Using Vines To Decorate Your Garden

Using Vines to​ Decorate your​ Garden
A great way to​ decorate your​ garden is​ the use of​ vines .​
They are very low maintenance and​ look good on​ almost anything .​
if​ you’ve got a​ fence or​ separator that really stands out in​ the field of​ green that is​ your​ garden, then growing a​ vine over it​ can be a​ quick and​ aesthetically pleasing solution​ .​
However, there are many types of​ vines for​ different situations, whether you​ are trying to​ grow it​ up the side of​ a​ house, along the ground, or​ up a​ tree.
Many different ground vines are available .​
These types grow fast and​ strong, and​ just inch their ways along the ground .​
They are very easy to​ direct, so they can make a​ border around your​ garden, or​ just weave in​ and​ out of​ the plants .​
I​ suggest using these as​ a​ hardy ground cover if​ you​ just want some green on​ your​ dirt or​ mulch .​
Usually you​ can find a​ variety that is​ resistant to​ being stepped on​ .​
It’s like a​ leafy, nice alternative to​ grass .​
Even if​ you​ have kids and​ a​ dog, it​ should have no problems staying alive.
Another type of​ vine that is​ available is​ a​ twining vine .​
this​ refers to​ their method of​ climbing .​
Twining vines require a​ lattice or​ equally porous surface to​ climb up, since they are not sticky at​ all .​
They just climb by sending out small tendrils to​ loop around whatever is​ nearby .​
I​ suggest using this​ type of​ vine for​ climbing up trees, or​ any type of​ mesh .​
Usually you​ have to​ guide them a​ lot more during their early stages, and​ after that they will go wherever you​ want them to.
Vines not only look good on​ the ground or​ on​ lattices, you​ can blend them in​ to​ the very architecture of​ your​ house .​
this​ is​ usually achieved through the use of​ vines with small tendrils that have adhesive tips .​
They extend from the vine and​ attach themselves to​ almost any surface .​
if​ your​ garden is​ adjacent to​ your​ house and​ you​ want something to​ camouflage the big unsightly wall, it’s a​ great idea to​ start out a​ few vines near the base .​
if​ you​ have a​ vine like the Virginia Creeper growing, then your​ entire wall will be covered in​ a​ matter of​ months .​
However I​ have seen situations where the vine got out of​ control .​
After that, you​ have no choice but to​ watch the vine take over your​ entire house.
One of​ the vines that you​ would probably recognize is​ Ivy .​
you​ see it​ around a​ lot, generally because it​ is​ so adaptable .​
Out of​ the types I​ mentioned above (ground, twining, and​ sticky pads), Ivy can fill in​ for​ pretty much anything .​
It makes a​ great ground cover, and​ will grow up about any surface you​ put it​ on​ .​
Although it​ grows quick and​ strong, I​ wouldn’t suggest growing it​ up your​ house .​
this​ is​ because recently, buildings which have had ivy for​ many years have found that it​ has been deteriorating the building.
So no matter what you​ want to​ do with a​ vine, you​ should have no problem getting it​ to​ grow .​
you​ should always do your​ research beforehand​ and​ find out about any negative qualities the vine has (such as​ its ability to​ destroy buildings, in​ Ivy’s case.)

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