Gardening


We are confident that this column will interest almost all of our readers. Inside you will find a lot of information and explanations to create or maintain your garden, your plants, the various cultivation techniques, the essential operations to be carried out on some plants and trees such as pruning and fertilizing and much more. We will talk about the creation of an irrigation system and the design of a garden and the related costs. Very important will be the two sections dedicated to diseases and parasites that will help you prevent or treat the damage caused by them.

  • Garden tools

    All the garden tools that can help you in your gardener business are described in detail in this section of giardino.it where you will find many detailed information sheets on scissors, rakes, spades and all the other tools you will need to give libe ... go to the garden tools section

  • Botany

    Botany is the a-b-c of gardening, the condition without which it is not possible to understand the rules that underlie the world of plants. For a gardener, even for a simple hobbyist, it is important to know the main physiological processes of the plant to prevent and modify some ... go to the botanical section


  • Meadow

    For all people who have a home with a lawn, maintenance is very important. In fact, a lawn in good condition always looks good and to have a lawn in splendid shape you don't need any special precautions but just a little dedication and some important interventions carried out at the time ...

  • Games in the garden

    Garden games are a great way to keep children entertained outdoors. In addition to games to play in company, we can in fact install swings, spring toys and rocking chairs in the garden that will be a real paradise for the little ones .... go to the garden games section


  • Plant parasites

    The plants in the garden can get sick and the parasites that can cause damage are really many. Knowing how to recognize them is important to immediately understand what the problem is and to be able to intervene at the right time with the elimination of the parasite ... go to the plant parasites section

  • Plant diseases

    Fungi and bacteria can cause many plant diseases. An expert eye can quickly recognize the diseases that affect garden plants but for those unfamiliar with bacteria and fungi that are dangerous for plants, it is important to inform yourself to avoid seeing your plants die or perish ... go to the plant diseases section


  • Fertilizer

    The fertilizer and the fertilization of the garden is a very important operation. Towards the end of winter and after spring it is important to fertilize the plants and the garden to ensure a luxuriant growth of the lawn, bushes, plants and trees ... go to the fertilizer section

  • Pruning

    Pruning is a very important intervention in gardens and orchards as it serves to regulate the growth of plants, hedges and bushes and prevent them from having an uneven development. The pruning technique is however delicate and needs a bit of expertise to be ... go to the pruning section


  • Grafting

    The grafting technique is a delicate technique that requires a little training and a lot of practice before it is successfully implemented. Grafting generally consists in inserting a more productive plant on a more rustic plant even if there are many different types of grafting ... go to the grafting section

  • Garden design

    To carry out the design of gardens, in addition to a good knowledge base on plants and their climatic needs, a gardener must also have some practice and must have studied some aspects of the design such as the distribution of space, heights and geometr ... go to the garden design section


  • Irrigation system

    The irrigation system is essential in gardens and even in terraces it can be very useful. In fact, a programmed irrigation allows to obtain excellent results without ever sending the plants into water stress and thus managing to balance the anna in the best possible way ... go to the irrigation system section

  • Gardening

    There are many gardening techniques that allow us to carry out maintenance and construction works of the gardens with less effort and managing to obtain good quality results and knowing them is essential if we want to ensure that our works are always carried out in the ... go to the gardening section


  • Gardening questions and answers

    If reading our articles you did not find what you were looking for and you want to ask your question to an expert, write to us using the appropriate form on the page and you can have clarifications and finally resolve your doubts ... go to the questions and answers section gardening



Trees

At the bottom of the page of each article relating to a tree, you will find a tool that will allow you to discover the most suitable treatments for your climatic zone and the current time of year. As we know, in fact, the same plant must be treated differently depending on the climate in which it lives. We have therefore given our readers the opportunity to select three different climatic ranges: Mediterranean, Continental and Alpine.

By selecting the desired climate zone, you will access a page at the bottom of which you will find the best advice on the care of trees in your climate (eg in the Mediterranean climate the amount of water the plant needs, continues


Garden furniture

Rich descriptions of the different components of outdoor furniture and garden accessories await you in the pages of this accurate section. Inside you will find not only the characteristics of the different items but also very useful information such as production materials, availability and prices of the different models and components.

