Well-designed outdoor spaces expand your living areas and endow your house with more curb appeal.
You can do some of this landscaping yourself, to include planting annuals, pruning trees, and setting out a fountain. However, watch out for problems if you intend on tackling more complex efforts such as the following.
Restoration of the five senses is accomplished by knowing gardens are for all five senses, not just sight. Then planning or designing the garden with each sense in mind.
While we have previously touched upon the benefits of driveway pavers, they are such a great option for driveway creation/replacement that it is not possible to go over all the benefits they provide homeowners with in just one blog post. Therefore, we will now expand on a few more of the numerous benefits this versatile driveway creation option provides.
With careful placement and manipulation, patio lighting can change the entire mood of your outdoor experience. Creative installation and a knowledge of how to exploit the combination of lights and landscaping can transform the essence of being outside from boldly dramatic to softly romantic with the turn of a dial. You can even use patio lighting to give the area a creepy sensation come Halloween. Outdoor lighting can take advantage of landscaping elements and the type of light fixture you install to create multiple emotional sensations from the interplay of shadow and light.
Metal work is a craft and each piece is a unique interpretation of a specific vision. When choosing a specialty fence to truly accent your home or commercial building, consider wrought iron. As with woods and other fine materials, ironwork needs a finish that brings out its true beauty and depth and also displays the craftsmanship that went into the piece. Finishes for ironwork can range from the industrial to the delicate. Here are some ideas and suggestions on which finishes can truly bring out the best appearance from your ironwork fence.
“The landscape is like being there with a powerful personality and I’m searching for just the right angles to make that portrait come across as meaningfully as possible.” Galen Rowell
What is the personality of your landscape?
When designing the perfect landscape for your home, consider adding a flagstone patio. This diverse and versatile stone is the perfect accent to any hardscape project. Flagstone is ideal for creating walkways, driveways, patios, garden borders, and even fireplaces.
As springtime draws nearer, the homeowner's brain begins to buzz with visions of projects-to-be. Some of them will turn out to be nothing more than wishful thinking, but others will weigh on the mind as projects that really do need to be completed.
When it comes to getting the most from flagstone patios or walkways, there are many options and components a homeowner should consider that go beyond simply the color of stone to use. While flagstone patios are a timeless and easily maintained way to improve your front or back yard, the hardscape elements and landscaping plants you choose to accent the overall look can help personalize the space and make the difference between “meh” and “marvelous.”
If you've been pondering new residential fencing, you may have been put off by the cost of wrought iron. Even so, there are some definite advantages to a wrought iron fence that makes it worth considering despite this fact.