Three Tricks to Build a Lavish Garden

Three Tricks to Build a Lavish Garden
02/03/2019 No Comments Garden and Landscape Harry Hahn

A lavish and lush garden can make a house look lively, cozy, and comfortable. On the other hand, a barren yard can turn even the most stylish house into an unappealing building. A garden is more than just a complementary element to the home because it displays the owner’s capacity to take care of living things. Therefore, transforming and maintaining the garden to look healthy and fresh is essential. And here are three tricks for you.

Starting with the Grass

lush green grassYou have three options for the green carpet in your garden: grass seed, turf, and artificial grass. Seeding your lawn is the cheapest method, yet you may need to cultivate the soil first so that it contains one-third black dirt, one-third sand, and one-third compost. Turf is more practical than planting from the seed. You still need to prepare the soil, yet you do not need to wait long to cover your lawn with a green cover. Among the popular types of turf is the Oxfordshire Turf. Third, artificial grass requires zero maintenance. There are debates about whether this type is eco-friendly enough since, on the one hand, you do not need waste energy on maintaining its growth, yet, on another side, the artificial material may pollute the environment once you get bored with it.

Building a Proper Drainage System

puddle water in the gardenIf you live in a region with high rain intensity, then you must pay particular attention to the drainage system of your garden. Water is good for the plants, but not too much. If there are puddles there, then you need to install a soakaway. And there are many types to choose from, which are french drains, concrete ring soakaways, crate systems, swales, permeable block paving, porous asphalt, and borehole soakaways.

If you are not sure which type suits your lawn best, then you need to consult a construction expert. The placement of the drainage is the most vital decision that requires careful calculation. Otherwise, you may end up installing the soakaway in the wrong place, and there will still unwanted water deposits in your garden’s soil.

Picking the Right Perennials

Perennial plants are the vital element that will make your garden look lavish. They will fill the gaps between spots, and they also appear excellent to be planted along the pathways there. And if you have not known about perennials, they are the plants that can live up to two to three years. With proper care, the plants will produce seed and regrow after they die.

Peonies, hostas, and sedums will make a perfect combination for a minimalist garden. Those three plant species are long-living and infallible, which make them an excellent choice if you do not like to have a high-maintenance garden. Veronica flowers, Russian sages, asters, switchgrass, iris, and coralbells are other perennials that can be on your list too.

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