There are plants to choose from `3-30,000, depending on the budget. Maintenance is very important to sustain the greenery — one has to spend at least half-an-hour for the garden.
The greenery has become integral part of real estate development. Realtors taking the help of landscape architects to design landscapes, club houses, avenue plantations (growing plants on the side of roads) and areas like Play Garden.
It is not only increasing the aesthetic appeal of their project but also increasing the saleability. People are drawn to green way of living and want more greenery around them for environmental and health benefits, said Geetha Prasad, founder, Callos Hortus landscape designers.
Greenery has to be planned right from the lay out design stage. If it is small garden, it takes 4-5 months to grow and get the beautiful view. If needed, fully grown trees like palm are readily are available in the market which can be planted straight away.
Size of plot or price cannot be a restriction towards greenery. If there is no space, builders or individual house owners can grow the potted plants and side plantations and can go for lawns in huge spaces.
Even with the price, there are plants to choose from `3-30,000 depending on budget. However, maintenance is very important to sustain the greenery. A person has to spend at least half-an-hour for the garden, she said.
Greenery need not be limited to the exteriors. Many people are growing shade plants in the interiors of the houses. It is aesthetically pleasing and the resident can have ample amount of oxygen in the living space. If it is difficult to water regularly, wooden shavings can be used which can retains some water on the top of the soil.
Many precautions have to be taken while growing plants. People who want to growvegetables on roof tops have to check if they are perfectly water proofed or not otherwise it may result in structure getting spoiled.The residents should take an advice from nursery while choosing plants as some plants can be appealing but are poisonous.