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Garden Landscapes How To – Design and Maintain

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Most people are not sure of  the proper way to design their gardens. As you view homes in Hazlet, you will see many gardens are simply not planned properly.  Many have planted a row of boring shrubs and nothing more.

In planning a garden you must thing about layers of color, shapes, textures and form.  In this photo of the front of my home, you will see this in action.

I have used a variety of plants, trees, shrubs all of different textures, colors and heights in my garden.

layers of color

By creating raised areas in my garden using boulders and built up slate walls, I have also been able to add different levels which adds excitement and a showcases the plants colors.  My trees and shrubs have been pruned so they now resemble Japanese Bonsai’s instead of a row of hedges. Try this technique to open up your landscape and turn your boring shrubs into beautiful Bonsai’s.

Watch some of these selected videos for some additional ideas.

Landscaping with Trees and Shrubs: Types and Planting

How to Create Your Own Landscape Garden

How to Trim Shrubs and Prune Hedges – Do It Yourself

How to Plant Perennial Gardens

Planting Tulips and Daffodils

How to Plant a Perennial Shade Garden

How to Make Compost

Three Tips On Mulching

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About lenrapp

I am the president of the International Press Association and the publisher of IMPress Magazine. As a working photojournalist and videographer, I cover many events in the New York and New Jersey area for our publications. I am looking forward to our newest publication the Hazlet Times that will be a publication meant to showcase the things I love in Hazlet and those that might need some improvements.

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