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The renovation of gardens and the most common problems we encounter
On this occasion we will address the most common reasons and causes for making the garden renovation. Those that lead us to take the decision to carry out the modification, restoration or rehabilitation of the garden environments in homes or public areas. It is more common than we think to achieve with a large number of gardens suffering from problems due to incorrect design, planning and management of the environment.
The most common reasons that lead us to make the decision to update our garden.
- Reducing water expenditure: with droughts becoming more frequent in the environment and rising water costsThe fact that we have a lot of money in our pockets leads many people to look at the options that exist to reduce their consumption.
- Update the aesthetics of the garden simply or to integrate it into the new environment of a renovated property.
- Pests. There are times when treatments are not enough to treat a pest. It reappears because it "moves" temporarily with the neighbors or close by like the countryside or parks.
- Clay soils. A clay soil is often a nightmare for our garden to be healthy and have good budding of grass and plants.
- Fatigue, as the years go by, caring for the garden becomes a battle, in which many give up when they see that their lawn does not raise its head or that the plants do not grow as they should and decide to go to the extreme of eliminating it completely, placing concrete on everything.
When the decision is made to change the environment, it is essential to hire an experienced professional so that you can diagnose the state and situation of the area to be modified and propose different options.
Rehabilitation should be treated as a new project, and, as with any new project, a diagnosis of the current state of the environment should be made and priorities established. We can start by defining the things we no longer want in the garden, then proceed to assess the various possibilities that can be adopted. Next, we must choose what can be reused and/or recycled as well as what we want or must be moved from one place to another.
The "typical traps" that we encounter when we begin the renovation of a garden.
After these points have been made and work has begun, it is very likely that during the execution of the rehabilitation, reconsiderations will arise due to what we have called traps:
- Pests, it is common to find hives of bees, wasps, ants, termites or similar, which need in some extreme cases, having to cut down or remove plants that were not available.
- Debris, when removing the soil a little, it is common to find debris and cement remains that can affect plant growth or water drainage, causing moisture, fungus, etc.
- Buried structures are more common than what you might find with older buried structures, this generates an additional cost when making a pool or pond for example. In the event that the budget does not allow it, it would be necessary to decide to rethink the location and layout of other items in the garden.
- Hidden faults such as incorrect irrigation layout, waterproofing blankets in poor condition or at low depth, non-existent drainage network, etc. All these hidden defects cause a series of extra works that become a priority and must be corrected so as not to suffer the same problems that exist in the garden in a short time.
Updating our garden or terrace requires a diagnosis and an assessment of all the options to make the best decision based on our priorities and tastes.
With or without reason, keep in mind that additional costs are likely to arise while the Garden Renovation is being carried out.
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