Garden Design And Maintenance

May 12, 2018 @ 11:20 pm

Planning a low maintenance garden is how you should start, with the planning. Visit your local nurseries, find out from your local council what plants are native to your area. These are usually the ones that will thrive for you for little effort on your part.

Plants can serve many functions in a garden. They can act as a canopy to provide shade, a screen for privacy, or a divider to mark a space. Plants also can function as carpets, accents, or fillers. Determine the functions to be served within your garden plan and select plant varieties that will achieve those purposes.

Though a great landscape design is beautiful to look at, it might also require some heavy maintenance. Ask garden experts about this and if you cannot hire professional permanently then opt for a low maintenance garden design which you will be able to take care of easily.

When should you consider picking hybrids? They were bred to withstand the bad circumstances better, so you can select the variety resistant to diseases and more hardy.

Try planting seeds in pots, and then transferring the seedlings to your garden. This raises the chances of the plants growing until adulthood. It also lets you have tighter control over the planting periods in your garden. You can plant the seedlings once you have removed the old plants.

It is possible to use natural materials as well as other plants to help keep pests away from your garden. A border of marigolds or onions around your veggies can prevent slugs. Insect pests will stay away from seedlings and trees if you use wood ash around the base as a mulch. Using these natural methods will reduce the need for potentially harmful chemical pesticides.

It’s a bit like someone giving you the components to a super fast car engine. If you don’t know anything about mechanics, the chances of you producing an engine that really works and delivers what you want it to are very slim. The same is true to designing a garden. Unless you know how it works, all the templates in the world cannot help you achieve the results you want.

Don’t forget to highlight special features. If there is a particular bush, flower bed or even sculpture involved in the design that really deserves to be shown off, make sure to use landscape lighting appropriately to pull this off.