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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.

Growing Squash Tips

Growing Squash Tips

Squash is part of a family of vegetables that includes pumpkins. The popular zucchini is a type of squash. There are two different main types of squash: winter and summer. Each type has many varieties to choose from.


Summer squash come in many shapes and sizes. But there are three main shapes of summer squash. Scallop or also known as patty pan are rounded and flat and resemble a dandelion in shape. Some summer squash can be straight-necked or crooked-necked, smaller at the top than the bottom. The last main shape is a club shape, the body being uniform in size throughout the length of the squash.

Four O’Clock Plant

Four O’Clock Plant

A beautiful plant with amazing flowers which open late in the afternoon and close again the next morning, hence the name ‘Four o’clock plant’. This plant has an amazing number of other common names: Four o’Clock flower, Marvel of Peru, Purple Jasmine, Jalap, Mirabilis jalapa, Maravilla, Clavilla, Bonina, Gul Abas, Hendirikka, Anthi Mandhaarai, chandrakantha, and others.

Flowers are quite unique with various colors on every plant, mostly pink, yellow, orange, red, purple – you can also find unusual bicolored flowers. Flowers are also very fragrant. They really stand out in the garden and are great in pots, as ground cover or to fill a dull spot, pretty well anywhere.

Make A Garden That Looks Fabulous All Summer Long

Make A Garden That Looks Fabulous All Summer Long

A lot of work goes into keeping a summer garden looking fabulous all summer long and most people fail to consider this fact. If you really want your summer garden to flourish then you need to perform a few tasks to maintain it’s beauty.

Mini gardening goals should be mapped out and you should make all attempts to achieve and follow them as closely as environmental changes permit. Remember to take into consideration natural setbacks such as lack of rain or excessive temperatures and make the proper adjustments By having a list of things to do written down in a place where it can be seen it will weigh more heavily and be much more likely to be accomplished than if it were out of sight and out of mind.

Gardening In Late Summer

Gardening In Late Summer

Late summer is when your garden is showing up signs of wear and becoming a little tattered at the edges, changing character of the once bright garden planted in spring. You will notice the leaves have matured to a dark green and is almost brittle. Your garden is now entering into the reproductory phase of producing seeds. Insects abound and the ground is drying up. All this calls for more than a bit of attention.

You will also find most of the plants have overgrown and lacking in colorful blooms and brown spots may have appeared in the lawn. You can stimulate new growth in the perennials by cutting them back in about half and many varieties will come out with another fresh flush of fall flowers. This will neaten up your garden’s appearance. While you are at it trim off any brown and dead foliage especially from spring bulbs.

Cacti Care

Cacti Care

Cacti are some of the most exciting and exotic houseplants there are. Most of the species of cacti are easy to grow, even for the beginning grower. Cacti can be bought at your local home improvement center or gardening store all year round, although the summer is the best time to get them. You will also need to purchase a few things along with your
new cactus.

Pot. First, get a pot to plant it in. When you purchase the cactus, it has been in the pot that it comes in for a long time and will most likely need to be repotted. Select a pot only a little larger than the cactus’ current pot because one that is too big will cause over watering. Also make sure that there are holes for water to drain out of the pot, because without these the cactus will rot and die.