Life in a Spanish villa wouldnt be the same without the gardens surrounding them. The climate is perfect for outdoor activities, bbqs in the outdoor kitchens or refreshments under the palms.
Make sure you keep your palms well maintained though. The glorious pre-historic looking beauties need a little love to thrive in your Spanish garden. First and foremost they need proper soil, if you are planting new ones get expert advice on obtaining the perfect match between palms and your soil. Second, they need trimming – hire a gardener to do it professionally or set a weekend aside to get all the bottom layers sawed off. It keeps the palm looking nice and healthy.
Lastly, look out for the pesky infectious intruders killing palms all over Spain. If you see sudden deterioration in your palms health, get it sprayed immediately to kill off the leeches feeding on it till it dies.
Spain has the perfect climate for exciting layouts of your garden. Palms and other exotic plants grow naturally in the warm Spanish weather and plenty of residential plots have little tweaks and corners that make for wonderful gardening opportunities.
Tips and tricks for getting garden palms:
- Garden Centers sell fully grown palms
- Place your palms wisely, they will throw giant shadows over the pool and other plants
- Do not buy palms without getting advice on the type and soil it grows in (some prefer sand for instance)
- Get the best value by buying palms at garden centers away from tourist areas
Palms are the spice that perfect your Spanish garden. Use them wisely and research before buying to ensure you get palms that will thrive in your specific soil.