Your outdoor dining room doesn’t need to be a glass top patio table. Instead, you can buy a dining room table and chair set that is stylish and can comfortably seat all of your guests—whether that’s 10 or 20 people. And you don’t need to settle for a run-of-the-mill picnic table either. Today’s outdoor dining tables can be made out of wicker, steel, and other materials that are weather-resistant and modern—yet resemble the same type of furniture that you have inside your home.
You’re in the process of designing your outdoor kitchen. Now, you need to nail down what amenities you want in it. Yet, your budget and your goals determine exactly what you can invest in now and what you can invest in later. If you do plan on adding accessories to your outdoor kitchen in the future, make sure that all wiring, plumbing and gas lines are added during the construction phase to save you money later on.
So you’ve spent countless hours of time and labor creating a gorgeous landscape that is the envy of the neighborhood. But when the sun goes down, it descends to ordinary. Why not add low voltage landscape lighting and be the shining star of the night too? Not only does outdoor lighting accentuate your home’s architecture and adds security but it enhances its curb appeal and improves market value.
Looking to shed some light on an easy, low maintenance way to add value to your home with a significant return on investment? Simply adding some low voltage lighting to your landscape could be your answer!
Every gardener battles to protect their prized plants from their curious pets. The softness of newly turned soil is so inviting they often can’t refuse to investigate. Then again, some cats and dogs just like to munch on your plants. Here are some methods to make portions of your backyard less attractive to your pet, and other critters, without affecting visual appeal.
Do you, like me, have a dog, or dogs, and a section of your backyard that stays a muddy mess? I’m beginning to consider drastic measures to improve my landscape to include artificial turf. Normally, I am one of those people that almost breaks out in a rash at the mere idea of fake anything, but I’m beginning to come around on artificial turf. Here’s why: I have a large dog. My backyard stays wet for days after a rain. I don’t want to mow; I’d rather spend my limited time on more enjoyable activities. Finally, I have a city lot, so my backyard isn’t large and it seems like a waste to hire out.
We protect our cats and dogs from ticks and fleas with collars, topical preventives, and even chewable tablets, but here in Virginia, it still might not be enough. After taking precautions and still finding one of these creatures on your darling pet, you might want to consider some landscape options to deter these unwanted visitors from coming into your backyard.
This time of year we begin to look for signs of new life. We cannot wait for flowers to emerge and new green to clothe the trees and shrubs, but some of these can be very dangerous to your furry children.