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Get Creative with Landscape Gardening

Gardening is a hobby that can be practiced year round, in open spaces during summer and indoors during winter. Most of us do gardening to improve the look of our property and also have a green area to enjoy clean air along with the beauty of the flowers and plants.

You can improve the look of your garden vastly with landscape gardening as well as provide your plants and flowers with better drainage, soil and beds in order to grow faster and look their best.

Simple Landscape Gardening Techniques

Most people hire professionals for landscape gardening and it is recommended if you have a large garden with many flowers and plants and you are the only one gardening it. However, if your garden is on a smaller scale or you have a numerous family who is willing to make a joint effort to improve the looks and growth of the flowers and plants you can do most of the landscape gardening yourself.

Create layers at different heights by making steps in the land and securing them with wooden planks. You will need some carpentry skills in order to secure the planks so they don't give way when a heavy rain follows. Some people will even use cement to ensure the planks and separations are done permanently and that it will not be damaged by rain or other natural occurrences.

What you want to achieve is planting different plants at different levels in order to be able to display and see them with ease from any part of the garden and at the same time creating a design for the garden as well.

When working on landscape gardening, don't forget that drainage is the most important part without which your plant's roots may get flooded thus, ruining them in the process. Be creative, you can install pillars and hang plants as well as use as many pots as you like to create an authentic look.

Helpful Tips

Landscape gardening is not easy and it may take several days and even weeks to complete the look you initially set out to achieve but the work is well worth it when you and everyone else who sees your garden will enjoy the looks as well as plants, which now will be better displayed and grown.

Other landscape gardening tips can be found both online and in books, which will show you the right way to secure flowerbeds and obtain the look you desire.


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Gardening Tip #11

Some plants require re-potting for optimum growth but there are others that resent having their roots disturbed. Or their roots system may be small enough that they don't require re-potting. One way to check if your plant needs re-potting is to turn it upside down. Tap the pot to release the plant and check its roots. If roots are all you see, then re-pot. Sometimes the roots will come out of the pot. You should either cut them off or re-pot the plant.