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How To Create Your Special Garden

How To Create Your Special Garden

How To Create Your Special Garden – Many of us want a beautiful garden to relax in and to show off to our neighbors or anyone who happens to pass by our house. When we get this great idea to landscape our yard we get the itch to start before our time – but before we start digging into the soil we first need to slow down, sit down, and design it. This means that all those plans in your head need to be put on paper.

Examine your yard (front and back) and imagine in your head what you want to see in your garden. Make a list of everything you want it to have. This list can include trees, flowers, herbs, shrubs, a fountain, and even a pond if you have enough space.

Artificial Effects In The Garden

Artificial Effects In The Garden

Artificial Effects In The Garden – The range of materials that can be used in a garden includes the old and the new. Both can be used in all kinds of ways, and they must either merge with and enhance the existing look, being dictated by the planting scheme and atmosphere, or wittily stand out, catching visitors by surprise.

The best gardens have a touch of both, using a wide range, from stone, shells and water to concrete, metal, plastic, stained glass, colored pebbles, ornamental tiles, paint, wood, artificial lighting and slide projectors. In short, anything goes, but only if it looks good.

Garden Decks And Steps

Garden Decks And Steps

Garden Decks And Steps – A deck provides a perfect means of extending your house into the garden and giving you the opportunity to enjoy an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. By linking the house with the garden, your deck becomes an additional outdoor entertaining and leisure area. Ground-level and raised decks can be built to suit your site and connect with pathway, garden, carport and patio.

As decks are load-bearing and exposed to the elements, careful thought needs to be given to the selection of timber for the bearers and joists, as well as for
the decking itself.

Plan Your Garden: A Scale Drawing

Plan Your Garden: A Scale Drawing

Plan Your Garden: A Scale Drawing – You have measured the garden, have looked closely at its physical characteristics, and have noted things that will affect the final plan. You are now ready to transfer all this information on to a scale drawing.

Only if you base your garden design on a plan drawn accurately to scale can you be sure that everything will fit in the way you intend. It will also allow you to make an estimate of the quantities of materials and numbers of plants you will require.