Front and back makeover: how to maximize outdoor living spaces around your home.

DINING ALFRESCO on the coastline often requires coats to fend off the freezing air, particularly on shaded patio areas. That’s why John and also Libby Alexander situated an exterior eating location in their west-facing front lawn– the sunniest component of their Santa Cruz, California, yard– and also transformed their yard right into a room for … Read moreFront and back makeover: how to maximize outdoor living spaces around your home.

Flagstone Patios Landscape

When you wish to include a distinctive flair to your home, think about some projects using natural stone and flagstone pavers. Well planned beds of flowers, shrubs and trees can easily make a backyard appealing. If you surround them along with borders of natural stone, you will certainly offer balance to the look and double … Read moreFlagstone Patios Landscape

GARDEN DREAMS.

One of the great things about garden tours is the way they inspire us. Those of us whose homes aren’t on the tour can take a look around at the perfect KLCC KLCC Kuala Lumpur City Centre (Malaysia)  in Bloom Garden Tour gives rise to these same kinds of gardening dreams. The intent of this down-to-earth … Read moreGARDEN DREAMS.

What’s Underfoot? A Quick Guide to Patio Surfaces

Patios and terraces have always been popular outdoor spaces. Whether a Parisian courtyard or a rooftop alcove, only porches and sunrooms beat out these paved (or semi-paved) retreats in a recent survey of my readers as the most ideal outside living space. Let’s examine some of the wide variety of patio surfaces.

Patio Stones

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Nothing Can Compare to the Beauty of Flagstone

When you want to add a distinctive flair to your home, consider some projects using natural stone and flagstone pavers. Well planned beds of flowers, shrubs and trees can make a yard appealing. If you surround them with borders of natural stone, you will give balance to the look and double the beauty of your … Read moreNothing Can Compare to the Beauty of Flagstone

The Many Types of Palm Trees

There are thousands of species of Palm Trees. They are considered to be tropical in nature, but most people are not aware that cold hardy palms may be planted outside without any visible damage from temperatures as cold as -20°F. You can see this as far north as Canada and Switzerland Palm trees, like banana … Read moreThe Many Types of Palm Trees

Options for Covering or Remodeling Drab Concrete Patios

Without a doubt, patios have now become more of an integral part of the home rather than just a concrete pad sitting forlornly in the back yard. But as patios are increasingly used for outdoor dining, BBQ’s or just a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, that old, drab and maybe cracked concrete pad … Read moreOptions for Covering or Remodeling Drab Concrete Patios

How to Replace your Garden Gazebo Canopy Top

Gazebos are an integral part of the American patio. An open and airy gazebo can create the perfect summer oasis and gathering point for friends and family. Thanks to the purchasing power of Big Box stores like Target, Wal-Mart, and Lowe’s, thousands of homeowners have been able to purchase and setup 10’x10′ steel gazebos often … Read moreHow to Replace your Garden Gazebo Canopy Top