Get that green touch
The modern landscaped house garden is a multi-tasker. No more plain vanilla patch of lawn with a handful of flowering shrubs on the side. These gardens are being designed with multiple facets — play areas for children, sit-outs for the adults and party lawns for guests — to meet the needs of the entire household, and built in a variety of ways, from ‘vertical gardens' to delicately-lit rooftop gardens, to cope with the rapidly shrinking urban spaces. “Nowadays homeowners are much more aware of what a can be achieved with landscaping,” says landscape architect K. Raghuraman. “It's all about creating quality living spaces.” One of the foremost requirements, quite naturally, is using landscaping to provide a sense of privacy in the midst of the hustle and bustle of our metro. “There may be a slum behind the backyard or a school nearby and there's too much noise,” says Sekar James of Master Plan Landscape Architects. “You've got to take these demands of an urban space into consideration while planning the garden.”
So some people opt for netting or mesh (covered tastefully with pretty creepers) above their walls (“some up to 30 ft high,” says Raghuraman).
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