Some garden owners are perfectly happy cutting back their hedges the ordinary way. But others blossom into true artists when it comes time to trim. To create topiary shapes, it’s best to choose densely growing, typically evergreen species, such as box or yew. Thick branches that branch into finer and finer twigs form the main lines of the finished shape. To train the branches in the right direction, fasten the flexible twigs with wire.
Colourful blossoms in spring, verdant green in summer, magnificent orange and red leaves and berries in autumn, and beautiful frosty branches in winter: Hedges shape the feel of a garden and make the change of the seasons a vivid experience for everyone to see and enjoy. What’s more, they play an especially important role in the ecosystem by providing a home as well as protection from the wind and the weather to a wide range of animals. Hedges also prevent excessive evaporation and soil erosion by protecting the soil from heat and strong gusts of wind.
Building a nesting box is fun, especially with the kids. It’s a great way to learn about working with tools, nature and animals. Here’s how you can build a nesting box with a little skill.
If you want to surprise your family and friends to mark a special occasion, why not give them something you made with your own hands? Maybe a custom wood ornament you made with your chain saw would be just the thing? In recent years, carving has gone from a way for professional woodworkers to pass […]
If you want to surprise your family and friends to mark a special occasion, why not give them something you made with your own hands? Maybe a custom wood ornament you made with your chain saw would be just the thing? In recent years, carving has gone from a way for professional woodworkers to pass the time on rainy days to a popular hobby for all.
Nothing could be cosier in winter than a fire in the fireplace. The wonderful scent of wood, the crackling sound of the sparks and the warming glow are good reasons why heating with fireplaces and stoves is so popular. What’s more, wood is a renewable resource and is particularly environmentally friendly.
Power tools, such as lawn trimmers and hedge trimmers, should be inspected one last time at the end of the season before they go into hibernation for several months in the winter. In general, you have to take good care of your helpful garden tools if you want to be able to use them again right away when spring comes.
Where would a beautiful garden be without a well-tended lawn? Sumptuous green blades are every garden owner’s dream. To boost your gardening satisfaction, we have put together four tips on how to care for your lawn.