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10 Interesting Garden Designs And Ideas

Hello my fellow gardeners! Today I decided to post 10 interesting garden designs and ideas for your inspiration. :) I think you’ll like them. As for me, I like raised garden beds. I thought to make one from old pallets this spring but unfortunately didn’t have a time to to that. And also I plant go go travelling for a few months so no garden this summer for me. :)

1) So here is number one. Just nice design and easy to walk between the beds.

garden 1

2) Round design. I think it’s a real pleasure to take care of such gardens, are you agree?

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Backyard Landscaping Tips and Ideas

landscapeHomeowners tend to pay more attention to their front yard’s design over their backyard. True, it’s on the frontline in adding beauty to your home’s exterior but there are merits in making sure your backyard gets properly landscaped as well.

With a good design idea in mind, proper planning and quality construction, you can make your backyard space an excellent multipurpose area for entertainment, recreation and relaxation.

You don’t have to stress out too much on the cost once you decide to overhaul your backyard since there are many ways to tackle a landscaping project while sticking to a budget. After all, you can always go for a DIY approach, but more on that later. Right now, here are helpful landscaping tips to get you started on your backyard design.

Come Up With a Design 

Before you can transform your backyard into an enjoyable space, it’s important to first come up with a design. It doesn’t matter if your backyard space is small or big, there’s always a design to fit your requirements.

Know that inspiration is everywhere; you can go online and browse for backyard landscaping tips, read home/yard decorating magazines, consult a landscaping artist, involve your family or friends in the project and gather their suggestions, or perhaps, take a quick look at your neighbour’s yard for concepts.

Nowadays, many homeowners go for unique and playful themes while others stick to a traditional, laid-back vibe. It’s ultimately up to you how you would want your backyard to look like although it’s recommended to have everything in cohesion and in proper placement.

Go for Quality Materials

Expert landscape professionals recommend timeless backyard designs. To do that, you have buy durable yet low-maintenance materials. Be sure to canvas several reliable suppliers in your area and compare their prices before making a purchase.outdoor fireplace

Because backyards commonly come with a garden, you may want to consider growing organic food and herbs. Organic produce are expensive to purchase so if you have some in your own yard, you can definitely save on your food shopping expenses. Start by growing those that you and your family eat the most.

Complete your Backyard Landscape Project in Stages

Don’t rush landscaping; doing it in stages is more beneficial not only to your budget but also to your backyard’s design.

A backyard overhaul is naturally costly, even if you’re doing it on your own, you will still be spending a rather large amount of money to turn your yard into a functional and impressive space. When you do it one step at a time, you will find time to recuperate your expenses and save up for the next addition – a swimming pool, a barbecue grill, a decorative pathway or maybe a fountain.

Also, a phased completion will give you the chance to step back and check out your progress. You may have invested enough planning time and effort onto your design but still, it’s advised to break free from the project every once in a while. It would allow you to notice design flaws you will probably miss if you’re too absorbed in finishing your backyard’s landscape.

Making a water supply in your garden

Do you want to enjoy the beauty of colours and scent from fresh flowers in your garden? Of course you do. Thus for healthy growth of your lawns and backyards you need water. So this article is dedicated to making a water supply in a garden.

Tap water supply
The most simple and comfortable way for irrigation is to use tap water. All you need is just to fix a hose pipe to a tap. But you should realize that chlorinated water is not so good as an irrigation source. At least you must settle it down before use.

Bore hole
A borehole is another option that has many advantages. First, it gives suitable water for irrigation; second, the water supply will be constant. However, this is most expensive way. Sometimes it may cost a fortune if water runs deep under the ground in your area.  Used drill pipe for sale will make this option less expensive.

Rainwater supply for your garden
You can also use rain water to pour your garden. Facts show that rainwater is healthier and better for plants in comparison with tap water. How do you collect rainwater? Well, it’s very simple, just by placing water butt right under your roof’s gutter or ditch during rains.
Water butt can really work wonders in terms of water conservation and usage. It’s up to you to make it looking as a part of the garden design covered, for example, by plant creepers. You are free to create original ideas of your own that can even become a trend for others to follow.
Back in March 2009 I had a wonderful idea of creating free organic fertiliser by using rainwater and some fish. :) You can read this article here:  Free Organic Fertiliser.

