The house Tieu Man is living in has a terrace of about 33m². Due to its location at the top of the building, it is always sunny and windy. However, the amount of sunshine during the day will vary depending on the season. For example, in the fall and winter, the sun on the rooftop is only about 3 hours a day.
With the available conditions, Tieu Man immediately thought of creating a rooftop garden. At first, she also thought of hiring a unit to design and construct a terrace garden. However, this intention was extinguished when she was quoted by the construction company with an unexpected price.
After all, Tieu Man decided to do it all by herself. It is from designing, buying materials, gardening tools to planting trees. Struggling to do everything on her own by consulting information through groups with similar interests in planting trees online, Tieu Man finally completed her terrace garden after 8 long months.
With Tieu Man, planning the garden is not too difficult. The garden has a rectangular design so trees are planted around the garden. The space in the middle of the garden is left empty to place outdoor tables and chairs for rest times.
What makes Tieu Man spend the most time when constructing this terrace garden is the watering system. To reduce the effort in the process of taking care of plants later, Tieu Man has set up an automatic watering system in the garden. Besides, it is also necessary to ensure that the drainage system works well, in case of heavy rain. Up to now, Tieu Man’s garden has been 3 years old and all are in very good condition.
With the condition of the terrace, is it possible to grow many trees? This is a question that many acquaintances ask when they learn that Tieu Man built a terrace garden by herself. In fact, there are more plants that can grow well in rooftop conditions than you might think.
Just looking at Tieu Man’s terrace garden, you will see how large the variety of trees is. In the garden are hydrangeas, roses, geraniums, bougainvillea, lilies, sage, pine, hibiscus and many more.
The most common appearance in Tieu Man’s small garden is the hydrangea. The flower does not need you to take care of it, but it flowers a lot. The blooming period of hydrangeas is also quite long, so that the garden landscape is always full of life.
Roses are also very suitable for growing on terraces. However, the early period of Tieu Man also encountered some difficulties when this flower had many problems with pests and diseases. In the end, Tieu Man only kept varieties of roses with good disease resistance to plant more in the garden.
In the morning the garden is filled with flowers, but when night falls, it is another impressive scene. The lighting system of the garden used by Tieu Man is based on solar energy, which can automatically light up at night. When the chandeliers light up, the romantic atmosphere spreads out into the garden.
The atmosphere of the garden makes Tieu Man especially love to spend the end of the day here. She often listens to music and watches her favorite movies inside the garden. Enjoying the fresh air and letting go of all worries and worries is what Tieu Man loves most since having this terrace garden.
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