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DIY Gardening Tips to Accentuate Your Garden Water Fountain

By Evan Nasseri Subscribe to RSS | May 18th 2012 | Views:

Gardening can be an extremely relaxing hobby, and including a garden water fountain is one of the best things about it is being able to enjoy down time. Spending time working in the garden with others is a wonderful bonding experience. Kids will be amazed to see all those plants begin to grow. Gardening can also teach great life-lessons while helping you to appreciate and enjoy nature and the great outdoors. This article can give you tips on how to enjoy gardening providing you with a more pleasant lifestyle.

Create a focal point in your garden with a cascading garden fountain. You need a focal point that can catch your eye in garden design. Mostly it is a distinctive outdoor fountain that sets it apart from the neighboring plants and flowers.

Planting a garden around an outside water fountain adds beautiful color and accent to your garden. The falling waters of the fountain provides calming water sounds as to provide a calming and relaxing place for you to sit back and enjoy after a long day’s work. The cascading water sounds also provides white sounds that drown out the busy noises of urban life.

Providing proper care of the plants and flowers in your garden will add to the color and cheerfulness over a longer season. One of the things you may want to consider is to plant slug-proof varieties of perennials if at all possible. Slugs or snails can kill a plant very rapidly. These garden insects prefer plants with tender, herbaceous stems and leaves, especially young plants. Perennials that have tough or hairy leaves are often times unappetizing to snails and slugs. Some of the best varieties of these include achillea, campanula, euphorbia, and heuchera.

Take advantage of the beautiful colors of fall. Many of the deciduos shrubs, vines and trees don't start peaking until the fall when they turn the garden into bright reds, glowing yellows and fiery oranges. This happens as the plants cease production of chlorophyll, allowing the natural pigments to reveal themselves. The colors will be more enhanced if you strategically place the plants in order to maximize their exposure to the sun. Afternoon sunlight is especially important. Boston ivy, burning bush, maple, chestnut and barberry are popular choices for those who want to enjoy a spectacular fall bloom. Many of these fall colors with the fall sunlight especially accent the flowing waters of a garden fountain. So placing some of these plants near a garden water fountain is an especially beautiful accent for those who love the colors of fall.

If you are planning to add some small shrubbery around a garden water fountain, make sure the roots of your small shrubbery have a strong development, plant them in the fall. All of the nutrients for sprouting plants need to come from the root system, making a strong one vital for a good garden.

These hints will be quite helpful to you, whether you enjoy gardening alone or with others. Apply the advice from this article to help you enhance your gardening abilities, and your love and enjoyment for this relaxing hobby accentuated by a garden water fountain.

Evan Nasseri - About Author:
Nancy Clark is the President of Fountains Everywhere, a customer oriented supplier of garden fountains, indoor fountains, tabletop, wall, and solar fountains. We love the sounds of falling water and would love to share that feeling of calm and relaxation with you. You can select from many bamboo, bird bath fountains and lighted fountains. Make yourself at home at

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