How To Plan A Garden RightWritten by David Kurshel
Gardening is a hobby that brings joy, entertainment, and a better quality of life. It is a creative activity, result of which is a more aesthetically appealing home.
Thoughtful planning of a garden starts with type of garden you would like to have. Deciding on a type of garden is essential defore choosing which design elements to include. Will your garden be just a place to plant a bunch of flowers, which will blossom only during growing season? Or would you rather have a thoughtfully-chosen herb garden? Or maybe just a vegetable plot?
Another issue to consider is climate in your location. It can be surprising how little we know about facts, figures and statistics of weather where we live. You may want to consult an online map to get statistical data regarding climate elements like rainfall per month or average temperatures.
The next step, after having decided about type of garden and after investigating local climate, is to figure out plants that you would like to grow in your garden. Think of plants that are suitable for duration of growing season in your location and that will survive changes in temperature, typical for your location.
The thoughtful planning of a garden involves one more factor to consider – how much shade is necessary for each of plants. You need to make sure that there is enough light all over places you plan to plant your garden.
When you have finished with planning in theory, it is time to start planning plots in your garden. Again, think for a good plan – one that brings joy, is easy to keep to, and at same time efficiently uses available space.
Lawn EdgingWritten by Linda Paquette
How do you make those flowers bloom where they are planted and not go overboard and how do you make your turf stick to its own turf and not edge into your flower beds, borders, and garden spaces? Lawn edging is answer!
Edging bricks, lawn timbers, and treated wood edging , molded plastic edging and heavy duty plastic strips are all ways to wall in your flowers and keep weeds out of your garden and other landscaped areas of your yard. In addition to curbing your weed problem, lawn edging also keeps mulch and decorative landscape treatments in place.
Brick edging remains a favorite method of lawn edging. Now available in many colors and pattern variations, it is an attractive, durable, and easy way to cut back on lawn chores.
If you want to dig deep into your weed problem, pressure treated wood edging or plastic strip edging is way to go. Because these types of edgers are usually easier to bury deeper than bricks, molded plastic edgers (decorative), or wood timbers, they provide more resistance to types of invasive weeds that send out underground runners.