Decorative or natural garden, which is more convenient?
The maintenance of natural gardens, which only include species from the region where they are found, is much less expensive and more friendly to the environment than a decorative garden with elements that need more maintenance.
Although the gardens constitute natural spaces by definition, they are more or less in function of the type of species that compose it: autochthonous or exotic.
In this post we will show you the advantages and disadvantages of decorative gardens, which have large varieties of species and other ornaments in exchange for high costs and natural gardens, which reduce the consumption of water and other resources without losing beauty.
There are many different types of possible gardens, but in general there could be 2 types: the decorative garden, in which beauty is prioritized and plants that are not native to the region are introduced; and the natural and wild garden, in which there is an attempt to make little human intervention.
Decorative gardens, high costs
The decorative gardens are spaces in which one seeks to obtain the greatest degree of beauty with the introduction of any type of plants and other elements, such as garden furniture, stones, sculptures or artificial lights, among others. In this way you can achieve multiple combinations and styles, depending on the tastes of those who design it, and create environments full of beauty and charm.
The negative aspect of this type of gardens is their high cost of maintenance, both economically and in time, effort and resources. Each plant has its own requirements, in terms of irrigation, light, types of soil, fertilizers and fertilizers, care for pests, etc. For this reason, the demands of quantity of water and artificial products to condition the substrate, among other things, are high.
Natural gardens, with greater respect for nature
In this type of garden, the objective is to respect nature to the maximum, without this representing at all to renounce a beautiful and cozy garden. One of the keys in this garden is to use plants, shrubs and native trees, natural of the region where you are. The climatic and terrain conditions will already be appropriate, and adaptation tasks will not be necessary. The stress of vegetables is also less in this way.
Another central element is the reduction of the spaces covered by grass, which in general needs a lot of water to keep it in good condition. It is also true that in decorative gardens there is the option of artificial turf, which reduces water costs but also requires some irrigation and conservation.
One drawback in the case of natural gardens is the impossibility of having all the flowers or species that are desired. In return, not only reduce the economic costs and time and effort for the maintenance of the garden, but also contributes to the environment, by reducing water consumption and the use of fertilizers and fertilizers of artificial origin.
Saul Saldana Jr
Triple S Tree