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Today in Gardening Saturdays: making a privacy statement, taking advantage of the views, traditional landscaping and grasses for your garden.

Landscapes Make a Privacy Statement

Landscapes Make a Privacy Statement

Landscapes Make a Privacy Statement

Most houses in Ireland have a front yard open to the street. And you might feel a bit exposed in that situation. People at home want some level of privacy and if you have a front garden or yard you might want to enjoy it without worrying about prying eyes. If you have children that becomes a need if they regularly use it to play.

This article is about that: getting some privacy to enjoy your house outdoors. It offers suggestions such as lattice screening or other types of screening, planing your yard and home entrance to increase the level of privacy, maybe some strategically placed potted or planted growing plants, etc.

Lots of ideas and photos to help you decide which one is the best solution for you.

Steal This Landscape View

Steal This Landscape View

Steal This Landscape View

If you are lucky enough to have a view different than the street from your backyard or front garden you might be interested in this article.

For that group of lucky people not having anything but a nice view and not a street, it might be difficult to plan a garden taking advantage of their surroundings. And if you need help and ideas this is the article for you. It covers most of the difficulties of having a view or nature on your doorstep and gives you plenty of tips of how to get a bit of privacy and not getting overwhelmed by the scenery, as well as trying to include that scenery seamlessly in your garden design.

A must read for those lucky ones with nice views around their houses and full of gardening ideas for everyone else too.

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

Lay of the Landscape: Traditional

Lay of the Landscape: Traditional

Lay of the Landscape: Traditional

Would you  like to have a traditional garden in your house? Then this is the article for you. It goes through the all characteristics and elements of traditional landscaping and gardens. It also offers tips and howtos to help you get that traditional look in your garden.

The main features of a traditional garden are: simple and clean hardscape (paved areas and other built elements in your garden), a well maintained lawn and harmonious planting bed, usually around the house or the borders of the garden.

Even though this type of garden might be considered a bit boring and non-exciting, the reality is they are very harmonious and can be very easy to maintain. And they work with all house styles.

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

5 Hot Cool-Season Grasses

5 Hot Cool-Season Grasses

5 Hot Cool-Season Grasses

Cool season grasses are grasses that grow when the weather is cool. In mild climates, many are evergreen and grow right through winter. If the temperature increases such as in summer they may go dormant and maybe go a bit brown. But with a bit of care and careful planning they will thrive in most gardens. By their characteristics, regarding temperature, they are ideal for Irish gardens.

This article list five of those grasses and provides you enough information to help you decide if this something you might want in your garden. It has links to resources and info about the grasses as well as photos of them to give you an idea of how they would look in your garden.

What do you think about today’s articles and links? Let us know in the comments.


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