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Garden Styles: The House-Side Passage

Garden Styles: The House-Side Passage

The house-side passage is often wasted, and becomes a dreary ‘no go’ area. All to often the house-side passage is a forgotten space, a dreary corridor that becomes a dumping ground for any unwanted objects. It is rarely seen as part of the overall garden, simply a way between back and front or to the side door. Yet the potential can be considerable, particularly if the gap between the house and boundary is a reasonable one. Windows often look into the house-side passage, sometimes from the kitchen and sometimes from a living room, making the provision of a well thought-out scheme all the more important.

Spring Lawn Care

Spring Lawn Care

Spring lawn care – It is time to spring lawn care and get back outside and resume our gardening and landscaping endeavors. If you are one of the few brave enough to tackle your lawn and landscape on your own, kudos to you! It can be hard work, although fun for some, to maintain a healthy, lush lawn and landscape.

There are many factors that go into a great looking property and spring is an important time to begin taking care of your precious landscape. To help get you started this year, here are the top 4 spring lawn care tips that will help you through the entire year.

Garden Ground Patterns

Garden Ground Patterns

The core of garden design is concerned with garden ground patterns, and the spaces within the patterns, based on an understanding of simple geometry. We can achieve this in difficult ways. Inspiration can came from many different disciplines – collage, abstract painting, architecture, furniture, Persian carpets, textiles or packaging, for example.

Contemporary landscape architects look to the work of painters such as Mondrian, or Modernists architects such as Le Corbusier for ideas. They in turn were influenced by the Ancient Greek and Renaissance artists, whose work was inspired by abstract ideas of beauty expressed in geometry and the principle of the golden section.

Lattice Window Boxes

Lattice Window Boxes

Lattice window boxes with beautiful flowers are better additions to your home. Whether you keep it as a home decoration or a way to beautify your own garden, the existence of flowers and plants around only signifies that nature really is doing its best to color our way of life. You may think that you could live without plants or flowering plants around you, you should think again. But, because of your own busy schedule, you cannot make some arrangements. That is the way of life as you always say but when you happen to receive bouquet of flowers, it helps lighten up your spirit and inspires you the whole day. It simply means that nature itself helps you in relieving your stress the simple but very effective way.