Create Your Dream Backyard

I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year. The warm weather, all the fun outdoor activities, and spending time outside in the garden. This is a great time to get creative with your backyard design and find inspiration through your hobbiesoutside-254716_640

Add some beauty to your yard by choosing complimentary colors to enhance your garden and offer contrast. White and grey are two excellent colors to compare with teal blues. rich reds, or golden yellows.

Another great feature to add to your home for some ambiance is to add an outdoor fire pit or movie theatre to your yard.

Do you love water? Incorporate fountains and other water pieces into your garden space. The sound of a trickling fountain can add a soothing atmosphere to your backyard. There are many different types of water features you can put in your yard from ponds to a dry fountain.

In the end, the key to building your dream backyard is find inspiration from the things you love. Find more inspiration from some of your favorite magazines, Pinterest, and even from around your neighborhood. There are so many great ideas out there, you are bound to feel inspired.

Landscaping 101

With spring right around the corner and the warmer weather, it is easy to feel the pull to get outside to do some gardening or landscaping. When looking to do some landscaping in your yard there are a lot of ideas and resources to incorporate in your design.SMfruittree

Before you start on your project, sketch out your landscape design to know exactly what you will need and where it will go. By knowing exactly what you want will not only save you time but money.

If you are looking to save money, consider checking out alternative resources for bargains.

Arboretums and botanical centers often hold plant sales or perhaps a neighbor has some excess perennials to share. Also, check with your city to see if they offer free mulch and compost or even some bricks and stones from construction or demolition sites.

Interested in adding a family hang out in your backyard? Have you thought about adding a fire pit to roast marshmallows over and add a fun aspect to your yard? Constructing your very own fire pit is super easy to build or talk to a pro at your local home improvement store for tips and ideas.

What are some of your landscaping ideas for 2014?