Turn Your Backyard into a Garden Paradise

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When you look at your backyard, do you wish you could have something much more than just grass? Unfortunately, we often do very little with a backyard when there is so much potential in the space. Think of your yard as a canvas waiting to be painted. With simple steps you can turn that canvas into a garden paradise. If you don’t know where to start, do not worry. What you need to know is listed below. Start with a Plan The best way to create the perfect garden paradise is to plan it out first. If you just try […]

How to Garden in a Small Backyard

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If you have a very small backyard, you may be thinking that you have no room for a flower garden. However, this is not true. The difference is you must learn how to garden creatively. There are quite a few different ways you can include flowers and other garden elements even in the smallest backyard. With these tricks, you can give the illusion of a bigger space. If You Have a Patio If you have a patio or deck, you can use it to your advantage. Simply purchase a variety of different planters that all have the same style and […]

How to Create a Backyard Escape


There are times when you just want to escape from the world, especially if you spend your days busy and living in a stressful environment. However, if you have a busy household, it can be very hard to find that escape in your own home. Everyone needs a chance to relax and just get away. You can easily create a backyard escape that will allow you that getaway moment just steps from your back door. Make Sure it is Private A backyard escape is not an escape if your serenity is interrupted by traffic driving by, the neighbor’s dogs barking, […]

Great Ways to Get Your Garden Ready for the Spring


When the winter months begin to fade away and the first blossoms on the trees tell you that spring is almost here, you will most likely get that bug to start work on your flower garden. The warm months give you the chance to turn part of your yard into a floral wonderland with beautiful colors, soft floral aromas, and butterflies flitting from one bloom to another. Now that you are ready to get your garden ready for spring, consider this a chance to change what you have done in the past and create your very own floral masterpiece. Here […]

Add Something Relaxing in Your Lawn


A front lawn is often ignored when it comes to décor items. Most front lawns include grass, a tree or two, and at most, a flower bed. However, a large front lawn can be a very useful space to add something interesting and relaxing while still keeping an attractive style for your home. All that you need to do is choose just the right relaxing item to include on your lawn. Consider a Bench or Swing If you have a favorite tree on the lawn that offers a shady place to rest, then consider a swing or a stone bench. […]

Build a Backyard Oasis in the Desert


If you live in a hot, desert environment such as you might find in Arizona or parts of Southern California, then you might be about ready to give up on the idea of having a garden. You don’t have to let that dream evaporate though! You will find that you can build a nice little oasis that is going to fit into your desert home, and that won’t use too much water. One of the reasons that so many people who are in the desert give up on the idea of having a garden is that they think it’s going […]

Steps to Creating a Great Home Garden


The thought of having a lovely, functional garden on the property is one that many people consider, but it is something that most never actually attempt. They often believe that starting a garden would be a long and tedious affair, and they do not know what they would actually want to have in their garden. The entire process can seem like too much work. However, when you have a plan it makes it much easier to envision what you want your garden to contain. Your first step when you are planning your garden is going to be determining how much […]

Creating a Multipurpose Garden Area for Your Home


Putting together a great home garden can be a fun project whether you tackle it solo or get everyone in the family to take part. You have quite a few options when it comes to the style and type of garden that you are creating as well. One of the decisions that people often wrestle with when they are getting ready to start a garden is determining what its purpose is going to be. Are they going to grow vegetables to supplement their groceries, or are they going to create a relaxing landscape replete with outdoor water features to help […]

How to Delight Your Senses with Your Garden Fountain

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A lot of people believe that one of the greatest pleasures in life is when all our senses – seeing, touching, hearing, tasting, and smelling – are delighted. Well, there’s one good way to keep all your senses delighted and that’s through having a garden fountain. Delight your sense of sight with a garden fountain: Think of visual appeal with the light, movement and color of a garden fountain. A garden fountain can be an ideal focal point for your garden. It’s a good idea to surround your fountain with different plants with warm colors for soothing and stimulating sensation. […]

The Pleasures of Garden Waterfalls


If there is any type of garden feature that could be considered universally applicable, it would be garden waterfalls. After all, water and the garden go literally “hand in hand” and so garden waterfalls are a natural combination. Unfortunately, very few gardeners have the sort of landscape that will translate to the appearance of even a tiny waterfall, and this means that they have to find an alternative approach to incorporating one into their garden plans. Luckily, there are all kinds of garden waterfalls available through some of the best distributors of garden features such as fountains and sprinklers. These […]