Category Archives: Yard and Backyard

Garden Landscaping:Get Beautiful Look with Utility

Garden landscaping is something wherein we modify the physical features of the area and give it beautiful looks. When we carefully arrange the plants and other resources in the garden it creates an atmosphere which is pleasant and beautiful. The Garden landscaping can be done with the help of a skilled gardener or a professional…
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Choose the Right Fence for Your Garden

Fencing is versatile and has many uses in the small-space garden. High panels of solid fencing can be used to create a wall-like barrier that will provide privacy and shelter.  Fences are also cheaper, easier to erect, and lighter than walling-in your garden (thus ideal for roof-spaces and balconies). Openwork fencing, or trellis, is often…
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DIY – Balinese Styled Playhouse

Part of the reason to move in a house with a garden was to be able to build a playhouse for the kids. My father built 2 playhouses for my siblings and I when we were kids. There is just a sense of magic about a playhouse when you are a kid. I think what…
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DIY – Fence Picket Outdoor Bar / Countertop

I love cooking and hanging with friends. I especially love grilling. So I finally decided to design and build an outdoor counter top for all my grilling prep work (someone makes me chop my onions outside)...oh...and I added a bar top as well. Best thing, since I used fence pickets we are talking less than…
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DIY – Simple Split-Rail Fence

1. How to Build a Simple Split-Rail Fence You don't need special tools or a lot of money to build this rugged American classic. My simple ranch-style home was in desperate need of discipline. While my neighbors' property lines were neatly set off by picket fences and boxwood shrubs, mine lacked physical boundaries and seemed…
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Make Your Own DIY Hammock Swing

There is no better symbol of relaxation than the hammock swing. Follow our instructions on making an overhand knot hammock swing, then get a book and get lazing! Tools: Tape measure 600 feet of rope (the kind at the hardware store will do just fine). I recommend using rope that is thick enough to be sturdy but not so thick…
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Best Small Pool for a Small Yard?

With real-estate a premium even in difficult economies, many back yards today simply don't have a whole lot of space. This being said, just because you have a small backyard doesn't mean you shouldn't consider installing an in ground swimming pool. This article will discuss some of the common questions associated with this important topic.…
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Selecting Water Garden Plants

Make a splash in your water garden this year by choosing water garden plants that are visually intriguing as well as functional. When you make your selections, consider both the ornamental qualities and the practical value of each plant. A good combination will oxygenate the water, compete with algae to keep the water clear, and…
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Top 10 Lawn Grass Types

When choosing the best lawn variety, first select grasses that will thrive in your local environment and specific site conditions (sun, shade, etc.) From these choices, pick one that will best suit the needs of your whole family, including children, adults and pets. The most important factor to consider in selecting a lawn grass is…
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How to Design Your Portable Hot tub

A portable hot tub is a great way to relax with family. They are cost effective and come in very many different shapes. Homeowners are usually spoilt for choice when choosing one. It is important to remember that these units may consume a lot of power. As a result, it is a good idea to…
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Beautiful Outdoor Bathroom Designs

What is an outdoor bathroom needed for? First of all, it’s a shower where you go before swimming in the pool. Second, having a bath in the open air a spa-like experience that would blow your mind! That’s why such a bathroom is a must have in case you have enough space in your garden.…
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Amazing Terraces and Rooftops

Amazing Terraces and Rooftops photos We all dream about perfect outdoor place during the hot spring and summer days. Reading your favorite book or drinking coffee on any of this places we have choose for you would be more than perfect. Spending spring and summer time on rooftop especially If you have a apartment with…
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Terrace – Roof Garden

When you live in the city you need a roof garden If you often have to get creative with every square inch of space, small roof garden is a solution. The stress created by the people living in urban areas in recent years and our interests for roof gardens as a solution to the lack…
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