HOW TO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN

Have you ever seen a breathtaking garden? Not simply pretty, but a heart-stopping, sensational heaven of a garden? I have seen many, and the secrets to them are simple.

MAKE EVERY PLANT STAND OUT

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Make sure every plant that you could see stood out on their own. Do not just think about nice color combinations, try to create as much contrast as possible when placing pots, make the foliage size and texture bloom against each other. This may go against your beginner gardening guide, which is dutifully filled with color wheels, complementary colors that adjacent to one another in harmony. These can make a nice looking garden, but not a mesmerizing one. Bring the beauty out from plant to plant, do not let it drop, and your garden will be filled with magic.

IT IS ABOUT PLANTS, NOT FLOWERS

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If you use hostas, place them singularly as opposed to lumping them together. They will act as a background for other smaller and more intricate plant in front. Sediums are good for this use, as well as Japanese painted ferns.

For contrasting colors, make use of alchemilla or varieties of variegated grasses. Make these stand out the most so that color of blooms will be secondary. The result would be a garden with  plenty of colors without glaring clashes or eye straining hues.

OUTDOOR ARTS AND FURNITURE

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For a real drawcard to the eyes, place a table and chairs in the focal points. Paint lively colors to this furniture and decorate them with living arrangements, such as parsley coriander or chives.

Add outdoor arts to reflect your personality to the garden. Take a step back and wonder what would suit you, as well as space, the most. If you have a bare wall that needs to be hidden, try a hanging bamboo blind, then staple some fabric for a lightweight timber frame.

USE WASTES THAT ARE FULLY COMPOSTED

Materials decompose at different rates. In the composting process, materials go through high temperatures in a lengthy period. The not fully decomposed waste would introduce potential illness into your garden again. If you are unsure if your yard waste is decomposed enough, at least avoid using yard waste under sensitive plants. Make sure there is no infected debris in the pile.

ARE THERE ENOUGH LIGHT FOR YOUR PLANT?

How much light there are in your garden is another important factor. Does it have full sun or mostly shade? The wind is another thing to put into consideration. Excessive wind can dry out most plans.

REGULAR CUTTING

Frequently cut your lawn to thicken the grass. Each time you mow, switch directions and patterns so that the blades of the grass will not be pressed in the same direction. It is ideal to cut the grass by estimated 5 cm, which is around half to two-thirds of the blade. Mow more often in the winter because it does not withstand drought as good as in the summer.

CONTROL THE WEED GROWTH

Every lawn owner is in a fight with weeds. The key to win includes persistence and the right technique. Most of the weeds would be removed with mechanical equipment. However, weeds at smaller sizes (such as veronicas or clover) can only be removed completely with a manual scarifier. Use the tool often to disturb their growth and prevent future rooting. For daisy and dandelion, it is better to use root weeders because only with this tool the root can be removed completely. In a more severe condition, you have to consult a professional to use herbicides. In the worst case, you may consider structuring the entire soil all over again, then cover it with rolled turf.

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