Forested areas are grateful territories for creating interesting unconventional garden compositions, because each piece of forest is unique in its own way.
Nature has already taken care of the optimal combination of relief, soil, resistant species of trees and shrubs, forest grasses. The task of the creator of the future garden is to feel the aura of the forest, see and reveal its essence, bringing a piece of his soul into it and not violating the harmony created by nature.
Improvement of a wooded area
Forest areas have many indisputable advantages. Compared to open spaces in the forest, there is a warmer and more even climate and persistent safety of the snow cover. This allows you to successfully grow quite thermophilic plants and saves the soil from significant freezing in snowless winters.
In winter, the thickness of the snow in the forest is greater than in the open field. Under the protection of the crowns of trees, especially conifers, the snow melts for 20-30 days longer and the spring waters slowly seep deep into the soil, gradually filling the ground with moisture. In the shade of large trees, high air humidity remains longer and plants need less soil moisture, which makes it possible to grow fashionable varieties of moisture-loving plants in forest gardens.
The forest, especially coniferous, releases phytoncides, which kill many pathogenic microbes and heal the air. In certain doses, phytoncides have a beneficial effect on the human nervous system, enhance motor activity, secretory function of the gastrointestinal tract, improve metabolism and stimulate cardiac activity. The healing properties of the forest microclimate have a positive effect on the mental and emotional state of a person.
The main methods of landscaping a wooded area
Creating a garden in the forest is a boundless scope for creativity, full of accidents, mistakes, unexpected discoveries. There are several main ways to improve the landscape of a wooded area:
- Leave the single, most interesting trees, completely uproot the rest of the vegetation. (When deciding to clear the site, be sure to keep in mind that trees of the same height and size as the existing ones will not grow earlier than in 20-30 years.)
- Choose one or several groups of trees, making them the centers of garden compositions.
- Limit yourself to minimal thinning of the stand, removing only weak, diseased and old trees.
- To fit the future garden into the existing forest composition, practically without changing its structure.
The choice of the path depends on your desire, on the type of forest and the condition of the trees on the site.
The forest is a living organism, and you always need to be prepared for its changes: the growth of trees and shrubs, the loss of adult plants. A hurricane wind, heavy snowfall or severe frosts can make adjustments to the seemingly formed appearance of a forest garden, so the process of its creation cannot be completed, it can only be temporarily suspended as a repair.
Make the most of your imagination, and the results of your creative efforts will delight you and surprise guests for a long time. Start planning your future garden after determining the type of forest and soil on which it grows, choosing the style of the site, and taking an inventory of trees. published by econet.ru
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