Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Attracting Wildlife to your Garden is Not Impossible

There is nothing better than sitting down in the garden with a glass of wine and listening to the sounds of various wildlife that have set up home in your garden. But for many, attracting wildlife can be difficult, particularly if you live in a big town or city where green space is not exactly abundant. If this is something you want to put right, I can help.

The key to attracting wildlife is variety. Think of your garden as a number of habitats rather than just one. If you want to attract birds and insects, consider using the services of a landscape gardener like those found here at D&G Garden World. We know just how to make your garden irresistible to all sorts of wildlife.

Adapting your Space

If space is a bit of issue, we could put up a trellis or fencing to allow growing plants to spring up and attract insects. Alternatively we could plant a mixed species hedge in place of an old fence, a sure-fire way to get birds and other wildlife interested in your garden.

I could also help create brand new habitats in ways that you may not have thought of. Even minor things such as laying new turf and letting it grow a bit longer in certain areas will attract species never before seen or heard, like crickets or grasshoppers.

The bottom line is you do not need a huge, lush green garden to have abundant wildlife. It helps – but it is not a necessity. Landscape gardeners can always find ways to use what you have got to your advantage. Give us a call if you need some help and we’ll soon turn your garden into a wildlife paradise.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Extend your Home with the Help of a Landscape Gardener

We would all love a nice big house and huge garden, but the reality is that for most of us we have to settle with what we’ve got. As a landscape gardener I visit many properties and I often get asked to design a garden that helps create more living space. This is something that I love to do because the results are always so pleasing.

Creating the Illusion

How can I make your garden appear to be a natural extension to your home? The clever trick is to continue space from inside to out. What I could do is, directly outside your French or patio doors, build a lovely decking area so that when the doors are opened there is immediately space where you can put a BBQ or table and chairs, meaning it will look and feel like a conservatory or extension, just without the roof and hefty price tag attached.

To complement this I’d add a lighting scheme so that an intimate feel can be created once the sun goes down. It really will look like you have an extra room to your home, except it’ll be nice and cool and perfect for relaxing on those warm summer evenings.

If you need some expert help with a landscaping project this year, don’t delay in asking us for a free, no obligation consultation on just what we can do for you and your garden.