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Turf-less Landscaping – Pros Introduce Xeriscaping

Turf-less Landscaping – Pros Introduce Xeriscaping

Traditional landscaping requires the use of a massive amount of resources, especially water. In fact, studies indicate that lawn care accounts for roughly a third of the water consumption of an ordinary American household. That is a significant number that needs to be considered, especially in times of drought. Does that mean that you should forgo the idea of landscaping completely? According to a specialist in landscaping, residents might...

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Concrete Landscaping Is The Secret To An Affordable But Gorgeous Outdoor Makeover

Concrete Landscaping Is The Secret To An Affordable But Gorgeous Outdoor Makeover

Do you want your yard to have a clean and polished look? Of course you do! Landscaped yards offer amazing curb appeal to your home and can increase the value of your home and surrounding homes. Plus, looking out at a beautiful yard will simply give you a feeling of joy and satisfaction. But it’s all easier said than done, right? Actually, with concrete, landscaping has never been easier. Time to Reevaluate Your Image of Concrete When you...

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How To Highlight Your Backyard Garden

How To Highlight Your Backyard Garden

Possibly the only thing better than having a beautiful garden is being able to proudly show it off to friends and family while at the same time making your nosy neighbors super jealous of your agricultural prowess. You’ve got your herb garden, your delicately orchestrated flower bed, and enough vegetables growing to feed a small country, but what you really need is some solid ideas on how to make them ‘pop’, ‘buzz’, ‘jazz’ and other...

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5 Stunning Designs That Will Inspire Your Paving Project

5 Stunning Designs That Will Inspire Your Paving Project

Whether you are thinking about updating your garden’s existing space, have a complete blank canvas, or want some paving ideas for your next patio project, try some of these 5 designs for inspiration. From rustic and modern to Mediterranean, urban or traditional, these ideas will help you to create your ideal garden paving space. 1.Rustic Country English Garden This design uses carpet stones to create a very rustic, English garden feel,...

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What’s Right for Your Garden: A Stone Patio or Decking?

What’s Right for Your Garden: A Stone Patio or Decking?

Whether you’re landscaping from scratch with a blank canvas or redesigning your existing garden space, you’re almost certainly going to want a area to include either a stone patio or wooden decking. Patios and decking have increased in popularity in recent years. Both options provide a functional space where you can host a BBQ, entertain, relax in chairs and enjoy a sunny day, or just use the space when the lawn area is too wet or will get...

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How To Choose Outdoor Patio Furniture That Suits You Best

How To Choose Outdoor Patio Furniture That Suits You Best

In the technological environment of today, it’s almost impossible to survive without gadgets in your life. This is partly because of the simplification technology brings and the other part because almost everything today depends on it for functioning. While this may seem ideal, the downturn is it diverts us away from life’s simple pleasures, such as spending quality time in nature. We have the perfect opportunity to invest more time...

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Landscaping with Crushed Rock

Landscaping with Crushed Rock

Landscaping your home can be a daunting and expensive task but it’s all worth it as the results can enhance the façade of your home and inevitably increase the property’s value. An affordable material that shouldn’t be overlooked when landscaping is crushed rock. We’ve compiled a list of reasons why crushed rock is one of the best choices when landscaping your garden and driveway. Color and Size Variations Crushed rock comes in a variety...

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How To Turn Your Garden Into A Place For Peace And Relaxation

How To Turn Your Garden Into A Place For Peace And Relaxation

If you are lucky to live in a house that has a big garden and you want to turn it into a place where you can spend the warm summer evenings, you have to make a plan in advance and start the preparations a few months before the season begins. Even if you do not have enough experience in performing gardening projects, having the right set of tools as well as a bit of determination should be enough for making your garden a beautiful, cozy...

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Adding The Finishing Touches To Your Garden With Pallet Seating

Adding The Finishing Touches To Your Garden With Pallet Seating

The garden is a very important space for many homes, it provides busy working people with a chance to be outside and relax. In some instances, it really is just treated like another room, and like any room inside a house it needs furniture. But what kind of furniture do you put in your garden? Do you spend a lot of money; do you spend as little as possible? With so many choices out there more and more people are choosing pallet seating to...

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Courtyard Garden Designs

Courtyard Garden Designs

Courtyard gardens are quintessentially English. Quaint, refined, elegant – they can brighten and add classic style to any garden, no matter what shape or size it may be. In this blog we explore the charms of courtyard gardens and how you can recreate this beautiful style in your own outdoor living space. Romantic Roses and Classic Courtyard Style Part of the enchantment of courtyard gardens is their size and versatility. Normally small or...

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Gazebo Pictures For Inspiration

Gazebo Pictures For Inspiration

A gazebo is a roofed outdoor structure without walls that is used around the world to keep people cool and of course add some style. Yet sometimes when planning where and how to use one it’s easy to get stuck. We all need a little inspiration every once in a while particularly when it comes to designing our outdoor spaces.  Looking at photos for many people is the easiest way to find ideas and even what it is they really prefer.  So here...

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Creating Your Own Special Spot For Relaxation

Creating Your Own Special Spot For Relaxation

Having a patio space for entertaining and eating outdoors is always important, but sometimes you may just need your own private spot to relax.  Fortunately it’s not difficult to create one that can make you feel as if you are in your a secluded paradise even with a limited space and budget. Easy Locations Those who have large yards or gardens can usually have their pick of where they want to design a space. However often times the easiest...

