Decorating Your Garden For Christmas

Decorating Your Garden For Christmas – Decorating your garden with all kinds of festive decor for the holidays will add cheer to your home. You can decorate the outside of your home as More »

Decorating Patio And Garden With Owl Water Fountains

Decorating Patio And Garden With Owl Water Fountains – Owl water fountains must be one of the most fun and attractive options to delight the eye and light the spirit. They combine the More »

Garden Weathervane As Unique Garden Decor

Garden Weathervane As Unique Garden Decor – Gardeners spend long hours tending to their plants to ensure they grow. Some gardeners incorporate accessories into their gardens. One unique accessory is the garden weathervane. More »

Decorating With Outdoor Clocks

Decorating With Outdoor Clocks – The garden and patio have become an extensions of our inside living space. We spend a great deal of time decorating both the garden and the patio area where More »

Outdoor Wall Fountains

The outdoor wall fountains give beauty to the setting which is the most obvious benefit that it could give. It is responsible for giving dramatic and romantic ambiance particularly if it is More »

 

Designing The Herb Garden: Aims & Objectives

Designing The Herb Garden: Aims & Objectives

Carefully designing the herb garden pleases the eye and provides a blend of color and shape to enhance the beauty of the house they surround. This is as true for a herb garden as it is for any garden with a large design.

Even small herb gardens must have form and color. When you have finished planning out the space, you can start to implement the garden design. Draw the garden to scale on a piece of graph paper, putting in all the essential features, such as doors, windows, walls, fences and taps. Then transfer this design on to the ground marking out the areas you have chosen for herb containers in chalk on the patio or cut out sheets of paper to match the shapes of the containers.

Seaside Gardens

Seaside Gardens

Seaside gardens pose their own special problems. To begin with, you have to strike a balance between openness to the sea view and providing shelter from the sea wind, which isn’t always a gentle zephyr. With salt picked up from the sea spray, the wind can cut any plant that gets in its way as effectively as a pair of pruning shears. Foliage and shoots can be injured by rubbing against each other or from dust or sand abrasion, or may be torn off altogether.

It takes a dense mass of growth to deflect the sea wind and protect plants that are not native to the seaside. If your site is blessed with shelterbelts of tough pines, hawthorns, tamarisk and griselinia, these can form the basis of your new garden design.

Garden Styles: The House-Side Passage

Garden Styles: The House-Side Passage

The house-side passage is often wasted, and becomes a dreary ‘no go’ area. All to often the house-side passage is a forgotten space, a dreary corridor that becomes a dumping ground for any unwanted objects. It is rarely seen as part of the overall garden, simply a way between back and front or to the side door. Yet the potential can be considerable, particularly if the gap between the house and boundary is a reasonable one. Windows often look into the house-side passage, sometimes from the kitchen and sometimes from a living room, making the provision of a well thought-out scheme all the more important.

Spring Lawn Care

Spring Lawn Care

Spring lawn care – It is time to spring lawn care and get back outside and resume our gardening and landscaping endeavors. If you are one of the few brave enough to tackle your lawn and landscape on your own, kudos to you! It can be hard work, although fun for some, to maintain a healthy, lush lawn and landscape.

There are many factors that go into a great looking property and spring is an important time to begin taking care of your precious landscape. To help get you started this year, here are the top 4 spring lawn care tips that will help you through the entire year.