Nov , Originally used for retaining slopes, rock gabion walls have been cropping up everywhere from garden walls, planters and benches, to the walls of dose of textural interest to landscapes and depending on what s used to fill them can help keep rocks and leftover construction materials out of landfills.
Apr , Enliven your landscape with pots and containers By planting a tree in a pot, you are essentially separating it and designating it as something special in the garden A pot also Unexpected materials and scale, such as these oversized Cor Ten steel pots, add a bit of fun to an otherwise formal garden.
Sep , There s a lot you can do to make your outdoor space more inviting (Outdoor shower, anyone ) Knowing how to get those things done is another story Whom do you call How much will it cost Don t worry Consider this your guide to the ins and outs of great projects that can make your outdoor space
Jan , The design of your outdoor stairs including materials, dimensions and placement helps set the mood in your yard.
Feb , From brightly colored acrylic and luminous glass fences to chunky rock gabion walls, there s a building material to suit every landscape style and desired both increases its rigidity and adds an interesting texture to gardens, while the zinc coating provides a neutral backdrop for flower beds or sculpture.
While garden benches and other outdoor furniture can be made from a range of materials, it s hard to beat natural wood for warmth and beauty When using wood for Shorea is a durable, dense, tight grained hardwood that holds up well under the rough treatment of daily use and inclement weather Shorea lumber is also
Mar , Steel planters along the side of the driveway create a transition to the neighboring traditional garden Although the house and yard are ruled by a clean lined sensibility, there s whimsy in the plant palette and furnishings For instance, the plants flanking the garage are Cousin Itt little river wattle (Acacia
Jun , The basics Trench edging consists of making a fairly shallow trench between the grass area and your landscape bed, creating a barrier for grass to grow over It s a much more Many types of wood can be used, from treated posts to landscape timbers, and there is also a wide variety in quality of materials.
Apr , We snagged ourselves a bag from Lowes, and got our hands dirty planting Azaleas and Pansies in our Cinder Block Planter! For the taller stacked areas of cinder block, we filled them in with bark mulch up to the top cinder block with a layer of landscaping fabric on top, and then added the last inches of
Mar , Landscape designer, a former garden editor for Sunset Magazine list Traditional Landscape by Green Tree Garden Design Ltd In this garden in southwest London s Clapham neighborhood, bench seating built into the planter saves space and allows for room for a narrow dining table, a pair of colorful
May , Landscape designer Andrew Beck used Cor Ten steel for the round raised beds in the garden in Perth, Australia, shown here The material creates a colorful contrast to the green foliage, and its thin profile allowed him to pack the planters in tightly for this artistic arrangement When we use mild steel, we
Aug , Houzz Contributor Landscape designer, a former garden editor for Sunset Magazine Contemporary Deck by Todd Haiman Landscape Design The designer of this southwest London backyard built bench seating into the planter to save space and create a cozy nook for a couple of people A folding
May , Tuck a bench between planters for built in shade If you could use more shade in your patio, consider installing a bench nestled between a pair of big planters filled with trees Check with your local garden center to choose a variety that does well in a pot and works with your climate Transitional Landscape
Apr , When we wrote the tutorial we had to recreate the d ing and material list in retrospect because the project was finalized prior to being asked to create the tutorial We made a mistake that This design requires eight XX wooden posts spaced feet apart to anchor the pergola Use a X cut to
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook gives you foolproof tips and techniques for starting plants from seeds on your new potting bench Overview of How to Build a Potting Bench potting bench overview illustration Illustration by Gregory Nemec Cut List x back legs @ inches x front legs @
Aug , Get the dirt on classic and new options for raised vegetable and plant beds, to get the most from your year round garden Today there are many stylish and practical materials to use in addition to wood, like concrete, stone and even steel Wooden raised beds are a perfect project for the avid DIYer.
Sep , Landscape designer, a former garden editor for Sunset Magazine More Email Beyerl constructed the patio using salvaged materials from other projects to create a mosaic like floor of mixed stone, glass, tile and brick Keep plant and materials selections simple for a clean, elegant and calming oasis.
Jun , Landscape by Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting Edibles Edibles are popular ingredients of summer container gardens, especially herbs, which thrive in pots In an oversize container, you can plant a variety of herbs to create an edible landscape Here we see
Fill these pots and planters with summer blooms and aromatic herbs, or go drought tolerant with desert style succulent arrangements Traditional Farmhouse Outdoor Pots And Planters by Benzara, Woodland Imprts, The Urban Port View Renaissance Eco Friendly Outdoor Hand Scraped Hardwood Garden Bench.
Aug , Landscape by Rikki Snyder Rikki Snyder Classic Chrysanthemum Mums, specifically florists or garden mums, have become the go to plants for a fall garden You can go with the traditional yellow , orange and red flowered mums or find varieties with flower colors ranging from white to purple As a bonus
Aug , a bit more challenge So, without further ado, here s my list of fifty different plans for you to choose from, organized in size order for ease of selection! It s higher than your average raised beds, and it comes with benches where you can sit as you harvest, water, or plant in your garden And the project will
Jul , Just add a simple wooden bench and chairs to make your own romantic getaway Farmhouse Exterior by Modern Landscape by Tyler Speirs Design Adding a dark stain or black paint to existing wooden raised garden beds is another way to bring home the contemporary farmhouse look Get a Knack