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Landscaping For A Lush Appearance


There’s something deeply satisfying about a lush landscape. It brings us in touch with nature. Here are some landscaping tips on how to create a lush garden.


Use Garden Furnishings and Decorations Freely

Garden furnishings and decorations add greatly to the landscape. Depending on your gardening budget, these might include all kinds of garden furniture as well as garden ornaments or decorations. Hang garden lanterns from trees and shrubs. If you are a do-it-yourself type, garden fountains and sundials are very good projects. A gazing ball adds greatly to the scene as well.
Those on a budget can create very attractive items for the landscape such as bottle trees and rustic type furnishings like twig arbors, trellises, and furniture.

Use flower pots freely for a lush look. Tropical plants look particularly lush, and are especially welcome in northern climates where spring comes late. Some suggested tropicals include the beautiful New Zealand flax as well as the bougainvillea as well as the brugmansias or daturas.

For a shady porch or deck nothing beats the beautiful fuchsias. These look particularly nice when grown in hanging baskets.


Landscape Design Ideas for a Lush Landscape


For beds and borders, arrange the plants by height in layers so you have three or four layers. This approach creates a very pleasing view. Begin with trees, and then select some shrubs to plant in front of the trees. The perennials and annuals should make up the next layer. The lowest growing ones should be planted in the very front edge of the border.

To make a landscape look every more lush choose low growing, creeping ground covers along the edges of paths and walkways. Another good approach is to plant creeping species between stepping stones.

For a lush look, choose the most appropriate hardy plants for your region. There are some hardy plants that are underutilized in most landscapes. Examples include the beautiful buckeyes and horse chestnuts as well as the native sassafras. These native shrubs and trees have unusual looking blossoms and very uniquely shaped foliage. When choosing woody plants for the landscape, it is hard to beat these beauties.

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