As a result, Professor Alexander's ideas have touched millions of people. The number of models that can be observed and experienced daily is innumerable. The integration of patterns into the garden experience enhances the user's experience. In Figure 19-18, awindow garden is a model that brings the outside environment closer to the house. A window garden breaks the built exterior facade, and it changes the view of the outside environment from the exterior and the interior of the building. The human eye is trained to see what is in the foreground and tends not to notice things so far. In Figure 19-19, an edible garden is a model built on the agrarian roots of mankind and driven by activity.
The way the sun affects the house and the site at different seasons greatly influences the overall design. The proper placement of plants is based on knowing the direction of the sun at different times of the day as well as at different times of the year. The yard should be observed throughout the day to determine areas that receive full sun (more than six hours a day), partial sun, and mostly shade. Understanding sun exposure helps us make design decisions such as planting trees to shade a patio in the summer or recognizing that putting a gargleden in an area that receives only partial sun causes little fruit when it comes time to harvest.
Obviously, it is easier to create a ditch before sowing or compacting your garden, but if necessary, you can cut the grass with a grass cutter and replace it when you have recalibrated. If you have a low point in your garden that tends to collect and retain water, consider building a rain garden. A rain garden is simply an area of your garden that is designed to catch water and is filled with plants that like water. It does not really cure a garden problem soaked, but a rain garden looks much better than a muddy hole. In addition, rain gardens are good for the environment. They reduce the runoff and chemicals of the lawn, the pet waste and the sediments that go with it. A rain garden does not need to hold water like a pond. You can add drainage and use the rain garden to retain the excess water until it has a chance to flow.
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