Shrubs in mixed borders

The flower borders require constant attendance from early spring to late autumn. There are bulbs to be planted and replanted, or herbaceous perennials that require dividing every 2 to 5 years. Then there is fertilizing, mulching, watering, thinning, pruning, deadheading. Besides, many herbaceous flowering plants look good only for a certain period of time, while they are in bloom. After the flowers fade, they only sit there providing with greenery or go dormant until the next season.

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Building a dry-stone wall

Do you often dream of mountains and rock gardens, while your own garden looks like a plain sheet of paper? If so, then maybe you should consider erecting a dry stone wall by yourself. All you will need for such an undertaking are some stones of various sizes, either natural or dressed, gravel and planting soil for the rock garden plants.

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Garden paths


Garden paths are usually meant for walking alone, and therefore they do not need to be any wider that 0.5-1 metre. A wider path, leading to a garden arbour or a playground, should be at least 1.2 to 1.5 metre wide, although additional 20 cm would be useful. Depending on the paving materials you will be using, a foundation trench to the depth of 25-40 cm and an appropriate width must be dug first.

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