Choosing the best plants for a garden can be somewhat challenging. Not only must the plant or shrub’s beauty be taken into account, but other characteristics to be considered include shape, size, colour, and specific care instructions. In particular, many experts feel that the shape and the size of plants will have an impact upon the overall “feel” of any garden.
The Impact of Natural Conditions
Three very important factors to consider are weather, soil, and sunlight. Obviously, some plants are better designed for shade whilst others such as aloe, cacti, and other succulents are suited to absorb copious amounts of sun. Some are perennials (such as Veronica or Russian sage) and a number of species will need to be planted every year. Soil is another factor. Should a garden have low nutrients in the soil, the hearty varieties including Lenten rose and periwinkle are best options.
Many people who have adopted landscaping and gardening as their hobbies tend to swear by its effectiveness in making them feel calmer, more relaxed, and generally more Zen. In the flurry of today’s everyday lives, it is important that you find an activity that can help you slow down, take some time for yourself, and allow your nourishing abilities to be put to good use.
When you carry out your gardening duties you may be more concerned with watering the plants than pruning the trees, but it is a very vital task. Pruning your trees when they need it is important for the following reasons:
Pests attack your garden to suck the sap out of the plants, which leads to browning and wilting or to feed on the leaves, which creates large holes on the leaves. A proper garden maintenance routine helps you to spot the early signs of pest infestations. Continue reading
Weeds can be a real hindrance in any garden and what may appear only a small issue could quickly evolve into a major problem. Take a look at a handful of top tips that can help stop weeds in their tracks.