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Our Favorite Landscaping Ideas for Managing Stormwater Runoff

Our Favorite Landscaping Ideas for Managing Stormwater Runoff

Managing stormwater is a national issue and is of particular importance here in the Tidewater region. According to water.ugs.gov an average size roof of 1,482 sq. ft. will produce 925 gallons of runoff from 1 inch of rain. That’s A LOT of water! It doesn’t take long for an inch of rain to fall during a heavy storm, so where does all that excess water go?

Enclosed Garden Structures We Love

Enclosed Garden Structures We Love

Garden structures come in all shapes and sizes. From a small wrought iron trellis to an expansive pool pavilion. Any of them are a fantastic edition to your home, but we especially love what are considered “Enclosed Garden Structures.” Sometimes you may see them called cabanas, garden houses, huts, pavilions, pool houses, or even kiosks. But what they all have in common is extending your enjoyment of the outdoors and adding value to your home.

Arbors to Pavilions: Outdoor Landscape Structures That Inspire Us

Arbors to Pavilions: Outdoor Landscape Structures That Inspire Us

From trellis structures to quaint lath houses, garden and landscape structures are becoming extremely popular as interest in creating outdoor living spaces increases. Do you want a beautiful wisteria covered pergola to keep cool while enjoying an afternoon tea, or perhaps a custom trellis wall to provide interest and privacy? Maybe just something as simple as a rustic arch to mark the entrance of your garden?

Pros & Cons of 4 Common Outdoor Kitchen Cabinetry Materials

Pros & Cons of 4 Common Outdoor Kitchen Cabinetry Materials

In the past, selections for outdoor kitchen cabinetry was very limited. But today, given the increasing popularity of usable outdoor space, the choices are varied and extensive. Whether you hire a design professional or choose to DIY, it’s important to keep in mind that materials be weatherproof, especially if your kitchen won’t have a roof or cover. Sun, wind and rain will all take their toll on your cabinetry if it’s not suited for outdoor use.

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