It’s good to have neighbors you can chat it up with but sometimes you need your privacy. If your backyard is in dire need of a privacy screen it’s time you made plans to correct that issue and begin enjoying your own little slice of heaven right outside your back door.
Outdoors / Landscaping
How the outside of your house looks (including your property) says a lot about you! Here, homeowners are sharing their personal experiences & tips for enhancing your home's curb appeal. See clever ideas that will give your outdoor spaces a facelift. Ideas that you won't see anywhere else to improve everything outside -- from grass, trees, flowers & other lawn care tips to driveways, porches, decks, and patios.
You’ve got to see this garage that’s covered in old license plates from all over the country. It’s definitely not something that you see everyday.
Looking for a unique exterior landscape lighting solution? LED lighting has come a long way. These are very bright, colorful and require zero maintenance. Very cool stuff!
Continuous concrete landscape curbing has been around for decades but it is gaining popularity as a great way to give your yard that professional finishing touch.
You would never expect an old graveyard right in the heart of your subdivision. Unfortunately, sometimes it happens and home sales may suffer because of its’ close proximity within the neighborhood.
Double link rain chains are a unique garden accessory that add appeal to any home. Dull, dreary downspouts offer a fraction of architectural appeal in comparison to these Japanese-inspired features.
Tulip Poplar tree bark siding is a beautifully rustic choice of siding that can be used in some areas of your home, or outbuildings, that you may not have thought of before. I’ve provided a few photos of bark siding in use on an ‘outhouse’ on a beautifully landscaped estate. Come see.
The 7th Annual Sandy Springs Society Home Garden Tour showcased 5 spectacular private home gardens and provided a wealth of ideas for anyone attending the event.
A tree costume to beat all tree costumes at the GA Renaissance Festival. Even a smaller version of this would make a great costume idea for Halloween.
Pooktre is the unique art form of tree shaping. Peter Cook and Becky Northey created it, developed it and perfected it. The result is astounding.
Arborsculpture is the art of shaping and grafting live tree trunks into artwork or functional pieces. The results are astounding and somewhat mind-boggling as you are about to see.
Installing a solar pool heater system is best left to the professionals. The best we can do, as homeowners, is stand back, take photos, ask questions, watch and learn. That’s exactly what happened here.
Don’t just pour a dull concrete driveway. Jazz it up with embedded washed river pebbles! You’ll be astounded with the results!
Here is a unique Halloween yard decoration to be sure. Give it a go yourself or just enjoy the fun!
My Weber grill has been very reliable over the past 15 years but now I might need to replace it. Here’s what I did to remedy my situation.
Looking for a cool way to take the heat off while you’re out on the patio this summer? Maybe a cool misting patio umbrella would do the trick.
Here is an example of brick edging laid in a vertical fashion (sailor curb) with alternating colors of brick along pathways and a driveway. A beautiful finished product!
A copper rain chain downspout added a unique touch to this craftsman style home renovation featured on HGTV’s Curb Appeal.
Mock rocks are an attractive, creative and cost-effective method of concealing undesirable exposed utilities around the landscape. Here’s an example of one in use.
Halloween costume ideas abound in this post about Edde’s Trick Shop in Marietta, GA with additional ideas from BuyCostume.com. Both have a wide selection and will ship to your door.
Looking for some scary Halloween lawn decorations and ideas for your house? I’ve compiled some links to some ghoulish ideas and some of the BEST online retailers.
Tree faces are becoming a unique accent in landscaping these days… with good reason. Some of them are so life-like that if you were to adorn your property with a few of them you would have a whole bunch creating a virtual woods of forest faces.
If you’ve ever considered having a well drilling service drill a water well for you, or drilling your own water well on your property, then you have some research ahead of you. I’ve offered a few links to help you along in the process.
If you’re about to sell your home you’ll need to check this list of critical exterior and landscaping bullet points to bring your curb appeal up to snuff. Spending some time checking of these items will boost your ability to sell quickly and for a higher price.
Copper rain chains and rain cups have been around for centuries in Japan and now they are making their way to the states. Hard to believe something so simply beautiful and functional has taken this long to be used here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. If you want an alternative to the traditional enclosed metal downspout on your gutters then you might want to consider a rain chain. Who knows…you might even lower your blood pressure from the effects of watching rain pout through one in action.