Having an apartment that is synonymous with mini-land sometimes causes a bit of a problem for those of you who want the presence of a park in your apartment area. Yup, problems like this are indeed a common problem that is often faced by apartment owners. Therefore, in this article, we will try to give a few tips on how to make or build a minimalist garden in your apartment that is narrow in the land.
OK, because you are still reading this article, it means you have an interest in our tips this time. Here are the tips. If you live in an apartment, then you should not build a garden with a horizontal or horizontal concept, because of course, it will consume the land you have. And vice versa, we suggest building a park in a vertical or elongated direction. Functionally, this vertical garden is no different from conventional parks that you often see.
This park also serves to give the impression of green, shade, and as a means of decomposing pollution in and around your apartment. The difference lies only in its form, where most newfangled parks are horizontal/elongated and take up a lot of space, while our tips are vertical / extending from bottom to top, which certainly saves more space on your apartment area.
This vertical park is indeed an alternative for those of you who want to own a park but are constrained by the lack of land owned. The vertical garden concept was first introduced by a French botanist in 1994. And then it began to spread to various countries. Until now, the vertical garden concept has been widely used by property developers, especially in big cities which are in fact very narrow.
Here’s a little explanation of how and what ingredients are needed when you want to make a minimalist vertical model garden in your home. The main ingredient in making this vertical garden is very easy to find in Indonesia, and the price is relatively affordable for all people. Some of the main ingredients include multilevel frames, hanging frames, modular systems, carpet systems (textiles and geotextiles), Vertical Garden Module (VGM)
The level of difficulty and the magnitude of the cost of making a minimalist vertical model garden depends on the media used. In addition, planting media is also a thing that you should pay attention to because this will affect the growth of plants in your vertical garden. You can use planting media in the form of cocopeat, palm fiber rope, and only a few use the land because the soil will make your house dirty a little. And most importantly, nutrient intake is fulfilled, so the planting medium does not have to be entirely from the soil.
Basically, all types of plants are suitable for your vertical garden. But it’s a good idea to pay attention to a number of things. Choose the type of plant that has a lightweight or not too heavy, choose plants or plants that have a slow to moderate growth rate. Don’t choose fast-growing plants, Avoid using vines for your vertical garden.
As for the care, the most important thing is irrigation. The irrigation system commonly used for this type of garden is drip irrigation and sprayer systems. As for fertilizing, you can do it once or twice a week. To avoid the possibility of pests attacking your plants, it’s a good idea to give pesticides before you plant them. As for sunlight intake, adjust to your type of plant, do not let your plants overload or lack direct sunlight exposure. It’s good, don’t expose your plants to direct sunlight, to avoid sunburns on your plants.
So a few tips and reviews about how to make a minimalist garden alternative in your apartment. Hopefully, this article is useful for all of you.