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Creating the Perfect Gardening Idea

It can be difficult to come up with a new gardening idea for your property. Some people call professional landscapers to help with this task, but just by looking on the internet and in magazines, with a little imagination, you shouldn't have much trouble finding that perfect gardening idea. Before you begin, you may want to consider what you want to say about yourself or your property before you take on a project. For instance, if you know your preference between say a rustic or trendy look, you can use this information to save you time and energy

Flower Bed

One classic gardening idea that you can use to enhance your property is a flower bed. Flower beds draw attention and allow you to showcase your ornamental plants. Even besides what plants you choose for your flower bed, there is a virtually unlimited number of possibilities to pick from. You may position your flower bed so that it is a focal point, or in can complement other features on your property.

Once you decide where you want your flower bed, look at the immediate surroundings; you may notice a color or theme you want to tie into your flower bed. For instance, if your porch is lined with a certain kind of rock, you may want to use the same rock for your flower bed. This may also help you decide what plants you want in your flower bed. Flowers are an obvious choice, but by no means are you limited to flowers. Many people use ground covers and various ivies in their flower beds. The combinations and looks you can create with a flower bed are endless.

Water Garden

In recent years, water gardens have became increasingly popular. This is a great gardening idea, especially if you can place it close to an outside sitting area, or in another prominent place where it will be enjoyed. You may want to position your water garden so that your guests can easily walk next to it. Water lilies are commonly used in these displays, as well as gold fish. Like the flower bed, location and the desired look will help guide you in picking out plants, landscaping materials, and possibly yard ornaments or figurines.

The most important thing with any gardening idea is to create something that you can enjoy for years. So look around your property and see what you come up with, and, above all, have fun.


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Gardening Tip #6

Overwatering kills most houseplants. Looks can be deceptive, so to see if your soil is dry enough to water, try the finger test. Insert your index finger up to the first joint into the soil. If the soil is damp, don't water it.