In Italy the variety of styles with which houses are built is truly incredible. The heterogeneity of the landscape and the cultural richness that distinguishes our country from north to south have produced over the centuries very strong and evident building styles of houses. A house from Trentino is almost always easily recognizable from a house located in Lipari, just as a typical Aosta Valley house is very different from an Apulian house. In large urban centers this variety has obviously been reduced to a minimum, leaving room for more modern construction styles and more oriented towards optimizing space than the external beauty of the houses. However, for a true lover of the garden and garden furniture, for every home and for every style it is possible to find the right style for outdoor accessories. Among the pages of our column dedicated to garden furniture, lovers of greenery will have the opportunity to find hundreds of in-depth articles dedicated to vases, tables, chairs, outdoor accessories, garden furniture, fountains, barbecues and everything that is used. to furnish and enrich your garden.


Other related news: Trees

  • Needs
    • light
    • Trees for sunny areas
    • Trees for partial shade areas
    • Trees for dry soil
    • Trees for moist soil
    • Trees for wet ground
    • Trees for acid soil
    • temperature
    • Trees resistant to short frosts
    • Trees resistant to temperatures just below zero
    • Trees resistant to intense cold
  • Flowering
    • color
    • White flowering trees
    • Pink flowering trees
    • Red flowering trees
    • Purple flowering trees
    • Blue flowering trees
    • Sand-colored flower trees
    • Green flowering trees
    • Yellow flowering trees
    • Orange flowering trees
    • flowering period
    • Trees with blossom in spring
    • Trees with blossom in summer
    • Trees with blossom in autumn
    • Trees with blossom in winter
  • dimension
    • Trees up to 50 cm
    • Trees up to 1 m
    • Trees up to 1.5m
    • Trees up to 3 m
    • Trees up to 6 m
    • Trees up to 10 m
    • Trees up to 30 m
  • Poise
    • bearing
    • Columnar trees
    • Tree trees
    • Palm trees
    • Sapling trees
    • Ball trees
    • Pendula trees
  • other
    • Trees that can be grown in pots
    • Trees for hanging structures
    • Ground cover trees
    • Evergreen trees
    • Annual trees
    • Trees that bear fruit
    • Good-smelling trees

    Spruce

    Learn to recognize spruce, discover the characteristics that differentiate it from other fir species and learn how to grow it in the right way!

    Maple tree

    One of the most popular plants in our gardens and terraces. Maple is a very resistant plant which therefore suffers a lot from water stagnation. Read the article to find out all the secrets.

    Japanese maple

    The Japanese maple is one of the most orderly plants and able to respect the modern dynamics of the garden and the spaces that currently man has available. let's discover all its cars together

    Trees for sale

    The sale of trees is almost always carried out in nurseries or forest nurseries which are almost always structures belonging to the region in which the native species of the z

    Birch - Betula

    One of the most beautiful plants for its habit, foliage and trunk color is undoubtedly the birch, a plant widely used in parks and gardens as an ornamental.

    Boxwood - Buxus sempervirens

    The boxwood is a fantastic plant as an ornamental: it keeps the shape we give it with the cut very well, it is evergreen and dirty very little and therefore also ideal for growing in pots

    Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus

    Eucalyptus is an exotic plant in Italy that in addition to growing in an incredible way produces leaves with special properties. discover it with us in this in-depth study

    Feijoa, Acca - Acca sellowiana

    Feijoa is a tropical plant that produces an exquisite and low-calorie fruit highly recommended for those who want to lose weight. discover all the cultivation characteristics of this plant

    Lagerstroemia indica

    Lagerstroemia is a very popular plant as an ornamental and in this sheet you will be able to get to know it more thoroughly and appreciate all its cultivation characteristics.

    Black alder, Alder - Alnus glutinosa

    An in-depth information sheet on the cultivation of alder to know all the details of this plant and its needs for proper cultivation

    Weeping Willow - Salix babylonica

    The weeping willow thanks to its special shape is one of the most popular ornamental plants in parks and gardens. let's find out together how to cultivate it in the best way

    Storace

    Native to North America and grown in Italy in mild climate locations, some tree species can reach 8 to 25 m in height

    Tamarisk

    How to grow tamarisk? Tarerice is a small garden tree that is filled with small, delicate pink flowers in spring

    Olive trees

    Find out all about the cultivation of the olive tree by reading our cultivation sheet which will explain all the main characteristics of this plant step by step.

    Liriodendro

    The lyriodendron or tulip tree has a very particular flowering that makes it suitable for cultivation in parks and gardens.

    Black poplar - Populus nigra

    Discover with us this species, the black poplar or populus nigra, a plant that grows fast and sponatea in many areas of Italy

    Flame Tree, Bottle Tree - Brachychiton acerifolius

    Flame or bottle tree reaches a large size and in the autumn season it is characterized by red foliage.

