The beauty of outdoor construction

The beauty of outdoor construction

 

The inside of the house is important; however, the exterior part of your residence should never be ignored. Beautiful house with breathtaking garden design is truly a work of art. You may not think about it this way, but in fact, beautiful and impressive outdoor construction is something which we crave instinctively.

 

 Humans are in fact highly territorial animals. Through all the history and modern times, we have been fighting for land. Obviously, it has resources, and it is generally useful, but humans tend to crave territory also for less practical reasons. We do it for almost addictive feeling of looking at it and knowing “it’s mine”.

 

At the same time, we instinctively want our territory to be beautiful. In the past beauty meant resources. Green land full of plants meant that the soil is fertile. Proximity of water was essential for survival, rocks and caves on the other hand could protect us from the elements.

 

Since the ancient times, people with resources have created outstanding villas and gardens. These days it can be a great way to improve our everyday life satisfaction and express ourselves. We can create and design our own “territory”. Your home is your kingdom, so you need a palace.

 

Outdoor makeover and construction can transform your home into personalized environment, developed in a way which will satisfy all your needs. You can choose from variety of styles or purposes for your residence. Do you want to transform old house into modern villa? Do you need safe but extraordinary outdoor space for your children? No problem. Good exterior construction should serve you practically, satisfy your sense of aesthetics and beauty. You are the artist, designing functional work of art – your own home.

 

External construction can be divided into 3 main fields which it transforms:

 

I. House exteriors

Your house exterior construction can really influence you and your neighbors. After all, it is the first thing you see while coming back home after long day at work or holidays. Seeing beautiful and welcoming house will surely make this moment more enjoyable. Beautiful house will also improve overall image of your neighborhood which can motivate new people to move in, strengthening the local community.  You can repaint your house with lively colors, add new bigger windows and build terrace on which you can relax during sunny days. Makeover of the roof can also increase the value of your property.

 

II. Garden design

A garden can serve multiple purposes. It can satisfy our instinctive need of proximity to nature, express our aesthetic taste and provide barrier between us and exterior world. It coexists with your house exterior, improving and enhancing the overall effect. Gardens hold great power when it comes to outlining beauty of outdoor construction. There is a theory that our sense of beauty comes from prehistoric times. According to this theory, landscapes we consider to be beautiful are very similar to the ones we would consider as good for settling. They would be rich in plants and close to some source of water. You can achieve this with garden, create your own idyllic paradise which will improve your everyday mood and life satisfaction.

 

III. Outdoor structures

When you have your house exterior and garden ready you can start making your environment more functional. You can add treehouse, swimming pool, stone barbecue or playground. This way you can transform your home in a way which will allow you to not only admire its beauty, but also undertake various enjoyable activities in it.

 

 

Other benefits of outdoor makeover & construction

 

The obvious benefits of outdoor makeover and construction are improved life satisfaction, space to spend time with family and friends, sense of beauty. However, there are some more practical benefits which can even help you make money. If you buy an old property with an aim of selling it for a higher price, you cannot ignore outdoor makeover. Even if you wouldn’t change anything interior, you can still significantly raise the value of your property. In real estate first impression is extremely important.  Apart from obvious changes which you can make to increase house value, such as makeover of roof or windows, you should take care of house colors. Paint your property in more lively and smart colors to increase its value. This will generate huge return of investment.

 

 

No matter if you want to increase the value of property, bring new life to old house or create your own environment. In Dream Garden we got you covered. We offer you our skills and experience. Together we will cooperate through every stage of your project in order to present you with demanded effect. We are experts in the field, passionate about designing and developing your dream garden and house. Have a look at our previous projects and be sure that together we will transform your property into a work of art.

 

Why Landscape Architecture is beneficial for you and the environment?

Why Landscape Architecture is beneficial for you and the environment?

 

Nowadays humans lost connection with nature. We live in artificial environments which affects our wellbeing and lives, making us feel trapped. We all have this subconscious, primal need to experience and adore nature around us. Now imagine that you can have your own paradise at home. Imagine creating and shaping environment in a way in which you can achieve your own landscape. That’s what landscape architects do. That’s what we do.

