Erosion, drainage issues, an ugly fence, unattractive utility areas - these are just a few of the eyesores homeowners may face when buying or maintaining a home. With a little know-how, there are natural ways to remedy annoying landscape concerns.
Though the origin of awnings may be uncertain, there’s no doubt they’re still in use for a good reason. These pretty and practical accents enhance our outdoor spaces while offering protection overhead.
From England’s monolithic Stonehenge rock formations to the extravagant palace gardens of Versailles in France to current-day trends in residential and commercial landscape architecture, the foundational elements of design have remained true over the course of time: line, form, color, and texture.
The good news is that life on a busy street doesn’t have to mean compromising comfort or aesthetics. Landscaping designed to target unwanted sounds is the solution, and there are options to fit every budget.
For plants to thrive, knowing when to water and how much sun is needed is only part of the story. Growing healthy fruits, vegetables, flowers, shrubs, grasses, and trees requires a solid foundation of soil – an often misunderstood and overlooked requirement for creating beautiful gardens and landscapes.
Under the radar, the dye garden is typically known only to color experts, homesteaders, and fiber artists. For the artisan interested in “growing” one’s own color, planting a dye garden takes “handmade” to a whole new level.
Container gardening is a practical method of growing plants in pots of different shapes and sizes and is great for small spaces.
With the desire for natural light comes the need for privacy and a desire to express personal style. All these factors come together when homeowners select a new entry door - especially a front door, which can have a significant impact on a home’s curb appeal.
So clear your weekend, grab your pruners and power-washer, and bring the list below with you. It’s time to spring clean, exterior style.
A little planning and some simple preventative actions can stave off the risks of the dreaded burst pipes.