Key Elements of Garden Design for Today’s Homeowner

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One of the saddest commentaries on life in the 21st Century is the fact that homeowners have forgotten what a real garden is like. Today, we think of a garden as simply a small area of land where a few flowers or vegetables grow. If you want to add beauty, elegance, and serenity to your property, it’s time to look at traditional English gardens. This is where you’ll develop a better appreciation for what a garden is meant to be and how these key elements are used. Royalty Free Photo Tiers Sometimes Read more [...]

Best Terrace Style for Your Home

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A terrass or terrace is a raised platform that links the interior house space to the outdoor area.  A terraced home is basically built to provide dual purpose- natural light and ventilation. Auckland Design Manual further adds that terraces are efficient because of decreased wall area. Outdoor space like a terrace can offer an area of open-air relaxation, entertainment, and outdoor garden. Different styles of homes, owner preferences and lifestyles, and space appropriateness require a variety Read more [...]

The Different Types Of Gazebos

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A landscape is always a mix-and-match of various features and elements that add to its functionality, aesthetics, and value. It’s why homeowners install outdoor living features such as outdoor kitchens, pergolas, and gazebos. The latter is a very widely installed feature in residential landscapes and it looks stunning in every way.   When it comes to choosing a gazebo, you will find there are a large number of designs to choose from such as Pavilion, Victorian, Rotunda and more. All these styles Read more [...]

Patio Design Ideas

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Though it’s hard to imagine patio design without the inclusion of wicker furniture, wicker is only one of many elements that can make a patio as individualistic and memorable as any room inside the house. One good idea is a patio dominated by beautiful brown and tan stone. The floor can be laid with flagstone pavers and the wall can have a rubble cladding while stone piers hold up the lean-to roof. The frame and mullions of French doors echo the warm brown color of both the stone and the roof Read more [...]

Learn What Makes Wicker and Rattan Such Versatile Patio Furniture Materials

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Outdoor wicker furnishings are as sensible as they are stylish, says Wicker Paradise. Furniture constructed from rattan will work beautifully in virtually any outdoor setting, from the most modest attached porch to the largest poolside patio. Your love of rattan's classic look might prompt you to choose wicker over other materials for your patio set. In addition to the great look, you'll also benefit from wicker's versatility. You Choose the Color Wicker comes in a variety of colors, from muted Read more [...]

Get the best gardening tips by the expert professional

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Gardening is a great hobby and many individuals take out at least one to two hours in a day for their most passionate task. On the other hand, global warming is a threatening issue today. And only the plantation can save the world. Plants keep the nature cool by their primordial features. In this view, gardening has become the most acceptable issue for many families. People prefer to build a small garden attached to their house that will bring green touch in their lives. The plant gives fresh Read more [...]

Why having a pool won’t break your budget

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Gone are the days that pools and leisurely sun bathes are restricted to the upper class. Although times are tough and we all feel the need to cut our budgets here and there, having a swimming pool area in your garden is actually an extremely affordable investment. All you need to do is follow the right steps from the beginning, and all the hard work of installing a pool into your sunny South African garden will pay off in no time. One of the numbers that will shock you on your new investment Read more [...]

4 Reasons people leave pool builders and contractors business

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No one wants to tart a renovation project without checking the references of the contractor. In the same way, you should not begin your pool installation project without doing thorough homework on the part of the contractor. Many pool builders and contractors are leaving this business because they are not able to make enough profit out of it. Read on to know some reasons people leave pool builders and contractors business. Cheap in price – Like other businesses, pool builders and contractors Read more [...]

Garden Improvements Can Increase the Sale Price of a Home

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Although when looking to boost the value of a property we often think of interior improvements such as an extension, redecoration, rewire, or even a new kitchen and/or bathroom, it’s important to consider the much overlooked component of your home – the garden. If you’ve made some improvements to the interior of your home and are looking for more ways to get a better price when you sell your property, refurbishing your garden is a great way to achieve this. When looking for a new home many Read more [...]

How To Care For Your Flowers In The Lawn/Garden

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Flowers aren’t different than other living creatures you come across every day. They get thirsty, hungry and old, just like us, so it is crucial to care for them to prolong their lifespan and enhance their appearance. This is also what you need to do to create a stunning bouquet from the blooms in your garden, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor outside your home as well. There is another reason to care for flowers: It encourages more growth throughout the garden in the summer months and Read more [...]