Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Things To Consider When Planning A New Garden

If you’re a keen gardener or you just love to sit out there on a warm summer day then there’s a good chance that you love gardening and garden design. If you’re new to it, or you have been doing it for a while and feel like you need some new inspiration and ideas for how to jazz things up a bit, then here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Think about a colour scheme

Before you start to buy flowers and plants, you should probably decide if you want your garden to follow a certain colour scheme or if you just simply want to plant some of your favourite things. If you love to garden but don’t have much time, then you could opt for flowers, trees, plants and shrubs that need less maintaining to keep them looking good and healthy like bulbs and conifers.
You should also think about the plants that are already in your garden and what use you can make of them within your new garden plan, especially if it is a house that you have only just moved into. Some gardeners recommend that you live in it for one full year before creating a new garden so that you are aware of everything it already has to offer over all four seasons.

Choose some nice, practical fencing

Getting a nice fence can be a good way to improve the overall look and feel of your garden. There a few things to think about when choosing the right one. You want something that looks nice, but something that is going to be practical and fit with the purpose of your garden. You might be using it to add privacy, or just for decoration.

There are many retailers, such as, Buy Fencing Direct, that sell all different kinds of fencing in a whole range of styles, and that will suit a whole range of needs.

Do you want to add any additional lighting?

Something else that you may want to add some lighting features in the garden so that you can still use it in the winter months or on summer nights  for barbeques and parties.
Looking at some of the gardens that other people have created can be a good way of giving yourself some inspiration for when it comes to creating your own outdoor haven. Of course, how you design it will depend largely on what you are planning to use it for.

How A Pond Can Improve Your Garden

It could be said that gardening is about so much more than growing vegetables and flowers. A garden can also be a place for families to spend time together on long summer days, and also a great place to admire nature and wildlife.

Having a pond can be a good way to enhance your garden, and attract more animals to come and spend more time in it. While having a pond in your garden will hopefully improve the way it looks (and maybe impress those who live nearby), there are many more ways that installing one can help to enhance your garden space.

There are lots of places that you can buy pond equipment online, such as All Pond Solutions. Having one can attract lots of other species, such as dragon files and newts that would not be in your garden otherwise. This will give you the opportunity to see lots animals that you may not get to come face to face with if you never install one.

If you have children or a young family, a pond can be a great source of education when it comes to learning about fish, frogs, dragonflies and any of the other animals you may wish to have in your pond or that decided to bread there. Even if you don’t have children, you could also use it as an opportunity to learn about these types of wildlife for yourself.

In addition to this, if you have a water fountain or running water feature then that can help to drown out any of the unwanted noises that you can sometimes hear when you sit outside, such as the sound of traffic if you live near a busy road, or you neighbours’ dog that barks more than you would personally like.
Having a pond, and some of the animals that may come to live in it, can be a natural way of managing unwanted pests that may have.

Before installing a pond, take some time to think about some of the safety measure that you might install that will keep all of the humans, and also the animals and plants that go near it as safe from harm as possible.  Have a think about the types of wildlife that you would like to attract before you dig your pond, as what animals arrive could depend on the size and shape of it and how they meet its needs.


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