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Colors Make A Difference On Decks And Porches

Colors Make A Difference On Decks And Porches

Colors Make A Difference On Decks And Porches – Are you looking to make a statement with your wooden deck or porch? Do you want to enhance the color scheme or architectural charm of your home’s exterior? The following deck ideas will help to get you started.

Finish your patios, decks, porches or planters with colors to lend a bold charm to surfaces. For example, perk up your deck planters using this season’s hottest tropical hues. For maximum impact, select a hue from your planter’s color palette and fill the container generously with overflowing blooms.

Top Gardening Tips For The Fall

Top Gardening Tips For The Fall

Top Gardening Tips For The Fall – Your garden should be a relaxing, enjoyable place to be in every season, not only during the spring or summer. Keeping your outdoor space inviting is easy with these tips for yards and water gardens in the fall.

1. Keep the water in your outdoor fountain or garden pond free of fallen leaves. Not only can leaves and other fallen organic matter decompose in your pond and cause problems with bacteria and algae, they can also clog your pump. Skim leaves off the surface daily and be sure to use an algaecide made for fountain.

Tips To Design A Narrow Garden

Tips To Design A Narrow Garden

Tips To Design A Narrow Garden – The main problem with a narrow gardens is that they can feel like you’re standing in a corridor. In a narrow garden your eye is drawn straight to the boundaries making the space seem small and claustrophobic. This type of garden does not invite exploration and the furthest parts of the garden often remain dark, dank and unused. Counteracting the claustrophobic feeling and giving the impression of greater space and depth are the main challenges when designing a narrow garden.

Shapes In Informal Gardens

Shapes In Informal Gardens

Shapes In Informal Gardens – An informal garden has carefully planned spaces but conceals its boundaries. You can create boundaries by using native mixed hedging such as hawthorn, holly and briar roses or, in larger gardens, by planting  clumps of trees such as birch or rowan

Irregularity is achieved by organic-looking spaces and winding curves. A grassy lawn may lead circuitously to a wild garden or a rose garden. Make sure the shapes are generous. Paths should wind gently in large curves, not wiggle up the garden in a worm-like way.