Landscape architecture is the study and art of designing environments which includes elements of engineering, architecture, sociology, environment and arts. It is used in streets, housing estates, apartment compounds, shopping malls, squares, gardens and across towns or cities. It enables life between the buildings, brings nature and harmony back into urban areas. It uses resources that we already possess, it can be terrain topography, present trees, rocks or ponds. When the architects look at raw landscape, they see potential and reshape it into work of art that fits into the needs of local community and environment. Landscape architecture has tremendous potential to improve quality of our lives and help fight off climate change. Let’s have a closer look into its benefits.

Benefits for society

Landscape architecture has potential to create vibrant and healthy communities, reshape cities into accessible, safe and breathtaking places. Reshaping infrastructure can enable safer and greener transport, prevent soil erosion and improve quality of air. Scientists agree that green places are improving health and wellbeing of society. Well-designed outdoor spaces will encourage people to go outside and enjoy sunlight which greatly reduces stress and improves concentration. Scientists have also proven that access to green places improves cognition development in children and has potential to reduce their obesity rate by approximately 8%. Landscape architects can also create places for sports and leisure which have direct impact on community’s health and wellbeing.

Benefits for nature

Earth’s climate is changing extremely fast and we all need to take action. It is estimated that forest loss is responsible for 8-10% of global carbon emission. However globally around 2 billion hectares of degraded land are available for restoration. It is area as big as South America. We know that nature-based solutions can provide 37% of the mitigation needed by 2030 to keep global temperature rise below 2°C. In this case landscape architecture might be one of the best solutions. Landscape architects equipped with cutting edge technology design urban areas into natural carbon sinks, they develop healthy communities that reduces their greenhouse emissions and adapt to changing climate. They design infrastructure that prevent floods or wildfires and play important role in protecting Earth’s biodiversity. In the future they can be the ones that finally reconnect humankind with nature.

Benefits for you

Many people aren´t able to enjoy nature in their everyday life. Living in urbanized area often force us to travel in order to truly experience it. Happily, nowadays you can change that and bring nature into your home. What’s even better you can shape it and create your own custom paradise. Have your own environment in which you can distance yourself from the outside world or enjoy it with friends and family. Reshape ordinary house surroundings into work of art. Having your house turned into artwork is great but it can also be functional. Landscape architects have ability to adapt the landscape to your needs. Do you want to reduce your carbon footprint and save money spent on electricity in the long run? The architects will arrange place for solar panels, and they will make them fit into the landscape perfectly. Do you want swimming pool, quiet corner to relax or place in which your kids can play outdoors? Not a problem. It doesn’t matter if you own a company, work in a city council or simply want to give new life to your house, landscape can be found everywhere and so it can be transformed into art.

Transform any landscape with Dream Garden

Our experienced and professional team can help you transform any landscape into a true work of art. While transforming landscape, we focus on all the spaces that we can take advantage of to create different spaces within one. Landscapes we create are ecological and sustainable, they don’t use a lot of water and have only positive impact on environment. We are passionate about our work, pay attention to every detail and supports you through every stage of the process. That is why we are known as one of the most important freelance landscape architects. We pride ourselves on delivering highest quality customer service and being perfectionists who will do everything to reach our goal which is to achieve extraordinary results and your full satisfaction.

 

How to make a vertical garden?

How to make a vertical garden?

Vertical garden – a true wonder

            People have been fascinated by gardens for millennia. In Christian, Islamic and Jewish tradition, the idyllic place inhabited by first people – Adam and Eve, was the garden of Eden. A true paradise.

            Ancient civilizations have also praised the beauty of what is most probably first vertical garden in the world – the hanging gardens of Babylon. They were so impressive that they were named one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. There is no real evidence of their existence except from ancient texts and relations of people who saw them which are so numerous that most historians agree that they have existed. 

