Stone sinks are difficult to find, and they are expensive to buy when you track one down, but the old porcelain models are more readily available at not such extortionate prices. It is then quite easy to convert one into a good replica of a stone sink, by cleaning it, coating it with a contact bonding adhesive, and then applying a roughened layer of cement, sand, and peat, mixed together with water. The mixture should only take a few hours to dry thoroughly.
Once filled with soil and rocks, the sink will be immensely heavy, so place it in its final home while it is still empty. Even empty, it will be very heavy.
Urban Gardening Concept – Living in an urban environment or having just a patio or deck doesn’t mean you can’t be a gardener. Container gardens can give you the same sense of accomplishment and your vine ripe tomatoes will taste just as good as those from a backyard plot. Urban gardening requires planning and organization in a way backyard gardening does not. But that is part of the fun.
First, watch the space where your containers will go over several months. How much sun does the area get? Which way does the sun move?
Giving Your Garden Makeover – Gardens need makeovers, too, for many reasons. These include changes in the soil conditions, change in seasons, change in lifestyle preferences and even just a change of mind! Whatever the reason, these top tips on giving a garden makeover will help you get the job complete to a high standard and in no time at all.
Plan before buying
Plants can be expensive and doubly so when they wither and die unexpectedly, in which case you would have to replace them. Therefore, it is always best to plan your garden according to your preferences such as; colors, seasonality and plant quality before purchasing from the nursery.
Water flowing from a garden cascade will greatly increase the impact of your pond. A sloping garden is well-suited to a cascade, but you can have an effective one on a flat plot, too, as long as you keep the scheme low and wide so that it looks natural. Stones can be placed at the edges of each fall for a more attractive appearance and to protect the lining from the constant force of the water.
Cascades don’t have to look natural, though. Geometric formal pools, built above ground and connected by wide falls, can be striking and ideal for inclusion around entertaining areas.
Keeping Chicken In The Garden – Chickens are a unique and interesting animals to raise. Unlike most household pets they produce something edible. In fact keeping chickens in the garden for pets can pay off in the long run by being a source of eggs and meat. This food will be fresher than what is purchased in the stores and with little effort can also be organic, truly cage-free, and anything else you wish.
By keeping chickens in the back garden you can rotate between where you plant your garden and where the chickens roam around.
Planting In The Narrow Garden – There are few tips how to plant if you have a narrow garden:
1. Avoid lawn if there is no space for it, or if the area is too shady. Paving, gravel or some other hard surface will look infinitely neater than a trodden lawn – a narrow strip of lawn will inevitably get worn out.
2. Bright, hot colors, such as yellows, oranges and reds, used at the bottom of a narrow garden will appear to shorten the space, and can help balance the length of the property. Cool pale colors, such as blues, pale pinks and lilacs, at the bottom of the garden will appear to recede.