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Spring is finally here and now is a good time to start planning how you can improve your garden so you can enjoy it in the summer. The size of your garden does not matter as there are plenty of different things you can do to improve it. Whether you have a small garden and you want to be able to grow your own vegetables, want the perfect setting for a garden party or simply want somewhere suitable for a good BBQ there are plenty of solutions available.

Using Art And Paving To Create Interesting Looks

Laying paving is a great way to create some interesting effects in your garden and if you combine this with some garden sculpture then they can be truly magnificent. Installing permeable paving is a great way to solve any problems you have with water drainage as it allows water to drain naturally into the ground. Permeable paving is also available in a wide choice of colours and materials, which can be the perfect accompaniment to any garden sculpture. There is a wide range of different garden sculptures that you can choose from. You could opt for traditional garden gnomes or Buddha statues or you might want something that resembles a piece of modern art.

Above Ground Swimming Pools

It is generally considered that buying a swimming pool for your garden is a time consuming and expensive task. An option that is less expensive and quicker to install is above ground pools. Above ground pools come in a variety of styles and materials giving you the option of wooden, metal or soft sided pools. This means you can have a long pool for swimming lengths in or a smaller splash pool for cooling off on those hot summer days.

Growing Your Own Vegetables

Many people are choosing to grow their own vegetables these days but many people think that this requires a large amount of space. There are a range of space saving solutions that will allow you to grow vegetables in the smallest areas. A great way of doing this is by using raised garden beds because they come in all shapes and sizes. A good raised garden bed is deep and full of high quality top soil that many of us simply don’t have in our garden leading to a better yield of crops. If you are good at DIY then you could build your own raised garden bed but there are a number of different kits that are also available to buy.

Build A Bigger BBQ

Many people buy a new BBQ everytime their old one breaks or rusts away. However, if you have the space in the garden and some general brick laying skills then you can easily build a permanent BBQ for your garden. You can create a BBQ your friends will be jealous of in a few days, with minor building skills and relatively cheap materials. There are plenty of examples online of what can be achieved easily and you don’t need to have an extravagant design to achieve great effects.

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Organic Gardening, Anyone?

These days, more and more individuals are aware of the environmental impact that our non-eco-friendly ways have brought to nature. As such, going organic and eco-friendly are a must if you would like to do your share in helping save the environment.  Here, we will take a look at the things that you can do if you would like to have an eco-friendly garden which produces organic plants, fruits and flowers as well.

What Every Gardener Needs to Know about Going Organic

Basically, your goal in creating an organic garden is to not use any synthetic, chemical or artificial products to grow the plants or feed the soil. Chemical pesticides and fertilizers are a no-no. What you need to use instead are organic elements to feed the soil. For example, if you think that a particular row of plants are not growing because they are being depleted of oxygen due to the existence of other plants, you can grow legumes in the area.

You should also make use of methods which will replenish the sources when tending to your organic garden. Let’s have specific examples so that you will have a better idea of what to do. First, you need to have a soil conditioner on your garden. Rather than using synthetic products which are not just harmful to the environment but expensive as well, you can instead use organic matter such as decaying plants, animal waste, food scraps, vegetable peelings and grass clippings.

In order for you to feed the soil, make sure that you maintain a compost bin. Here, you will have a layer of garden soil which you will top with biodegradable wastes from the kitchen. After adding the waste, you should add another layer of garden soil on the compost bin. After a certain amount of time has passed, you will already have an organic fertilizer which you can use to feed the soil in your garden.

For pest control, manual checking is the best way to go. However, if it seems impossible to get rid of the pests manually, you can still opt for organic pesticides. Another great method to use is interplanting to prevent your plants from overcrowding each other. Finally, make sure that each individual row of plants are separated from each other with barriers like row covers or sticky strips.

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing the fruits of your hard labor once your organic garden is already growing – and you’ll have an organic food source, too, if you plant herbs and vegetables.

About the Author – Emma Spivey writes for solar bird bath fountain, her personal hobby blog focused on tips to design and eco-friendly garden using solar power.

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