Taman di dalam rumah dapat menjadi sarana rekreasi yang efektif, selain itu juga dapat memberi kontribusi positif dalam hal kesehatan rumah tinggal. Taman disekitar kita juga dapat dipakai menanam tanaman obat atau tanaman hias. Rumah yang sehat berkomposisi 60 % bangunan dan 40 persen lahan hijau (taman), menurut peraturan pemerintah yang standar. Fungsi lahan hijau sebagai penghasil oksigen dan resapan air hujan. Taman kering adalah alternatif taman dalam rumah sebagai pengganti taman yang ’basah’ dalam arti langsung tanah dan ditanami berbagai tumbuhan.
Garden at home can be an effective means of recreation, and can also give a positive contribution in terms of home health care. Garden around us can also be used to plant medicinal plants or ornamental plants. Healthy home composition is 60% buildings and 40 percent green areas (gardens), according to the standards of government regulations. Green land function as a producer of oxygen and rain water absorption. Dry Garden is an alternative way instead of ‘wet’ garden in terms of land and plants.
Just with small plants and natural rocks or gravel and garden lights, should make a beautiful dry garden. Materials such as coral, gravel and sand like ‘Zen’ garden from Japan can provide a refreshing sense of contemplation, and looks ‘cool’. Elements of rock, for example by providing exposed stone wall as well as the spread of coral above ground instead of grass, commonly used in dry gardens.
In the dynamic city life, a dry garden might be an alternative hobby to forget the bustle of daily work. This is because of easy maintenance and simple which is perfect for city dwellers. Dry garden can be used as a rain water catchment areas using pumice stone, roofed, coral, sand and a lot of plants that absorbs water.
Dry garden can be placed at various locations in the house, for example, in addition to the house, front porch, next to the dining room or family room, rear garden, even a semi-open bathroom with a transparent roof or without roof. In addition to fiber glass roof, we can also use the glass to cover the top, with the aim that sunlight can seep into and illuminates the plant.
Plants that are often planted are ornamental plants, aromatic plants, medicinal plants and herbs. Dry garden usually has some of exotic plants to make it more interesting, for example, frangipani tree. Simple impression is usually the concept of a dry garden. Additional accessories are commonly used are the fountains, fish ponds, garden benches, garden lamps, potted plants, and so on. Many accessories can be easily purchased in stores or shops.
Choose plants that is easy to care and maintenance so as not to inconvenience in everyday conditions. The selected plants should not need regular watering, the need for continuous sunlight, humidity that fit, and others. Examples of easy to maintain plants: plants that typically grow in dry areas and less rain as shrubs, small-leafed trees, various types of cactus, palm, aloe vera, agave, sikas, palm, are suitable for inside or outside.
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