Growing Shrubs: Size And Habit – Shrubs differ enormously in size. There are mat-forming plants such as the creeping rhymes, which will grow in a rock garden or between paving stones; there are small upright shrubs such as the lavenders, which can be used as part of a flower border or as low hedges, perhaps as a framework for a herb garden.
Enjoy Your Deck In The Winter – The main thing to keep in mind through the autumn and winter months is that the weather can be quite harsh. Therefore spring and summer furniture will need to be replaced with something more hard-wearing. Wicker and light plastic chairs for example will be no use in windy, harsh weather. You should ideally purchase weatherproof furniture that won’t blow away. Continue Reading
Placing a wooden fence around your home or business has many advantages. A fence can be a great way to keep out criminals and burglars. It can also keep children or pets safe as well as maintain privacy from peering eyes.
Fence companies offer many types of garden fences you can choose from. While many people get vinyl or PVC fences because they have a low cost and are easily maintained. However, they do not look nearly as good as a wooden fence.
If you are going to install a wooden fence around your home or business, you want to make sure that you follow all of the right steps and do it correctly. Here are some tips to help you put up your fence:
How To Construct Your Own Raised Beds – Many gardeners are not blessed with rich, tillable soil, or fertile loam that just begs for deep rooted veggies and heavy feeding flowers. In fact, in many regions, there are soil issues galore, that severely hamper or annoy gardeners until they despair of ever being able to grow delicious crops or fragrant flowers at all!
With the assistance of raised beds, gardeners in every location and climate can plant and reap the benefits of their efforts! And even if you do have fairly loamy soil conditions, raised beds can still be a gardener’s best choice, allowing greater control over exactly what your fabulous vegetables and ornamentals are growing in.
Making A Garden Stepping Stones – Stepping stones are an essential part of any landscape. They serve two main purposes: they create an attractive visual path, and are also a map leading to different specified areas.
What you will need?
You will need following materials: chunk of recycled concrete, a bag of mortar, powdered cement color (3-5 complementing colors), a large paint brush, concrete, sealer, gloves, goggles, dust mask, clothing that conceals the skin (long sleeve shirt).
A Sunken Garden Design – You can make your garden more interesting by providing occasional changes in level. By raising a garden or lowering a paved area, you can create small enclosures that are ideal as sheltered, outdoor living spaces especially when a retaining wall can double as bench seating. On the other hand, you may want to create a sunken haven for shade-loving plants or an elevated patch of lawn to act as a sun trap.