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Summer Gardening Tips

Nov 9, 2007
Even if your back yard is smaller than the smallest room of your house that does not mean that this is not a reason for you to leave it to its destiny, without attempting to perform some magical tricks. Landscaping homes and businesses is not that difficult if one can follow the following simple advice.

- Consider how you plan to use your garden. According to the ideas you have in mind, the landscape design of your outdoors' property has to be concluded. Regardless if the ideal garden space for you would be one that you could host barbecue parties with enough space for a children's pool, or you need a place in which you can relax while reading your favorite book and listening to soft tunes, your garden's design has to reflect your personal taste and be suitable for the uses you are thinking.

- If your land has flowerings and trees already planted in, do not be afraid to trim those flowering shrubs and trees that need it. Failure to prune is probably the biggest gardening mistake a person can make. If you make a mistake pruning, don't worry about it. It's like a bad haircut, it will grow out.

- If your garden or back yard has driveways and paths, then trimming the trees is only the first part of that equation. It is extremely important to create the right plant and building outcome so that your eyes move through the garden in accordance to how your body does. Screening undesirable views is a good idea, but occasionally screening a nice garden area can be of even more value in encouraging viewers to see what lies just around that bend in the path.

- Along with summer time comes high humidity. High humidity can cause a lot of problems with the plants in your garden and around your house. One of the simple things you can do is don't water just before dark. Make sure your plants are nice and dry when you tuck them in for the night and you can cut down of the chance fungus being a problem.

- One of the more common problems during summer is fungi that people seem to dread. Ask for an experts help and learn when you should buy a general fungicide you can spray with all your garden's plants if you would like to try and control the nasty situation from developing. Usually once the plant defoliates in the fall the plant is back to normal.

- Especially important during summer time is for you to think about how you move through the garden when maintaining it; beds should make mowing easier, not harder, hoses should have hose guides at the appropriate corners, beds should have stepping stones or the like to move amongst the plants without compacting soil, etc. The every day mechanics of maintaining the garden are often overlooked by professionals let alone the amateur designer, yet these small points become larger as you use the garden day in and day out. A little forethought can make your life a LOT easier down the road, and that's every time you work in the garden.
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