Creating a Garden Maze

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Find Your Way Into the Majestic Beauty of the Garden Maze

Garden mazes have existed in my many castles and other places through many centuries. They have influenced a lot today’s garden designs and structures. They are fun and have an element of mystery and danger to them, while getting lost and searching for a way out. Developing a garden maze in your home requires a lot of time, deciding which garden maze design to go for, and also what plants you would like to use. But, even with all that said it is a fun project to build upon and develop.

The materials needed to begin your garden maze are the plants, soil, ground cover, a PVC drainage tube, and materials for the walkway. You will also need a shovel to dig with, some string, a tape measure, some chalk, a pencil, paper, and a wheelbarrow.

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The most important and crucial stage in creating your garden maze is coming up with a layout. Try and incorporate as much as possible from the site you plan on using, like the trees in the yard. At the center of your maze or at least where you would you would like the center to be, use the chalk and make a mark there.

Now work on your scale of measurement for your drawing adjusting it accordingly to the number of paces. One pace is equal to 3 ft. Slowly sketch out your maze, and when you come to a corner make a mark. If you are faced with less space, adjust your drawing accordingly. Now that the path is outlined, mark the outer boundaries to create straight-line reference point for your garden maze.

Once the layout is complete, the rest of the work lies in selecting the plants for your garden maze, and developing the path and proper drainage. Pick plants that will survive in the climate and also flourish with the soil type you have in your plot. Boxwood evergreen is traditionally used in most garden mazes, and some may even use corn. The plants you choose depend on your taste as well as the amount of sunlight and water available in your area.

Using the shovel, dig a deep hole for your plant, bigger than the pot the plant came in. Add some fertilizer around the plant, and gently pat the soil around to get rid of air pockets. Create a depressed area around the plant so that it can absorb the water better.

Trim the plant as it grows and try to keep the straight line of your garden maze. Make sure you are following the guidelines in your garden maze layout when planting to get the correct location for the plants, and visualize how the plants will look once they reach the full length. For the path of your garden maze, you have a choice of either grass or stone, but just make sure that proper drainage facilities are available.

Once the foundation is laid out and all the plants are planted, your garden maze is all set to grow. The beauty of a full garden maze is that you can always add to it as it progresses. So all that is really left to do is maintain the garden maze and fine tune it to perfection to create the fun and mysterious element that a garden maze should have.

 

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