Ornamental Furniture In The Garden

Ornamental Furniture In The Garden – Seats and tables take up a fairly large space in the garden. Too often they spoil the effect by being of unsympathetic materials or simply too large for More »

Importance Of Backyard Landscaping

Importance Of Backyard Landscaping – Backyard landscaping is absolutely vital if you own your home. There is nothing quite like a groomed and cared for garden. If you really want to feel More »

The top 4 reasons to buy a small shed

Sheds are a great addition to any home. If your family is running into storage issues, sheds provide a convenient solution. If you have a garden and you need space to store More »

Mediterranean Gardens

Mediterranean gardens typically features a combination of formal and rustic. These styles reproduce the dramatic landscape associated with Italy, Spain and Greece. Whilst not all areas are lucky enough to have the More »

4 Reasons to Build a Log Cabin on your Property

Constructing log cabins and actually living in them provides many opportunities than you may not even be able to imagine. With the sophisticated architecture and relaxing ambiance inside the log cabin, you More »

 

Planning For Early Spring Garden

Planning For Early Spring Garden

Planning For Early Spring Garden – As you plan what to add to your garden this winter, we’re sure you are paying attention to the light and water requirements all good perennial vendors attach to each entry in their catalog. This is very important to your success with each plant. But it is possible to mix more drought loving plants with those that require more moisture in the same planting with good results. The secret lies in the substructure of each given plant’s area in the bed.

Drought lovers do like some water, they will reward you with a much more beauty with some weekly water…in a drought bed. But what if you want to put say – lavender and phlox in with lobelia and ligularia? Those water requirements can really hamper one’s creativity!

The Best Shrubs For Early Spring Garden

The Best Shrubs For Early Spring Garden

The Best Shrubs For Early Spring Garden – Early spring is not the time you expect to see anything except the budding of plants and trees. If you want to have flowers this early in the year there are five shrubs that will give you the desired splash of color and aromatic breezes in early springtime. Read on to find out more about these plants and how to care for them.

1. The Azalea

The Azalea is an early bloomer much like the Rhododendron. The difference is seen in the size of the flower clusters. The Azalea has smaller flowers but is large on style. The blooms can be in a variety of colors and sizes. They can reach up to 15 feet in height and grow best in full sunlight or partially shaded areas. It is good to add mulch around the base to help seal in moisture.

Snowdrop Flowers

Snowdrop Flowers

Snowdrop flowers (Galanthus) are the first bulb flowers to appear in late winter, before the spring equinox. They are grown in both cold winter regions and moderate winters, but keep in mind they truly dislike warm winters. So, if you live in Southern California, Florida or other hot climates, you will have to pass on having the snowdrop flower in your garden. Snowdrops may even bloom all winter long.

Snowdrops are good for rock gardens, under trees and shrubs, at the fronts of borders or in front of flowering shrubs, in lawns, or along woodland paths. The elegant flowers are tiny; so to make an impact in the garden, plant them in large masses.

Water And Drainage: Planting In Dry And Wet Soil

Water And Drainage: Planting In Dry And Wet Soil

Water and Drainage: Planting in Dry and Wet Soil – Drainage is always a critical element that affects how a plant adjusts to the place it is grown. The definition of drainage is the movement of water through the soil. Water moving quickly through the soil means that drainage is good or fast. This type of soil is referred to as well-drained. When water move very slowly, drainage is poor.

This doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden in a poorly drained area. But your choices of plants will have to be limited to species that grow well in wet soil conditions. There are ways to improve drainage some of which are mentioned below.

How To Help Wild Birds During The Winter?

How To Help Wild Birds During The Winter?

How To Help Wild Birds During The Winter? wild birds could survive fairly well in the winter. The combination of climate change and declining bird habitat has made it tougher for birds to survive. There are some pretty simple things that you can do to ensure that the birds in your area can be healthy through the winter. It is great if you can do all of the things on the list, but as with all things, starting small is just fine.

1. If possible, place a variety of bird feeders out so that you can feed multiple types of birds. Purchasing higher quality feeders will be more economical in the long run.

 

 

Having A Garden Workshop In The Backyard

Having A Garden Workshop In The Backyard

Having A Garden Workshop In The Backyard – den enthusiasts require not just a patch of grass or simple tools to be able to prepare plants within the backyard. There is also a need to have garden workshops where you’ll be able to have usable spaces in preparing your plants, storing equipment as well as growing your plants from seedlings to full bloom. However, just like any other garden sheds which you can have, there are numerous ways and considerations before you are able to have completely functional and desirable garden buildings.

The initial step to have garden workshop in the backyard would be to decide how you are going to use the available location within the yard where you need to build these garden sheds.