Backyard. Saturday , April 21st , 2018 - 13:27:12 PM
However, there are plenty of backyard landscaping ideas that are simple enough for you to be able to handle on your own without much hassle. Tastefully planted flowers and shaped shrubs, a simple water feature and a bench or two that you can paint yourself can look absolutely lovely, and can also be practical - it would be perfect for a barbecue, among other things!
On the flip side the worst backyards give an impression of negativity. How can one find peace or relax on a big patch of dirt? It looks like a desert. Writers and philosophers would associate a desert with loneliness and emptiness. The reasons can be many why a backyard is kept in a state of disarray. Time can be a problem in that the home owner is always busy and has no time. Perhaps this suggests someone who needs to take a vacation, or just some time off. It doesn't take too long to plant a flower. Other times the home owner just doesn't care. That's alright because it's their property to do with what they want. The simple fact is that it can be so much more; so much more inviting. The real benefit is that a beautiful backyard really adds to the value of the house too, so why would you not want to make it beautiful?
The four basic food groups for birds are Berries, Seeds, Nectar and Bugs. There are several berry plants that are easy to grow (some even wild) that both birds and people love. You can find wild blackberries, raspberries, mulberries, and many more that grow in almost any climate around the world. Some other berries that birds love are mountain ash, service berries, hawthorns, dogwoods, and crabapple. Seeds can easily be store purchased but can also be provided to the birds by planting flowering perennials and even grass seed is a favorite during the winter months when food is scarce. To attract your humming birds and butterflies you will need to plant nectar producing flowers. Nectar rich flowers are easily identified because they usually are brightly colored and have a trumpet flower shape. A few examples would be jasmine, trumpet vine, honeysuckle, salvia, fuchsia and many more. You should have supplemented feed such as bird feeders and nectar feeders all year long but it is very important to keep it filled in the winter months. Bugs are a huge source of food for birds, stop with the pesticides! Not only are they potentially harmful to the environment and your family, they take away a good food source for other living things.
One tip I learned from people who have had them is to talk with your friends and neighbors before buying one. If you are both thinking about buying one your could go together on it or make sure that you buy different ones so you can borrow each others once in a while for a change of pace or you can put them up together and have a real water park.
Many people would first wonder why they should even bother landscaping their backyard. A plot of grass, a patio, and its all good to go. I've been in a lot of houses over time and have seen some truly spectacular backyards and some of the most barren plots of dirt you can imagine. The best looking backyards speak of nature and give a real impression of beauty and a feeling of comfort and relaxation. It's no wonder why people go to parks to get away or take gardening as a hobby. It's no wonder why people love flowers and pristine scenes of nature. Creating that in your backyard will bring a place of peace, and give you something to do in maintaining it.
· Keep things interesting in your yard by adding a variety of plants that have leaves of different types and textures. When you are buying shrubs, consider using one favorite type throughout the yard to provide a pattern for your overall landscape design.
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