Category Archives: Garden Design

Flower Gardening

Flower Gardening

You don’t have to be a professional or know everything about flower gardening when you are flower gardening. The most important thing to start is, knowing what you want! If you know what you want and you have the motivation to carry it out, then you can be very successful in flower gardening. Most gardeners think you should start by draw up a plan of the flower garden you want on paper, this idea is good but only if you can tell a daisy from a tulip. Once you have learned a few horticultural tricks and have discovered what attracts you, you’ll have a better idea about how you would like your garden to look. Once you have decided on what you want, you have to make sure you have everything you need and then you have a few more decisions to make.

First of all to start up you are going to need some gardening tools. Then the next step is to check your soil, because the soil is important for you to have nice long lasting vibrant plants. Most plants prefer moist, but well drained soil. This simply means, soil that absorbs moisture and drains it out in other words it doesn’t stay too wet. The ideal gardening soil should have the texture of a crumbly chocolate cake and should be easy to dig.

The next step is to decide whether you want annual flowers; which are flowers that only live for a season and you plant them every year, they don’t grow or spread very much, or perennials; which are flowers that go on living for years, they grow throughout the years, and some spread
Sunshine is also very important for flowers, so when you are choosing the flowers to plant, or choosing where to place them, you have to take into consideration what the plant prefers. For example sun loving plants will want at least six hours of sun a day, which means that if you place this plant in a shady area the plant is going to struggle, and shade plants will shrivel up if they are placed under the afternoon sun.

Patio Design Ideas

Patio Design Ideas

A patio is a must be for every house that has a garden, the garden would be empty without a patio. You can have a readymade patio or even make your own with inexpensive material and still have the same outcome, you end up with a place where you can rest and watch your beautiful flower garden.

When you start designing a patio there are some things you have to consider. Firstly you have to decide on what it is that you want from your patio. You have to contemplate on how many people will be occupying it, when you will be using it, how you will be using it.

Once you have decided what you want, you have to take some measurements to know your space so that you figure out more or less what you can do with the space. Now you can start drawing up a rough plan. Doing a sketch to scale will be very helpful, it will help you to fit the patio in at the convenient size.

Once you have chosen what you want the completed patio to look like, you can choose the materials according to your preferences. Many materials can be used to build a patio, for example, you can make it with brick, concrete, gravel etc. You can decorate your patio with umbrellas, gazebos, fancy outdoor furniture etc., all you have to do is decide on what you want.

Choose a couple of plants that you like which you place around the sides to liven it up and give your patio a little kick. When choosing the plants find out how big the plants will get, and how much pruning they will need. You can place your plants in nice pots, or plant them neatly around the edges of the patio, or hang them up so that they drape down the sides of the patio.

Living Garden Fences

Living Garden Fences

A Living Fence or also known as a green fence, is a fence formed with a living plant suitable for a fence. These fences are long lasting, they can live on for years, and they are also very attractive and easy to look after. Fences are usually wanted to border there property, to keep the insects out or just because it looks pretty, there are many forms of fences other than the living fence like brick, bamboo, barbed wire etc., But the most beneficial form of fence is the living fence, because it has many benefits for the home like; the living fence can act as a windbreak, you can benefit from various products that you can obtain from it such as, firewood, timber, nectar etc., it can be cheaper to form therefore you can save money, it is a good way for the prevention of soil and when you are unable to find fencing materials such as lots of rocks, barbed wire, large branches etc., you can the live fence.

Living fences can be formed with a hedge of viburnums, shrubs, trees, fruit trees, climbing plants etc. When choosing your living fence, you have to take into consideration the potential size of plant, if it will be suitable for the area in which you plan to plant it. Once you have chosen the plant you wish to use, all you have to do is plant it and then using standard pruning techniques, you can train your tree, shrub or climber to form a living wall that will build up your gardens privacy and provide a beautiful view. Of course not every plant is pruned in the same way, some climbers may not even need to be pruned so often as a tree or a shrub. And as a result you have you living garden fence.

Flower Gardens

Flower Gardens

You can have flower gardens from 50 up to 500 square feet or even bigger. A flower garden is like a painting, it gives the person opportunities for the creative spirit to come alive. The garden is a canvas and one paints on the canvas puts his/her feelings on the canvas using the flowers as a brush.  You can plant a flower bed any way you like; it can be big, small, curved, straight, raised or flat. As time goes by, as seasons or years go by, you can change the flower bed. If in time the area permitted for your flower bed increases or decreases, you can also change the flower bed according to the change in the space. The exterior of a house is just as important as the interior.

The flower garden is where one can sit, watch and relax. Sit on the patio and gaze at the beautiful blend of the colours. Also if native plants are planted in the flower garden, this will attract all sorts of intriguing wildlife to your garden. Especially pollinators that come to your beautiful and colourful flowers like ants, bees butterflies or hummingbirds. Many small animals live in the soil, which are very healthy for the plants in the garden. They can be found almost in any sort of soil, these are creatures like earthworms, soil mites, and ground beetles.

Flower gardens vary greatly depending on how much light there is. Certain plants grow better in full sunlight, while others prefer the shade; therefore you have to choose the flowers that are convenient for the conditions of your garden. Many people prefer to have areas of both so they can have a good variety of beautiful and colourful plants in their garden.

Planning the “layout” of the garden is very important, and gardeners spend a great deal on planning it; by planning we basıcally mean, “where everything goes”. The reason for this is that, to have a successful flower garden, you have to plant the right plant, in the right place for it to grow properly and look beautiful.