Want a really fast cooking compost pile? Here's all you need: 1/3 horse manure 2/3 leaves or grass If you don't have ready access to a barnyard, substitute a high N product, such as blood meal. Finish with manure, compost, and lock in with straw so the pile cooks from the bottom up.
something as simple as a dry creek bed might be all that's needed to slow the flow of water, reduce the chances of erosion and give the water time to seep into the soil. In a setting like this forest, a simple palette of native plants that don't mind having their toes wet (think ferns, sedges and reeds)
Landscape Design: A Secret Garden 3. The Arbor Refuge An arbor may seem like an unlikely choice for a secret garden, but you can make it more secluded by shrouding the structure with attractive vines and by planting shrubs and grasses to the side. Camouflage furniture by selecting finishes and colors that blend in with the surroundings, such as wood tones and soft greens.