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10 Ways to Use Planters in Your Pool Deck Design

So, you finally have your dream pool all set up and ready for use in your backyard. The water is crystal clear, cool, and beautiful, but now, what can you do to really ramp it up to the next level? What about some attractive poolside planters to accentuate an already outstanding landscape design? Planters are an excellent way to bring in a pop of color to your pool deck and add a bit of personality to your outdoor oasis. 1. Custom Planters For homeowners who haven’t finished installing a pool, custom planter boxes can be a great choice. Custom planters

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Landscape Lighting Techniques Professionals Use to Elevate The Night

Photographers, filmmakers, and landscape designers know that achieving the right lighting effect is as much art as it is science. Science explains why photographers will avoid midday shoots when light intensity is high. The light is harsh There are no shadows Colors are washed out There’s too much reflection There can be blind spots The art of landscape lighting is creating interesting shadows, a sense of pause or motion, or providing visual cues that safely lead people to their destination.  The art of working with light is akin to working with musical notes and the spaces between them. Without those

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The Tranquility Garden Experience Trend

The lifestyle changes that people have experienced over the past year have greatly influenced how they want to live. Homeowners are rediscovering ways to commune with Nature to fully appreciate the restorative qualities of tranquility, the multisensory experience of Nature’s sights, sounds, fragrances, and textures. Tranquility Is A Physiological Experience There’s more to tranquility than sights, sounds, smells, and textures. More specifically, it is their nature that matters. For example, the soft rustling of cottonwood tree leaves has a calming effect. However, if the winds are unrelenting the droning sound could become quite unnerving and irritating. Therefore, it’s important to

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Permeable Driveway Pavers: The Environmentally Friendly Option

It’s no secret that the United States and the rest of the world are heading towards total climate catastrophe. Rising temperatures, water levels, and unpredictable weathering events are all erupting worldwide, raising concerns about climate change. Although the little guys, like homeowners, are much less responsible for adverse impacts on the environment than large corporations are, there are still plenty of small ways that ordinary people can become more sustainable. One step you can take to reduce your carbon footprint as a homeowner is incorporating permeable driveway pavers into your landscape design. Permeable pavers are a fashionable and environmentally-friendly option

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Backyard Home Office Ideas To Boost Productivity

Nowadays, more of us are working from home either part or full-time. This trend has its pros and cons and they should be considered because it’s a trend that continues to gain momentum. Advantages include spending less time commuting and more time getting things done. One downside is having enough space in your house to set up an office that works. The first step to boosting your home office productivity is choosing a space that you can make functional. If time or the budget is limited, you can repurpose a spare bedroom, set up a makeshift corner in the family

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Attractive Fence Alternatives For Outdoor Privacy

  Outdoor living spaces are more than an extension of the home. The physical and psychological benefits of an outdoor living lifestyle are well documented. Yet many families limit the time they spend in their own backyard because they lack enough privacy from neighbors and busy streets. Your lifestyle and personal priorities will determine the level and type of privacy that is important to you. Generally speaking, privacy is determined by what you want to see, hear, and feel while engaged in your desired outdoor activities. When choosing a property people almost immediately get a feeling when a space suits

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