Landscaping The Summer Garden – An important thing is natural landscape or the terrain of the lawn and the garden area. Whenever possible, it would be great to work with landscape than working totally against it or going towards extraordinary efforts in making changes to natural landscape of the lawn as one can quite easily and very beautifully plan the summer garden and go with flow working well along with natural terrain of the lawn and also garden area.
A way in which it can be accomplished is by taking quick surveys of the lawn. This would be more than any cursory visual survey. One would need to walk the lawn and the corresponding area in which the garden space is being planned to be implemented.
New Age Gardening Tools – Gardening is an art and every art demands imagination, passion and necessary tools to shape the creativity of the artist. Today, gardening has transformed a lot, changing perspective with lots of advanced tools and machinery. You may have seen lots of gardening tools like hedge trimmers, garden blowers, cultivators and even snow throwers in normal home supply stores.
Many stores offer variety of accessories with each machine, so you save storage space and only one engine to maintain. We have seen this evolutionary change in gardening in quite a few years. Like in many other fields, gardening is also swept away by technology and gardeners find solace in new age gardening tools.
Sea holly (Eryngium) is a spiky, stiffly branched, architectural plant, perhaps best given space to make its own statement, ideally in a gravel garden. It will also integrate in mixed, sunny borders, providing an excellent contrast to softer plants. If you are growing a blue sea holly plant in containers, place them with other plants that can tolerate dry conditions. Some of them are biennials. This striking plant has deeply cut, bluish-grey leaves, veined white, and spiky steel-blue cones of flowers. Cultivars, which vary in height and the exact shade of blue, include ‘Blue Glitter’, ‘Sapphire Blue’ and ‘Big Blue’.
Sea holly should be grown in full sun and in light, well draining soil. Sea holly does not like to be disturbed so choose a spot where it will not need transplanting.
Keeping Chicken In The Garden – Chickens are a unique and interesting animals to raise. Unlike most household pets they produce something edible. In fact keeping chickens in the garden for pets can pay off in the long run by being a source of eggs and meat. This food will be fresher than what is purchased in the stores and with little effort can also be organic, truly cage-free, and anything else you wish.
By keeping chickens in the back garden you can rotate between where you plant your garden and where the chickens roam around.