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Garden Planting

Understanding Perennial and Annual Flower Plantings

Many first-time gardeners have a question about types of flowers. So start by understanding perennial and annual flowers and how to use them in landscaping.

Decks & Patios

Deck Design: Stylish Additions for Increased Aesthetic Appeal

Get ahead of the spring planting and construction season with a new deck design. Adding outdoor living space can make your home look beautiful while adding equity you can use later if necessary. We talk about five popular styles of decks, and how these designs can make your house a home where everyone wants to gather.

Landscaping

It is Almost Holland Tulip Time

This happens to be one of the best times of the year. That’s when tulips come of full bloom in Holland. Let’s take a look at the Dutch tulip landscape to welcome in the Spring!

Garden Planting

summer landscaping (sunny flowers) – the     White Shasta Daisy

The shasta daisy is one of the most popular flower plantings for garden. It blooms nice in the summer sun and can spread with seedlings.

Decks & Patios

photo image analysis: Porch/Deck Combo

Here is a great idea for small homes that can add value. A combo porch and deck area with privacy landscape that will give you a great setup for entertaining and dining.

Outbuildings

Adding a Garden Water Well a Vintage Landscape Look

You have heard of wishing and flower wells, but what about a read garden well? A well just like the days of old. Wouldn’t that make a nice garden decor piece?

Swimming Pools

Swimming Pool Design

If you could install a swimming pool in your backyard this summer, what pool design would you use? It all depends on the budget. But if you want your swimming pool to add value, design it correctly.

Landscaping

Being Creative With a Sand Zen Garden Design

Let’s be creative in your garden design. How about doing a sand zen garden. Using sand, rocks and some ornaments to create build, relaxing design.

Decks & Patios

Having a Covered Deck for More Comfortable Enjoyment

Imagine walking out onto your deck and it’s a bit cool and shady – perfect for a nice conversation with friends. That is because you have installed a nice cover over you deck. It could be a solid roof or pergola.

Garden Furniture

Summer is For Picnics – Do You Have a Picnic Table

Picnics … picnics … picnics. Some of the best times of summer to coming together for a picnic outdoors. Let’s look at getting a picnic table to enjoy these picnics even more.

Landscaping

Spring Planning: Using Stepping Stones in Your Garden Landscape

It’s time to start planning your spring landscaping ideas. Would you like to do something different this year? How about using garden stepping stones as an decor piece to liven up your landscape?

Outbuildings

Spring Planning For a Yard Tennis Court

Do you love the game of tennis? How about your other family members? So why not build your own back yard tennis court? Add a basketball, volleyball, and badminton to the mix to give an all-around play area.

Spas and Hot Tubs

Adding a Hot Tub to Your Swimming Area

A hot tub pool combo is a nice feature to have in your swimming pool area. You can easily move between the two water units to warm yourself up and then cool yourself down. Perfect for those cool swimming months.

Outbuildings

Outdoor Basketball Court – Driveway Style

Let’s go play some ball – that is what you want to hear your kids say. So outside they go to pick up a game with your newly installed, driveway basketball system.

Garden Lighting

Illuminating Your Landscape Design

Imagine coming home some late night to find you home and garden all lit up. Why not? It’s time to show off your landscaping design.

Yard Decor & Lighting

Keeping Time Outdoors with Decorative Sun Dial

Need a great decor idea your garden? How about a stately looking sun dial! It keeps time outside plus gives you a nice decorative look for your landscape design.

Outbuildings

Greenhouse Planting During the Winter

Oh!, the cold months of winter. What to do? If you had a backyard greenhouse, you could get you planting ready for spring.

Garden Furniture

Being Comfortable Sitting Outside

It is beautiful outside. You need to sit outside and enjoy the day. What you need is a comfortable patio sofa or chair. Let’s view some ideas.

Yard Decor & Lighting

Autumn Gnomes: Perfect Decor for the Fall Season

It’s autumn time. Dropping leave foliage, garden harvests, and getting ready for winter while the weather is good. Time to put out your autumn gnomes.

Landscaping

Some Garden Ideas for Next Spring/Summer

Fall and winter will be key seasons coming up. So while you are stuck indoors, start planning your garden ideas for next spring/summer.

Sheds

Using Your Garden Shed for Garden Things

If you don’t have a garden shed, you might want to consider getting one. It’s perfect for storing garden tools, lawnmowers, and other garden equipment.

Yard Decor & Lighting

Decorating Ideas for the Approaching Autumn Season

Autumn! One of many favorite times of the year. Time to enjoy the harvest and the season colors. Make it a special time by creating your own autumn decor for display.

Yard Decor & Lighting

Something For the Outside – DYI Wall Floral Vases

An idea for the wall area surrounding your deck or patio. Some DYI wall vases for holding some floral arrangement or climbing vine.

Landscaping

Garden Harvest Decor

The harvest is coming in. So celebrate the harvest with some decorative garden harvest decor piece for the table or kitchen counter.

Outbuildings

Enjoying a Sandbox With and For Your Children

Do you know what you younger kids need more than anything? It is a custom, built sandbox with all the bells and whistles. They will thank you for it.