Choosing Trees for Small Landscape Designs

Nearly all garden designs will have some types of trees or tall shrubberies mixed in, simply because using varying heights is important when putting together a well rounded garden or landscape design. Unfortunately, when you are working with a small amount of space, you are a little more limited when it comes to space for these larger plants, meaning that extra creativity is needed in order for you to achieve your objectives. Trees and shrubs can grow to form a variety of different types of mixed hedging, creating unique landscape designs, wind breaks and even privacy screens. Just because your garden space is small, you should not leave out the trees, shrubs and hedges.

When it comes to designing gardens intended for smaller spaces, the choices available for trees will diminish as your amount of available space is reduced. While a small space may be capable of supporting a larger tree species, everything may seem distorted or out of place if you do not plan everything perfectly. One of the most important things that you need to remember is that small trees that you purchase from a local nursery may look great now, but eventually, they are going to grow into their spaces, becoming far too large and cumbersome and possibly even causing damage in the process. There are a variety of different ways that a too-large tree can cause damage to your living space, including that overbearing roots can damage foundations, basements, walls, roofs, sidewalks and even plumbing and electrical.

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Choosing Wildflowers Perfect For Your Landscape

Wildflower Looking Stunning

Wildflowers growing on a country road or in an alpine meadow can easily inspire homeowners to attempt to create native plant areas in their own yards. Others may just want to have attractive flowering plants in their yards that perform well with only a minimum of care. No matter which category that you fall into, having a wildflower strewn area on your own property is an achievable goal. However, although gardening with wildflowers is easier than coddling exotic plants that got their start in hothouse conditions, there are a few basic tips that will ensure that your efforts meet with success.

Why Native Plants Are Your Best Choice

Success with wildflower gardening will depend on choosing the right plants for your area, and that means using varieties that grow easily in your local region. For instance, wildflowers that are native to the sunny lands of Central America won’t be good choices for Alaskan gardens. By the same token, indigenous plants of the north may fail to thrive and even die when exposed to large amounts of heat and dry air. Even plants that are indigenous to the same region will have different cultural requirements.

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Spring is Here: Time to Start the Landscaping

With the end of March upon us, spring is here and it is time to start your landscaping projects. You however need to do things right so as to end up with a beautiful garden. This includes:

Evaluate your soil

A lot of rain and snow in winter normally erodes most nutrients from the soil. It is therefore important to add fertilizers and other soil amendments so as to correct this situation. You should cultivate all the soil going one foot deep in order to achieve the best results. If possible, get some farmyard manure and sprinkle it on your garden.

The spring garden

When the soil is ready, it is time to start your spring garden. You however need to find the right vegetables to plant. You can go for lettuce, kales, carrots, cucumber, strawberries, tomatoes, squash and others. On the other hand, you have the option of planting herbs such as parsley, chives and basil. All these are available either as a seed or seedling. It all depends on what you want to plant.  Here is a guide on what and when to plant.

The blooming flowers

Another great idea for your garden is to plant spring flowers such as marigolds, geraniums, bearded iris, petunias and azaleas. The good thing is that, you can easily find these flowers in plant nurseries. In addition, the flowers not only favor the weather condition in the spring but also, make your garden look very beautiful.

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Top 5 Brilliant Landscaping Ideas

Whether you’re trying to beautify your home or you’re just tired of same dull look of your house every time you gaze at it when you return from all day work. Either one of the above is the case or you have something else in your mind, I can help you beautify your house with some simple yet brilliant ideas.

Flowers add color:

Whether it is the front of your house or it is the backyard, flowers always help. The choice of flowers depends on your taste, either they can have matching look with the colors of the walls or in contrast with them. Plant lots of flowers as they can have a soothing effect on anyone visiting your house. You can choose to plant flowers of different types and different colors or you can have a homogenous tone throughout, it all depends on your choice.

Beautify the driveway:

The driveway to your house can be decorated to give your house a better look. Plants can be planted around the edges along with flowers and fence it to make it look better. Bushes can also be planted to give it a pleasant look. Whether you use same types of plants or different types it all depends on your choice. I recommend to used different types to make it more versatile.

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