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Garden design is an important part of home design. The better your garden looks, the more welcoming your house is. There are many benefits of maintaining a garden like contributing in to the environment protection, having a good hobby, creating a healthy atmosphere for your home, and a good place to spend your leisure time. Nowadays more importance is given to the designing of gardens. Garden design includes the type of plantings, positioning of the plants, garden chairs and tables, umbrellas, the walkway, and so on.

Owing to the importance of garden design in home design, many professional agencies are coming up for the purpose. Also there is much software available in the market which actually let you design your garden. This software is more like a planner. It can be used to design your home garden, botanical gardens, or even city parks. You can use it by self without any professional assistance.

By using the garden design software, you can see how your garden will look in the different seasons and over a period of years. You can place the plants at different positions and choose the best look. The positioning of other items in the garden like the chairs, gazebos, statues, etc can be determined with this software. You can even try different colour combinations and choose the best one for your garden. If you already have a garden at home, you can see how to modify it to make it more beautiful and welcoming.

Certain garden design software also gives you tips on how to protect your garden and plants in it from the pests and plant diseases. There are plant encyclopaedia loaded in these products using which, you can choose the best plants for your home, location, and type of garden. Designing multi-level houses, bridges, patios, and fences with plants also is simple with the product. You can put your landscaping ideas in the product and see how it looks in your garden design.

Most garden designer software programs are 3D programs for the effective realization of the design. These programs have inbuilt plant objects, different material textures, and many other objects for garden purposes. Using the Photo Designer tool you can design your garden as you see in a digital photo. There are animated tutorials in the programs which help you to use the program effectively by self. The plant care tips can be seen as animated videos or as text files. The interfaces of these products will be user friendly.

Before you buy garden design software compare the available products. See the differences in the price, the usability, and the features available. If you are using the software to design your very small home garden, not many features may be required. You can choose a relatively less priced program with the required features. But if you are into landscaping business you might require advanced garden design software will all options.

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Tropical Gardening

Tropical Gardening

Tropical gardening is an incredibly daunting task whether you are trying to grow blooms outside in a tropical environment or indoors in a hothouse environment.  Either way, you need to make sure that your plants receive just the right amount of sunlight, water, and nutrients.  Too much or too little either way can cause your garden to wilt.

A tropical environment is very hot and humid all year round.  Therefore, no matter where you are going to do your tropical gardening, you need to mimic that environment.  You should also make sure that your plants can tolerate constant heat and moisture.  As the British colonized the globe, British women would lament that they couldn’t get their English Impatiens and roses to grow the same way in a tropical climate as they do in moderate England.  Fine gardening in the tropics comes from picking the right plants, such as hibiscus, ginger, and orchids.

Tropical gardening, just like any gardening, starts with the right kind of soil.  Because of the constant rainfall in the tropics, tropical soil quickly leaches out its nutrients.  Therefore it is essential that you keep your garden well fertilized.  Using a typical chemical-based nitrogen fertilizer, as one would do in a northern climate, is not good for tropical gardening.  That fertilizer will actually pull more nutrients out of the soil as it runs off, therefore causing you to put on more and more fertilizer as the years go by.  Instead, you should take advantage of Mother Nature’s fertilizers and put compost, manure, and dead plant parts into your soil.  Decomposition takes place very quickly in tropical gardening, so you should find your soil is naturally replenished in no time.

Tropical Flower

Beautiful Tropical Flower

As you grow your tropical garden, you might want to consider growing some trees as well as flowers, if space permits.  Again, northern gardening principles usually separates flowers, vegetables, and trees, but in order for many of your flowers to survive you need to create some shade.  Banana trees add a nice touch; live oaks provide a lot of cooling shade.  Because the sun’s rays are so much stronger in the tropics, your flowers should still do well in semi-shaded conditions.

Most of the time the weather will do all of your watering as you engage in tropical gardening.  If you happen upon a day that isn’t rainy, you’ll need to do the watering yourself.  Tropical plants like a good dousing, but make sure that the soil is well-drained.  If water starts to pool in your garden, or if you find your soil is perpetually damp, you should see if you can’t landscape in a small slope to help the water drain.  Otherwise, you might find your plants’ roots rotting and their leaves turning yellow.

Your tropical gardening experience should fill your backyard with wild colors and lush vegetation.  All the sun and water make plants grow faster than you would ever expect in a northern climate.  As long as your pair your plants to your environment, you should have an amazing tropical garden in no time.

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Pot Gardening – Why You Should Choose It?

Pot Gardening - A Potted Herb Garden

Photo by kirybabe A lot of people consider a great herb garden as a part of fine gardening but sadly there are some who do not have the requisite space available to grow their garden. Well instead of a plot to put your herbs in how about pot gardening? To a lot of people pot […]

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Tomatoes Gardening Tips

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable in any garden. Tomatoes gardening are no big hassle. It can not only be a good hobby, if well taken care of, the plants can give a high yield of good quality tomatoes for your kitchen needs. Tomatoes also adapt well to container gardening. There are various varieties of […]

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Fine Gardening Essentials

By timmurtaugh For many avid gardeners, fine gardening is considered to be a form of art.  It entails more than just simply deciding to improve the look of your garden by choosing and planting some new and pretty plants.  Fine gardening takes a considerable amount of time, imagination and dedication on the part of the […]

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Garden Fertilizer – How To Choose The Right Fertilizer For Your Garden

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Photo by kitreno The key to fine gardening is in knowing what fertilizer will work best for your garden. There are a wide variety of different garden fertilizers available and each one has specific benefits. Also the type of garden fertilizer that you choose will have a marked impact on the overall taste of your […]

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Seed Gardening Tips!

Seed gardening is a wonderful hobby for anybody who loves gardening. The pleasure and excitement you get when you see the seeds germinating and throwing out small leaves from the womb can leave anyone bereft. In seed gardening there are a variety of seeds available. It is good if you follow some tips from fine […]

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Why Fine Gardening is An Art Form?

By keepitsurreal Many avid gardeners have considered fine gardening as an art form.  To them, a garden is more than just a patch of land that is filled with different kinds of trees, shrubs, plants and decorations.  Fine gardening involves so much more than that.  In fact, many gardeners that take up this type of […]

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Top 10 Organic Gardening Tips!

Backyard Organic Gardening

Photo by Marjorie Lipan There is nothing more satisfying to a gardener than opting for organic gardening at home. Growing the vegetables without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides is definitely a tasty treat. Here are top 10 organic gardening tips to help you grow an organic garden: Aphids are one of the nasty harbingers of […]

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Benefits Of Container Plants And Things You Need To Keep In Mind While Selecting It!

Plant Inside Container Tub in  In Summer

Gardening in any setting, rural or urban, can be easily done with the use of container plants.  Depending on your space limitations, you can choose to create a garden with a single container or a plethora of them.  Any type of plant (flowers, trees, produce, and herbs) can go inside a container.  It is up […]

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