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Homemade Window Boxes And Troughs

Homemade Window Boxes And Troughs

It is frequently difficult to find garden containers to fit a particular space. Windowsills may be too large, or too small for the boxes you can buy: balconies may require larger boxes than those you can find if the overall design is to be maintained, or you may not like the design of the individual planters available. One solution is to make your own containers. A range of containers can be made quite simply from wood or MDF. With care and proper treatment, they will provide long service.

You can also make a number of wooden containers, such as troughs and Versailles tubs in various shapes and designs that fit the style of the garden. Most good garden woodworking manuals contain a number of design ideas that you can adapt to what you need.

Garden Sheds

Garden Sheds

Garden sheds are normally small buildings that are placed in a backyard that can be used for hobbies, workshops or storage. Sheds are a very practical structure that most people have in their backyard. Most people who have sheds built often customize them depending on their needs. They are customized by adding windows, ventilation, shelves, electrical outlets and the like. They differ in size and in difficulty of construction. Garden sheds are normally made of steel secured to a frame.


These sheds are ideal for storing lawn and garden equipment or for adding a little extra storage for your home. Corner, vertical, horizontal and tool sheds are just some examples. Adding shelves and hooks to your shed will give you the most storage space.

The Short Stay Garden

The Short Stay Garden

Many people need their garden to look established within a single season; they often don’t have years to wait for it to develop and mature, and they perhaps don’t plan to be living in the house for more than a couple of years. There are plenty of ways to tackle the garden design so that it will look good fast.

This design includes a good mix of surfacing materials that will quickly look established. Gravel looks good almost as soon as it is laid, and plants will quickly colonize it. Likewise the use of wood as the principle hard surfacing gives the garden an organic air that is very welcoming.

How To Make The Garden Bridge

How To Make The Garden Bridge

Just because you don’t have huge, elaborate gardens does not mean you can’t accentuate what you do have with the garden bridges. Garden bridges could be just what you need to turn those mediocre garden areas into something quite splendid.

Garden bridges can add a touch of country or formal design to a garden. Small garden bridges are easy to find. There are many garden bridges that you can find in garden centers or home improvement centers. One of the best places to find small garden bridges may be internet. There are lots of sites that have many ideas for small garden bridges.

Kitchen Garden: Harvesting And Storing

Kitchen Garden: Harvesting And Storing

Ripe vegetables and fruit wait for no one. Always harvest your crops when they are ready and if they cannot be eaten straight away, dry them or freeze them for use later.

It is unlikely that the harvest from your container kitchen garden will be large enough to cause any major storage problems. However, that said, there is every reason to do what you can to ensure that nothing is wasted and that you are able to make the most of your harvest and enjoy all the fruit, vegetables and herbs that you have grown when you want to eat them.

Terraces And Paved Gardens

Terraces And Paved Gardens

One of the aims of garden planning is to associate the garden with the house so that one unit is created. The garden, viewed through a window, should be a natural extension of the house. The eye should sweep freely across an open lawn to the perimeters, to the prospect of hidden surprises behind curves, or be drawn to an apparently distant focal point.

The uniting link between house and garden is the terrace, usually leading from the living room into the garden. The shape and size of the terrace are usually determined by the garden area and by aspect. Where a new terrace is being built, it should ideally harmonize in shape with the garden.