Are you hippie in your garden? Are you relaxed while cutting some shrubs and hedges back? Do you enjoy every new day growing your organic vegetables? So are you a fan of the trend”Slow Gardening”? This tendency was inspired by the Carlo Petrinis Slow Food movement.
The American gardener fields Rushing had the idea for this initiative. More specifically, it is not very much practical gardening. It is about self-knowledge, personal responsibility and environmental awareness.
This is the right setting and not a check list! Actually, most modern gardeners have a”slow gardening”attitude.
Are you longing for relaxation after the old days when you could take the time for everything? You feel the rhythm of the time and the change of the seasons and works in”cooperation”with these. Today it is not so much about the rule, but about the principles. You can then use them yourself.
Enjoy the Slow Gardening trend
The main focus of”Slow gardening”is the processing of your own plants, selection for the microclima of suitable varieties, economical use of the water, composting. Instead of the artificial decoration, the plant details are designed in a decorative way.
We are thus actively contributing to the improvement of environmental conditions, to the preservation of some species of animals and to a healthier air in our district.
Bright colors, lush vegetation
1. An enjoyable process.
Do you know this: you have a picture of your favorite garden in the sense and you can hardly wait to realize this? One can buy with money many solitaire plants and thus quickly reach a beautiful garden. This is not the method of slow gardening. In the case of”slow”gardening, the process is as much as the result. It is not so difficult to cultivate grass and year-round plants. For this one simply needs the corresponding seeds or sections. The dream garden will take a lot of time, but it will be worth it. You will also experience a valuable learning process for the specific characteristics and the nature of the plants. You will be a part of your life!
Bushes can be cultivated much more easily from seeds alone. Instead, you can buy small plants and grow them over time. The real pleasure is waiting and watching the various stages of the process.
2. Look for plants with flowers for your garden.
In the design according to the rules of”slow gardening”, the place and the type of planting play an essential role. For the microclimate suitable plants will grow thanks to the natural care of nature and you will have to invest much less work in their recultivation.
The plants develop well when they have been thought of as a fit of habit
3. The preservation of the water can be done in a stylish way.
Because of the climate change, the conservation of water is an increasingly important issue. This is particularly true of gardening. The thrifty handling of water is the third principle of work here. Regentonnen and Camp for rain water is an integral feature of the accumulation of water in different seasons.
Today, there are much more beautiful solutions than the green barrels
4. Invest in self-made fertilizers for the garden.
Very important for your success in the garden is the ability of the earth for moisture storage. This can be achieved by the use of organic materials such as steel powder, mold or compost. The latter is highly recommended by Slow Gardening specialists.
Great storage boxes made of rough wooden boards
Composting is not a mysterious affair. However, you need time and a lot of knowledge to penetrate the things exactly. Only through deep knowledge will one achieve the best results. One learns best by the observation.
Of course you can just get some chemical fertilizers from the shop next door. Is it worth it? Is not it more beautiful to have some patience and then also to enjoy a pure nature.
5. Cultivate the”slow”alternative to fast food.
You do not have to have a plot to produce your own products. Also a few spots can be sufficient. They can literally be cultivated: thus creating small areas for the cultivation of the plant.
You can produce many kinds of salads and spices. They are cut off and grow.
A kitchen herb exhibition
6. Remove the lawn shearer.
The lush emerald green meadow was a part of many pastoral pastures. In many contemporary gardens this tradition is continued by artificial, high plastic bushes.
Small terrace with stone slabs to relax
Why is this necessary? Because the alternative requires a lot of time. But when you invest the time, the necessary conditions for a flowering garden, such as useful insects, will come of itself. In the long run, gardening will be much easier.
Visibility and robust plant design by Lynn Gaffney Architect, PLLC
7. Create a natural atmosphere for your wild life.
If you choose small, native bushes, the garden will certainly be a refuge. You will also be able to help the environment through the spread of natural flora.
Feel like in the forest
In the end, we have a harmonious picture that came about thanks to”Slow Gardening”. But you can adapt your garden so beautifully to the rules of your life. They need only to internalize the principles and to believe in their meaning.
Your own health – mentally and physically will greatly improve.