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Alternative Materials for Landscaping Use
Alternative Materials for Landscaping Use
Landscaping offers wide opportunities to use a range of alternatives to established materials, so if doing something 'different' appeals, think about some less…...
Balconies and Roof Gardens
Balconies and Roof Gardens
Almost any balcony or flat roof area has the potential to be turned into a interesting and unusual garden; how to plan yours to be successful and safe....
Building Successful Walls
Building Successful Walls
While it is not a quick job for the amateur, with care and patience, building a small garden wall should be well within the abilities of the average DIYer....
Choosing and Using Decking
Choosing and Using Decking
Decking has enjoyed a huge growth in popularity both in terms of availability and in the ways it has been used; choosing and using it to its best....
Choosing and Using Pavers, Setts, Tiles and Cobbles
Choosing and Using Pavers, Setts, Tiles and Cobbles
The patio is a well-established element in the modern garden space; today’s range of paving materials can help make it a striking integral feature in the overall design....
Fences
Fences
When it comes to marking a boundary, providing privacy or keeping animals out, a good fence is hard to beat; picking the right one is the key....
Hard Landscaping Elements in Garden Design
Hard Landscaping Elements in Garden Design
Hard landscaping is vital in defining the character and the structure of a garden design; how best to include surfaces and structures in your plans....
Hard Landscaping With Reclaimed Materials
Hard Landscaping With Reclaimed Materials
Using reclaimed materials for garden landscaping not only makes good economic and environmental sense but is now endorsed by the fashionable garden design world too....
Paths and Steps
Paths and Steps
Paths and steps are often seen as simply functional elements of hard landscaping, but this misses the scope they have for making a larger contribution to the garden’s…...
Patios and Terraces
Patios and Terraces
With careful site selection, proper preparation and a good choice of materials, a patio or terrace can completely change both the look of your garden and how you use it....
Pergolas, Arches and Trellises
Pergolas, Arches and Trellises
Pergolas, arches and trellises are welcome additions to any garden, providing shelter, privacy and a perfect support for a wide variety of climbing plants....
Ponds and Water Features
Ponds and Water Features
Few things will make such a major contribution to the overall design as a well planned water feature; adding a pond, cascade or ready-made unit to your garden....
Ramps and Paths for Wheelchair Access
Ramps and Paths for Wheelchair Access
Accessibility to private gardens for wheelchairs is becoming more common but there are good sources of information for the recommended gradients and surfaces for paths…...
Rock, Gravel and Scree Gardens
Rock, Gravel and Scree Gardens
Rock gardening is becoming increasingly popular and is hard to beat for low-maintenance impact; the key to success lies in good planning and careful planting....
Using Ornaments for Dramatic Effect
Using Ornaments for Dramatic Effect
Few garden elements offer quite so much scope for an expression of individuality as ornaments; choosing and using ornaments to enhance the overall design....
Using Pots and Containers
Using Pots and Containers
Container gardening is one of the most flexible ways of growing plants; how to make the most of this versatile approach and get creative with containers....
Using Statues as Landscape Features
Using Statues as Landscape Features
Classical statues and ornaments can really enhance a garden landscape although care is needed to stay within the realms of good taste....
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