    Fir

    The Colorado fir is a plant that comes from the States and is very popular as an ornamental for its beautiful silver foliage. discover all its features with us in this app

    Spruce - Picea abies

    Abies picea or spruce пїЅ a conifer present massively in the Alps is usually used as a classic Christmas tree.

    Silver fir

    The silver fir has branches covered with needles of a particular white-blue shade and produces both male and female flowers.
  • Needs
    • light
    • Trees for sunny areas
    • Trees for partial shade areas
    • Trees for dry soil
    • Trees for moist soil
    • Trees for wet ground
    • Trees for acid soil
    • temperature
    • Trees resistant to short frosts
    • Trees resistant to temperatures just below zero
    • Trees resistant to intense cold
  • Flowering
    • color
    • White flowering trees
    • Pink flowering trees
    • Red flowering trees
    • Purple flowering trees
    • Blue flowering trees
    • Sand-colored flower trees
    • Green flowering trees
    • Yellow flowering trees
    • Orange flowering trees
    • flowering period
    • Trees with blossom in spring
    • Trees with blossom in summer
    • Trees with blossom in autumn
    • Trees with blossom in winter
  • dimension
    • Trees up to 50 cm
    • Trees up to 1 m
    • Trees up to 1.5m
    • Trees up to 3 m
    • Trees up to 6 m
    • Trees up to 10 m
    • Trees up to 30 m
  • Poise
    • bearing
    • Columnar trees
    • Tree trees
    • Palm trees
    • Sapling trees
    • Ball trees
    • Pendula trees
  • other
    • Trees that can be grown in pots
    • Trees for hanging structures
    • Ground cover trees
    • Evergreen trees
    • Annual trees
    • Trees that bear fruit
    • Good-smelling trees

    Among trees most sought after by our users, we recommend cypress, willow, chestnut, elm, beech, birch, larch, fir, maple, oak and olive trees.

    In this section we talk about trees.

    A collection of detailed cards to know and recognize them.

    For those approaching the world of gardening or botany in general, this is the section from which to start your journey.

    The tree is the symbol of life, a great living being, a real keeper of the earth, a symbol of biodiversity and among its branches they find refuge for thousands of small animals.

    In our gardens the trees are examples of natural architecture: from small and harmonious fruit trees to huge giants over 50 meters high.

    When choosing a tree, you can't go wrong.

    An in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of the different species, of their cultural needs and of the peculiarities of growth and development is required.

    Planting a cedar of Lebanon in a garden of 20 square meters is a serious mistake: over the years the plant will take over all the space and remove light and air from our house.

    When you plan your choice of carefully thought-out trees and ask an expert nurseryman for advice, to become a tree expert, you must first know those that live in our woods and countryside, i.e. the native species of our regions.

    The satisfaction that comes from recognizing trees during a walk in nature is unique.

    First of all, we must learn to observe trees in their details: leaves, flowers, bark color and posture are the main clues that allow us to recognize a specimen.

    The oak will be recognized for the characteristic lobed shape of the leaves, the thick and fractured bark, the small acorns that fall to the ground and for the grandeur of the older specimens.

    A black locust will instead be more slender, will have oval compound leaves, long pendulous inflorescences and thick thorns.

    Start from the forest closest to home, take pictures of the species you do not recognize and look for the corresponding cards on giardino.it.

    Each tree has a name consisting of 2 terms, for example Quercus Robur: the first indicates the genus and the second the species.

    At the beginning of your study, only worry about identifying the genus to which it belongs: Quercus, Pinus, Abies, Robinia, Fagus, Populus, Carpinus, Castanea, etc.

    Later you will learn to recognize the small differences between the different species and you will be able to distinguish an oak from a common oak (Quercus Robur and Quercus petrae). Each tree must have the right location.

    Choose according to these simple criteria:

    пїЅ growth and development: young trees, sold in the nursery are similar in size, linked to the limitations of growing in pots. Once transplanted, a tree sinks its roots into the ground and can grow freely. Within a few years, some species will grow several meters while others will remain contained. Make sure that species that reach massive sizes have the right space for development. Choose small trees for flower beds and areas bordering your home or someone else's property.

    Soil characteristics: it is not possible to prepare a specific soil to meet the characteristics of the different species as it happens for shrubs or herbaceous plants, as the tree will soon develop a deep and extensive root system, reaching the less superficial layers of soil where it is difficult and it is not advisable to intervene with corrective amendments. Always choose based on the agronomic characteristics of your garden.

