Category: Garden and Landscape

Category: Garden and Landscape

Three Tricks to Build a Lavish Garden
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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.…

Three Garden-Maintenance Tips Every House Owner Must Know
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A garden in the area of the house will beautify the building. Besides that, it also makes the house green, relaxing, fresh and comfortable. Parks can also make residents of the house feel at home. When saturated after a day of work, the garden will cool the heart and saturated medicine.

If we have a large land, then we are free to allocate creations to make the park according to the needs without having to be controlled. Only it needs more gardening support materials.

Weeding

Apart from having to look neatly cut, grass should be free of wild plants or weeds. The end of the rainy season like now should be used to plant parts of the yard that are not fully covered in grass. If Japanese grass does not appear to flourish in the yard, it can be replaced with a type of grass that is easier to maintain, such as princess molly grass.

Besides manual weeding, you can also prevent the unwanted plant from growing by using herbicide. Although these make them easy to make your garden weed free, the products may have harmful consequences to nature. Therefore, you must read the instruction carefully before using it.

Maintaining Outdoor Ornaments

Your garden’s ornaments need your attention too. Most statues will be covered with mold and stains if you do not clean them regularly. However, some materials look vintage and classy if they are left to age naturally. Nevertheless, you should still check them and replace any figures/statues that have holes in them or are broken.

Ornaments are important because their condition can make your house look like a brand new building or the abandoned one. They are small details that contribute significantly to your house’s curb appeal.

Monitoring the Drainage

Your garden must have good drainage, or it will store excess water, and your plants will all rot from the inside. In extreme cases, the water elevates some parts of your garden’s soil, and it makes walking on top of that surface uncomfortable. If you entrusted a professional architect to design your garden, you are less likely to experience any trouble with the drainage because professionals always used a soakaway for a garden.

However, if you have never thought about this factor, you should contact a garden expert directly. They can notice problems at sight and fast. You do not have to waste your time anymore, and your garden will be in the right hand. However, sometimes you will need a total makeover for your garden’s design. In that case, you must consider quality instead of quantity. Do not hesitate to spend big money on a beautiful garden.…