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Plan Your Garden: Make A Wishlist

Plan Your Garden: Make A Wishlist

Plan Your Garden: Make A Wishlist – Once you have collected together the features that represent how you want to transform your garden, consider what needs to be done to make these changes possible. Make a wishlist and arrange it in order of priority. Will they require earthworks and building structures such as retaining walls, decks and fences? If so, there will have to be completed first.

Also they will have a definite impact on your garden and how you then develop the rest of your plans for it. For instance, if you are planning a courtyard and pergola, have you considered a pathway and garden beds?

Lawn Decor Makeover With Lawn Ornaments

Lawn Decor Makeover With Lawn Ornaments

Lawn decor makeover with lawn ornaments – Decorating your lawn and garden space with lawn ornaments can be very enjoyable and rewarding. However, it may leave beginners overwhelmed or veterans stuck with what they have. In using these tips you’ll have your lawn and garden space looking just the way you want it in no time.

Anything you put in your yard for decorating is considered a lawn ornament. It doesn’t have to be store-bought or made by somebody else. You can create your own lawn ornaments by simply checking out your own resources.

L-Shaped Gardens

L-Shaped Gardens

L-shaped gardens – ‘L’ shape, that is, a plot with two short ‘arms’, is in many ways not awkward at all but provides two gardens for the price of one. The position of the house is crucial to the L-shaped garden. It may form the inside corner with the garden on two sides.

Or it may sit at one end of one of the arms. Almost certainly, one arm will be generally shady and the other mainly sunny. Careful choice of plants to suit these two aspects will be important and will create its own design to some extent.

Garden Christmas Lights

Garden Christmas Lights

Garden Christmas Lights – Water and light are a magical combination and at Christmas night can provide extra glitter and sparkle. Use wide and narrow beam spotlights on fountains and moving water. When lighting a pond make sure that the source of the light is not reflected in it, which would diminish the mystery.

The texture and shape of tree trunks, branches and leaves provide endless opportunities for decorative lighting. Use tungsten halogen flood spotlights, positioned to shine upwards into the branches from a garden wall or a lower part of the trunk.