Posted on Dec 17, 2010 | Comments 1
Many professional gardeners confess that winter landscaping is actually more interesting than the summer landscaping. Winter landscaping is also a matter of personal touch; so if you have a garden, try to beautify your landscape with what winter offers you.
The raised bed garden is one of the most popular gardens in the winter. It contains veggies, herbs, winter flowers and other plants. The garden beds can be found in many varieties, but they are usually built to stay above the ground.
The only thing you should do is to place the soil inside them. Their raised-frame structure is very interesting and you can research online to find the best garden beds that will match your garden style.
Using those beds is good, because it has two advantages. The first one is that the soil stays warm and the plants are not going to freeze, when they are placed in the raised beds.
Another advantage of this kind of gardening is the fact that the soil stays dry, so your plants will have healthy roots without being exposed to diseases.
Another famous method, when it comes to winter landscaping is the container gardening. It is easy and involves the typical pots.
You can go for ceramic pots or the wooden ones. There are many types of pots, but choose only those that beautify your winter garden.
Before buying pots, always check up for drainage holes, because otherwise you have to do the holes by yourself. In case you are on a budget, use your imagination and creativity to make pots out of some used items at home.
This can be an old tire, spare wooden crate or even old bucket. Paint them in appropriate colors and they can be used as pots. Perhaps you may just find that out, but the old boot can be filled with plants, which will grow healthy in it. In case you are not fond with the container gardening, then simply build your own greenhouse.
The greenhouses are the most beautiful choice for winter, but they should be maintained very carefully. The choice of the plants isn’t that wide as in the summer, but you can still choose between some plants like evergreens, holly bushes, wisteria vines, etc.
The landscaping of the outdoor garden includes not only plants. Decorate your garden with statues, creative art pieces, rocks and even proper lightening in the evening. An old lantern is also a good choice for the winter garden landscaping
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