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Disadvantages Of A Patio Garden

Those who are confined to city living do not always have access to a yard wherein they can plant a garden. Therefore, a patio garden becomes their next best option in order to be able to enjoy freshly picked vegetables and herbs during the summer months. However, as good as a patio garden may be, there are some disadvantages of having one.

Limited Amount Of Space

One of the biggest problems with having a patio garden is the fact that there really is not too much room in most cases. The patio is designed for a small patio table and chairs and a barbecue, and not much else. Therefore, space is generally limited, especially when growing larger vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and zucchini. As a result, a patio garden might not always be suitable for growing the bigger vegetables.

Requires Numerous Pots

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Garden Furniture

There is some special charm in garden furniture. Garden furniture conjures up thoughts of a sunny day in a garden, having tea under an apple tree, resting in a rocking chair on a veranda and listening to grasshoppers’ chirping. A choice of furniture depends on a garden. If there are centuries-year old trees with mighty crowns furniture should be massive, solid. Furniture should be elegant if placed among flower beds. A lush green lawn needs tables and chairs contrasting with emerald grass. A choice of furniture comes from the fact that furniture should not violate natural character of nature itself and certainly should match an overall garden style. Your lifestyle is also important: if you need furniture for privacy, choose only small cozy tables and chairs, and if you enjoy organizing home parties, you will need more solid furniture.

Wooden tables and chairs look very naturally. Manufacturers are increasingly offering … Read More

Coiled Garden Hoses – The Advantages and Disadvantages

Some people don’t give much thought to things like a garden hose, but if this is something you regularly use during the growing season it is worth giving some thought to it. Anything that is used on a regular basis can make little day-to-day jobs easier or more difficult based on that item’s design. A garden hose is one of these things.

While the familiar green version is an old standby for many there are other choices available, one being the coiled garden hose. A coiled hose looks a bit like an old-fashioned coiled phone cord. It is a fun change from the old stand by for many however it has it’s own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages

One of the fun things about this type of garden hose is that it comes in a variety of fun, bright colors like blue, purple or even translucent yellow.

While color … Read More