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Garden Edging

Garden Edging

Garden Edging – Any ‘fluid’ surface, whether concrete, tarmac or gravel, will need a firm edge to hold it in place while laying, and prevent it moving once it is down. This is particularly important with gravel. Small-module surfaces, such as brick, setts or pavers, will also require some form of garden edging restraint to hold the bond together. This garden edging can become decorative in itself, provided it is kept simple and in keeping.

Various ‘trims’ can be used, ranging from lengths of pressure-treated timber held in place with stakes, to brick, or granite setts, ‘haunched’, or set in concrete. The last are expensive but durable, and could link well with similar materials used elsewhere in the garden or near the house.

Garden Planning: Look At What You Have

Garden Planning: Look At What You Have

Garden Planning: Look At What You Have – Can you move comfortably from the house to the garden? It’s not as common as it used to be to find the only door to the back garden is from the kitchen. Do you have a door from the living room; would it be desirable to have one from the utility room, or even a main bedroom if you live in a bungalow?


Replacing a window with a door isn’t a major job for a builder, and it might allow you to step out on to a terrace or deck, maybe into the sunshine, perhaps with a pergola overhead for shade. If there is already a patio, is it adequate for your purposes, or should you think of making it more generous?

Having A Garden Workshop In The Backyard

Having A Garden Workshop In The Backyard

Having A Garden Workshop In The Backyard – den enthusiasts require not just a patch of grass or simple tools to be able to prepare plants within the backyard. There is also a need to have garden workshops where you’ll be able to have usable spaces in preparing your plants, storing equipment as well as growing your plants from seedlings to full bloom. However, just like any other garden sheds which you can have, there are numerous ways and considerations before you are able to have completely functional and desirable garden buildings.

The initial step to have garden workshop in the backyard would be to decide how you are going to use the available location within the yard where you need to build these garden sheds.

Topiary In The Winter Garden

Topiary In The Winter Garden

Topiary In The Winter Garden – Topiary can be as traditional or as modern, as abstract or representational as you wish. All that counts is that you choose the right plant for cutting, pruning and shaping and that it fits in with the rest of the winter garden.

For traditional evergreen topiary use Buxus (box). It can be used to make all kinds of shapes, from squares to balls and peacocks. The small leaves mean you can create precise shapes with tight angles, and it is quite fast growing, at about 30 cm (12 in) a year. Box responds well to regular clipping.

Creating A Beautiful Garden For Beginners

Creating A Beautiful Garden For Beginners

Creating A Beautiful Garden For Beginners – Planting a flower garden may be an overwhelming experience for anybody let alone a beginner gardener. The good news is there are easy ways to get around it by following these simple steps. Read on to find out what these simple tips are for planning your garden landscape and what lawn decor to choose to get what you want from the sweet escape in your backyard.

Before you head to a nursery or garden center, make sure you have a plan. Think about where you want to put your flowers and garden accessories, what colors you want where, how many and so forth. This will make your shopping experience much easier and faster and probably less expensive.

Planter Boxes As Attractive Garden Focal Points

Planter Boxes As Attractive Garden Focal Points

Planter Boxes As Attractive Garden Focal Points – Planter boxes are wonderful for giving form and emphasis to your garden. Many modern houses are frequently designed with built-in planters, and traditional houses have them at entranceways, on terraces, and beside garages. Planters come in a variety of durable materials for outdoors, such as concrete, wood, brick or stone.

There are two types – the permanent planter box attached to the house and the movable one bought or built to suit a particular need. Some gardeners maintain several for replacement as plants pass their prime. Planters are rectangular, square, oblong, triangular, hexagonal, circular, or free form. Like pots and tubs, their value is largely architectural.