    пїЅ Climatic zones: find out about the areas of origin of the specimens and observe the trees that populate the gardens of your territory. Avoid extreme cases in particular: do not plant Mediterranean species in very cold continental areas and vice versa. For example, avoid planting olive or palm trees in gardens exposed to cold winters and if you do, be aware that they will not thrive. The skill of a gardener is measured above all by the health of the plants he grows. Find out about the particularities of some specimens. There are trees that bloom only if they are female. Others that produce poisonous berries, dangerous for pets. And again species that produce fruits or inflorescences that fall dirty avenues and sheds or that live only a few tens of years and that lend themselves more to the production of wood than to ornamental use. Finally, there are some species more sensitive to pathologies and subject to frequent parasitic attacks. A particular category, which identifies all those trees that are cultivated for the value of their fruits: cherry, peach, apricot, plum, apple, pear.

    It is advisable to distinguish between the garden area and that of the orchard.

    Fruit trees require special care, are often attacked by pests and attract large numbers of hymenoptera such as wasps and hornets.

    Magnolia soulangeana, liriodendro, lagerstroemia are some examples of trees with spectacular and abundant blooms. They can be used to enhance a corner of the garden or arranged in a line to form flowery paths, creating an enchanting chromatic effect.

    There are different varieties for each species, selected on the basis of the abundance of flowering and the variegations of the petals.

    Walking through the rows of a nursery in the right season, you can observe the various stages of flowering of the trees and imagine the spectacle they will offer in your garden in many years.

    A different choice is that of a tree with persistent foliage, which while not distinguished by flowering, fills the winter garden with a thick green crown.

    A tree requires less attention than a flowerbed of shrubs and herbs, but it should not be neglected. The annual maintenance interventions concern the pruning and control of any pathologies. In particular, some species are attacked by wood fungi that occur on branches and trunk. While on younger trees it is possible to intervene with a spraying of Bordeaux mixture when the leaves fall, in adult specimens, the control of parasites is more difficult as it is not possible to reach the entire crown in a uniform manner.

    There are some special techniques, such as endotherapy, which use particular пїЅfleboпїЅ that introduce the active ingredients directly into the lymphatic system.

    For further information on tree care, consult the sections on our site garden trees you have to know how to understand the problem of space if you want to choose suitable plants. Up to thirty years ago, important and impressive garden plants were in fashion, such as cedars, cypresses, firs, pines and large broad-leaved trees. These plants with their massive and monumental presence, are able to give added value to the house or condominium in which they are planted, making the context more elegant and elegant.

    However, being large they are also bulky and require considerable maintenance without considering the damage they can create in the event of crashes or tornadoes.

    For this reason, in modern homes we tend to prefer smaller plants such as maples, small bushes and all those broad-leaved trees that do not reach dimensions greater than 2-3 meters.

    If you must then choose a garden tree first of all rely on your personal tastes in terms of plants but do not neglect the space issue: depending on the size of your garden and the proximity to houses or other infrastructures you will have to opt for more or less large plants.

    Types of trees

    There are many types of trees on our territory, all with specific characteristics that make them unique. Be
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    Garden saplings

    In this section we talk about shrubs. A collection of detailed factsheets on the different species grown in our fields
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    Watering

    Lavender needs not too abundant and not too frequent watering, it is better to wait for the soil to dry a little before providing more water, usually it prefers to stay dry for a few days rather than have a substrate soaked in water. It does not need fertilizers, if you want you can provide some fertilizer at the beginning of the vegetative season, in April. Lavender does not like particularly humid environments and does not need abundant and frequent water: for this reason it is advisable not to insist with watering, until the soil appears dry and is ready to be irrigated.


    Price of lavender

    The selling price of lavender seedlings can vary significantly depending on the variety we are looking for and the size of the plant. As it is easy to guess, a lavender with a small vase (8-10 cm in diameter) will have a much lower price than a lavender with a 15-18 cm vase.

    As for the varieties, on the other hand, the angustifolia lavender varieties are generally slightly cheaper than the stocheas and other more particular varieties.

    However, the price of lavender plants generally fluctuates between 3-4 euros for smaller plants up to 9-12 euros for larger plants. When buying it, it is good to remember that lavender is a plant that develops intensively when it is in suitable positions, ie exposed in full sun on drained and fertile soils.



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