Creating A Mediterranean Garden Style
If you want to escape the everyday hassles of life but can’t afford to go on a Mediterranean vacation, you could fix up your backyard with a Mediterranean garden to help you relax the night or weekend away. Mediterranean gardens offer such an inviting environment that many homeowners would like to recreate one in their home landscaping. To create a Mediterranean garden you will need some ways. Select and plant foundational trees and shrubs. Check the plant selections to make sure they match your hardiness zone, soil type and sunshine levels. If you aren’t sure of your soil, use a home soil tester or take soil samples to a university extension laboratory. Not every Mediterranean-style plant thrives in the same zones on the same type of soil, so do your homework before you plant to save yourself problems later. Plant bright flowers like geraniums in terracotta pots or hanging baskets to add a splash of color that livens up the traditional gray-greens of Mediterranean plants. Use pots with drainage holes and well-draining potting soil.
And the Mediterranean garden is not only about the plants, although they play a major part in the design, it’s also about the structure of the space. If you have an archway made of brick leading into the garden, this would be a wonderful place to have growing vines and flowers that are native to the Mediterranean area. There are fountains and pathways, walkways, statues and trees all covered with Mediterranean vegetation and rich, thick plant life and flowers.