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Building Steps In The Garden

Building Steps In The Garden

Wherever you have a change of level in a garden, you will have to negotiate it in some way. In a formal situation, close to the house or between retaining walls, you will probably need steps. In an informal situation steps may also be an option, albeit handled in a different way, but smoothly graded banks and ramps will also play their part.

The latter are a necessity when moving mowers or other heavy equipment up and down a slope. Keep them to a gentle gradient, and remember to make them wide enough to manipulate machinery and wheel barrows with ease.

Placing A Wooden Garden Fence

Placing A Wooden Garden Fence

Placing a wooden fence around your home or business has many advantages. A fence can be a great way to keep out criminals and burglars. It can also keep children or pets safe as well as maintain privacy from peering eyes.

Fence companies offer many types of garden fences you can choose from. While many people get vinyl or PVC fences because they have a low cost and are easily maintained. However, they do not look nearly as good as a wooden fence.

If you are going to install a wooden fence around your home or business, you want to make sure that you follow all of the right steps and do it correctly. Here are some tips to help you put up your fence:

Making Small Structures In The Garden

Making Small Structures In The Garden

Pergolas, arbors, gazebos and other small structures open to the air provide pleasant places for shelter or simply to sit in and enjoy the view of your garden. They can also provide interesting and attractive focal points in the garden.

It is important to make sure all these structures are generously proportioned but not too large or grandiose for the size and style of garden you are creating, otherwise they will be overbearing and detract from the beauty of the garden itself.

Improve Your Garden Privacy With Fencing

Improve Your Garden Privacy With Fencing

Fencing can improve your garden privacy and keep good neighborly relationships at the same time. Privacy is a big issue these days with social media making us more open every day, but we still want to maintain our privacy at home. While there is no guarantee that this is so, proper fencing can help improve your home privacy, security, and provide a pleasant living environment.

1. Cut off the cut through. Sometimes, especially in neighborhoods without fenced in yards, people can walk freely cutting through property lines rather than sticking to sidewalks or roadways. By fencing in your yard this makes it less accessible for those wandering by.