When you are designing an outdoor space, you have two basic elements to design. One element is landscaping. This includes items such as plants, grass and trees. The other element is hardscaping. This includes items such as concrete patios, paver walkways and stamped concrete pool surrounds. If you are designing your outdoor space for the first time, there are many factors that you need to keep in mind as you design the hardscaped areas.
Nearly everyone knows gardens need water to thrive, but like almost everything else in life you can have too much of a good thing. Water that pools in your garden and fails to drain properly can leave the soil waterlogged and cut off life-giving oxygen to the roots of your plants. Unless you are growing a bog garden, your garden space needs good drainage to keep your plants happy and thriving.
There are a myriad of reasons that you may want to garden with plants that thrive in the shade. Maybe you live in a wooded area or a generally overcast area of the world. Perhaps you simply like the look of plants that thrive in the shade. Whatever the reason may be, this brief article will serve to inform you of 5 plants that thrive in the shade. Their beauty and ease of care will have even the most jaded of green thumbs enthralled.
When your yard has a dip in the center, landscaping can be a challenge. Plants that grow well in the wet central area won't grow well on the borders. This makes it tougher to design a landscape. You can't just pick 2 or 3 favorite plants and incorporate them through the whole yard like you can with flat land. You can, however, have a beautifully landscaped yard if you follow these tips.
Having a beautiful lawn throughout the entire year takes a lot of effort and time that most homeowners simply do not have. Hiring a landscaper can be quite costly, and will add up quickly year after year. Save your money by faking it and installing artificial grass instead. Artificial grass looks just as nice, if not nicer, and requires no work at all. Say good-bye to fertilizers, lawn mowers and mud.
Hello, I am Manny Juanez. When I moved into my home, I instantly started to plan out my landscape features. I knew that I wanted a small waterfall leading to a pond for my fish. I also wanted to create a few raised beds around the sitting area by the pond. What I didn't know, however, was that the project would take a lot of manpower and a bit of professional help. My site will explore the process from grading the land to setting up the electrical components. I will also talk about building the garden beds with pavers and other found materials. The information I provide should help you create a beautiful layout in your back or front yards. Come back to my site whenever you need some inspiration.