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13 Aug 2021

Designing your garden according to your lifestyle

What would happen with the good weather days without a cozy space outside? A place to take refuge after a stormy workday or to share with friends or family. The garden is that place and the conception from its design must be oriented towards the functional, modern and of course aesthetics.

By: Facundo Oviedo

Usually we put all our energy into the choice of furniture and lighting for our outdoor spaces, but we rarely pay attention to the fact that the design of the park should also be modern and follows the design aesthetic of furniture chosen. Garden design can also be modern and highly versatile as well.

We need a quiet and relaxing area and plants are an excellent visual and stress reliever. A correct selection of plants and a balanced design that distributes them correctly in the space will give you that immediate comfort with just a glance. That is why in modern garden design, plants with vibrant foliage are usually highlighted, causing instant relief and transmitting calm and tranquility.

Grass and flowers also play a very important role. In modern gardens the use of straight and curved lines is important. Trends such as minimalism, clear lines and the use of materials such as concrete create a very interesting contrast that always stands out. Likewise, gravel can be incorporated for the same purpose. The contrast of textures also helps to delimit areas such as circulation corridors or relaxation areas.

A good tip is that when you redesign an outdoor area, think about the activities you usually do there. If you practice yoga, for example, it would be important to create a small corner protected by plants where you can practice this discipline covered from the sun. If, on the other hand, you enjoy sunbathing by a pool, placing nearby bushes will help you regulate the temperature of the surrounding area. Thinking about the uses of the spaces will help you choose the best options for your park and garden design.

At MyBotanicaLB we have a team of experts in park and garden design, ready to advise you and help you choose the perfect plants and equipment for your lifestyle. Let’s do it!

13 Aug 2021

Succulents, a treasure of the Californian flora

Succulents are plants that attract a lot of attention due to their structure and their thick and fleshy leaves store water as well as in their stems and roots. California’s climate and soils are perfect for succulents that prefer the dry heat of summer and humid winter.

By: Facundo Oviedo

There are about 60 succulent botanical families that are distributed throughout the world in different varieties and families. They can be small shrubs or large trees, but what makes them different from other plants is that they do not need daily care like most species. This makes them an excellent option for the design of parks and gardens since their maintenance is convenient in terms of costs and time. They are low-maintenance plants, ideal for those who do not have much time to dedicate to the park.

Succulents do not require daily watering since being basically composed of a large amount of water stored in their leaves, stems and roots, they can live for quite a long time without watering. In fact, there is a possibility that if overwatered they will perish. With good drainage most species and types of succulents can be watered once a week in summer and every 3 weeks during winter time should be more than enough.

They are also plants that need a lot of sunlight, so they are ideal for spaces that don’t have protection or shelter from the sun. For indoor succulents, they should always be near windows where they are exposed to a source of natural light. Some species do not need to be directly exposed to the sun, since coming from wooded or jungle areas, they are used to the shade of the trees.

Succulents need healthy and well-drained soil, since although they are great accumulators of water, excess water in their soil can be lethal. Likewise, most succulents cannot stand frost or cold.

In general, succulents are durable plants, especially in a climate like California. We recommend them to our clients who don’t have much time to dedicate to plants.

We have a team of professionals willing to advise you and help you choose and design the right plants according to your space, your lifestyle and your budget. We are at your disposal, get in touch with us to start planning! Let’s do it!