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Today in Gardening Saturdays: how smart landscaping can help you with your energy bills, the principle of rhythm, water fountains and natural style garden.

Smart Landscaping Slices Energy Bills

Smart Landscaping Slices Energy Bills

Smart Landscaping Slices Energy Bills

Your garden cannot only be a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy in your house. A well planned garden can help you reduce your energy bills and help you save money.

This article is an introductory guide about the subject and it provides information about how to plan your garden with the goal of saving money. One of suggestions to consider when planning a garden are trees. Trees would not only provide shade and help reduce the heat in summer, but more importantly they can help deal with the wind in winter and work as additional insulation for your house. Wind protection can also be achieved with walls around your house.

There are more suggestions and tips in the article as well as more photos and it’s certainly a helpful article to read if you need additional tips to help you in this area.

Teach Your Landscape Rhythm

Teach Your Landscape Rhythm

Teach Your Landscape Rhythm

More design tips for your garden or landscape. This article covers the principle of rhythm in order to get a balanced and pleasant garden.

Rhythm is defined as the patterned, recurring alternations of contrasting elements. There are several ways of getting that rhythm in your garden and one of them is repeating similar plants in form or colour through your garden. Creating sequences or repetition of the same plant will work the same way.

You can also create patterns or repetitions in your paving. If you are thinking about creating a path, laying your paving stones in a patterned like fashion would also create rhythm.

Jump to the article to read more and see all the photos and examples.

Fall for a Water-Wise Fountain

Fall for a Water-Wise Fountain

Fall for a Water-Wise Fountain

If you are planning or thinking in adding new features to your garden you might want to consider a water fountain. It introduces a dynamic element in your garden, and in Feng-Shuei they are considered an element that attracts wealth and prosperity.

You can have them in any size and they look very beautiful. They might need a bit of extra planning for them to perfectly integrate with your garden and some of them will require more work to install them. But if you are interested in them, this is the article for you.

It goes through different issues you might want to think about before installation: water conservation is one of them. Water splashing and how that might affect the plants and your garden around is another issue to consider. And of course how to integrate them with the rest of your garden to balance your design.

Go to the article to read and see all the photos and examples.

Lay of the Landscape: Natural Garden Style

Lay of the Landscape: Natural Garden Style

Lay of the Landscape: Natural Garden Style

A beautiful garden is not only design. A beautiful garden needs to be in equilibrium with its surroundings in order to look balanced and have rhythm in it.

This article covers that subject: how to integrate your garden with your surroundings and reaching that balance. One of the best ways of reaching that balance is using native plants as trying to go with plants that are not native will not only create a not very pleasant contrast but it might also create a garden difficult to maintain. Sometimes a no-mow and low-grow grasses would look very relaxed and natural and will help you with the maintenance.

There are more ways you get the natural style garden and you can read more and see more photos and examples in the article.


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