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Rock corner and Alipineum

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19 Aug : 11:17

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alpineum.jpgOne of the most attractive elements of the garden and space are "rocky nooks and Alipineumite. Rockeries and ponds require a sunny location and the character of its forms combined very well in combination. Very often the place where rockeries began water cascade or creating a decorative backdrop to the water surface and vegetation. Rock gardens can be placed in the grass in some sections of the visual attractiveness of the garden. It can be built in pre-prepared bed of crushed stone for connecting with environmental surface, serve to strengthen the natural slopes, fences or disguise the simple element which moves the visual field of the garden.

Suitable for use in rock gardens and landscaping of the following places rock types:
Trees and shrubs - Acer palmatum, Albizzia, Betula, Cercis, Catalpa, Chamaecyparis, Corylus, Cornus, Hibiscus, Ilex, Lonicera, Machonia, Magnolia, Malus, Picea, Pingus mugo, Prunus, Rhus typhina, Sorbus, Thuja, Tsuga, Taxus , Yucca and others.

Pochvopokrivni - Berberis, Cotoneaster, Erika, Juniperus, Hebe, Hosta, Lavandula, ferns and others.

Ornamental grasses, flowers and alpine vegetation - Alyssum, Armeria, Aster, Calluna, Campanula, Cortadelia, Dianthus, Festuca, Gentiana, Geranium, Iris, Ophiopogonm Saxifraga, Sedum, Sepmercirum, Santolina, Senecio and others.

Techniques for building a corner and rock Alipineum:
As the basis for the formation of the terrain is better to use stones, a layer of infertile soil removed when digging and it is desirable to avoid demolition waste concrete, cement, which can damage vegetation.

For povarhostniya layer 1-25 cm soil is better to use the fertile soil admixture of sand and peat.

Depending on the style of building rock gardens and rocky places, you can use different kind of stones according to your preferences - sea, large round river stones, which gradually spill over into strips of smaller river and gravel, and traditional limestone rocks with holes for rockeries. Begin placement of stones is always a bottom-up as the aim is to form a broken, irregularly shaped terraces.

After placing each row of stones around the soil must be well trambova to avoid watering them in svlichateto and heavy rains.
Total rock garden should become smooth, elegant form, the upper terrace is shaped more equal deployment of vegetation. Slopes must be different, but smoother and create a harmonious shape. Select a few stones with interesting form, set them in groups of horizontally and vertically to create emphasis and shaping the top of the rock garden.

The stones leave the nests for the planting of vegetation, which fill with fertile soil mixed with sand or peat, depending on the selected vegetation.
Planting of vegetation from top to bottom starting with the largest species of the latter have a terrace or in the asymmetric groups at the foot of the rock garden.

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