Dream Yard

Written by http://www.home-and-garden-decor.net

Do you ever dream about what your yard could look like some day? As you look through garden catalogs filled with beautiful trees, shrubs, flowers and pictures of beautifully landscaped yards--complete with ponds and garden sculptures--the choices seem endless. Before ordering hundreds of plants or giving up because you cannot decide what you really want, here are a few things to consider.

A common issue in landscaping is creating a peaceful, private environment. While fencing can provide immediate privacy, consider a buffer strip of shrubbery between your yard andrepparttar one next door. Many shrubs will grow quickly--within a couple of years--and act as a screen while providing habitat for a variety of birds. Consider planting native shrubs because they are usually well adapted to local conditions and may providerepparttar 145179 best habitat for local wildlife. Other considerations: whetherrepparttar 145180 plants have special characteristics such as flowers or fruits, how large they will eventually become, and how much maintenance they require to remain healthy and in scale with your yard. Check with a local nursery or garden center for recommended species.

If you always thought it would be fun to have a pond, try it. Withrepparttar 145181 variety of materials now onrepparttar 145182 market, anyone can have a garden pond, regardless ofrepparttar 145183 size ofrepparttar 145184 yard. If you have a lot of space, you can build one right inrepparttar 145185 ground. You can purchase a pre-formed mold or dig a hole and line it with a plastic pond liner. A simple type of pond consists of a plastic lined barrel or tub. Just add water, plants, a pump, and even fish--and you have a pond for your patio. Be sure to consider sources of electricity if you intend to add a pump. Also, make sure you use caution and take security measures if small children have access to your yard andrepparttar 145186 pond. Another factor to consider is maintenance. A pond can require a lot of effort to keep it clear of algae, leaves, and debris.

Choosing Garden Furniture

Written 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 admirerepparttar beauty ofrepparttar 145178 garden. Luckily, few gardeners are willing to sacrifice design for comfort and withrepparttar 145179 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 haverepparttar 145180 flexibility to enjoyrepparttar 145181 garden from a variety of positions. So how doesrepparttar 145182 gardener decide which of these many types of furniture you should be added and to which parts ofrepparttar 145183 garden ? Firstly, they should decide howrepparttar 145184 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 enjoyrepparttar 145185 peace and quiet of their gardens. Alternativelyrepparttar 145186 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 withrepparttar 145187 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 fromrepparttar 145188 sun (or rain).

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