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5 Environmentally Friendly Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden

5 Environmentally Friendly Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden

No matter how beautiful a garden may be, there is always room for improvement. Every garden can become more comfortable and more beautiful with just a little bit of effort. Many of the best improvements take very little efforts and can even help to protect the local environment. 1. Improve the Lighting Improving your garden’s lighting can make it more enjoyable for visitors, especially for people who want to take a walk at night....

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The Best Advice For Picking Patio Planters

The Best Advice For Picking Patio Planters

Adding planted containers to your patio space is a guaranteed way to increase its looks.  With containers available in countless textures, designs, shapes, colors, and sizes it really allows you to get creative with how you want your space to look. Here are some tips to get you started: Material There are many materials to choose from when deciding on a container.  For something lightweight and stylish a quality plastic one can be a simple...

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Inexpensive Patio Design Ideas

Inexpensive Patio Design Ideas

Upgrading your backyard patio will not only make it more appealing but it will also increase the value of your property. However, that does not mean that you must spend substantial amounts of money customizing your patio. With a little creativity, you can design attractive and affordable backyard patio and patio roofing. Container Garden One of the most inexpensive ways of decorating your patio is by adding plants to your patio. Growing...

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The Top Tips For Choosing Patio Trees

The Top Tips For Choosing Patio Trees

No one wants their patio to look like a barren wasteland especially if it’s somewhere they spend a lot of time.  While natural stone, outdoor tiles and brickwork can all be very attractive, to make them truly complete all patios need some surrounding trees.  Luckily you don’t have to be a landscaping professional to make your patio look like it was designed by one. Adding trees around the edges of your patio area can really help to make it...

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Emerging Outdoor Furniture Trends In 2016

Emerging Outdoor Furniture Trends In 2016

The outdoor area has long been cherished as a place to wine, dine and socialise. Whether you are sitting around a fire pit on a chilly winter’s night or inviting a few people over for a relaxing Sunday afternoon in the sun, the trend of outdoor living and entertaining is at its peak in Australia. Here’s a glimpse at some emerging trends and what’s being deemed in vogue for 2016. The Look The natural appeal of Rattan and Wicker is becoming...

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Quick Ideas For A Vintage Patio

Quick Ideas For A Vintage Patio

You don’t have to leave your garden or patio looking dull. A few chairs situated under a patio cover may be convenient, but it can be a little bland as far as looks go.  You can work to improve it if you want to make a more exciting and aesthetically-pleasing space.  Have you ever considered a stone slab vintage style patio? With just a little planning and some diligence you can make your back or even front yard look like it’s from an era...

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6 Areas Guaranteed To Add More Function To Your Yard

6 Areas Guaranteed To Add More Function To Your Yard

Your yard is not only about beauty but also about function.  The different types of areas you choose to add to your outdoor space will decide what you can or can’t use it for.  Here six that always work to ensure you, your family, and guests get the most from it. An Area To Grow While plants and flowers can be added anywhere in your outdoor space, having a specific area to use as a garden is a truly rewarding experience.  Planting flowers...

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Planning From The Inside Out

Planning From The Inside Out

Unfortunately many people don’t put the necessary planning into their outdoor space.  However, other than hiring a professional to do it for you, there are a few strategies that can really help.  One of them might sound a little odd, but it can work wonders. Starting your planning and thinking from the inside out will help you to get the most from your space with barely any effort at all, just a few observations that will lead to great...

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Creating A Child Friendly Garden

Creating A Child Friendly Garden

You don’t have to have a swing set or climbing structure to keep kids entertained or happy.  In fact many parents either don’t have the space or don’t like the look of them anyway.  By adding a few simple elements you can create a space which is fun and friendly for the children but still has everything the grown-ups need. Plants For Knowledge And Safety Plants are an essential part of any garden or yard.  Make sure there are none which...

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Garden Art: A Fast Introduction

Garden Art: A Fast Introduction

There is no better way to make your outdoor space truly unique and of course your own, than adding some garden art.  With so much to choose from and so many ways to create your own, there is something for every preference. And with a few tips you can quickly and easily enhance the look of any space. Huge Variety One of the best things about garden art is that there is just such an enormous variety. It comes in all sizes, shapes, materials,...

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Kitchen Gardens For Beginners

Kitchen Gardens For Beginners

Within the last few years both organic foods and farmers’ markets have exploded in popularity.  This in turn has attracted many homeowners to the idea of kitchen gardens.  While they were much more common years ago when growing your own food was the norm, today they really are making a comeback. Why Get Started So why would you want to incorporate a kitchen garden into your outdoor space? There are many reasons.  Not only is the thought of...

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Transition Spaces For Maximum Beauty

Transition Spaces For Maximum Beauty

One of the most overlooked parts of any garden or patio project are the transition spaces.  These are the areas that bring you from one feature or destination to another.  Whether it is from the front to the back, or pool to the house, they can be a phenomenal way to add to the attractiveness of your outdoor space. Don’t Forget Your Side Yard While many homeowners concentrate most of their efforts on the front and back of their properties,...

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Quick Tips For Small Yards And Spaces

Quick Tips For Small Yards And Spaces

Despite what many people think, you can really accomplish quite a lot even in a fairly small yard.  While your options may be slightly limited by existing features there are a few quick and easy tips that might help you to accomplish what you really want from your space no matter how small.  Here are a few of the best: Decide What You Would Want If You Did Have A Larger Space While not everything is possible, by deciding exactly what you...

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