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Garden Design

Bamboo: How Do You View the Plant?

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February 12th, 2015 by

Bambuseae, more commonly known as bamboo, is a plant with a number of different uses in the human world, including culinary, medicinal, construction, and there has even been reports of bamboo being used as a torture method by the Japanese on US and Allied prisoners or war. Despite the (earned?) infamous view of bamboo because of […]

2015 Garden Designs: The Next Designs to Have

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February 10th, 2015 by

From crazy paving to decking. From vegetable gardens to ‘nightscaping’. The landscape (pardon the pun!) of garden trends are forever changing. The listed fads above are all unique in their own right, from the kooky, to the financially sound. But what’s the next step for your garden? Like anything creative, fashions and trends change with […]

Five Cardinal Rules in Garden Design

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February 3rd, 2015 by

Out of everything you can design in your home, your garden will give you the most opportunities in expressing your individuality and personal style. With a proper system in designing your garden, you can have a little piece of nature in your home. On a single sheet of paper, you can visualise how the garden […]

Drive Up Your Driveway Design: 3 Ideas for an Amazing Driveway Project

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December 23rd, 2014 by

There is no steering around it: driveways play a big role in the appearance of any home. The typical 20 by 40 foot suburban driveway occupies an estimated 800 square feet of the front yard, which is almost half a tennis court. Most homeowners, however, look at their driveways as mere slabs of concrete. With […]

Garden Design: Getting Focal Points Right

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October 23rd, 2014 by

Emphasis is one of the most important traits of a garden. A space without at least one focal point almost always pales in comparison to other spaces that have something to catch the eye of every onlooker and passer-by. Every designer will agree that a focal point is essential in ensuring that your garden exudes […]

4 Tips for an Inexpensive, but Beautiful Garden

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September 26th, 2014 by

Want a magazine worthy garden, but without spending so much? Between the costs of the plants, supplies, and other expenses, the budget for your garden can become surprisingly tight. Still, this doesn’t mean you have to compromise the beauty of your landscape; by spending wisely and making the most of what you have, you can […]

Illuminate: How Lighting Enhances Your Landscape Garden

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September 10th, 2014 by

Humans and other mammals have three colour receptors, allowing us to see many colours. Light affects how people see a colour. Hues tend to be quite different, depending on the angle of the light. Significance of Landscape Lighting Garden landscaping is essential to homes because it can make a dull yard a more pleasing sight. […]

The Beautiful Mersham Garden Room, recently installed in mid Kent

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August 25th, 2014 by

The beautifully finished Mersham Garden Room.

Design Ideas for Creating Your Own Walled Garden

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August 20th, 2014 by

Walled gardens have an undeniable charm that has captivated people for centuries. There’s just something enchanting and magical about passing through the gates, and then finding yourself surrounded by the gorgeous flora in every direction. It feels like a romantic little corner of paradise, tucked away from all the troubles of the world. Little surprise […]

Lighting 101: How Does Your Garden Glow?

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July 31st, 2014 by

Lighting promotes the beauty and safety of any property. It makes the garden glow at night, allowing anyone to visit the area freely. It improves the attractiveness of the landscape as well, making it more welcoming even at night. The outdoors can still serve its purpose – a paradise that lets you unwind – through […]

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