             Babylon, at the time was the biggest city in the world, that needed a bit of nature in its early urban landscape. Nowadays majority of us live in cities way bigger than Babylon and the gardens can really bring some life into them and transform our houses into true wonders.

            The vertical garden doesn’t require much space and can be used for various reasons. It can be a professional and complicated living wall or simply a place to grow your own vegetables and herbs. It can even be made in your kitchen!

            One of the advantages of vertical garden is that you don´t even need to have a balcony, patio or terrace. You can make it indoors, bringing some life into your office or home.

How to make a vertical garden?

            Step 1 – planning and analysis.

            The first rule is to take advantage of what we already have. Which spaces in the house or terrace could be used or transformed. Which places receives the most sun, how our garden can coexist with design and space available to us?

             We can use everything, from wall that can be transformed into vertical plant-made carpet or mirror frame. Your garden can be part of the walls, it can hang from the roof or surround your door. You can use literally anything, there are very few boundaries. Creating vertical gardening is all about getting creative.

            We should also know how we want to use our garden and adjust the next steps to it. A vertical garden can be aesthetic, bring some life or be functional. As an example, you can make wall of herbs in your kitchen, grow tomatoes on your balcony or provide some shadow on the terrace.

            Think of every possible way to take advantage of your garden and adjust it to your needs. It offers so many possibilities, you are hold only by your creativity!

            We should also choose the plants that would fit conditions in our flat, our preferences and overall purpose of this garden. If we are planning to have a garden outside, we should keep in mind the climate in which we live.

            Step 2 – preparation and evaluation

            If we analyze everything from step 1, we can move further. Vertical gardens don’t need to be too expensive so we can use what we already have: empty milk chug, window frame, old tire, terrarium etc. The vertical gardens can vary greatly in its sophistication and complexity, if you want rather simple design you can do it yourself without a problem.

            Thereby, a professional team would be a great choice if you desire something truly outstanding. Especially popular vertical garden example is a living wall. It requires professional design and development as in this case density is the key. Watering vertical garden can also be challenging, but the experts can design it in a way that won’t allow water to spill all over the floor.

            If you want something simpler you can easily do it yourself. In order to comfortably water it you would need some kind of pot to store your plant. You can hang it or nail it to the wall. Your flowerpot can be anything, old milk chug, a jar, basket or bucket.

            This is especially popular in the kitchen. You can make wall of your own herbs, used in cooking. Always fresh and in the reach of your hand. You can do this by for example, nailing the boards to the wall or simply organizing shelves on which you can store your plants. Another way is to put them in baskets that will hang from the wall.

            A perfect way to take advantage of every space available to us in garden or terrace is to create a spectacular living wall. This type of vertical garden can totally change the design of your home, making it more natural and energetic. Thereby it is really complicated especially if we consider watering it.

            To develop living wall, we firstly need to come up with idea for it. We can use pocket planters or a ready frame. The frame would let us to achieve greater density and therefore better aesthetics. On the other hand, pocket planting is easier, and we should be able to do it ourselves but it’s not as spectacular.

            Living wall vertical garden require good design as the biggest challenge is watering. At this point it would be best to hire professionals. They can handle watering, choose the right plants adapted to conditions in your garden, choose the right place and develop everything in a way that reconciles your comfort, aesthetics and satisfaction. The experts have the ability to adapt this garden to your needs, such as amount of time you are ready to spend maintaining the wall, purpose of the garden etc.

Vertical garden in your house

            If you want to have a vertical garden that would bring nature into your home, amaze the guests and look outstanding all year round your best bet is to hire professionals from DREAM GARDEN. We are experts in gardening and can handle everything. Together we will design and develop your dream garden, which would be able to survive all year round due to the choice of plants and proper location. You don’t need space or too much time to have and maintain breathtaking garden! Trust the experts in the field and watch us turn your house into paradise!

