Landscaping

Outdoor Carpet

When anyone mentions the word “carpet” to you, the likelihood is that you will begin thinking about the thick pile carpets in homes all over the world - the carpets that you walk barefoot on every day and try to keep clean with a vacuum several times a week. However, did you know that there is another type of carpet available today as well? That carpet is outdoor carpet, which is very different to those installed in homes.

You may not see the point in outdoor carpets because they are simply a substitute for grass, right? Wrong! They can contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal of your home in no time at all, and you will see exactly why that is the case right here.

Ornamental Hedging Designs

If you are one of the thousands of people who love to see an interesting hedge in a yard, you may want to consider adding great ornamental hedging sculptures to your own yard or garden. Although it may seem incredibly difficult to construct, you can sculpt your own hedges in no time with a little guidance.

There are a few things you should consider however before you jump into hedge sculpting. Start with making a rough sketch of your yard or garden to get an idea of where the hedging would look best and work most efficiently.

Hedge Species

Constructing Timber Retaining Walls

Constructing timber retaining walls for anything up to a height of about 1 meter, or three feet, is a job that any DIY/home enthusiast can tackle. However, above the 1m mark you might be best advised to seek expert help from a builder or landscape gardener, as it involves calculating structural loads and other critical design work.

A well constructed timber retaining wall can easily last for twenty years enabling you to make better use of your garden or yard. If you want to build a retaining wall to support or extend a drive for your autos, then you’re recommended to check local planning/construction regulations before proceeding.

What you Need

Canopy Gazebo

A canopy gazebo is a relatively simple and straightforward item for your garden to either make yourself or to just buy and install. A gazebo is an open sided construction with a roof on it, which is usually used to provide shade in a garden during hot and sunny days.

Gazebos can also be used as a shelter from rainfall; however, the effectiveness of a gazebo as a rain shelter is really down to the choice of material for the roof. Gazebos are often built in one fixed position; however, dependant on the materials used in its construction it could also be moveable.

Materials Used in Making a Gazebo

Laying Brick Pathway

Brick Pathway being InstalledIf you have ever been into someone else’s back yard and seen a beautifully paved path winding through flowerbed after flowerbed, you will know that it is difficult not to be enchanted by it.

Whether they have a modern feel or a classic and traditional appeal, brick paths can undoubtedly add another dimension to any garden or yard, and better still laying brick pathway is a task that you can undertake on your own. Simple if you stick to step by step instructions, laying brick pathway is in fact a much easier task than it is often given credit for.