Monday, March 19, 2012

Decorating Your Warmer summer months Garden

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By Broc Coley

There are numerous things that must be considered when planning and planting your summer garden. Some of those things is the natural landscape or terrain of the lawn and garden area. It is best, whenever possible to work with the landscape as opposed to working against it or likely to extraordinary efforts to make changes towards the natural landscape of your lawn once you could very easily and beautifully plan your summer garden to select the flow of and work well with the natural terrain of your lawn and garden area.

A proven way in which this is accomplished is by going for a quick survey of your lawn. This can need to be more than a cursory visual survey. You need to walk your lawn and the area in which you are planning to your garden space. You will need to appraise the terrain and take not of inclines and slopes. When you are at it, you need to study the condition of the soil and any areas that appear particularly inhospitable for planting. If these types of areas are present in your garden you have to decide what you want to do about the subject. Is it possible to turn this patch in to a water feature or some other attractive accessory for your garden rather than remaining a bare patch amid your flowers, plants, and/or vegetables?

You should also determine the amount of shade a particular area receive and, if in sunshine, how to create shade for those plants, vegetables, or flowers that grow best in indirect sunlight. This can be accomplished by planting them creatively inside the shadow of plants, shrubs, or vegetables that grow much taller or through the use of rocks to create shade as well as climbing vines on trellises or fences to make an artificial shade.

Once you have an excellent feel for the terrain and landscape of your summer garden you will need to arrange for the vegetables, flowers, or plants which will be used. Vegetable gardens tend to be less aesthetic in nature and therefore are often the easiest to landscape, because it is a matter of need rather than beauty. If you're planting a flowery summer garden however, it is quite likely that you will be planning to achieve some extent of beauty within your garden. Decide if you want to keep the flowers and plants in just a certain color scheme or if perhaps you want dramatic blues and greens combined with bright and vivid reds and yellows. This is a personal decision but will greatly get a new appearance of your garden when all is said and done.

You should also landscape a garden according to the amount of time and effort you want to devote to working your garden on any given week. Some plants require more care than others. If you want a garden that is basically sow and go then you need to make sure it is filled with plants and flowers that are suited to that sort of low maintenance. Most vegetable gardens need a good deal of tending in order to flourish and so are not acceptable in this kind of situation.

If you are completely lost regarding how to landscape your summer garden it might be worth the effort to have a team of professionals come in and do the landscaping for you. When procuring their services make sure to either check into a maintenance program using them in which the upkeep the landscaping or ask them to provide a low maintenance form of landscaping that you will be able to maintain and duplicate by yourself.

Many gardeners find the task of landscaping their summer garden to become the highlight of the summer growing season. If you're not among those, the hope is that the recommendations provided here will provide you with a good start and several helpful tips on getting your garden landscaped and ready to grow.

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