landscaping ideas Tag

7 Top Landscaping Don'ts

Avoid the time-, money- and maintenance hogs of big landscaping mistakes. Here are 7 must-not-dos of home landscaping.

From HGTV

In any field that requires design, it can be easy to lose sight of the unintended consequences created by the design.  In the interest of beauty, aesthetics, form and function, sometimes the ongoing maintnenance and upkeep of any given space can be sacrificed.  This situation can leave the homeowner holding the bag, as well as a very large maintenance and utility bill.  This post from HGTV presents 7 landscaping don'ts that should be a part of every skilled designer's repertoire.

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5 Impressive Outdoor Kitchens

From The Kitchn

Having an inground pool is indeed the ultimate luxury for Americans, but what happens when your guests are hungry?  Having to run back and forth into the house to prepare lunch or dinner is a chore, and ordering take out or delivery just doesn't feel like outdoor living is supposed to feel like.  An outdoor kitchen is a must for the outdoor living enthusiast, and this post from The Kitchn presents some beautiful outdoor kitchen designs with features that make any outdoor living space the envy of the neighborhood.

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20 Outdoor Rooms With Entertaining Flair

From Houzz

Summer is here, and with it comes long lazy days lounging by the swimming pool, or sipping a drink in a lounge chair, or grilling outside in the backyard with the family.  Have you ever wanted to change the dynamic of your backyard into more of an entertaining area?  Outdoor living is one of the strongest trends in American households, and properly designing and planning the outdoor living space can make all the difference.  This post from Houzz presents 20 different ideas for outdoor living spaces to facilitate family gatherings, outdoor parties and entertaining, or just plain lounging time alone or with the family.

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