Bamboo gardens have a bit of a bad rap as an invasive plant, but when managed properly, bamboo is one of the most versatile and sophisticated plants one can use to update your garden space or outdoor area. Here are a few ways to give your garden a boost that requires very minimal effort.
Design with Privacy in Mind:
Most people desire a feeling of heightened privacy in their backyard or outdoor space, making it a little oasis. One great option for accomplishing this is to use non-invasive species of bamboo like Fargesia – this can be planted in the ground or grown in containers in a line to create a screen-like effect. Planting bamboo in square cedar planters is a perfect choice to instantly shelter a specific area while obstructing the view and sounds of passersby, neighbors and traffic. Lush greenery is a simple and effective way to simultaneously beautify and privatize your space.
Design with Style in Mind:
Known as one of the most prominent symbols of Feng shui, the resilient, hydroponic bamboo plant is said to bring both peace and luck to any environment. When used in a garden design, bamboo acts as both an effective privacy barrier and decorative, lush greenery. For a minimalist look, side branches can be removed to showcase the colorful stalk and allow for views through the bamboo to a surrounding garden. This is also a beautiful way to showcase the stripes of the stalk against garden walls, adding depth to the design.
Design with Sound in Mind:
When it comes to garden space design, it is important to consider sound and ambience. Bamboo acts as both a sound barrier, and a soundtrack for your garden. A bamboo grove will act as a natural sound barrier by eliminating outside noise from your garden space. The bamboo leaves and hollow stems respond well to wind and rainfall, creating a subtle clanking and rustling soundtrack to help you relax.
Regardless of the size or style of garden you are planning, bamboo can help make your space peaceful and picturesque. Do you have any tips that you use in your garden? Let us know in the comments section!
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