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Triangular-Shaped Gardens

Triangular-Shaped Gardens

Triangular-Shaped Gardens – Triangular plots are not as unusual as you might think. They are often found where the original building site met a road or a river. This shape can seem limiting and the apex seems to draw the eye uncomfortably, especially if the garden is new and bleak, surrounded by bare fences that exaggerate the awkward shape.

You can use tallish trees and shrubs to conceal the awkward-looking pointed section. A small grove of trees or a group of shrubs at the apex will create a feeling of height and space and conceal the narrowness at the end of the garden.

Garden Fences And Fence Styles

Garden Fences And Fence Styles

Garden Fences And Fence Styles – Garden fences provide various degrees of privacy and architectural interest, but they may also cut off light and breezes. Select a fence style that will satisfy your needs: a louvre or trellis will let in breezes; a panel or vertical-board fence will offer privacy. Or combine two styles: for example, a solid one below with an open style above.

Vertical-board garden fences and screens are popular and easy to construct. By nailing boards to both sides of the rails, you will allow breezes in, but maintain privacy.

Beauty Of Brick Paving

Beauty Of Brick Paving

Brick paving is a wonderful material, with a character all of its own. In the past only a limited range of bricks were durable enough for paving, but today there is a welcome revival in the use of brick, and special clay ‘paviors’ are now available the same size as bricks, which are suitable not only for terraces but also for drives and other heavy wear areas outside.

Brick can also be used as a team-mate to a second surface material, either natural or man-made, when it will help to soften and add intimacy to an otherwise potentially bleak area, or give definition to a lawn or border.

Sustainable Landscape Design

Sustainable Landscape Design

Sustainable Landscape Design – Adding sustainable landscape design to your home is a great way to add curb appeal and increase your own use and enjoyment of your yard space. A major myth of xeriscaping or sustainable gardening is that local plants are dull and plain, but there are many vibrantly colored native plants and flowers that fit into the sustainable and natural category. Most major plant supply stores and big chains will have a local section, making it easy to select plants that you know will do well in your front or back yard, and any landscape designer will create a custom garden of beautiful local foliage that work well together. Plus, by replacing some of that unnatural lawn with native plants you won’t have to deal with the unsightly brown grass that’s indicative of winter dormancy, which encourages additional curb appeal all year round.