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Water Features In Your Garden

Water Features In Your Garden

Water features are a welcome addition to any garden. There are a lot of water features on sale: ponds, mini-lakes, jacuzzis, fountains etc. Water attractions break the monotony of the landscape. Here are some tips for you if you want to install something like these in your garden:

Water Fountains

By far, garden fountains are the best water features you can install. Installing something like this could turn your backyard into a picturesque landscape. There are a lot of ways to install water fountains. You can have a landscaper do it for you or you can do it yourself. If you’re not keen on spending thousands for the labor alone, you can do it yourself.

Garden Ornaments

Garden Ornaments

The best summer gardens are kept lively and interesting not just by the choice of plants, but by using a wide range of creative garden ornaments. These can be expensive and elaborate, low-key and rustic – whatever will best highlight the style of the garden and emphasize its personality. If you choose attractively shaped items, they will look good when they are offset with summer flowers, and really stand out during winter when most plants are taking a rest.

The range of garden ornaments can include everything from beautiful circular tables made of wood or stone and highly distinctive kinds of trellis, to more natural shapes like driftwood.

Roofing Materials For Pergolas

Roofing Materials For Pergolas

Roofing materials for pergolas – When you design your pergola, give some thought to whether you want to roof it and, if so, the type of roofing materials for pergolas. Do you want protection from the rain or only partial shade cover? Would you prefer to add a green touch and grow a leafy vine across the top of your pergola? Some useful roofing materials are described below.

In the last few years, the availability of polycarbonate sheeting (which includes UV protection in clear finishes) has widened the choice of transparent and translucent roofing materials – so this may be worth considering in preference to other, more traditional materials.

Garden Ground Patterns

Garden Ground Patterns

The core of garden design is concerned with garden ground patterns, and the spaces within the patterns, based on an understanding of simple geometry. We can achieve this in difficult ways. Inspiration can came from many different disciplines – collage, abstract painting, architecture, furniture, Persian carpets, textiles or packaging, for example.

Contemporary landscape architects look to the work of painters such as Mondrian, or Modernists architects such as Le Corbusier for ideas. They in turn were influenced by the Ancient Greek and Renaissance artists, whose work was inspired by abstract ideas of beauty expressed in geometry and the principle of the golden section.