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The Modified Garden

The Modified Garden

The Modified Garden – For many people, a completely new design of their garden would be inappropriate. The existing garden may have evolved without any guiding plan, but often it incorporates features and elements that it would be a pity to lose. These article shows how an existing garden can be modified, by pulling together the best elements into a coherent and satisfactory whole.

The modified garden in its original form is typical of many; it also serves to illustrate the drawbacks of a dog-leg shape, where one area is set at right-angles to the main space.

Use Plant Colors To Create A Visual Contrast

Use Plant Colors To Create A Visual Contrast

Use Plant Colors To Create A Visual Contrast – When people talk about gardening, it is usually in terms of the color green – green leaves, green grass, even green thumbs. But really, what makes a good garden great is the use of color. Any color at all in your garden will draw attention and look great, but there are ways you can plan your garden to your advantage to really make it something special. Using contrasting colors can create a lot of pop in your garden and really draw in the eye of everyone passing by.

When it comes to using colors in your garden, you can think of it in the same terms as you would think to decorate the interior of your home. The only difference is that while you may have to hold back and use a light touch with colors inside, you can go all out and create a vibrant rainbow in your garden.

Brick Patios Design

Brick Patios Design

Brick Patios Design – Many homeowners make use of part of the available outdoor space by paving bricks to create a brick patio. The space so created can be used for recreational activities and entertaining friends and family. Many consider it worthwhile to get the patio laid by specialized contractors, but some DIY enthusiasts claim that anyone with little exposure to masonry and patience can create a lovely brick patio having professional looks.

You can give your brick patio any shape of your choice, but care should be taken to take correct measurements to ensure buying the right quantity of bricks of the desired shape and size. The ground should be leveled and given the correct incline to make sure that excess rain water doesn’t get collected.

Plan Your Garden: Conditions Affecting Plants

Plan Your Garden: Conditions Affecting Plants

There are further pieces of informations that you need to note down before beginning to plan your garden. Climatic variations can be considerable within any country, and will depend on latitude, altitude and a number of other local factors. Some localities have their own microclimates, often with sharp departures from the norm. Subtle variations are such conditions as ‘frost-pockets’, in which frost, rolling down a hillside, gathers in a dip or ‘pocket’ at the bottom of the slope. Sometimes the problem is man-made: a dense hedge or building, for example, can prevent the colder air from draining away to a lower level. Sometimes a gap can be opened up to relieve the problem, or you may have to think about introducing tougher plants into these areas.