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Enjoy This Summer In The Water Garden!

Enjoy This Summer In The Water Garden!

Enjoy This Summer In The Water Garden! – If this is the first time you’re attempting the water gardening, perhaps you should start with a moderate size pond instead of one huge one. After all, you can add on to the size of the pond later if you want, whereas if you do not like it it’s also cheaper to remove a smaller sized pond.

Having a pool of body in your own backyard is not as easy as just digging and filling it up with water, because the water will ultimately seeps back into the soil. Therefore you’ll need to use a liner for your pond, which can be obtained from your local garden center, think of it as a smaller version of a swimming pool.

What To Do In The Garden During June?

What To Do In The Garden During June?

What To Do In The Garden During June? June is the month when things really do start to hot up in the garden. Roses are in bloom, fruit is beginning to form, and the vegetable garden starts to offer up its bounty for harvest. Long warm nights mean we start to use the garden as an extension of our homes but during the day there are plenty of jobs to be getting on with.

In the flower garden

If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to create a decorative hanging basket display in your flower garden. As the risk of frost is over, you can plant it up right now and hang it straight outside.

How To Create A More Attractive Yard

How To Create A More Attractive Yard

How To Create A More Attractive Yard – Are you the type of person who enjoys hanging out on the porch with family and friends? Having a relaxing, eye-catching space to call your own can help your home stand out from the crowd and give you something to feel proud about. Here are 3 easy ways to keep your yard looking its best.

Types Of Planters For Your Patio

Types Of Planters For Your Patio

Types Of Planters For Your Patio – Ceramic pots or ceramic planters as they are often called come in many colors, designs, and shapes. To decorate your backyard living space and for an added pop of color as in an azure blue, or terra cotta color, add a few to your patio or backyard garden area. These decorative planters add height to your favorite flowers and are convenient and easy to move and rearrange when the need or desire arises.

Cedar planter boxes are versatile and sturdy and come in square and rectangle shapes. These are stand alone flower containers that come in different heights for a layered look and to fill in large spaces with colorful flowers and greenery.

Moving Water In The Garden

Moving Water In The Garden

Moving Water In The Garden – Adding movement to water creates a truly magical effect. Reflections are enhanced, the sound of  moving water is soothing and musical, and fish benefit  from the enhanced oxygenation of the water. Water lilies,  however, prefer still water, so are better suited to ponds without fountains, or where a fountain is offset so that part of the pond remains still. Movement can he created by fountains, waterspouts, rills or cascades and is guaranteed to bring sparkle and dash to the garden. As always, it should he planned in scale with the area. A gentle trickle can he refreshing in a small garden, where a large fountain  would be pretentious. 

How to maintain your garden like a pro in 4 easy steps

How to maintain your garden like a pro in 4 easy steps


Amidst the rapid urbanization, more people are still getting interested in maintaining small gardens within their properties. Some consider gardening as a form of art to harmonize with the elegance of their home while others consider it as a channel to relieve their stress and to exercise. Many people also practice organic gardening for a sustainable supply of fresh fruits and vegetables in their backyards.

 

Maintaining a healthy garden requires ample knowledge, a set of skills, and experience. Even those who have been maintaining their own gardens for years are still confused with what practices need to be done. For professional garden maintenance and landscaping needs, you may consult with a garden specialist near you. Most garden procedures are, however, not that complicated and can be accomplished using a couple of tips and tricks. Learn how to maintain your garden like a pro with these 4 easy steps.