Decorating Patio And Garden With Owl Water Fountains – Owl water fountains must be one of the most fun and attractive options to delight the eye and light the spirit. They combine the fascinating world of owls with the soothing effect of water, located together in a fountain that focused the eye and draws the ear.
Owls are great but why get a water fountain in your garden?
Seaside gardens pose their own special problems. To begin with, you have to strike a balance between openness to the sea view and providing shelter from the sea wind, which isn’t always a gentle zephyr. With salt picked up from the sea spray, the wind can cut any plant that gets in its way as effectively as a pair of pruning shears. Foliage and shoots can be injured by rubbing against each other or from dust or sand abrasion, or may be torn off altogether. Continue Reading
Plan your garden without impatience – it is undoubtedly the enemy of the amateur garden designer. Instant gardens only exist at horticultural shows, and these often have a sterility about them that one would not wish to emulate. Continue Reading
The house-side passage is often wasted, and becomes a dreary ‘no go’ area. All to often the house-side passage is a forgotten space, a dreary corridor that becomes a dumping ground for any unwanted objects. It is rarely seen as part of the overall garden, simply a way between back and front or to the side door. Yet the potential can be considerable, particularly if the gap between the house and boundary is a reasonable one. Windows often look into the house-side passage, sometimes from the kitchen and sometimes from a living room, making the provision of a well thought-out scheme all the more important.
Small Garden Project Ideas – Garden designs focus on huge acres and pieces of land, ignoring that most people are not lucky or privileged enough to enjoy such spaces. On the other hand, sometimes people come across garden ideas for small spaces they didn’t know that existed, or could not even imagine.
What we all want is to grow plants and maintain a garden that will give a refreshing tone to our house, enhancing its quality and looks. When designing small gardens, the first and most important requirement is imagination, a great eye and experience. Opposite to common belief, a small garden might have its limits, but it doesn’t need to be limiting.
Pools, patios, garden sheds, and even kids’ play areas require level ground. A solution to your sloping yard problem might be a retaining wall. A good looking retaining wall can turn your unusable back yard into a safe, level area that you can actually use. Beautifying your garden by the construction of a retaining wall, behind which is a lawn or expanse of flowers, is not a difficult task. But, like all garden problems, it requires a certain amount of effort and care. The retaining wall must be strong enough to hold back the pressure of a great weight of soil, and yet porous enough to allow drainage.
The most popular types of walls are built of stone, either dressed or rubble. In using stone for a retaining wall, there are two basic types of construction: dry-wall, which uses earth as a filler between the stones, and mortar, which uses cement as a bonding agent.