Beautiful Green Garden House Design

Beautiful Green Garden House Design

96There are plenty inspiration of beautiful green garden house design ideas surround it. One of the inspirations for you is The Wall House designed by FARM architects. The house not only elegant but also surrounded by beautiful green garden too. The existence of gardens in addition to beautify the home can also make a home healthier and environmentally friendly concept. Green plants are located in front of the house and behind the house, or maybe even around the house can be filter air pollution and can be supply abundant oxygen for you and your family. Thus the air is clean and healthy can have. Besides the park can serve as a refreshing space, and presents the concept of environmentally friendly. As a source of inspiration, the existence of the park also cannot be underestimated, because the existing openings in the house overlooking the garden is usually full

House design with beautiful garden is still the favorite one here. If you follow the trend of today’s home design, you are sure to be familiar with the concept of a green home. This concept emerged as a response to the issue of global warming are becoming very popular these days. The concept itself is simple, to use less energy to save some for the next generation. This environmentally friendly concept is inspired by the fact that the availability of energy into something that is very important for human life. Read the rest of this entry

Create your own butterfly garden

Create your own butterfly garden

95Butterflies aren’t just beautiful creatures – they’re an important part of every eco-system because, second only to bees, they pollinate much of our harvests. Butterflies also serve as an indicator of the environment’s health. Butterfly populations are suffering: land is being cleared and developed in North America at a staggering pace, and butterfly habitats are quickly dwindling.

You can assist butterfly populations by growing your own easy-to-maintain butterfly garden. In some municipalities, including Toronto, butterfly gardens are subsidized, which is an added bonus of this eco-friendly gardening activity. Another selling feature: if you have children, growing a butterfly garden can be a fun eco-educational tool.

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How to get a beautiful green garden with retaining walls

How to get a beautiful green garden with retaining walls

94There is nothing nice than looking out on to your property and seeing everything looking marvellous. Its what most people in the house selling business call the curb appeal. It is when your house looks spectacular from the outside so it can attract people. So do you want your house to look this good and have the curb appeal? Well them you should think about some retaining walls style. These walls will add a fortune to your house price and will make all the neighbors green with envy! Read through this article and see what tips and hints we have for your retaining walls.

How many of those home and garden magazines do you buy and just wish that you could live there? How often do you think to yourself “if only I could put a wall around the garden/pool/house then our home would look like something out of a magazine too”. Well now you can and its all down to some simple retaining walls. These walls are so pretty when built out of natural materials that you will want to stare at them for yours on end. But where are you going to put these walls and what are you going to have them made out of? Good job we are here because we are going to tell you all about the different options that retaining walls have to offer. Lets start with the types of walls. You can have a retaining wall around the outside of your lawn and this will show the boundary between you and your neighbors. You can also have them around your flowerbeds and this will make them more of a feature. Some retaining walls even have flowerbed built into the top of them to make them even more of a feature.

If a retaining walls isn’t what you are after then what about a pool surround? These look fantastic and take away that standard pool look and add a bit of glamor to your pool. Just think about your friends faces when they see your brand new pool complete with your surround made out of all natural materials and incorporating a few water features including a waterfall! Nothing says magazine home like a waterfall in your backyard! So what would you like your retaining walls to be made out of? There are lots of options such as rock and stone, concrete sleepers, block and brick and even timber sleepers. Whatever look you are going for, you can get it with a retaining wall made out of whatever material you like. And the best bit is that you won’t have to do any of the work! Read the rest of this entry

How to Start an Organic Garden in 9 Easy Steps

How to Start an Organic Garden in 9 Easy Steps

93You’ve been trying to eat more organic foods, both to decrease the amount of pesticides you and your family consume, and to help protect the environment from overloading with toxic chemicals. But organics can get a bit expensive, we know. Luckily, there’s a way to grow your own delicious, fresh produce, while having fun and learning at the same time: organic gardening!

Don’t know where to start? It is possible to hire someone to install and maintain a beautiful organic garden for you. But most of us can roll up our sleeves with a surprisingly small amount of effort. Remember, you can start small, even with just a single plant or two. Don’t worry if things aren’t perfect right away.

Organic gardening means you won’t be using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, but that doesn’t mean your plants are left to fend for themselves. There are an array of tools you can use to bolster plant health and ward off pests. Organic gardening also isn’t just about what you don’t do, it’s about trying to foster a more holistic, natural ecosystem. Read on for specific tips, taken from expert garden blogger, Leslie Land, her New York Times book 1000 Gardening Questions & Answers, and other sources. Read the rest of this entry

A Beautiful Shade Of Green

A Beautiful Shade Of Green

92The Rural Intelligence region is fortunate to have so many gardening experts close by. Our garden writer, Madaline Sparks, is the principal in her own design, installation and maintenance business, Madaline Sparks Garden Design, with clients in Columbia and Berkshire counties. For 12 years she was the contributing garden editor at Real Simple Magazine and writes a bi-weekly garden column for the Chatham Courier. Madaline and her husband, Wayne Greene, live in Spencertown, NY where both are very active volunteers at Spencertown Academy Arts Center.

My favorite color is green and I absolutely love chartreuse! It just makes me happy, and whatever you call it — pistachio, acid, lime, neon, yellow-green, golden — my closet is filled with variations of this color. It’s a very versatile color to use in the garden, and my mission is to integrate it into garden designs and container plantings whenever I can. A little chartreuse goes a long way though and has to be used judiciously.

Groundcovers, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees all have chartreuse versions. There’s something available at any point on the scale you wish, and it mixes well with almost any other color. Using it with complementary colors like scarlet, berry, pinks and reds is an easy choice. I also love the greener shades of chartreuse in combination with violet, lilac, deep purple and blues. For “hot” combos of color, it works well with yellow, coral, orange and other citrus-y tones. Read the rest of this entry