Advantages of having a garden at home

garden at home

Being at home is priceless, feeling free and comfortable in your home is one of the most important things in life. In fact, when we travel it is very common to enjoy to the fullest, but to have that feeling of fatigue that would only go away in our house, our bed and our space and comfort zone. So can you imagine having a beautiful garden design at home? 

Now, if home is where we grow up, we carry out our day-to-day tasks and live with our loved ones, sometimes we need a different environment, which continues to provide us with the tranquility of our own environment, but also helps us to distract ourselves, clear up the mind, connect with nature and enjoy. This can be achieved with a like a vertical garden or a beautiful landscape design. 

Advantages of having a garden at home

As we discussed earlier, the advantages of having a garden at home are quite extensive, but today we will tell you about the ones that we consider most relevant:

Reflect your personality

Gardens do not have an exact shape, you will never find green areas equal to each other, having a garden at home is the perfect opportunity to reflect your personality. It will depend on your tastes what type of flowers you want to have, the design of it will also depend on you. This is one of the most beautiful things to do in your garden, which is not something you buy and place, it is something that can be truly unique, just like you.

Allows you to create new spaces

Depending on the needs of the moment, your garden can be attached to any setting, the spaces can be used to exercise, to have a party with your friends, or the ideal place for the smallest of the house to play and disconnect from all the technology.

Has a positive effect on our health

Being surrounded by nature and a comfortable and own space can improve our physical and mental health. Maintaining a garden, even simple tasks like watering flowers, will keep you physically active. The fullness and tranquility that you will feel while being there will bring benefits to your mental health, starting with reducing the stress and anxiety of day-to-day tasks.

It is an ideal space for children and pets

To be honest, the kings of the house are always children and pets, and of course, they deserve the best. A garden is an ideal space not only to connect with nature, but also to play, create that valuable bond between children and pets and enjoy each space without using technology. Children who get used to playing in the garden are usually very healthy children as they develop antibodies.

Animals enjoy gardens since it brings them closer to their own nature, it is also proven that animals that have a garden are less mischievous than those that are always in the house, since they have a place to drain all their energy.

Increase home value

That’s right, and we are not referring only to the personal advantages that the garden will offer you, it also increases the value of your home economically speaking. Having a garden at home when selling or renting the home, you can increase its price and recover the investment.

At Dream Garden we make the most exclusive gardens

We are experts in garden and landscape design, that although confusion may arise, gardens and landscapes are very different. In landscape design and architecture, we focus on all the spaces that we can take advantage of to create different spaces within one. For example, in a house that has a very large garden or lot, we have created incredible landscapes with swimming pools, fountains and pergolas.

As for the gardens, we do not focus mainly on the wishes of the owner, as we know that no one knows his tastes and those of his family better than him. However, throughout the process of creating the garden, from design to preparation, we advise them to achieve the perfect garden for each one.

Dream Garden: landscapes, design and architecture

At Dream Garden we strive to offer our clients a high-quality service, because in addition to being passionate about what we do, we want them to see their home with excitement and enthusiasm again.

In all the services we offer, professionalism and perfectionism stand out, our landscape and garden design is of a higher level, as are our vertical gardens that so many people fall in love with.

And why not? You can give your garden even more personality with an art wall designed by us to reflect the landscape, movie or moment that you like the most. At Dream Garden we make the garden of your dreams come true because we know that the advantages of having a garden at home are unmatched!

Why landscaping is important?

Sandy swimming pool in Estepona
Sandy swimming pool

Landscaping is about more than just making a yard beautiful. After all, a well-cared-for lawn can make even a bare yard look appealing. Landscape design is about transforming your yard into beautiful retreat while minimising the impact human activities have on the plants and the environment in your yard. While adding a few potted plants significantly help improve the look of your yard, the true value of landscape design lies beyond aesthetic improvements.

Landscaping is important because it contribute significantly to our well-being and quality of life. It provide the broader context within which we live our lives. Living within aesthetically pleasing and culturally meaningful landscapes enhances our sense of well-being. Visiting largely undeveloped landscapes enables people to re-connect with nature, to refresh their minds and bodies.