Black & Decker The Complete Guide to a Better Lawn: How to by Editors of Creative Publishing

By Editors of Creative Publishing

At middle, nearly each home-owner would like to have a greater lawn—greener, denser, fitter. This e-book is an updated, environmentally in charge method of garden care with mainstream charm. It specializes in dozens of universal garden difficulties, providing particular ideas to every one. an awesome reference for busy householders who wish larger grass speedy and simply.

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Bark nuggets provide a soft, muted flooring to emphasise the quiet of this area. TOP RIGHT The stylishly furnished gazebo has dropdown reed blinds for protection from the wind. garden, underplanted with groups of Dietes bicolor, Strelitzia reginae and Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myers’. Mature indigenous olive trees, Olea europea subs. africana, with masses of orange-flowering Clivia miniata at their feet, cast welcome shade over the gazebo in summer. OPPOSITE MAIN Identical cast-iron urns, filled with the Cape Thatching Grass, Chondropetalum tectorum, grace the slender water feature outside the dining area.

These are underplanted with the textured, nonvariegated Chlorophytum comosum to soften the cobblestone surfacing. indd 37 7/13/09 1:53:23 PM above A magnificent water feature, divided into a series of reflective pools, runs the length of the living area. The gently moving water creates a wonderful ambience, while lighting in the evening adds a sense of drama to the entertainment area. OPPOSITE TOP RIGHT The boundary wall adjacent to the gazebo runs at an angle to the home. This is squared off with a planting area filled with Strelitzia nicolaii, Phormium tenax ‘variegata’, Cyathea australis and Livistona chinensis palms.

52 A delightfully eclectic mix of furnishings decorates the poolside. Oversized daybeds, bold clay urns and a carved dugout lend an East African atmosphere to the space, complemented by the oriental furnishings on the covered verandah. indd 52 6/17/09 9:50:31 PM RIGHT Soft underplantings frame the lush lawn. The taller Nandina domestica towers over its smaller cousin, Nandina domestica ‘pygmaea’. Sculptural Aloe ferox contrast with the softer Liriope muscari and Dianella tasmanica ‘Variegata’. indd 54 6/17/09 9:51:58 PM Midlands Country Garden T he Midlands in KwaZulu-Natal offers some of the most picturesque countryside imaginable.

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