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text 2021-08-11 04:41
6 Gardening Tips for Maintaining Your Outdoor Water Features

 

 

Lots of people rely on outdoor water features to improve the appearance of their backyard spaces. A beautiful artificial pond or a breathtaking fountain, having a water feature in your garden brings you closer to nature. While these additions are no doubt a cool way for you to upgrade your property, special maintenance is required so that they can stay functional. Keep in mind these tips for prolonging the lifespan of your water features:

 

  • Choose the right location – it is important to realise that your water features should be placed at the right spot so that less significant maintenance would be required. Typically you need to avoid installing a water feature in direct sunlight, no matter how appealing the location might seem. If being exposed to the hot sunbeams all day long, your water features will require a greater amount of water, which leads to losses you shouldn’t underestimate. Furthermore, sunlight is likely to promote algae or other organisms you don’t want to deal with in your water features.

 

  • Clean regularly – if you have the time, clean your water features every day. Just like any other chore, the maintenance of the water features will be easier, as long as you stick to a strict routine. This way you can prevent challenging problems from occurring and extend the longevity of your precious garden additions. To make the most of your water features, remove debris daily. For that purpose, you can employ a handy net.

 

  • Insist on freshwater – even if the water looks fresh enough, replacing it at least twice a year goes a long way in preserving the water feature in top condition. Issues like clogging can be caused by filthy water, which can be easily prevented with fresh water. In case your water feature shelters fish or other animals, providing fresh water is even more crucial. Replacing the water often enough will cater for a healthier environment for the animals, since harmful organisms and debris will be banished from the water.

 

  • Do a seasonal checkup – despite your efforts to preserve the water features in perfect working order, malfunctions are a possibility you should expect. To detect a problem on time, inspect your water features for leaks and check on their filters and pumps. The most appropriate moment for you to complete the job is when you replace the water – an empty water feature provides better access to elements that are likely to get damaged. Once autumn has arrived, inspect your additions for typical issues and get them ready for the winter if everything seems functional.

 

  • Address winter preparation – depending on the type of water feature you take advantage of, a certain winter preparation might be required, or else the addition might suffer serious damage. Is it likely for the water feature to freeze? If so, you should make it ready for the winter as a part of its maintenance. In fact, keeping your water features safe from freezing is pretty simple. Just get rid of all debris like fallen leaves, eliminate unwanted organisms like algae, drain the water and remove the pump. That’s all – your water feature will be protected from dangerously low temperatures that often lead to costly repairs.

 

  • Let the experts help – in case you consider maintaining your water features a complicated task, you can always count on a professional gardener to do the heavy lifting for you. Experienced gardeners do more than simply addressing the needs of your plants – they are perfectly capable of ensuring the most appropriate maintenance for your water features.

 

Are you ready to improve the looks of your garden? These tips will help you to maintain your water features in perfect condition for years ahead.

 

© Fast Landscape Gardening

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text 2021-08-05 08:49
Gardening Equipment Market Report By Type, End User, And Geography

Global Gardening Equipment Market is anticipated to witness exponential growth in the forecast period. The factors that propel the growth of the gardening equipment market include increasing annual incomes, changing consumer lifestyle, increase in backyard cooking, expansion of modern homes and usage of gardens for hosting parties. On the other hand, there are factors that may hamper the growth of the market including disturbances in retail market for garden products and unfavorable natural calamities. Gardening equipment industry is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR in the upcoming period as the scope, product types, and its applications are increasing across the globe.

 

Gardening equipment industry may be explored by type, end user, and geography. The market may be explored by type as Hand Tools; which may be further explored as Weeder, Paving Weeder, Fishtail Weeder, Cape Cod Weeder, Shears & Snips, Hoe and Others, Water management Equipment, Trimmers & Edgers, Lawnmowers and Others. The “Lawn mowers product” segment led the gardening equipment market in 2017 and is anticipated to maintain its dominance by 2025. The key factors that may attributed to the growth of market includes extensive use of lawnmowers for garden and lawn maintenance in public parks, sports field and household backyards.

 

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Based on end user, the gardening equipment industry may be classified as Residential Market and Government/Commercial Market. The “Residential Market” segment led the market of gardening equipment in 2015 and is anticipated to maintain its dominance by 2025. The key factors that may attribute to the growth of market include rising interest in outdoor activities and small garden farming in flat systems.

 

North America accounted for the major share of the gardening equipment market size in 2017 and will continue to lead in the forecast period. The factors that could be attributed to the growth include the occurrence of suitable garden space and strict regulations pertaining to garden maintenance. North America is followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific owing to rise in disposable income, increasing consciousness among people, and improved standards of living. Canada, US and Western Europe will remain to account for the vast majority of the world demand. Moreover, countries such as Canada, the England, and the U.S. have strong garden care cultures and residential lawn.

