Few people know how to improve their gardens. Many of us have grown so accustomed to the vertical rectangular
beds of flowers and the quadrangle greenery zones, that we don’t even get to think how to change that. Landscape
gardening is the way to increase the natural look of your garden and turn it into something more beautiful and
Many people would give a lot of money to achieve a better look of their gardens. But why spend a sum of fortune,
when you can actually do it yourselves? Yes, yourselves. Landscape gardening can be done by almost everyone with
basic carpentry skills. It is an easyprocedure that virtually transfers your garden into architectural beauty.
This picture is actually more about using rocks to place plants into, it gives you a nice 3-D look, but you can
also use boards to make yourself a tiered look. What you need is some time off, and some cedar boards
and screws. The idea came to me from a garden project magazine, where architecture of simple raised strawberry and
herb gardens was presented. By that time I already had my rectangular flowerbeds in the backyard, and I was getting
really tired of them. Suddenly, to my mind cropped up that raised gardens could be used not only for strawberry or
herb growing. It could be used to enhance the landscape of my own commonplace garden! That was my first step in
landscape gardening. My second one was that I ran to the garage and picked up my carpentry tools, which I was going
to use for the construction.
How did the construction work take place? I used similar plans like those in the magazine for creating raised
strawberry garden tiers. The difference was that I made three large squares out of the cedar boards size 1’’ to
6’’. The design was simple and the price of all was close to minimal. Remember that doing landscape gardening and
creating a new design for you garden doesn’t always include expensive operations and sophisticated skills. You just
need to keep the enthusiasm, and that will certainly happen if carpentry is your passion. It happened to become
mine and doing my design gave me great satisfaction.
My idea was to build some kind of a pyramid, by putting the largest square, 48 ‘’ on a side, at the basis. The
second square was 32’’ on a side, and was put over the soil of the first one, at a 90 angle to the one beneath it.
The top square, size 21’’ on a side, was put over the second one, turned at 90 angles to the one beneath it. It
worked perfect and the result was overwhelming!
Afterwards I built two more sets with one and two levels, and my garden really became futuristic. The vertical
levels gave a broader perspective of the garden, and wholly changed the landscape. The squares looked like
diamonds, when they were turned at an angle. I composted the soil and replanted the potted perennials, which I had
uprooted during construction work. The pyramid was located at the center of the garden, and that turned out to be
the perfect place. With each tier having been turned at a different angle, different diamond shapes and
multi-dimensional structure occurred. I created a number of triangular shapes as well. In winter, all the different
shapes would make my garden more interesting. The cedar boards added to the woody atmosphere. After some time, they
would acquire silver-gray color that would give some authenticity of the landscape. I put strategically orientated
fieldstones, bricks and stepping-stones, so that a more naturalistic look was acquired. This way of landscape
gardening not only changed the flatness of my garden by adding vertical dimensions, but it also created beautiful
series of interesting patterns.
Of course, that was just an example. If you get involved with landscape gardening, you can find your own ways to
make your garden more attractive. The important thing is to use your imagination. Landscape gardening doesn’t
require anything more than this. The expenses are negligibly small, and you don’t need to be a professional
carpenter to understand what it is all about.
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