Gardens
As with land, a large garden can end up being costly not only in completion but also for its future maintenance. There are several different issues to take into consideration. Firstly, a large complicated garden will need a lot of maintenance which will not only be costly but will also mean the gardener spends more time at your property while your guests are there enjoying their holidays. Secondly, water usage is a huge issue here which can prove costly especially if you have water delivered by tanker and you have chosen to go for large areas of grass. If the property has its own well then this reduces the cost of the water but these can be very costly to have installed. Unless you have a large budget and aren’t worried about future costs then it may be worth thinking about keeping the gardens to a minimum, around the property itself as well as outdoor seating areas and of course the pool. Use water wise, popular indigenous plants with areas of gravel, wood chip, pebbles and stone, for ground cover to help reduce water usage and reduce maintenance when your guests are using your property.  ​
Weed matting and gravel down, irrigation in place, waiting for some feature rocks and then planting in the spring using indigenous water wise plants that will flower throughout the holiday season. Minimal maintenance when the guests are here, restricted to the area around the pool and house and not using huge amounts of water.
I have just had a call from someone looking at purchasing a property near Alberobello and interested in adding a swimming pool. They had been told by the estate agent that they didn’t need planning permission for an above ground pool which is simply not the case, you almost certainly do. There are even areas where you need planning for the pool below. Please please, always speak with an independent geometra to check the exact situation at the property you are interested in buying.
Our latest pool is underway. We have three starting starting over the next couple of weeks so fingers crossed for this lovely weather to continue.
Villa Azzura is another property we manage which is tucked away in its own grounds with private pool and is perfect for groups of up to 8 adults. For more details contact the owner at blanchardallegra@gmail.com

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Checking a couple of properties today before new guests arrive. This it Trullo Selva Grande in the countryside near Martina Franca about 10 minutes from Locorotondo and Alberobello. If you are interested in staying there then you can contact the owner directly at enquiries.trullodellaselva@gmail.com
This it Trullo Selva Piccolo in the countryside near Martina Franca about 10 minutes from Locorotondo and Alberobello. If you are interested in staying there then you can contact the owner directly at enquiries.trullodellaselva@gmail.com
In the spring and the autumn we still have lovely hot days but the evening can be quite chilly. Adding a conservatory or an enclosed pergola gives your guests the ideal outside seating space even when the weather is cooler.