seem that the urban garden design needs a large area, but far from it there are of all dimensions and shapes, which facilitates the adaptation to any space. Most of them have the advantage that they are transportable, so we can change their situation according to the needs of the crops. It is also important to adapt the type of irrigation.
A very good complement to the installation of urban gardens is the incorporation of fountains or decorative elements with water, which liven up the space.
How to integrate an urban garden in your terrace
Once you have known all the details about its typologies, characteristics and benefits of certain, it is time to control a site on your terrace. It is not only a matter of space, but of how we integrate these orchards into the general aesthetics of our terrace and the general decoration.
These three tips will help you to integrate the urban garden into the general decorative script:
- Pose your situation without covering any access or transit zone. If we have little space it is advisable to create it attached to walls, walls and corners.
- In the same sense, do not place it in areas of difficult access so as not to greatly complicate its cleaning.
- Colors: in general, all the elements and tools useful for an urban garden are usually not decorative. However, there are small details that can control and coordinate with the general colors of the fabrics and color elements of the terrace.
However, each space is a world and the measures, shapes, orientation, elements in the same space change. So the best option is to have the analysis and leadership of an interior decorator or interior designer.