Retaining wall - some materials in the yard and gardening

The retaining wall and gardening
There is one accessory that almost necessarily is present when doing landscaping of a villa - the retaining wall. To have an attractive retaining wall in the yard or garden, it must be built from quality and effectivematerials . 

Nowadays there are many different ways to achieve this goal. Starting from bricks, concrete blocks ytong, concrete, reinforce concrete, stone (natural and artificial) and even wood. Some professionals in the field of landscape design and landscaping even make combinations of these materials, which are quite successful. 

But undoubtedly the most beautiful remains retaining wall built of natural stone that has a wonderful finish in the decoration of the yard and garden.

How to grow Magnolia grandiflora - advice from gardener

Large flower of magnolia
Large flower magnolia or as it is also known by its Latin name Magnolia grandiflora is an amazingly beautiful tree, which can reach a height of about 30 m. The shape of the crown may be different, but the most common is widely pyramidal.

The crown is dense and dark green. In the different stages of development of the magnolia the crust changes color. In its adulthood the crust is gray and slightly cracked up.
The twigs and buds of this type are feathered with hairs that have orange color. The leaves are quite large (hence the origin and species name – grandiflora) elongated, egg shape and thick to the touch. 

At the top are sharp and  have a broad wedge base.
The leaves alone are very interesting. They are about 25 cm long with no serration.The big-leaf magnolia is one of the most common trees for landscaping of yards and gardens. It is often placed as a single focus and have around luxurious dark green grass mixtures.

How to make decorative water area with different water effects in the garden?

Garden water area
The water areas are an indispensable part of the landscaping in the garden or patios. In this article we present a few easy steps and rules for construction of garden water area. First step is to choose a suitable place that can be seen from as many places in the yard (if the water area will be the accent).

It is preferred not to be under the trees in your garden (often cleaning in the autumn).

Second step is draw the desire shape of the water area, you can use a rope or the garden hose. It is good to determine the location of the ornamental plants or aquatic plants in advance.

Third step is to dig a hole. Outline the water area with the spade and then remove the rope or hose.
Dig to a depth of 30 cm and the same width make a new configuration of the coastline farther - this will be the foot of coastal plants (shelf) of your decorative water area. With a board and level align the shelf so that it is at the same depth underwater.