Some thoughts about garden design

Garden design has a lot in common with art. The same as art it helps us to express ourselves, our styles and even our cultures. As a nice dress can add charm to an ugly person, in the same way a simple house looks absolutely new and great if it has a garden.

If you are lucky enough to own a huge cottage with a vast land area, then you possibly won’t do without professional advice to achieve harmony between your house and the surrounding landscape. But with a small garden you can definitely cope yourself.

First of all, remember that you plan your garden for you and your family, so make your design practical and functional. A front garden undoubtedly should be easy to keep looking tidy. Choose appropriate plants and materials for it.

To create an eye-catching pattern, combine lawn and hillside landscaping.

 

Take a look at picture 1.

The land is flat that affords making a nice path, lawn and rockbed. To make such a wonderful garden it is necessary to level the ground. And it wouldn’t be enough a couple of wheelbarrows of land to do that. You will definitely need heavy machinery. There are firms that rent articulated trucks out. You can call them.

Take a look at picture 2.

A nice set of natural stone steps. The slope is nicely mixed with small trees, shrubs and rocks.

Combine these patterns in your garden design, compliment it with effective lighting and enjoy yourself with you family in your dream yard.

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Spring is coming and a lot of us are thinking about adding some unique look to our lawns or gardens. I decided to publish some photos for your inspiration. :) Enjoy!

Tips for Lawn Care

The spring is coming and everyone who has a garden has to think about lawn care.

Springtime lawn care and maintenance varies depending on your region, but there are some things that are common whether you live in a warm or cold climate. These standard jobs are the following:

Pulling weeds out
Applying some compost tea
Trimming with low blade
Aerating and de thatching.

These simple jobs play an important role in lawn care, so be sure to take your time.

With summer comes our favourite lawn care and maintenance job – regular lawn trimming!
Many people remove the lawn clippings after mowing. It is better to leave them – lawn clippings are a great source of nutrients for your soil. Instead of bagging grass clippings when you mow, recycle clippings back into the soil.

There is no perfect advice of what type of lawnmower to use – a rotary mower, a riding mower, a reel mower, or a walk behind. And it is up to you to decide whether to use a petrol lawnmower, gas, electric, battery, or manual powered. The choice depends of your financial situation and the amount of comfort you want to have during a lawn mowing. I know that very popular choice is bosch rotak lawnmower because it is easy to use.

Another summer lawn care and maintenance job is watering. Now, watering is a tricky task. You have to avoid over or under watering your lawn. The perfect solution is a slow steady water once a week. Grass lawns require a minimum of 1 inch per week of water (or as much as your local water restrictions allow). It can be achieved in about 30 minutes of watering. Don’t water your lawn in the heat of the day as you will just waste water to evaporation. Water early in the morning instead, to maximize the moisture on your lawn.

Also you have to do jobs such as monitoring the insects (some good, some bad), attentive weed control, watching for lawn disease, and applying a calcium rich fertilizer.

Another tip to finish a lawn off is to use a cordless strimmer to trim the borders of the lawn. Visit cordlessstrimmerguide.com for more information on using cordless strimmers.

Garden Gnomes for nowadays.

Garden gnomes are very popular in Europe. According to Wikipedia the first garden gnomes were made in  Germany in the mid-1800s by Philip Griebel.  In general it is cute statues. But today I’ve found something more useful. Actually this is not a garden gnome. However I think it is even better solution for the garden. Why? Well, just imagine: dark night, the thief knows what you are sleeping on the second floor and plans to go through your garden, brake a lock and enter your house in order to get something precious from the first floor. He climbs over the fence in your garden and sees this …

Zombie of Montclaire Moors

So why we should spend money on expensive security alarms? We can buy this cute garden zombie who’ll guard us better 😉
It is currently on Amazon for 89.95$.

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