If you've ever been to the gardens at Versailles, or seen images of them, you know what grandeur French gardens can display. Naturally those palace gardens are over-the-top. However, elements of the French garden are relatively easy to incorporate into your landscaping. If you have a house you want to showcase, utilize French gardening design to complement your home.
Make the House the Focal Point
The purpose of the gardens in France, regardless of their own grandeur, is to highlight the residence.
The area around the base of a tree is a difficult place for grass to grow, leaving many of these spaces looking a little barren. Thankfully, you have a few options to make the space around your trees an inviting part of your lawn. With a few ideas and a willingness to get dirty, you'll be able to tackle this project and turn a potential eyesore into the focal point of your lawn.
Getting a perfectly green lawn may feel like a mystery to some people. Although they care for their lawn, they can't seem to get the results that they want. They are probably making a couple mistakes. Here are some things to avoid so you can get the best-looking lawn possible.
1. Lightly Watering The Lawn
While watering your lawn, you may think it is better to just lightly water it each day; however, that could be the reason it is not healthy.
Over time, trees can become weak. Your old tree may still be healthy with a little care, but it may also need to be removed. Some signs that you need to have a tree removed are rot in the trunk, disease and insect infestation. If you have a old tree that you are not sure about, here are some signs that it may be time to cut it down:
1. Extensive Damage And Rotting In Trunk
If you have a hazardous tree on your property, removal may be necessary to keep your home safe. Removal of trees can also leave behind a lot of debris. Some services will offer to haul the material away for a specific price but you may want to save the money. If your budget does not allow you to pay for the removal of the waste, you may need to deal with it on your home.