Obviously, it is easier to create a ditch before sowing or compacting your garden, but if necessary, you can cut the grass with a grass cutter and replace it when you have recalibrated. If you have a low point in your garden that tends to collect and retain water, consider building a rain garden. A rain garden is simply an area of your garden that is designed to catch water and is filled with plants that like water. It does not really cure a garden problem soaked, but a rain garden looks much better than a muddy hole. In addition, rain gardens are good for the environment. They reduce the runoff and chemicals of the lawn, the pet waste and the sediments that go with it. A rain garden does not need to hold water like a pond. You can add drainage and use the rain garden to retain the excess water until it has a chance to flow.
Your garden journal helps you keep track of all the new plants chosen as well as how they and the existing plants are growing. Figure 19 - 53. A picture taken after the rain. The red tree is at the corner of the neighbor's fencing. 1. Do you have someone who can develop a landscape plan for me? We can not make a recommendation because of the time required and conflicts of interest with members of the community that provide this service in the green industry. NC State Extension has several resources to help you plan a landscape, including bulletin AG-508-2, How to Plan and Design a Wise Use Landscape.
A factory-designated USDA hardiness zone (the USDA has an interactive zone map on its website) is a starting point to understand its environmental requirements. Plant tags in the nursery also provide information about the environment. Use plant databases from credible websites such as NC State University's NC State Plant Extension database or other university extension programs, as well as books from horticulturists, botanists and ecologists. The main design factors to consider in plant breeding include plant growth habit, adult size, flowering cycle, and seasonal interest. Knowing the size of the mature plant is essential for spacing the plantations to fit the mature height and width.
The way the sun affects the house and the site at different seasons greatly influences the overall design. The proper placement of plants is based on knowing the direction of the sun at different times of the day as well as at different times of the year. The yard should be observed throughout the day to determine areas that receive full sun (more than six hours a day), partial sun, and mostly shade. Understanding sun exposure helps us make design decisions such as planting trees to shade a patio in the summer or recognizing that putting a gargleden in an area that receives only partial sun causes little fruit when it comes time to harvest.
Be sure to pay attention to the small label you get when you buy the plant and check Plant Finder for the needs of the plant. When it comes to planting trees, you need to remember how big they are and how much space they will need. Think of focal points too - pick something that looks good all year long. One of the fastest ways to kill a tree is to plant it too deep. Some people think that the more land around, the better. But it can actually muffle the tree because there is no air allowed to go to the root system. Going too deep can also encourage root rot.
I was always scared to start because I realized how inexperienced and badly prepared I am. But now you give me the inspiration and the basics to start doing it! Thank you very much! You make an excellent point to ensure that if you plan to add a pool to your yard in the future, you should include it in your current landscaping plans. I would like to have my own pool one day since I trained for triathlons. It may be important to plan your landscaping to enhance your pool so that your garden does not feel cut. Thanks for your advice. I will keep them in mind when I build my pool one day.
My front yard flower garden. The perennials have been blooming non-stop for over a year and last year’s annuals have reseeded, making this garden full of color …