Landscaping Design and Garden Edging

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4nids.com – Creating a lovely home garden is becoming an increasingly popular hobby and pastime for many people around the world. A well designed garden is a great way to add value to your home, to have a relaxing time relaxing in the garden and to have some fun. Gardening can also be a great form of exercise and is fantastic for the skin and nails. There are many different types of home gardens, but I am sure that you will find one that suits you best. Loved by many, garden ideas are not just about growing plants, flowers or vegetables. There are hundreds of different garden ideas that you can create, if you take some time and look for them!

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One such popular garden idea is to create a flower garden. You can do this by buying seeds, growing them yourself or by growing flowers that are native to your area. For example, I grew our own rosemary in a small pot on the back of my terrace. This has grown to over 60 garden plants, which are still thriving. Another option is to buy a beautiful stake planter and place it in the centre of your garden. This has blossomed into a beautiful evergreen hedge, blooming with pretty pink, purple and blue flowers every year.

If you like the idea of an herb garden but don’t want to kill off your garden neighbours, then a water garden is a popular choice. With a water garden you can grow herbs, vegetables and flowers all year round. Creating a water garden requires a professional aquaponics system. The benefits of having a water garden is that you can grow fresh organic produce all year round, and you won’t have to worry about pests and diseases!

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If you have a lovely home garden, then you may want to consider planting strawberries in it. These easy to grow berries will provide you with a delicious fresh strawberries in your tea or coffee. It’s so simple to grow strawberries that you can have them ready to eat in less than two weeks. A nice idea for an English summer is to plant strawberries around your home garden, adding colour and vibrancy to your space.

A beautiful and practical way to grow a nice green lawn in your garden is with grass seed. Grass seed is available in a variety of colours and can be started growing immediately. You can either use a trellis or fence to start growing your grass seed. A lovely home garden with a nice lawn is a great investment!

A popular way of growing flowers is by using cuttings. This is particularly attractive in a rose garden as the cutting of a flower provides the flower with much needed food. Cuttings are made by taking a young flower or plant and removing the flowering buds. Cutting this way creates a very nice and strong cut and adds great interest to your flowers. When you prune your flowers, you ensure that they grow at their most desirable size and make sure they flower beautifully. Rose bushes are especially suitable for cutting and pruning.

A final consideration in garden edging is the use of borders. There are two main ways of doing this, buying garden edging and creating your own. A border can be simply a border of wood, natural stone or brick. This can provide for a neat and tidy finish to your garden and is not very time consuming.

Planting flowers in a home garden is a lot easier when you know what you’re doing. You want to create a garden that blooms year round, and not just seasonally. One thing to remember is that perennials should be planted from spring to late summer, although there are some exceptions depending on your climate. Seasonal plants should be chosen carefully, as they may not live through the colder months. Finally, keep a sharp eye to your neighbours and make sure you don’t cross paths with anyone else, which can cause a nasty collision!

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