Pondless Waterfalls are a brand new form of water feature which is becoming more and more popular.
This outdoor product has proved to be very popular because it provides all the beauty of a traditional waterfall with only little effort involved in maintaining the feature. All you have to do is plug in your waterfall, place rocks around it, and throw some fish in! It’s that simple.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that all pondless waterfalls are the same, because we have seen many different types of waterfall on the market. Some of these are great but some can be a bit too basic for their own good!
One of the most important factors to consider is that size matters. Larger pondless waterfalls will generally have a greater fall height, a larger basin and offer different shapes and angles for the cascade effect.
These small differences can make a considerable difference in how your outdoor space looks. Pondless Waterfalls are great as they can be mobile so you can pick them up and move them around your garden if you fancy a different placement.
If we had to choose one key feature of pondless waterfalls it would be the sound! Nothing quite beats the relaxing sound of trickling water in your outdoor space, and high-quality products can deliver this effect in spades. We particularly like products which have a bubbler facility as well as the main feature, as this makes them just that little bit more impressive.
Great curb appeal, and I love the curved flower bed. It doesn’t follow the exact lines of the walkway.
I think the secret to making walkways and flower beds look perfect is creating the curve through mowing. Curved flower beds are an effective way to enhance the curb appeal of your home, and can be easily mowed with just a push mower. For best results, use a new mower blade for this type of project.
A Landscaped Corner Garden is a good choice when you have limited space in your yard, but still want it to look lush.
This garden has a water feature as it’s “centerpiece” which is surrounded by evergreen shrubs, hostas, and a few well-thought out and placed plants and flowers.
The sun plaque on the fence, the statuette on the column, and the stepping stones add interest and whimsy. There is even a hanging plant attached to the brick wall.
Who wouldn’t enjoy looking out the window and seeing this garden?
This could be a fun project that would get you outside more, and create a great looking and easily accessible garden. The backend of your garden “boxes” is already provided by the privacy fence. All you have to do is provide the front and the sides – easy enough!
Raised Beds inside fence…love the look of this!!!
A rock garden is an outdoor garden that uses rocks, stones and pebbles as the main elements to decorate. They are usually found in large yards or parks with a number of different terrain conditions.
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The most common type of rocks used for rock gardens are igneous rock including granite, quartzite, basalt and gneiss. Metamorphic rocks like marble, limestone and slate are also popular because they might be easier to maintain than igneous rocks. Sedimentary rocks such as shale, sandstone and conglomerate can also sometimes be seen in these gardens although this is less common.
Rock gardens became popular during the 19th century after Europeans were exposed to them during their travels across Asia. It was extensively cultivated by British people who wished to replicate the same atmosphere of serenity and contemplation that they had found during their travels in Japan.
A wide range of plants can be grown in rock gardens including alpine plants, succulents, ferns, dwarf trees and shrubs depending on the conditions available. However many gardeners prefer using low-growing or creeping cultivars so that there is more room for the rocks themselves to have center stage instead of being covered up by foliage from other plant varieties.
Decorating rock gardens can make use out of both natural or artificial stones depending on personal preferences although most gardeners believe that using natural stones add more aesthetic value to the garden. Artificial stones are generally cheaper and easier to replace if broken or worn out while natural stone might be harder to find replacements for in case they get damaged or lost.
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Rock gardens have a number of benefits that make them very popular not just because of their beauty but also because of how practical they can be for plant lovers who want something different from the usual lawns and flower beds.
If you have an old canoe, or any old row boat, you can turn it into a self-contained pond, aka a waterscape, water garden, or Xeriscape.
Here are some tips for creating your canoe pond:
1: Repurpose the old boat
2: Pour some soil and fertilizer
3: Cordon off the boat appropriately
4: Guarantee a constant supply of water
5: Don’t forget the sunshine
6: Be Mindful of the season and soil
7: Keep off pests and pets
For the full “how to” on these tips, visit RobinsonLovesPlants.com
Gardening on hill is an extremely creative task, but many homeowners fail to do it right. Just because you are gardening on the incline doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t organize and plan your garden properly. In fact, by doing so, not only you will fight erosion effectively but also create a beautiful walkway or a great view.
How to Organize?
First – plan your garden design, make sketches of what you want to end up with. Once the master plan is ready go ahead and find out which plants will thrive on that incline as many plants won’t be able to survive there and grow properly. Remember, if you have a very steep hill you should terrace it up, so plants will be able to grow on the different levels and not just fall down.
When choosing plants pay attention to ground cover because it is a very important factor in fighting erosion. Also don’t forget about vines which will help you with hiding empty spaces between shrubs and trees.
Focus on Trees
Once you are done with the ground cover and smaller plants, focus on trees. They will give your garden a spectacular look especially if they have an interesting shape. If you want to know which ones can be grown in that area, call or go to your local nursery, and find out what native trees grow in your region.
When planting them, remember to water them constantly and fertilize regularly, but don’t overdo it.
If you are facing a very steep hill with no chance of stopping erosion no matter how much ground cover or other smaller plants you use, that’s when terracing comes handy. How to do it? Simply build retaining walls and plant one flat layer after another in between them. Once you finish with planting, add a rock walkway for better looks and ease of access to all the plants.
This is such a neat idea. The raised bed was built using railway sleepers, with the bench built in for sitting and enjoying the garden.
There has been no information supplied about how much it cost to make or who made it or anything like that, but I do think this is a great idea for building raised beds either at home or in public places. It would be a nice place to sit after a day’s work and just relax while looking over your garden, and maybe have a cup of tea there, too! With a throw pillow or two, you could put your feet up and really relax and soak in the nature around you.
Creeks and dry creek bed landscaping looks so cute in a front yard. These are a great idea for under a downspout, that way it fills up once in a while.
Dry creek bed landscaping is a great way to add interest and value to your home. By using natural elements, you can create a beautiful and inviting landscape that will be the envy of your neighbors.
There are many benefits to landscaping with a dry creek bed. They are relatively easy to install and require very little maintenance. Dry creek beds can help reduce erosion, control storm water runoff, and even provide habitat for wildlife.
If you are considering adding a dry creek bed to your landscape, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, it is important to choose the right location. Dry creek beds should be placed in an area that receives full sun and has good drainage. They also should not be located too close to structures or trees as they can become overwhelmed during heavy rains.
Once you have chosen the perfect location, it is time to start planning your design. Dry creek beds can be as simple or complex as you like. They can be straight or winding, and can be lined with stones, boulders, or other natural materials. The most important thing is to make sure that the bed is at least six inches deep so that it can collect water during storms.
Installing a dry creek bed is a relatively easy do-it-yourself project. However, if you are not confident in your abilities, it is always best to hire a professional landscape contractor to handle the job. This will ensure that your dry creek bed is installed correctly and will last for many years to come.
Pretty landscaping! This is an example of a classic front full sun garden for summer in Oklahoma City.
The garden features annuals and perennials that are heat-tolerant and drought-resistant. The plants are arranged in a way that they can create a beautiful landscape while still being easy to care for. This is the perfect type of garden for those who want to enjoy the outdoors without having to spend a lot of time on maintenance.