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How To Care For An Open Area In Your Home

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Do you have an open area in your home? Or maybe you just want to see what it would be like to have one incorporated into it. No matter what the requirement is, it is best to always consider the kind of maintenance that this would take and whether you have a lifestyle that can currently accommodate this need. Maintaining an open area inside the home is really important because it is indoors. Here are some of the ways in which you can care for your open area.

Is There Enough Sunlight Coming In?

One of the main questions that you have to ask especially if the plants that you are growing in your open area are real ones and not plastic, is whether or not there is enough sunlight coming into the open area. You can get Addon pergolas installed that allow for enough sunlight to come into the open area and give the plants the resources that they need to grow.You can also think about other ways in which this can be done if you have the house built already and wanted to incorporate this open area as an afterthought and the above method is not easily implemented with the current structure.

Can You Maintain The Plants Growing Inside?

One factor that you will really need to pay attention to is the selection of plants that you choose to grow in your open area. If you are not able to maintain those plants easily and you need to give them a lot of time and effort to grow them, you might not be really able to keep that up in the long run. If you are going to choose plants that are small also focus on the aesthetic appeal of them. If you can afford to buy several bonsai trees that would be a great idea. Or if you can learn how to do your own bonsai you can try your hand at that too.

If There Are Any Water Features

If the open area also has a water feature like a small pond or a waterfall or the likes, you will need to regularly attend to their maintenance and keep them clean. It is always wise to have some fish if it is a pond where water gets stagnated so that there is no possibility of mosquitoes beginning a small breeding ground inside your home. Do not ever let the water remain unchanged for a long period of time until when it begins to look all green and gooey, which is never a good sign. If you have fish living in the pond make sure that they are fed and that the water is oxygenated enough for them to survive in. do not put together breeds of fish that might attack each other for survival such as fighter fish and the likes. Have a few scavengers and catfish or other bottom feeders so that they will also help keep the water clean.

 

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