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Terraces And Paved Gardens

Terraces And Paved Gardens

One of the aims of garden planning is to associate the garden with the house so that one unit is created. The garden, viewed through a window, should be a natural extension of the house. The eye should sweep freely across an open lawn to the perimeters, to the prospect of hidden surprises behind curves, or be drawn to an apparently distant focal point.

The uniting link between house and garden is the terrace, usually leading from the living room into the garden. The shape and size of the terrace are usually determined by the garden area and by aspect. Where a new terrace is being built, it should ideally harmonize in shape with the garden.

Gardening Tips: Replicating Ireland’s Fall Landscape

Gardening Tips: Replicating Ireland’s Fall Landscape


Important Elements to Consider for Your Irish-inspired Autumnal Backyard
Ireland has a bountiful of flora and fauna. Their landscapes and natural beauty are worth replicating in our gardens. Incorporate colorful shrubs, scented plants, leafless tress, daffodil bulbs and other flora that can bring life to our garden this fall. So if you are wondering how to create an Irish feel in your garden, follow the simple tips we’ll present bellow. From plant suggestions to essential garden elements, we’ve got you covered.

Gardening In Early Fall

Gardening In Early Fall

The weather in early fall is still warm enough to make outdoor gardening a comfortable experience. Although the vibrant flowers of summer may be gone, there are plenty of delights to be enjoyed in the form of late-flowering gems such as nerines and chrysanthemums, not to mention the bright berries and showy grass.


Apart from planting bulbs, and protecting frost-tender plants, there are few really pressing jobs at this time of year. You should, however, move any evergreen shrubs that need repositioning. Also dig up and divide any overgrown and congested perennials. Make sure that you have enough clean pots when it comes potting up the tender plants which cannot be left outside in the frost and the wet. Pay close attention to the lawn. Go over it with a fork, stabbing it with the prongs to aerate it.

Small Front Garden – Landscaping Tips

Small Front Garden – Landscaping Tips

Due to the fact the prices of real properties skyrocket, majority of individuals can no more afford to own houses with wide front lawns. A number of meters of extra area surrounding the perimeter or sometimes even just at the front and back of this very house are what most new homeowners could afford now. This can be sad especially if you planned to have a huge sprawling garden, but even with the use of limited space, you’ll be able to have an attractive front garden design by planting the right plants for the right locations.

Here is how you’ll be able to design your personal small front garden.

Frequent Problems With Annuals

Frequent Problems With Annuals

Annuals are among the most varied, most beautiful and most colorful flowers on the market. The sheer variety of annuals, the many colors, shapes and textures they come in, has made them a favorite among gardeners for many years.

With so many different annuals on the market, their ability to resist common plant diseases and insect infestations can vary quite a bit. While some types of annuals are virtually impervious to disease and insects, others require much more care to remain trouble free. When choosing varieties of annuals, it is always best to choose disease and insect resistant varieties when ever you can. Doing so will allow you to use less pesticides, and they will generally be less trouble in the long run as well.

Plants Can Die During A Warm Summer

Plants Can Die During A Warm Summer

To state the obvious, plants cannot live without water – a protracted dry spell in the summer months can result in serious losses the plants most at risk. Newly planted shrubs and trees, bedding plants, shallow-rooted vegetables and climbers growing close to a house. Even deep rooted well established plants like Roses can suffer, trials have shown that growth is impaired and the flowering season is curtailed if these plants are not watered during a dry summer.

As with all garden plants, the battle against water shortage begins well prior to the dry days of summer. Incorporate adequate organic matter into the soil before planting or sowing, and ensure that the soil is completely moist to a depth of about 9 inches when planting or sowing. Mulch in late spring – you will have now done all of the preparatory work that you possibly can.