Japanese Gardening Philosophy
According to the Japanese philosophy, everything old is valuable. This can be seen when looking at any Japanese gardening design. With that in mind this rule must be applied when you create the garden. You can incorporate boulders overgrown with moss, old trees and branches that will form a backdrop for your pathways and flowers, and are meant to remind the viewer about the past.
It can be hard to keep up with trends, especially home related ones. Many people look at good landscaping and appreciate it, but few know how to use the same techniques in their own garden. Take a look at the tips provided here, and start planning your own landscaping improvements.Large shade trees can make it hard to plant flowers beneath them. Try using ground cover in the place of flowers. This can make your garden look beautiful, and it’s also easily maintainable. Woodruff and hosta make very nice options in ground covering.
I do believe that most of us are attracted to water, to both the visual and the sound. Everyone loves to walk along the shores of an ocean, sit by a stream or picnic at the lake. Water holds a sense of mystery and tranquility to which we are naturally attracted. This is probably why the water garden has become so popular in the modern day landscape. As gardeners create their outdoor living spaces or retreats from the hectic pace of modern life, the romance and serenity of a water feature surely beckons.
Retailers are very busy now buying in stocks of winter products for pond owners in order to help them prepare their water gardens for the winter. It is extremely important that pond owners check their pond equipment in order for it to last throughout the coldest months. Fish must be prepared in order to over-winter well so they should be in the best of health to start with, so now is the time to start your preparations. Start to monitor your pond’s water quality so that when you leave it over winter you will know that it is healthy and will be in good shape to last until the spring. Poor water quality will lead to sick fish and pond problems and come the spring, your fish may not be alive.
Easter is here and as Spring begins and the cold winter weather fades away, getting your garden pond up and running again so that it is attractive and functional for summer may seem like a daunting task. However, it doesn’t have to be! Here are some guidelines to follow that will help everyone who has a pond in their garden, especially first-timers.
You’ll need certain equipment, such as a thermometer, fish food, a fish net, planting baskets and soil for any aquatic plants you may have and possibly a vacuum if your pond is large.
A bog garden is a beautiful way to landscape a garden or even a backyard and displays water plants naturally and beautifully. It is also a good solution for an area in a garden that is low and tends to collect water. The soil in a bog garden needs to be kept moist at all times, so a pond can be useful with an overflow to feed the damp area.
One of the biggest challenges with a garden fish pond is keeping fish safe from predators. If you aren’t careful, you can spend a considerable amount of money replacing fish that vanish on a regular basis. There is no guarantee that you won’t ever lose fish to predators, but a little planning should help keep them safe.
The revolution in renewable energy over the last few years has yielded a variety of new technologies to homeowners, and solar powered garden fountains are one of the most recent developments in this field. Outdoor solar fountains have many benefits that set them apart from traditional fountains powered by electricity, and they allow you to create a customized garden that runs on a clean energy source.