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27 Easy and Cheap Walkway Ideas for Your Garden

Take your garden to the next level without breaking your bank account. These walkway ideas will make your garden pop and they won't cost you a fortune.

Landscaping Ideas: Backyard & Front Yard Decor (DESIGNS)

Welcome to our photo gallery featuring 40 Stunning Landscaping Ideas for Backyard and Front Yard. Being a homeowner means you have the privilege of crafting your own living space. Whether coming up with your own front yard landscaping ideas or installing your favorite furniture, designing your home is a pleasurable experience that few other activities can match.

5 Garden Path Looks for an Enchanting Journey

Plantings and pathway blend easily in this picture-perfect scene. One is naturally drawn to the partially obscured stacked stone sculpture yet also wants to linger on this delightful meandering path.

Ready-made borders

Ready-made borders - 3D plants to download for your planting design.

Custom Random Layout Design

We don't expect (or need) a work-of-art site layout plan: we prefer to keep it simple. If the site is a simple rectangle, then send us the dimensions (length and width) - no need for a sketch. However, for more intricately shaped sites, all that's needed is a simple sketch with dimensions.

Spring Patio Spiff-Ups: 12 Doable DIY Projects for Your Outdoor Space

With advance planning and perhaps a few friends to help (bribe them with dinner out), you can make a big difference to your patio in a single weekend.

Clean and Prep the Patio

Launder your cushions. Wash or spot clean upholstery. Remove slipcovers and wash them or send them to the dry cleaner, depending on the care instructions. If the fabric still looks bad, it's time to pull out the sewing machine or call the seamstress and have fresh covers made in a weatherproof fabric.

6 Ways to Rethink Your Patio Floor

Bluestone. A beautiful and hard-wearing material, bluestone comes in varied shades, ranging from pale lilac to deep slate blue.

Outdoor Furniture Designed For More Comfort, Less Waste

When the Parrish Art Museum opened its new home in November 2012, the Herzog & de Meuron-designed building became a stark symbol of economic austerity: The budget for the Milltown, Long Island, institution had been slashed by two-thirds during the 2008 fiscal crisis, from $82 million to a little over $26 million.

How to Cultivate a Young Gardener

It's never too early to start. I gave each of my children mini garden tools when they were toddlers, and they loved to dig in the dirt. All three were encouraged to garden, but only my youngest, Eden, is a gardener in her own right.

6 Ways to Grow Edibles in Small Places

Container gardening. herbs or troughs full of greens and root crops, containers work well to maximize small spaces.

5 Gravel and Stone Types for a Rockin' Landscape

Mexican Beach Pebbles The basics: These are some of my favorite small rocks. Mexican beach pebbles are smooth and rounded and have a grayish-black uniform color. I like to use this rock decoratively in the garden - to topdress container plantings, to puddle around boulders and to line borders of patios and beds.

Patio Paver Calculator

If you're thinking of creating a patio or walkway this year, a patio paver calculator can help you determine the correct number of pavers needed for your project. It can also help you determine how many edgers you'll also need for a professional looking design.

How to Lay a Path

Find out the correct method of laying a path to ensure that it is stable, level and hard wearing. http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/garden-path.htm We show you how to lay a base for a path, how to ensure that you have the correct concrete mix and how to make sure that your path is layed level.

How to Build a Rockery

Gardening Project Summary: Ever fancied building a rockery in your garden? If so, find out all you need to know in order to get started below A rockery is a great way to add diversity to your garden - the difference in landscape and plants will bring a totally different element to your garden, giving it a new lease of life and a point of interest.

Grow Wild - a wildflower planting campaign | News | Design Week

SomeOne has created the look for Grow Wild, a campaign that encourages people to sow UK native wild flowers. The consultancy has been working on the branding with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which is developing the Big Lottery Fund-supported project. SomeOne worked with illustrator Celyn Brazier to develop imagery for the campaign.

Thomas Houghton Gardens - Blog - Indian Stone Circle Kit - West Sussex

Thought I'd just quickly upload this drawing of an Indian Stone Circle with Squaring off Kit and c...

Pro Landscaper

Gavin Jones and Norris & Gardiner Ltd have recently formalised a "trading alliance" between their companies. The agreement includes confidentiality restrictions to enable sharing of information and sets out the intention to explore ways of advantageously working together over the next 12 months and potentially beyond.

Stone In the garden

Stone detail in the garden:Stone is versitile offering colour, texture, style, solidity, creating an atmoshpere & essence within a garden. It can be chipped, sawn, split, riven, brushed, flame textured, honned, sandblasted, polished, fettled, cropped, tumbled, sculpted. Installed crazy, coursed, random, formulated, patterned ..... Traditional & classic, modern, contemporary....

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EVBRBINDINV5 Everbuild Resiblock Indian Sandstone Sealer & Colour Enhancer
Sealing sandstone used to be a bit of a lottery. Natural stones are quite difficult to seal as they are extremely porous. The Resiblock sandstone sealer will soak into the stone very very easily. It dries to an almost invisible colour leaving the surface not only sealed but with an enhanced colour which will make your patio, drive or path much more attractive.
Xeriscaping in Douglas County CO — A Wise Investment

Opting for Water-Efficient Landscaping

In Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Parker, and all other areas in Colorado, there are alternatives to maintaining a sprawling green lawn, shrubs, and garden plants that require a considerable amount of water. One of the most popular options is Xeriscape. Landscaping that uses a Xeriscape system requires very little water — but can yield beautiful and impressive results and that includes an attractive lawn.