Contemporary Garden Style – Garden design in the twentieth century has become both a profession and an energetic contributor to the development of modern ideas about space and form. The term ‘contemporary garden style’ rather defies definition, but it is useful for drawing together the many different strands in garden design thinking, from the Bauhaus in the 1920s to the present day. The best contemporary gardens do capture the mood of society at a particular time, and reflect the particular lifestyles of their owners.
They also show an understanding of the various components and materials used, both in hard and soft landscape terms. This makes the best gardens timeless.
The Best Position For Deck And Garden Gazebos – One of best ways to extend your outdoor living space is by adding a gazebo. These pretty garden structures were originally used in Victorian times to shade fashionably pale ladies from the sun. Now they’re being turned into everything from cozy eating areas to kid’s playhouses, and getaway spaces to meditate.
But why is it that some gazebos blend so naturally into the backyard like they’ve been there forever, while others look stiff, awkward and stick out like a sore thumb?
Rain gardens are located to receive runoff from hard a surface such as a roof, a downspout, a sidewalk or a driveway. Rain garden is easy to install, looks good year-round, requires almost no maintenance and has a terrifically upbeat impact on the environment. No wonder rain gardens are such a great new gardening trend!
Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants. Municipal storm water treatment plants often can’t handle the deluge of water, and in many locations the untreated water ends up in natural waterways. The EPA estimates as much as 70 percent of the pollution in our streams, rivers, and lakes is carried there by storm water.
When to plan the garden structures? Winter is definitely the best time to be planning what you may want to do to make your garden more fun for the coming season. Winter is perfect period to plan your garden as well as viewing your landscape and making decisions about what wonderful effects you want to create in your garden next year. When the leaves fall and the flowers are gone, you can see the vastness of your garden and imagine just where a nice arbor or water feature might go.
Think about the room for lots of lovely additions to your garden. This leaves room for lots of lovely additions to your garden. One might question how anything could add to the beauty of flowers, trees and shrubs. The idea is not to surpass, but to enhance those beautiful natural plants.
Colors Make A Difference On Decks And Porches – Are you looking to make a statement with your wooden deck or porch? Do you want to enhance the color scheme or architectural charm of your home’s exterior? The following deck ideas will help to get you started.
Finish your patios, decks, porches or planters with colors to lend a bold charm to surfaces. For example, perk up your deck planters using this season’s hottest tropical hues. For maximum impact, select a hue from your planter’s color palette and fill the container generously with overflowing blooms.
Wrought Iron Art As A Part Of Garden Decor – Wrought iron art offers many options for growing your outdoor art garden. Just as you use wrought iron and other metals for your indoor living areas, think how beautiful they will be in your ‘naturally decorated’ outdoor living area. You can create the same ambience and style (rustic, modern, traditional, Tuscan) outdoors as you are able to do indoors. And, best of all, wrought iron outdoor art is pretty much maintenance free. You can set it and forget it.