How to Make a Mediterranean Garden Style
Not only house that has various styles, because garden also has some designs. One of them is Mediterranean style. Many people love to apply this style due to its simplicity and use materials that easy to find. Mediterranean has hot and dry climates, so it needs low-water plants. And of course, this garden style is suitable for you who is a busy person because besides this style needs low-water plants, it also needs plants that are not easily attacked by pests. Moreover, if you have a Mediterranean house style, this garden style can harmonize your house. You can adapt the Mediterranean style by following these some ideas below!
It’s rare to use grass in this Mediterranean style. But, it doesn’t mean that you are not allowed to use grass. Because of this style has strong character, its yard mostly covered by cement, terracotta, and natural stones. Besides that, it also uses other elements that have shabby and pale colors. And even, mossy can give a Mediterranean image for your garden. Use the garden wall to show classic and old look by making the wall becomes slightly ancient or old but stay strong.
Choose plants that are suitable for a Mediterranean style like succulents, cycads, palm, agave, kalanchoe, aloe vera, euphorbia, pine, olive, and even lemon tree can be planted in your garden. If your region has a cold climate, simply adjust plant types that fit your climate. Vines and flowering plants (rose, jasmine, orchid, bougainvillea, or others) also can be grown in a Mediterranean garden style. in addition, some Mediterranean gardens use particular sand to add aesthetic value of the garden. usually, the particular sand has a white color like the sand beach and it’s for covering soil that used to grow plants.
If you want water gurgling sound, you can install a mini waterfall, water fountain, lake, pond in your garden. It’s because the water is a characteristic of this Mediterranean garden and it also can harmonize the garden concept itself.
You can also put chairs like wooden chairs or even hammock net chair. To get a romantic look at night, you can install warm lamps on the palm trees or warm spotlights that flashed from the bottom of the wall. Don’t forget to apply a walkway by using natural stones to make your garden more perfect.