Gardening

The Basics of a Tropical Garden

Gardens of all kinds are a great way to show off your home to friends and family and, if they are in the front of the house, every one that passes by can see how great it looks. If you really want to get some looks with a garden then you should plant a nice tropical garden to give your home the feel of the Hawaiian Islands.

While they are wonderful to look at and be around, these tropical gardens can be quite a lot of work. So make sure you know what you are getting into before you start.

One of the first things you have to understand is that tropical plants will not work in every environment. If you live in a place that has lots of summer heat and high humidity, then you are pretty much set with a few restrictions on the types of plants. If, however, you live in a place that has cold harsh winters, then you should probably try to go with a different type of garden that is more suited for your environment.

The Basics of a Tropical Garden

The Basics of a Tropical Garden

If you take the time to look at the environment you live in, and then research what kinds of tropical plants will grow in your area, you should be able to figure out exactly what you are going to do, and how you can design your garden. Remember to put some kind of water feature in the garden as well. This can give the effect of a lazy lagoon that you can lounge next to during those long summer days. Or you can create a small water fall that flows into a pond to give it more of a tropical paradise feel.

You can also add in things like hammocks and candles to give it a bit of ambiance. You might even want to create a small barbecue pit so that you can have family cookouts in your garden and everyone can enjoy it together. There really is nothing that you can’t do when creating a tropical garden, as long as you are willing to do the work it takes to maintain it.

One of the most important things to remember is that your tropical garden will require plenty of sunlight in order for the plants to grow properly. If you don’t have enough sunlight, you will find that most of the tropical plants you want will not be able to grow. They will eventually die off and will leave your garden looking bare and unhealthy.

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