Jun 262018
 
how to build a garden rockery choosing the rock

My goal with my gardening blog is to bring you expert information on everything from when to plant to gardening gifts. Please leave me a comment on the gardening article below and I’ll reply as soon as I can. How to build a garden rockery – Choosing the rock.

You can use landscaping rock to add some depth and texture to your landscaping design. This landscaping rock can come in a couple of different forms, actually there are quite a few. Not only is there a find collection of colours of landscaping rock there is also several different kinds of stone to choose from. Different landscaping designs will require different rock.

The trick to using landscaping rock successfully is to fully integrate them into your rockery and the design. You need to place them in places that will add to the rockery, not in places that will make it look like you are trying to cover something up or take attention away from another part of the garden rockery. If you were to just put your landscaping rock here and there you will be doing nothing for the rockery and your rockery will end up looking strange and unbalanced. You should plan exactly where each landscaping rock should be placed for the ultimate effect.

If you take the time to bury your rock it will look much better. This will make them look planted and they will blend in and look as if this is where they really should be, not just where they got clunked down.

How far should you bury your stones in the ground? The depth will all depend upon the materials that you finally choose for your rockery. If you choose a very large rock then it should be deeper than a smaller stone. Four to six inches is a good depth for your rock to be buried.

All you need to do is dig a spot about the size of your landscaping rock and them place the rock into it. You can then just tuck some dirt into the spot around the rock and then you are done. Voila!

Think about it, this is what rocks and boulders look like when you see them out in nature. The next time that you are out taking a walk or you are hiking keep an eye out for any large rocks, look at how they sit in the dirt and then try to get the rock in your rockery to look just as natural.

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Jul 112017
 
how to install a garden fountain top tips

Another great day in the garden. I’m finally ready to dig the borders. But first, today, I share my expertise with you on the subject of garden fountains and How to install a garden fountain – Top Tips. Read on for more, or if you are just looking to buy plants, garden tables and chairs, or check prices and features then click here to compare prices.

A great way to spice up your garden is to add a water feature. These can
be both soothing and aesthetically appealing. I’ve found that there’s
nothing more relaxing than sitting on a bench next to my garden and
listening to my fountain while I read a good book or do some studying.
Putting in a water feature is fairly easy and relatively inexpensive, and
will add immensely to the pleasantness of your garden. Also, the
maintenance level is minimal.

Usually, people install fountains for the benefit of the natural ambience
it provides. For some reason, being around a gorgeous scene of water gives
you a positive energy. This is also good if you practice Tai Chi or some
form of yoga or meditation. The constant drone of the water is exactly
what most people need to concentrate on what they are doing. Even if
you’re not into that kind of stuff, just being in a garden with a fountain
has a sort of meditative quality to it, even if you’re not trying to do
so. I recommend it to anyone.

When you first decide to put in a fountain, you need to put great care
into picking out one that will go well with the rest of your garden. If
you have any other decorations, you want to consider if it goes well with
your motif. Does the fountain you’re considering stand out in your garden
like a sore thumb, or does it look like it was meant to be there? If
you’re like me, you can’t naturally tell whether the fountain will be a
good addition to your garden just by looking at it. So my solution was to
bring my sister (a natural at fashion design and that kind of stuff) along
with a picture of my garden to the store. I was able to get her expert
opinion, as well as see for myself what it would look like. By doing this
I was able to pick a beautiful rock fountain that goes marvellously with
the rest of my garden.

However, I still had a slight problem with supplying my fountain with
power. You see, my garden isn’t very close to my house. I thought it would
look pretty tacky to run an extension cord across my yard, so I had to
come up with another solution. I discussed my situation with a Home Depot
employee, and he quickly found me the exact solution I needed: an
extension cord meant for being buried! All it took was a few hours of
digging a small trench across my yard, and I had power to my fountain
without an unsightly cord running across my yard. After I got over this
little hitch, my fountain plan went beautifully.

So if you’re looking for a way to make your garden a more classy and
beautiful place to be, I hope you consider installing a fountain. The
whole process is surprisingly inexpensive, and I think that you will be
very happy with the results. Having a fountain in your garden is not only
soothing, but it also adds a lot of character to an otherwise bland
garden. Remember, gardens are not just for giving us vegetables! A garden
is a place to go when you want to retreat from the outside world and dwell
in your own thoughts with no disturbance.