Decorate Your Garden Using Vines

Using vines is a great way to decorate your garden because they look good on almost anything and are very low maintenance. Grow a vine over a fence or separator that really stands out in the field of green that is your garden. It can be a quick and aesthetically pleasing solution. You can find many types of vines for different situations whether you are trying to grow up the vines at the side of a house, along the ground, or up a tree.

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  1. Ground vine

There are many different ground vines available. They just inch their ways along the ground and grow fast and strong as well. They can make a border around your garden, or just weave in and out of the plants since they are very easy to direct. if you just want some green on your dirt or mulch, I suggest using these as a hardy ground cover. A variety that is resistant to being stepped on usually can be found. It should have no problems staying alive even if you have kids and dog.

  1. Twining vine

Twining vine is another type that available. The name refers to their way of climbing. Since they are not sticky at all, twining vines require a lattice or equally porous surface to climb up.To loop around whatever is nearby, they just climb by sending out small tendrils. for climbing up trees, I suggest using this type of vine or any type of mesh. You have to guide them a lot more during their early stages, and after that they will go wherever you want them to.

  1. Sticky pads

You can blend vines in to the very architecture of your house since they look good on the ground or on lattices. You can get it through the use of vines with small tendrils that have adhesive tips.The tendrils extend from the vine and attach themselves to almost any surface. It’s a great idea to start out a few vines near the base if your garden is adjacent to your house and you want something to camouflage the big unsightly wall. Your entire wall will be covered in a matter of months if you have a vine like the Virginia creeper growing. However, the vine can get out of control as I have seen in many situations. In this case, you can only watch them growing uncontrollably and take over your entire house.

  1. Ivy vines

It is one vine that you would probably recognize. Because it is generally adaptable, you see it around a lot. Ivy can fill in for pretty much anything out of the types I mentioned above (ground, twining, and sticky pads). Ivy will grow up about any surface you put it on which makes it a great ground cover. I wouldn’t suggest growing it up your house even though it grows quick and strong. It is due to the recent fact that ivy has been deteriorating the buildings which have had it for many years.

So you should have no problem getting vine to grow no matter what you want to do with it. Always do your research beforehand and find out about any negative qualities the vine has (such as in Ivy’s case, that it has ability to destroy buildings).