Alpine slide – a hill with the inclusion of stones and colorful groundcover. Arrange on a sunny hill and sheltered place so that the building or the crown of mature trees are not shaded light-loving plants. It should have few side view, and thus each should look decent. Size is determined, above all, the size of the garden. On a small plot of land is appropriate compact slide, and the large allotments would be nice look more monumental building of large boulders. Sometimes it helps to form the shape of the "main" stone that gives the hill a conceptual center. The device slides Creating slides begins with the layout of the site.
On the supposed site dig the pit of irregular shape (not less than 30-40 cm) and fill it with gravel, broken brick, or expanded clay, which plays the role of drainage. For these purposes it may very well use construction waste. After the device basics slides sealed bottom of the pit, and he filled the fertile soil. Earth poured in layers, each layer is compacted and watered in order to identify voids. drainage done to ensure that land is not "utyanula" them into itself. On the surrounding area must remove all weeds such as quack grass dlinnokornevischnye and weed. Then, on the perimeter cabinets stacked boulders.
After laying the first lower the widest circle of stones formed tiers filled with gravel and compacted surface again. The basic rules for creating slides Since Hill – engineering construction and should be beautiful even without plants, with laying stones should be followed with some technical rules. At the bottom of hills should lay out the largest-sized stones. Stones are placed in the direction of the foot to the top so that the bottom were support lying above the widest part of the base is placed. Boulders are placed so that the subsequent row overlaps the previous joints (the letter 'T'). It is a pledge of strength. The closer to the vertex, the size of the stones in proportion decreases. Only in this case, the slide will look more natural. Boulders are placed irregularly shaped individually or in groups. The traditional way – laying tiers. Their number depends on the size of slides and used stones. Typically, the size of 5×3 m slides obtained 3.5 tiers. The distance between the stones should be sufficient for normal plant growth and to the grown plants are not concealed stones. Between the stones are held digging pockets that are filled with plants. After the plants facilities slides leave it for another week for the uniform subsidence and germination of the majority of weeds. Propolov hill and filling in the deeper soil, you can begin planting. After planting the seedlings fill up the soil surface gravel to mulch the weeds. Plants should be chosen unpretentious, focusing on the climatic conditions of the terrain. Perhaps needless to say, the plants should be undersized. In any case not thicken landing. Thumbnail image of plants is misleading. They grow fast. Knowing selection of plants for beginners tseetovodam can recommend the following plants: stonecrops, young, primrose, thrift, atsena, dwarf watersheds, alpine aster, Carpathian bluebell, grains, gentian, sunflowers, flax, saxifrage, thyme. Alpine garden will not only give your garden a special flavor, but also give you unforgettable pleasure from the process of creation of this little corner of nature. Care Melkokapelny watering 2-3 times a week. Each year in places where it should be implemented podsypku fertile land. Gorka necessarily weed. Shelter for the winter to prevent freezing spruce branches and plant protection burns from the spring sun. Source