Does your property seem old and tired? If your answer is yes, some landscaping may be helpful. A small amount of landscaping can turn an old tired looking home into a visually appealing house. This article will give you some landscaping tips that can help you bring some life back into your Manchester garden.
When you start planning your landscaping project you need to think about the way that nature and the seasons will affect it.
Choosing The Correct Plants
When choosing plants find out what each of the plants climate and hardiness zones are. You also have to think about whether or not you would prefer annuals or perennials.
Aerate Your Soil
When you loosen or puncture the soil in your garden this aerates it as it increases its water penetration and its air permeability. Aerating your soil is as simple as turning the soil over with your trowel, or making small holes in your lawn, allowing oxygen into the roots which helps with healthy new growth. There are a number of ways to aerate your lawn:
- For a large lawn you could use an aerating machine.
- You could use a garden fork
- Simply walk on your lawn wearing wearing a pair of spiked golf shoes.
This brings oxygen into the roots and promotes healthy new growth.
Use Granite For The Surfaces Of Your BBQ.
If you are installing a barbeque the the best option for the surfaces is granite. You can buy cheaper materials , but the cheaper materials can be damaged by water, the fluctuations in temperature and you placing hot items on them.
Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
In other words don’t try to do a large landscaping project all at once. A better idea would be to break up your large project into smaller more manageable projects that you can budget for and complete.
Avoid Cheap Low Quality Products
Always look for quality made products and where possible avoid the cheap mass produced products. Your local Garden centre or Home Improvement store will sell all kinds of cheap products, but you need to check the quality before you buy them. If they are of poor quality then you are not getting value for your money. A specialist garden store will be better able to give you good advice and high quality items at a sensible price. Don’t worry about investing in a little in these products as you want good quality products that are going to last.
Timing Is The Key
If you are wise and time when you buy the things you need you can save yourself some cash. If you are looking at purchasing wood then winter is usually the best time to buy it. Other items can also be bought in the end of season sales that the Garden centres and Home Improvement stores have.
Stop Your Cat Eating You Plants
If your cat likes to eat some of your plants then growing wheat grass or cat grass close to these plants will put them off. You could also use the peel from citrus fruits or mothballs close to the plants as well, as these smell dreadful to a cat.
Plan Your Plants
When thinking of what plants to plant in your garden you should include plenty of different varieties. Having different varieties will stop your garden being ruined if some plants get damaged due to disease or insects . Good plant health can often depend on having diversity in the plants that are grown.
Consult With The Experts
If you are thinking of doing a large landscaping project it could be a wise move to first off have a consultation with an experienced landscape gardener Manchester. A professional landscape gardener can often give you guidance and suggestions that prove invaluable as it can save you both money and time. You will probably save the cost of the consultation with the ideas he will give you.
Don’t Cut Your Grass Too Low
When you have freshly laid grass or turf don’t be too eager with the lawn mower and cut it down to the soil. If you leave it a bit longer, the grass roots will grow deeper and make your grass stronger. The shorter the grass the shallower the roots will grow, making your lawn more likely to develop brown patches.
When you do trim your lawn it is a good idea to leave a few of the grass clippings. As they decompose they will supply your lawn with good nutrients, reducing the amount of fertiliser you will need to add to your lawn.
If there is a water shortage set the blades of your lawn mower to high when cutting the grass. With the length on the grass will go dormant and stay fresh looking with minimal water. Once the water shortage is over change your blades back to their normal setting.
If you find it hard to grow anything around a tree in your garden, you could use ground cover instead. Its not only easy to maintain but looks good as well. You can use something like hosta and sweet woodruff for ground cover.
You home doesn’t need to take a look boring and dull. By utilising just a few of the tips here it can look pretty all year round.