 

Some of the key players that fuel the growth of the gardening equipment industry comprise Castorama, BayWa AG, Home Retail Group PLC, Daiya Tsusho Co. Ltd., Honda Motor Company Limited, Kingfisher PLC, The Ace Hardware Corp., Kingfisher PLC, Deere & Company, The Home Depot Inc., Textron Incorporated, Toro Company, The Ace Hardware Corp., Wesfarmers Ltd and Wal-Mart Stores Incorporated. The leading companies are taking up partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures in order to boost the inorganic growth of the industry.

 

Market Segment:

 

Gardening Equipment Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2014 - 2025)
• Hand Tools
• Weeder
• Cape Cod Weeder
• Paving Weeder
• Fishtail Weeder
• Hoe
• Shears & Snips
• Others
• Lawnmowers
• Trimmers & Edgers
• Water management Equipment
• Others

 

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Gardening Equipment End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2014 - 2025)
• Residential
• Commercial/Government

 

Gardening Equipment Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2014 - 2025)
• North America
• U.S.
• Canada
• Europe
• U.K
• Germany
• France
• Italy
• Netherlands
• Denmark
• Finland
• Spain
• Asia Pacific
• China
• India
• Japan
• Latin America
• Brazil
• Mexico
• Middle East & Africa

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text 2021-07-08 03:23
3 Great Strategies for Gardening and Planting Flower Beds

 

As a newbie gardener who is just studying the basic strategies to start a garden from scratch, you will find out that gardening is not a simple undertaking. Maintaining your lawn or upgrading your veggie garden could be challenging, but chances are you face the greatest difficulties when planting your flower beds. The sizes and shapes of flower beds you can go for are so varied that choosing what's best for your garden is a tough job. Obviously, you will need smart tips to lean on when planting flower beds is ahead of you:

 

  • Know how to layer your flower beds - to create a flower border that pleases the eye, you need to adopt the best layering strategy for your newly added flower beds. Basically, layering involves three stages of arranging - starting with the lowest ground cover, going through mid-height and finishing the border with the tallest plants. Stick to that layering technique and you will manage to organise your garden symmetrically. Alpines, Erigeron and Pachysandra are some of the most outstanding species that can form your ground cover. Taller plants like Geraniums and Heleniums are great solutions when you want to create the mid-layer of your flower border. As far as the third layer is concerned, plants with a height between 1-2 meters are what will make the flower bed look complete. You have many wonderful options here -from tall grasses to well-kept shrubs or even Shrub Roses, tall species will bring the eye up, adding a sense of harmony to your garden.

 

  • Pay special attention to the colour palette - while all strategies for planting flower beds are equally important, choosing the right colours is where most homeowners make a mistake. Expert gardeners believe that mixing various colours is only reasonable when the design of your garden space is well thought out. If you are not careful with the combination you intend to make, your flower beds might look far from tranquil. Typically you will have to choose between monochromatic shades and contrasting ones. Ask yourself what effect you wish to achieve after your flower beds have been planted. Do you want your garden to look calm or you prefer drama to set the tone? If calmness is what you desire, choose monochromatic shades. In the opposite case, you can take some risks and opt for contrasting colours. Still, unless you are absolutely certain about the future vision of your garden, you should better go for monochromatic flower beds. With this option, you don't run the risk of turning your garden space into an ill-conceived area.

 

  • Try with repetitive species in the flower bed - before you head out to the market and purchase your brand-new flowers, you should think about repetition in your flower beds. In a word, repetition means planting more than a single bulb of one species in the flower bed. Whether you would prefer to repeat the colour of your flowers or you intend to create a curious shape in the flower bed, repetition is your best bet for a picture-perfect garden. Figure out a repetitive pattern to boost the effect you want to achieve with your plants. If creating a formal garden is what you have passion for, you can plant your flowers in straight lines. In any other case, however, you can lay plants in 3’s or 5’s to avoid a garden that looks too simple and boring. Great examples of provocative patterns are triangles and drifts of 3 or 5 plants.

 

Planting flower beds is one of those gardening jobs that provide the possibility for making a mistake. Now that you have improved your knowledge on the subject, you will get the opportunity to design your garden space just like a real expert.

 

©Local Gardeners

 

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text 2021-05-15 09:14
5 Basic Tips for Keeping your Trees Healthy

 

 

When trees become part of your garden, your picturesque backyard space will finally look complete. Well-cared trees are all you need so that you can count on a cosy garden. From the moment you plant your first trees, you should provide special care and make sure the plants grow strong and healthy. Read on to find out essential tips that will help you to get the most of your garden and rest under the shadow of mighty trees:

 

  • Water accurately – young trees that you have just planted need a lot of moisture to grow healthy roots. Expert gardeners agree that you should water the trees as soon as you plant them, but keep in mind excess water may cause root decay. Well-developed roots require a decent level of moisture, so do your best to water deeply. Furthermore, you should avoid overwatering the area around your tree. Simply grab your garden hose and spray the soil for about 30 seconds, making sure water enters deep into the soil. You should stick to an effective watering routine until your trees get 2 years old. Once mature enough, established roots no longer need frequent watering, unless you live in an extremely dry area.

