These days, it makes sense to invest in and make upgrades to existing properties, given the hot real estate market and the desire to seek relaxation and pleasure from your own backyard. A resort-like experience just steps from the back door can help ease the stresses of daily life without the two-hour drive to the cottage.
It’s the feeling you get when you imagine relaxing in a beautiful natural refuge—a calming and positive influence on your emotions, like a good vacation. Most of us have a secret garden image stored in our minds. It may be carried over from childhood or…
Just because you want a safe play sanctuary for man’s best friend to frolic in doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your dreams of having a beautiful backyard oasis. A mutually fulfilling retreat lies in wait!
Whether by choice or circumstance, you have found yourself with a small garden space. The question is, how do you take advantage of the opportunity? Let’s look at ways we can make the most of a small space so that when it is finished, it is both beautiful and functional, and the last word people use to describe it is ‘small.’
When most homeowners think of landscaping, images of flowers, shrubs and trees usually come to mind. While these elements are important, they are only one part of the picture. To be truly complete, most backyards also need an element to complement the softness and beauty of plant life—hardscaping.