Garden Planning Tips

Garden Planning Tips

Gardens are an important outdoor feature and every landscape designer should know this. Therefore, a lot of effort should be put into designing this space to make sure it is just right for your client; as well as for all the other people anticipated to use that space.

1. Pick plants according to the climate of that particular region

As a qualified designer, you ought to know that it is not all about how beautiful a certain flower is or how well other plant flowers. When it comes to designing a garden, you ought to take the climate of that area into consideration. This is because there are plants meant for colder areas and there are those meant for the warmer regions. If you do not consider this, you just might end up planting flowers that will never bloom due to the location of the garden. 

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Creating a perfect outdoor space at your can be easy

Creating a perfect outdoor space at your can be easy

Whether it is a leisurely Sunday BBQ, a dinner party or that friendly cricket game, some of the most awesome gatherings of friends and families today are usually held outdoor and more particularly in the verandah or backyard. Whether you have a backyard that is filled with some luscious greenery or just a humble balcony, you can make your outdoor spaces places to die for. The summer season is usually characterized by the days being much longer and this is an awesome time that you can enjoy the outdoors. There is nothing better and more fulfilling than to bask at the outdoors as this can give make you feeling at the top of the world while still at the comfort of your own home.


Nowadays, basking in the outdoors has been give a completely new meaning and has even redefined how most homeowners approach the decoration and design of their homes’ exterior. The current trend is one of the reconfiguring outdoor spaces in a way that it appears like an extension of interior. Ideally speaking, the main objective of making your outdoor space a perfect place is ensuring that it is durable, functional, comfortable and able to seamlessly align itself to the surrounding environment. Regardless of how often that your outdoor space at home is utilized, it is very important that you have an outdoor space that is well designed and which supplements and complements your home’s interior design scheme. This will really go a long way towards enhancing your home’s value and even improve your everyday living.


Long gone are those days when wooden deck chairs and plastic furniture was used for sufficing outdoor settings. Now, most homeowners seek to greatly enjoy their outdoors with similar style and comfort just as they do to their home’s interior. For you to succeed in unifying your exterior and interior spaces harmoniously and creating a perfect environment for relaxing and entertaining there are some few considerations which you must make. To enhance your outdoor space’s functionality, consider having a good overhead cover like sails, roofing or awnings which can either be retractable or fixed. This way, you will be able to ensure that you are able to enjoy the space all year round whether it rains shines or there is hail. For those homeowners who boast of having a beautiful verandah or balcony, they can consider using bi-fold, French, stacking or sliding doors and thus can merge their living areas with the outside while at the same time expanding the available space. Including such wide openings plays a very crucial role in making your outdoor space very functional especially on the aspect of entertainment. In addition, this also makes your outdoor space visually appealing and allows uninterrupted views and natural light of your outdoors to keep flooding the home.

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Great Landscaping Ideas for the fall

Great Landscaping Ideas for the fall

Falling right between the two extreme seasons - summer and winter, landscaping during fall poses a challenge to many landscape designers. So what are some of the things you could consider paying attention to when landscaping in the fall? How do you ensure that the plants can withstand the harsh winter and regain their health and appearance in spring?

1. Mulch

Fall mulching happens to be more effective than mulching in the spring. This is because when you mulch in the fall, you are doing so in preparation for the cold winter that is set to come. You would be ensuring that you are protecting your plants’ roots from the frost; and you would also be preserving the soil moisture; set for the dry cold winter that may be lying ahead.

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Driveway Landscaping – Greet Your Guests with Plants

Driveway Landscaping – Greet Your Guests with Plants

Is it important to pay much attention to the driveway? Of course yes. It is the first part that visitors see when they enter a home and so many homeowners want to get this space just right. As a designer, what are some of the ways you could help your client create that wow factor in their driveway?

1. Creating a focal point in a circular driveway

The middle of a circular driveway can offer a great spot for planting trees and flowers. Since it stands out in itself, you could completely indulge in this little space and even add rocks and pots to add to the interest. This will be a pleasant welcome for the guests and you could even use this to demarcate vehicular path directions.

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Best Window Treatments Ideas for Your Home

Best Window Treatments Ideas for Your Home

 

Best window treatments choices can surprise you, whether this is the first time you are showing an interest in this subject or not. Given the increased demand for such solutions, it should come as no surprise that online vendors provide home owners with an unbelievable diversity for the best window treatments. It will only take a couple of minutes before you come across ready made curtains and drapes but you have to understand that you have a lot of customization options available, for example, you can go with extra long curtain rods.

Unique choices for window treatments

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