 

  • Mulch immediately – in addition to being one of the coolest solutions for improving the décor of your backyard, mulch has a practical aspect as well. Laying mulch around your trees keeps your new plants safe from extreme temperatures by insulating their roots from cold and drought. A 3-inch layer of mulch will preserve the necessary moisture for your trees to develop strong roots, thus increasing your chances to grow healthy plants. Bear in mind that you should start mulching once you plant the trees. Young trees need immediate insulation, which is why you shouldn’t postpone the task.

 

  • Prune your trees – dead branches are a normal stage of the growth of any tree, so you shouldn’t worry if you notice leafless spots on your trees. You should, however, get rid of those branches, so that you can let new, healthy leaves appear. From time to time inspect your young trees for dead or broken branches and prune them off. Just make sure that you leave no stubs while tackling the task, otherwise, you may cause a disease or a pest problem to your trees.

 

  • Fertilise the soil – if you have any experience as a gardener, you are already familiar with the importance of fertilising. Most types of soils lack crucial nutrients plants require for healthy growth, that’s why you must add those nutrients by yourself. Just like the lawn or your flower garden, your trees should benefit from the best soil, so invest in an appropriate fertilising solution. In case you haven’t had your soil tested yet, deal with the job right away. Test results will indicate what nutrients your soil lacks, allowing you to pick the right fertiliser. Still, you should always choose organic alternatives over their chemical versions.

 

  • Fend off the grass – growing trees and grass nearby may seem like a wonderful way to design your backyard space, but this is not beneficial for the trees. When it comes to nutrients, water or even air, the grass is a powerful rival to trees and chances are it will win the fight. To make sure your trees receive sufficient vital ingredients, keep the grass at bay. When planting your trees, choose a grass-free space where your brand-new plants will be able to establish. A well-mulched, competition-free trunk has a much higher chance to survive in your garden.

 

Growing healthy trees is a truly rewarding task that can improve the image of your garden. If you are just about to plant your very first trees, stick to these basic guidelines and you will end up with beautiful strong trees.

 

© Fast Landscape Gardening

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text 2021-02-11 02:48
6 Tips that will Make your First Veggie Garden a True Success

 

Do you wonder how to get the most of your huge garden space? Starting a veggie garden is the perfect solution for any homeowner who is willing to invest time and effort growing their vegetables. As long as you can take advantage of your veggies, you can rest assured your food is healthy and free from dangerous toxins. Take a look at these tips that would help you plan and create your first veggie garden with no trouble at all:

 

  • Start small – as a beginner gardener you may feel the urge to plant and take care of many sorts of vegetables, but start with a small garden instead. Since this would be your very first garden, you have no idea how much time your hobby would require, that’s why a small garden sounds like the obvious choice to make. Pick a few veggies you like the most and plant them in your garden. If you feel comfortable in the role of a gardener, you can always expand and add more plants. But improving your skills would take time, so don’t go overboard and you would achieve a lot.

 

  • Ensure enough sunlight – your veggie garden would thrive only if you can supply it with enough sunlight. Veggies don’t respond well to shady locations, so bear that in mind when you choose a spot for the garden. Expert gardeners recommend that most species should receive about six hours of sunlight, otherwise they can’t get the necessary amount of energy. Leafy veggies like spinach or lettuce, however, handle shade better, so in case your area is deprived of constant sunlight, try to start a veggie garden with these types of plants.

 

  • Water frequently – just like sunlight, water is another crucial factor you should think about when you plan a veggie garden. Your plants would need regular watering, especially during hot summer months. You should also realize that veggies grow healthy and strong if you apply the right watering technique. Make sure that water reaches deep into the soil so that your plants can get the necessary amount of nutrients. To facilitate your watering routine, start the garden somewhere close to a water source.

 

  • Check your soil – for someone with no experience in gardening it might be difficult to tell the difference between quality soil and a poor alternative, but if your soil drains well, you are probably lucky. Still, you should never underestimate the importance of quality soil, that’s why it is a wise choice to have it tested. The results of the test would let you know the type of soil you have at your disposal, as well as what nutrients it lacks. Use this information as a guideline that would help you provide the best soil for your veggie garden.

 

  • Deal with weeds – weeds steal water and nutrients from your veggies, which is why you should handle them effectively. If you notice that your veggie garden has been invaded by weeds, eliminate them right away, while they are still young. To prevent weeds from reappearing, take advantage of organic mulch. Mulch can serve as a protective layer that keeps your veggies safe from unwanted intruders. Besides, its organic nature is harmless to the plants or the soil.

 

  • Harvest on time – given the amount of effort invested in starting your veggie garden, harvesting is the most rewarding task you should tackle. Simply pay attention to your veggies and you would find the right moment to harvest. That act is beneficial to the garden as well – many species produce even greater quantities after being harvested.

 

Taking care for plants for the first time may seem challenging, but it is a hobby you shouldn’t skip on. Follow these simple tips and you would be able to create a healthy, fresh veggie garden.

 

© Fast Landscape Gardening

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