A classic fenced vegetable garden integrated into an existing landscape where it serves as a focal point.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
5. Install a drip irrigation systemFrom small balcony gardens to large lawns, a drip irrigation system can work efficiently in all cases. In this system, narrow perforated pipes transfer water to targeted roots in the soil. The small openings (called emitters) in the pipe allow watering at a very slow rate, eliminating the chances of runoff, over-watering and evaporation. It can be installed in boxed planters as well as open areas. Tip: A drip irrigation system works best when plants are grouped according to their water needs. Check out these must-have garden accessories
7. After-care and maintenancePrioritising maintenance is a crucial aspect of planning all roof gardens, de Sousa says. A full-fledged roof garden will need an irrigation system for regular maintenance. For a small garden, a simple sprinkler system would do. For larger gardens, Sunil recommends a combination of a drip and a sprinkler system. “Pump systems that can be activated from a convenient location within the house will simplify maintenance,” he says. Plan for easy access points to the terrace, so that daily care and watering is not an issue. Other tips for planning a low-maintenance garden is to avoid planting too many annuals or lawn grasses that require a lot of watering and mowing.Read more:6 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Balcony GardenTell us:What type of decorative elements would you like to use in your terrace garden? Tell us in Comments below.