Let your garden borders live on the wild side

Let your garden borders live on the wild side
When it comes to finishing off the look of your garden, some will choose to run grass to the edge, while others may choose to have a border around the edge. A border can be made into a flower bed, pebble stones or a wild garden design.  A mass amount of plants, shrubs, trees and flower hedges can create a wild forest like appearance to your garden while also improving your home and gardens privacy. Although wild borders are ‘wild’ they do however require regular maintained to ensure they do...

The essentials of selecting garden furniture

The essentials of selecting garden furniture
Selecting appropriate furniture for the garden is as important as selecting furniture for the interiors of the house. The garden furniture must be such that it should be comfortable and must also add to the aesthetic beauty of the garden. Garden furniture now available in the market is made of either wood or synthetic materials like plastic or steel. Whatever be the type of furniture, it is prone to reaction due to weather changes. Apart from what has been mentioned above, the purpose for which the garden is generally made...

Keeping your own greenhouse

Keeping your own greenhouse
If you love gardening all year round, then a greenhouse is the perfect investment for you. Greenhouses allow you to control the internal temperature, humidity, and sunlight exposure to the plants you are growing, all while the external environment can be completely different. It is important that your greenhouse has areas that allow your plants to be exposed to the sun and also areas of shade too. Plants require a good range of sunlight and shade in order to grow effectively, too much of either may cause the plants to die....

Adding a fire pit to your back garden

Adding a fire pit to your back garden
Fire pits in back gardens are becoming more popular over the recent years, and with summer around the corner, there is no better time to start building yours. During the summer months it is not uncommon to have a few gatherings with family and friends, but as the evening starts it tends to get a little cooler. A fire pit is a perfect way to create the perfect centre piece for your garden and also keep you warm as the sun goes down. There are many different designs for garden...

Making your garden bird friendly

If you want to make your garden as friendly for birds as you possibly can, there are some surefire concepts you can add – beyond the basics of food, water, and shelter. Birds love trees. They are able to set up their nests and a tree will provide them with a safe spot high above the ground to rest while they look for food. Think about planting annuals in your garden. In addition to providing a bright and colorful look to your garden, many of the seeds from annuals are...