Order and stages of landscaping of gardens, yards and green areas.

Order and stages of landscaping of gardens, yards and green areas.
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As for any other activity, and for landscaping gardens, the order and the way of implementation are extremely important. Proper landscaping of the yard could save you a lot of nerves and resources, and also will result in you having a beautiful garden. Here we offer our concept of the order and the stages of landscaping of yards and gardens.


Everything starts with the studies – clarifying – the climate, the luminosity of the various sections, the constant winds, the characteristics of the soils, the groundwater, the water sources, etc. The existing vegetation and terrain are captured.


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In designing, we have to solve many issues related to landscaping of the yard and the garden – what kind of landscaping do you want, the distribution of functional areas, the alley network, the structure and species composition of the vegetation, what kind of garden elements do you want?

Draining, strengthening and vertical planning

The start of the yard landscaping work is consistent with gardening activities. It is good to start immediately after finishing the heavy and machine-building works in the green areas. Although there may be a conflict between the two activities, we offer this in view of the shorter landscaping times. Drains, boreholes and retaining walls are first built. If you have foreseen a irrigation system, and this is definitely the right choice, you have to lay the highway pipes and leave the drains to the shafts with valves.


Now comes the alley network. Do not forget under the paths to put the so-called siege pipes through which later cables or other pipes can pass. If you are going to block the access to some area of the yard, it is better to clean and store humus soil beforehand or leave some of the paths not built. Now, taking into account the levels obtained from the alleys, spread out a layer of soil that you have prepared beforehand.

Landscaping with decorative vegetation

This stage of landscaping gives the look of the gardens. Planting of ornamental plants is important both for the species and phytosanitary status of the green areas. It is good to get up early in the spring or autumn, but when plants are planted or stored in containers this can be calm during the summer, and some colleagues do it successfully even in the winter / I personally think that the efforts are not worthwhile / Planting and subsequent care and maintenance are important to the capture and well – being of plants.

Construction of irrigation system

It is done once all levels have been given and the vegetation has been planted. Sprinklers should be exactly at the

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ground level and be consistent with the plants to ensure a uniform irrigation coverage of lawns / plants not placed directly in front of sprinklers /. The garden areas are watered with drip irrigation. Having an irrigation system is not a luxury but a necessity.


This is the last stage in landscaping gardens. Appropriate grassing time is from March to November inclusive.

Maintenance of gardens and yards.

Once the landscaping of the garden is over, it comes to the care of it. Maintenance of green areas is a complex of care that takes place during each growing season. Remember that once we plant the garden without maintenance it will lose its beauty.

Landscaping gardens is a responsible process involving many activities. I wish you good luck. Take a look at one example how to make mid century landscape design.


Blackberry Story

Blackberry Story

Don’t be fooled by the twiggy look: blackberries grow into monster plants

A lovely big package arrived on my doorstep the other day, with those magical words “Live Plants” on the side. This never fails to make me go all quivery with anticipation.

Inside was a twig, with some roots on the bottom. Not something to get many people excited, unless they’re fanatical kitchen gardeners and they happen to know this is the bare-root blackberry they ordered a few weeks back, arrived at last.
I have a rather attractive slatted fence my carpenter hubby made, disguising my shed nicely and just begging to have things growing up it. Since this particular patch is a bit on the shady side, it’s ideal for berries, which are among the few fruit which don’t need full sunshine.

Buying bare-root is the only way to go with berry fruit:

You get twice as much choice and you pay half the price. It never ceases to amaze me that a plant will quite happily put up with being dug up from its nice cosy home somewhere in, say, Devon, settle into a paper bag and spend a couple of days in the postal system travelling along motorways and doing all the other mysterious things parcels do before arriving on my doorstep, and then after all that spread its roots out in a hole in my back garden and grow like topsy as if nothing had happened.

But that’s how it is, and far be it for me to question it. The only thing that seems to kibosh all that is if you let the roots go for long without planting them back in the ground: three days at most. If you really can’t plant – and with the recent snow I was pretty lucky mine arrived while the ground was thawed – you can plant them temporarily in to a container of compost and plonk that outside while you’re waiting for the ice to melt.

Information about growing blackberries, types of blackberries and more you can find on the following blog 

Have you tried berries in salad? Check out our post about salads.

Double pink flowers…

Anyway, so the blackberry now snoozing quietly by my fence is the very nearly thornless ’Ouachita’, bred in Arkansas, growing in Surrey. More prickly, but with, I’m promised, pretty double pink flowers is the other blackberry I’ve put in alongside which is ‘Loch Maree’. The reason I haven’t yet seen the flowers, despite having owned the plant for a year, is that it’s been languishing in a container on my patio: a process which has convinced me that it’s not worth trying to grow blackberries in containers. They just don’t like it – though a smaller variety likemight have been happier.

Later additions I hope will be tayberries and maybe loganberries too. Now all I’ve got to do is get that old 1969 hit by The Move out of my head…