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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Landscaping For The DIY Enthusiast Who Needs Less Garden

As unexpected as it might sound, there are situations when you can have too much garden for your own good. Indeed, if, for instance, you have been struggling with garden issues that can’t get better, it’s fair to say that it can be difficult to keep your beloved plants alive. For instance, someone who fails to keep unwanted animals off their gardens – such as those pesky neighbourhood cats that soil your flower bed every day – or who can’t maintain healthy levels of nitrogen in the soil might feel disheartened by the very idea of garden landscaping. However, you can use landscaping as a way to reduce your green surface in the garden, making it easier to manage on a tight schedule. Ultimately, a small and tidy bed of flowers is better than a large surface that is regularly soiled and unearthed by the local pets.


Make an open-air dining area

If you can’t get the lawn to look as pristine as it says on the pack, your soil is often the main issue. Homeowners who live in newly built estates often experience dramatic problems. Indeed, more often than not, your home stands on the ancient site of a shop or old manufacture. In other words, your garden used to be under a car park or an office which has compacted the soil. Additionally, the building process is likely to have added a few rocks and bricks under the first layer of soil, which can cause bald patches. If you want to sort it, you will need to aerate the soil and dig out the largest rocks – you can even use a mini digger for sale to carry out the work. But you can also use this as an opportunity to turn your lawn into an outdoor dining area by building a barbecue pit or a firepit to cover the most compacted area of the garden. You’ll love preparing your Christmas potatoes in the ashes!

 

Prepare for the next summer

Deterring animals from your garden can feel like an impossible challenge! You’ll find that cats, especially, can be very persistent, especially if you’ve got one of the most extensive gardens in the neighbourhood. So, if you’re ready to give up the fight, you can turn their favourite spot in a swimming pool, ready for the next summer heat wave! As a rule of the thumb, a concrete pool will need up to 4 months to install, so now is the perfect time to start. It’s an investment in home improvement, so you need to plan for a handful of quotes before picking a company, though.

Can it be an all-weather lounge?

If you prefer to focus on flower beds and potted plants, you can turn your lawn into a cosy and easy-to-maintain lounging area. Indeed, you can get in touch with an expert to discuss the possibility of creating a concrete display. If you want to go for a DIY approach, you can build your own furniture using concrete blocks. The advantage of a concrete outdoors area is its durability. Fully weather- and waterproof, you don’t need to worry about your garden furniture.

Landscaping tends to be wrongly perceived as a way of transforming your garden to make the most of your greenery. However, you can use it as a taming solution in response to soil and maintenance issues, so that you can reduce your maintenance efforts in the garden.

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