It is that time of the year when we start thinking of gardening projects and designing outdoors. I totally look forward to spring, as I like to plan and think of all the possible projects we can do in the garden even before the ground thaws.
Since we are planning on a trip this summer :) the time I have to garden this year is limited. I want to make sure that we maximize the fun of gardening by spending as little time maintaining it. This book Gardening Shortcuts has lots of ideas that will make this possible, and I am sure every gardener will appreciate the tips found in this book.
The suggested tips and ideas in this book lets us get the maximum benefit of enjoying our garden with less time maintaining it.
Last year, we gave a quick lift to a dull garden space by creating a flowerbed and adding rocks. Seeing this idea in the book made me feel good that I had come up with this project last year.
To make this flower bed we mounted a lot of soil because we wanted some height. Then we planted a Japanese maple tree that we bought from Sheridan. We chose the blood good variety of Japanese maple tree that doesn't grow too tall, and has bright red leaves.
Around the tree, we placed Pefferlaw deco stones and gravel river rocks that can be purchased in all these locations. I like how rocks give a serene, natural atmosphere to the garden while helping control weeds in an eco-friendly way. Usually adding rocks and hard elements to the garden brings the lush colours of plants and flowers to become more focused and attractive.
We also put a solar spotlight in this area that makes the plants glow at night. To give the area more colour we planted different coloured pansies and marigold. To make sure the area does not get a crowded and cluttered we always prune and remove the plants that spread.
This book gives a lot of ideas on how we can create privacy and sheltered spaces in the garden by adding fences and patio. It also has lovely decorative projects that we can do without incurring a big cost.
This book also shows us neat ideas on how we can grow fruits and vegetables in a decorative manner.
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