Choosing Garden FurnitureWritten by Matthew Anthony
No matter how pleasant a garden is, it is not being enjoyed to its full extent if there is no where for visitors to sit and admire beauty of garden. Luckily, few gardeners are willing to sacrifice design for comfort and with wide choice of garden furniture available today, it is rare to find gardens bereft of furniture. Garden furniture will if anything look great with just about any style of garden.
Indeed, many gardens will provide several different items of furniture so that people have flexibility to enjoy garden from a variety of positions. So how does gardener decide which of these many types of furniture you should be added and to which parts of garden ? Firstly, they should decide how garden will be used - formally or informally. Some people entertain a great deal and would use their patios or decks as an extra room for entertaining, while others just want to enjoy peace and quiet of their gardens. Alternatively garden may double up as an play area for excitable children.
In order to entertain properly, guest should not be crowded and so plenty of seating is required. If you entertain frequently, you should consider garden benches and deck chairs for more flexibility. Also should you be lucky enough with climate to serve meals to your guests without leaving your beautiful gardens, then consider a large garden table and chairs so that you have plenty of room. Additionally you will probably need a decent parasol to your garden table so that you can entertain with protection from sun (or rain).
Water Conservation in the YardWritten by http://www.home-and-garden-decor.net
Often you donít appreciate something until itís gone! That can really be true with water. Taken for granted when it is plentiful, its importance is truly appreciated in garden once it becomes scarce. If you find yourself in a drought, there are some things you can do to help conserve water and make best use of what you have available.
If you have not already mulched your plants, do it! Mulch will help limit amount of water that evaporates from soil. While organic mulches such as grass clippings or wood chips are preferable since they add organic matter to soil, plastic mulches are useful in limiting evaporation from soil. They can be laid between rows in vegetable garden and will help limit moisture loss; however, they also will limit infiltration. Place your water where it will do most good. Sprinklers are very inefficient for getting water to roots of your plants. Much of water lands on leaves and evaporates before reaching ground. A slow gentle watering at base of plants, allowing water to soak into soil, will be most efficient. Water those plants needing it most. Newly planted trees, shrubs, and flowers with limited roots systems will most likely suffer first from drought conditions. Give these plants priority if water is scarce. Well-established plants, especially those native to area, are likely to withstand drought conditions with limited damage.