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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Bad Landscaping

1. Overcrowding: When plants are small, even a 2-foot space between them seems like a lot. Most folks tend to buy more plants and reduce the space between plants because they don’t like the barren spaces. Well, guess what happens in a couple of years? Plants grow and pretty soon they start elbowing each and push into unwanted directions.

If the empty space bothers you, place some small potted plants in between – the kind you can remove later.

2. All-Season: The time of the year when you visit the plant nursery is important. Folks tend to choose plants that look good. But remember, these plants are probably looking good at that particular time of the year; what about the rest of the year? So always pick a mix so you have something worth looking at throughout the year – evergreen shrubs and trees with interesting bark, perennial grasses is another good example – these turn into lovely straw-coloured feathers in winter.

3. Maintain Focus: If you want to create sitting space, place a few garden chairs in front of a table and looking towards the garden. Don’t overdo it by adding reading lamps or rugs and stuff. The star attraction has to be the garden and not your sitting space.

4. Colour Scheme: When you’re planning a colour scheme for your landscape or garden, choose no more than 3 or 4 colours. Blue, silver, green and purple plants harmonise beautifully. Too many colours will cause the viewer to lose focus.

5. The view from within is just as important: When planning your Lawn or Garden Maintenance Professionals, don’t just plan it from the front like most people do. Stand inside your house, open a window and look out. Now imaging your garden. What’s the view through your window?

Your garden should not look good from just one or two particular angles. With a little planning and Imagination, you can make it look beautiful from all angles.

6. Compliment everything: When installing a deck, imagine how it will look with your garden or landscape. The colour of your outdoor deck, the path to the house, colour of your roof, door etc. should all complement each other in a way that allow the plants to steal the show. For example, laying the path with bright coloured tiles will highlight the path rather than the plants. A grey tiled or pebbled path on the other hand, will highlight the plants surrounding it.

7. Match pots carefully: Pots are like fashion accessories in your garden. Grouping mismatched pots or pots of different styles will have a jarring effect.

Tips Pick Fertiliser For Garden

Where convenient, we recommend you get your soil tested so see what nutrients are present and in what percentage. Based on the test results, you can custom feed the soil the nutrients that require to be replenished. Yes it sounds terribly complicated but if you continue to read, you will know it is actually quite simple.

If you visit any garden supplies store, watch out for the fertiliser bags and note the labels. You might see some weird numbers on them. These numbers reflect the percentage of nitrogen, phosphate and potash in that bag i.e. the nutrient ratios. So, a 7-12-7 fertiliser bag contains 7% nitrogen, 12% phosphate, and 7% potash. Another bag might have 5-10-0. Which means it has no potash. There, now based on the soil test report, you can choose the right fertiliser bag for your Gardening Services Cranebrook.

Organic fertilisers: The difference between organic (natural) and chemical fertiliser is the speed of replenishment. Chemical fertiliser nourishes the soil almost instantly and results are visible virtually overnight. Organic fertiliser has to first decompose into the soil before the soil can absorb the nutrients released during the decomposition process. Once the nutrients are released and absorbed by the soil then only it becomes available to the plants.

So does this mean chemical fertiliser are better? Chemical fertilisers are used by farmers because they do not have the time to wait for organic fertiliser to decompose. Also, you have to be very careful when using chemical fertiliser – if you put even a vee bit more than required, it will burn the roots of the plants. It is like giving a patient excess dosage of a powerful drug. It is therefore best if chemical fertilisers are applied only by professionals. When it comes to organic fertiliser there is no such thing as too much or too little so it is totally safe for garden use.

  • Organic fertilisers contribute organic matter to your soil thereby feeding soil microbes, improving soil structure, fighting fungal and bacterial diseases, and contributing to micro-nutrients in the soil.
  • Most organic fertiliser is slow release of nutrients so plants get a steady supply of fresh energy.
  • These days Gardening Services Forster supply chains also stock organic fertilisers that have been pre-formulated in a manner similar to chemical fertiliser but without the chemical effect. Thus, you have organic fertilisers with 5% nitrogen, 5% phosphate and 5% potash and so forth.

Whether you choose organic or chemical should ideally depend on the state of your garden. If your plants need immediate nutrition, chemical fertiliser will do the trick. It might be best though, to use a mix of organic and chemical – i.e. a vee bit of chemical fertiliser to perk up the soil and rest powered by organics.

Anchor Wall Systems

Just in case you do not know, soil erosion is a serious issue that should be given with the right solution. Keep in mind that it can pose harm to the people living in the erosion-prone areas. It can totally wreck up their crops and some other harvests. The worse case is, it can take their lives away. With that being said, it is extremely important to think of an effective solution to prevent soil erosion from occurring. One great solution for this is installing retailing walls around the soil-filled areas near you.

Retaining walls are actually structures that will effectively bind the soil from one particular end part to another. These are perfect to be installed in those landscapes in higher slopes. Retaining walls are available in various kinds and designs. But when it comes to sellers and makers of these walls, top on the list is the Anchor Wall Systems. Check out some of these walls now.

Artisana MultiHeight Retaining Wall System

This hand-worked stone wall has a very classic look, yet its great sophistication is something that you will adore the most. It would be perfect for any setting. All of the areas that will be installed by Artisana MultiHeight Retaining Wall System can surely become elegant in appearance.

Aspen Stone Retaining Wall System

In case you wish to achieve a great rough-hewn appearance, then the Aspen Retaining Wall System is the one for you. Its timeless face style will make the surroundings even more beautiful and useful. The warm colors of this kind of retaining wall are sure to make you and some other people comfortable.

Bayfield MultiHeight Retaining Wall System

Whatever kinds of landscapes or environment you want to be installed, Bayfield MultiHeight Retaining System can certainly offer what you need. Its distressed face style is simply marvelous to see. This wall system can be available in different colors and textures. These colors and textures came into existence with the inspiration of nature.

Border Stone Retaining Wall System

This retaining wall system can actually be edger, boarder, tree ring, straight wall, and curve wall. In case constructing a walkway is your concern, then Border Stone Retaining Wall System is the answer. Such system can also define the boundaries of your beautiful garden. This would be a great addition to your front yards and backyards.