Stone walls can be beautiful additions to your home. You can use them to enhance the landscape of your garden, create waterfalls, and use in many other structures like terracing. You do not always have to call in a professional stone mason, for small wall jobs can be done yourself, and this is why it […]
As with any gardening job, the end result will only be as good as the preparation you put into it and for building a rockery in your garden this means avoiding a site that is prone to being boggy, or worse yet, flooding.
Secondly, make sure you dig over the site thoroughly and break up the earth. Then add plenty of rough rubble finishing off with a layer of smaller and rounder rubble.
Choosing the Rock
When anyone mentions the word “carpet” to you, the likelihood is that you will begin thinking about the thick pile carpets in homes all over the world – the carpets that you walk barefoot on every day and try to keep clean with a vacuum several times a week. However, did you know that there is another type of carpet available today as well? That carpet is outdoor carpet, which is very different to those installed in homes.
You may not see the point in outdoor carpets because they are simply a substitute for grass, right? Wrong! They can contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal of your home in no time at all, and you will see exactly why that is the case right here.
If you are one of the thousands of people who love to see an interesting hedge in a yard, you may want to consider adding great ornamental hedging sculptures to your own yard or garden. Although it may seem incredibly difficult to construct, you can sculpt your own hedges in no time with a little guidance.
There are a few things you should consider however before you jump into hedge sculpting. Start with making a rough sketch of your yard or garden to get an idea of where the hedging would look best and work most efficiently.
Constructing timber retaining walls for anything up to a height of about 1 meter, or three feet, is a job that any DIY/home enthusiast can tackle. However, above the 1m mark you might be best advised to seek expert help from a builder or landscape gardener, as it involves calculating structural loads and other critical design work.
A well constructed timber retaining wall can easily last for twenty years enabling you to make better use of your garden or yard. If you want to build a retaining wall to support or extend a drive for your autos, then you’re recommended to check local planning/construction regulations before proceeding.