Monthly Archives: December 2014

  1. How to start preparing your garden for 2015

    How to start preparing your garden for 2015

    Preparing your garden for spring is one great way to break up the restless monotony of wintertime blues. It is also a great way to get a jump start on all that is involved in nurturing the garden to avoid feeling overwhelmed when the frenzy of springtime gardening arrives. The following information may help with spring garden preparation. Follow these tips and make springtime less hectic.

    1. Fix elements of the hardscape such as gates, fences, and trellis. There are always maintenance jobs that need to be done periodically within and around the garden. This includes little jobs like fixing various broken structures and/or re-painting or re-staining wooden structures. Make more time in the garden during the spring and summer by doing these repairs or revitalisations during the cold days.

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  2. How to keep your fences in line with your landscape

    There are three main points to consider when thinking about landscaping fence lines. Any and all plants along a fence line usually involve softening, camouflaging, or playing up the stylistic theme of the hard landscaping. In most cases a wooden fence is a straight-edged hard-scape element, which requires a bit of softening visually. Plants are typically used to make this happen. There are other fences built with different materials that require plants to hide them altogether. The very common chain-link fencing is one of these materials that have no ornamental value, but they are common due to their practical functionality. The third type of situation can be characterised by the traditional white picket fencing. This type of fence evokes a stylistic theme of a cottage garden, whether the material is PVC or the classic wooden type. Traditional cottage garden plants are often grown by homeowners along such a picket fence; giving that feeling of tranquillity from the folksy or rustic s

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  3. The Ideal Fencing for Small Gardens

    Small gardens can be both functional and decorative.  There are various ways to utilise fencing in order to enhance a small garden, acting as a border, a garden decorative accessory, or even as the ideal framework on which plants can grow.  The following information may provide ideas for a garden fence that is suitable for any small garden at home.

    1. Using lattice fencing to make a small garden feel bigger
      Many homes have limited outdoor space in which to create a garden.  This means having gardens that may be smaller or narrower than the homeowner would like.  In order to make the garden feel bigger, fencing can be used to trick the eye.  A fence can be put up in such a way that there are gaps between the panels.  This allows the viewer to see beyond the garden through the gaps.  Putting up a fence in this way makes the fencing feel less solid and also makes the garden feel more expansive than it actually is.
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