Learn How to Make Garden Art
Last week, pondering the issue of how to make garden plot lines last year? Was pondering how to string a line for a garden hose the same question? Why, all those gardens we see in magazines; lined up like a giant spider web with garden hose’s stretched out across the lawn. Why, almost like a real spider web, the hose’s almost like a trap door for all those garden pests. Why, it’s almost like a virtual spider web!
Well, you know what a trap door looks like, so it will be pretty easy to visualize the same type of garden trap door on your garden path. After all, a garden path should complement the plantings outside the house, doesn’t it? Pathways should not detract from the plantings. Pathways should encourage people into the garden, not discourage them from using it. So how do you design a garden path that invites people into your yard and keeps them there? Well, you do it by demarcating your walkways, not by building a path through the entire garden.
Let’s use an example from my own garden. We have path ways that run along the base of one tree, as well as ones that connect two established tree beds. In addition to the path ways, I have planted large rocks strategically placed so that when I water one area of the rock garden, the other is properly watered.
Now that we’ve established where our path will go, let’s add some markers so that we can more precisely determine the boundaries of this garden. As you probably have guessed, we use markers to demarcate portions of our yard. In my case, I use wooden stakes, but you can use any type of marking material, even paint. Just make sure that whatever you decide on is easy for you to clean up afterward.
If you have some sort of built-in concrete garden stepping stones, you may choose to just leave them in place and simply move them after you’re done with your gardening. However, if you’re going with the DIY garden stepping stone approach, it’s important to place the concrete markers in such a way that they are visible. This can be accomplished in a couple of different ways. First, you could dig a small hole, then dump all of your dirt in and scoop out the extra dirt around the edges. Then, use a brush and sprinkle some powder detergent over the area to help the concrete soak in.
Another option is to create a landscaping feature. You can purchase garden stepping stones that are in shapes or designs that complement your existing garden design. For example, you can plant small bushes along the path, making it easy to identify them later. Or, you can create an ornamental walkway with plants in varying sizes along the path. Be sure that whichever path you select is not visible from the street, as this is not only unsightly, but could attract unwanted attention from neighbors, especially if you are located near a road.
Some other popular garden art techniques include creating sculptures or rock features that sit on their own, as well as using containers and small planters to hold soil, rocks, and vegetation in place. It is also possible to plant low-lying plants in the ground under your flowerbeds, and create small ponds and or lily pads in the ground. In addition to using pots to hold plants, you can also create small “pools” in your garden. These are similar to artificial fish ponds, except they are made of pebbles or rocks and water is circulated through the pebbles. A fun idea is to create a waterfall – this is easily achieved if you have a walkway or patio stones that you can place in the ground underneath your house. Once you build the waterfall and line it with stones, you can fill it with pebbles and place a variety of flowers in the pond.
If you prefer a more traditional method of gardening or would like a more organic look, there are a few options. One option is to build a wooden structure in your yard and install garden markers on top of it. Popular garden markers include cedar wood and stone. Another option is to purchase and cut out pre-fabricated garden planters. These pre-fabricated planters are available at most home improvement stores and are easy to use, allowing you to customize your garden with no tools.
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