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10 Shady Spot Plants That Will Survive & Thrive In A Shady Yard

These 10 shady spot plants will not only survive...they will thrive in a shady yard. You probably googled this topic because you have a shady yard. So you may be having challenges finding plants that will flourish. Don't worry, we are sharing this list of 10 shady spot plants that are easy to care for, require the shade, and will...

Inspiring Outdoor Spaces to Start Your Summer Right

A luxurious backyard retreat with something for everyone
Summer is just around the corner and the focus moves toward the outdoors – backyard barbecues, parties and simple relaxation.  Here are luxurious and creative outdoor living areas for the backyard and rooftop to inspire you to create your own outdoor oasis. When it comes to outdoor spaces, the best way to make your inspirations come true is to envision...

Replacing Your Patio: Should You Do it Yourself or Hire a Professional?

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The outdoor living space of your home is one of the nicest features of home ownership. Whether you’re enjoying dinner on your patio, hosting a barbeque, or watching your kids play on the lawn, the patio is the perfect setting for spending spring and summer evenings outdoors. When your patio is in need of repair it can pose several hazards....

Thinkterior – Creative Contemporary Play

Theme: The overall theme of the play-yard is a blend of creative and active outdoor play that blends with the contemporary styling of this beautiful home. Focus: The overall focus for the design of this amazing play-yard was to provide this family with an outdoor space that would foster an active and creative playtime for their children of various ages. The visual...

Five landscaping tips for new homeowners 

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An important goal of any new homeowner is to make a house feel like a home. Adding personal touches throughout the house helps to enhance the feeling of being home and belonging. However, the yard also plays a large roll in this experience. In fact, with some simple landscaping, a new homeowner can show off a bit of personal...

How to Plan a Picture-Perfect Backyard Wedding on a Budget

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You don't need a lot of money to create a perfect backyard wedding. Transform your backyard into your dream wedding venue with these must-have tips and tricks. OMG, you're engaged! Excitement runs through your veins...and so does horror. Why? The average cost of a wedding is more than $33,000. With such a whopping price tag, you may decide not to get married...

Adding Curb Appeal with Beautiful Window Shutters

Every home needs a facelift at some point or another. Usually, home owners decide to spruce up the interior of the house. After all, the kitchen and bathrooms often bring up the value of the house. Once those areas are finished, the backyard is typically next on the list of to-dos and make-overs for a house to bring in...

10 Gorgeous Rock Gardens That Add Character To Your Yard

Check out these 10 gorgeous rock gardens that add character to your yard. In fact, rock gardens are a low-maintenance addition. Once you set a rock garden, it requires very minimal care. However, the hard work is setting it up. A rock garden is perfect for those areas where it's hard to grow plants. For example, an area where plants...

Winter Pruning Guide for Gardens

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By the mention of the word architecture, the first thing that comes in many people’s minds is the biggest and coolest new building in town. However, many things such as garden plants have architecture as well – i.e., the branches, stems, limbs, and trunk give plants its character and shape.  Winter is the best season to see a garden’s architecture....

4 Things to Consider when Hiring a Landscaping Contractor

Landscaping Contractor
Hiring the right contractor is essential if you want to get the results you desire and avoid unnecessary costs. Working with the wrong people can end up in disappointment, damage to your property, or even theft. Or, in the worst-case scenarios, dealing with people who are not operating lawfully could end up in you having to face legal consequences....

Beautiful Backyard Pavilions

Whether you live in a cold or warm climate, there's still a chance that you'll want to spend time outdoors. Most homeowners and guests like gathering outside, but where can you congregate? Standing isn't bad, but many people don't want to stand and talk for hours on end. That's why a backyard pavilion is a great item to have...

Outdoor Room Ideas

Whether you have a porch, patio or pool, take into account some of these fabulous design ideas for your outdoor living and create a luxurious outside lounge. Beach House Patio A 1960s patio furniture can be used to create a nice patio. This set of furniture is modern without being stark or petite. It easily goes with the setting as there...

Reclaim your Outdoor Space with a Garden Revamp

Australians are well known for their love of outdoors and this is reflected in the patios and terraces that are found in almost every garden. With such glorious weather, the exterior living space is an integral part of the outdoor lifestyle and if your garden is looking a little jaded, here are some great ideas to brighten up your...

The Front Porch – An Extension of Your Home

The front porch is an extension of your home so why not treat it as you would other rooms?  You can relax, dine or entertain on your front porch.  Here are a few inspiring ideas for turning your front porch into an inviting and comfortable area to enjoy all year. Decorate your front porch just as you would any other...

Life on the Edge: How to Deal with Garden Borders

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Our garden is often our refuge from the pressures of the modern working world. Is there anything better than getting back after a long day slogging away at the office and pouring a glass of something cold that you may enjoy in the sun? But how do we set up our garden? This question is often answered with the...

Biophilic Design: A Marriage of Functional Design and Nature

Biophilic Design is a trend that's a marriage of functional design with nature. Of course, you have seen this design. You may have marveled at the beauty. However, you may not have considered the thought process of the design. This design is common in public places. In fact, you'll find this in hospitals, office buildings, and universities. Of course, humans long...

Classic manor houses gardens

This very grand set of garden inspiration is best suited to classic manor houses and more modern mansions, but that doesn't stop us all from reveling in the natural beauty that thrives there. As we hop over the stepping stones, across huge manicured lawns, we might also find a few ideas that will translate into smaller nature spaces and...

Backyard Fire Pits That Heat Up Your Landscape

Inviting backyard with fire pit
Outdoor fire pits are a great way to add ambiance and warmth to your backyard.  They can last for many seasons, playing a large role in your backyard décor and entertaining.  There are pre-made portable fire pits and those that are custom designed for your landscape.  For the do-it-yourselfer, the fire pit is a relatively easy weekend project.  Backyard fire pits add...
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