Terrace Garden Apartments- Best Tips To Turn Your Terrace Into A Beautiful Garden


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Every nature lover dreams of a tranquil garden where they can unwind. Many of us, though, are constrained by a shortage of accommodation in cities. In such cases, the terrace of a house is an ideal location for establishing your own private garden. Rooftop gardens, in addition to having soothing access to greenery, will also help sustain cooler temperatures in and around your house. Your terrace garden does not have to be a haphazard array of pots. With a little practical know-how and imaginative thinking, you can transform your terrace into a lovely outdoor space for recreation, complete with lawns, lighting, water sources, and lovely shaded seating areas.

1.Making sure roof is strong enough

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The first move is to decide if your roof slab is solid enough to support the weight of a terrace garden, which includes the weight of the dirt, waterproofing systems, trees, and seating. Sunil de Sousa advises hiring a specialist to properly analyze your structural system and assess the best spot for your rooftop garden. This can be determined by the placement of the load-bearing walls and columns. In certain cases, such as a cantilevered roof, the slab may hold less weight.


2.Get appropriate soil mixture

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The soil can be a combination of soil conditioners, fertilizers, and standard garden soil. Soil conditioners should be used to improve water preservation and fertilizer retention. Chemical soil conditioners such as coco peat and peat moss can also be used in addition to silicon-based soil conditioners such as vermiculite.

3.Choosing right kind of plants

Your terrace garden should have a good balance of flowering plants, ground cover, and shrubs. According to De Sousa, popular options for Indian climates include the areca palm , plumbago, bird of paradise, yellow trumpet bush and a host of others – consult your nearest nursery for recommendations. Smaller varieties of verbena (Verbenaceae), monkey grass (Ophiopogon japonicus), rain lily (Zephyrettes candida, white, and Z. rosea, pink), and several others can be used as ground cover.

4.Planning the seating

Seating should be placed in strategic locations to allow you to enjoy your terrace garden to the fullest. Seaters on terrace gardens are exposed to the elements during the day, so material selection is critical. Sunil suggests dressed stone seats for mild and coastal Indian climates because they stay comfortable for the majority of the day. Seats made of materials such as acacia wood, colloquially known as kikar wood, can be used in areas with cooler climates.

Conclusion

You might have seen a lot of talks about Terrace garden apartments. Now these are some simple steps you need to follow to

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