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 The Right Plants For Your Garden

When you first saw just how much space you had in your back yard. you probably got all excited about all of the beautiful plants that you would be able to plant there. But before you go headlong into buying a multitude of plants there is a few things that you need to consider:

  • The kind of soil that you have
  • The kind of light that you have
  • The kind of space that you have

These three are the main questions that you need to be able to answer before you buy your plants. If not you will more than likely end up buying plants that are not compatible with your surroundings which will not be good. Always think things over and plan before you buy anything.

Before you buy your plants you are going to want to be thinking about where in the garden you are going to want to place those plants. Some plants are meant to live in the shade, which means that your are going to have to place them in sheltered areas. On the other end of the spectrum you are going to have plants that are sun lovers, and you are going to have to plant them in the warm spots in your garden. There are also drought resistant plants that are ideal to be planted in the the parched areas of your garden, where you may have trouble getting water too. And of course if you have any areas of your garden that do not drain well then there are plants that thrive in really wet areas.

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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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