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Backyard Landscape Design: A Foolproof Checklist

Your backyard is an extension of your residential property. Nowadays, your backyard has become as important as your front yard. People have always been conscious about how the front yard appears and have decorated it with flowers, stones or various other objects.

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How Fire Pits Blend Seasonal Bliss in Your Landscape

Winter is a difficult time because people feel trapped inside their homes by trying to avoid the cold weather. If you want a reason to go outside and not feel cold and uncomfortable, a fire pit is an excellent option for your yard. Fire pits add a classy look to any landscape while fostering a sense of warmth that you can share with your family and guests.

  • Enjoy the warmth
    Fire pits allow you to be outside without being entirely uncomfortable. Cozy up around the fire with your friends or a good book to escape cabin fever.

  • Merry-time outside
    Winter offers a few nice holidays and events for parties, but a fire pit gives you a reason to celebrate and party without all of the fanfare or crowds. Instead of watching football or playing video games, call up your friends and see if they want to enjoy a little outdoor time.

  • Fun and feast
    Nothing beats a good cookout, and a fire pit offers that and then some. Whether you want to make it a full out feast or just a nice night with a few friends with stories and s’mores, it is your call.

  • Low-cost maintenance
    Fire pits look good year round with a minimal amount of maintenance. Even if you don’t use it for a month or two, it will still provide something nice to look at while the plants are still waiting for spring.

  • Enhancing the home-value
    By adding a fire pit to your yard you are increasing the value of your home, which is a great reason on its own. If you are considering selling your home in the next year or two, having one installed now will give you time to enjoy it as well as increasing what your home is worth.

Beach Stones + Classic Look = Stylish Homes

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Landscaping ideas run the gamut from expensive to free and from classy to rustic. One of the most popular landscaping designs is using natural things found within nature, such as driftwood, sea glass and sea stones and wood of all sorts.

Beach stones are one of the most versatile landscaping items as they come in all sizes and colors and are easy to work with. Bring a bit of the sea to your yard by incorporating some of the following ideas using beach stones.

  • Walkways
    Instead of using simple concrete, arrange beach stones in a beautiful pattern and fill the gaps in with white concrete. This makes a wonderful path through a garden or around a fountain.
  • Pond accents
    Do you have a water feature in your landscape? Enhance the beauty quotient by using varied sizes of stones on the bottom of a pond for decoration and along the banks to create a more natural look.
  • Furniture
    Beach pebbles help in creating a lively atmosphere around with furniture in a contemporary look. Glue or make blocks of stones and concrete to create benches, a fire pit or tables for the backyard.
  • Garden decoration
    Stones of various shapes and color, when well-arranged gives an expensive and sophisticated look to the outdoors and accounts for a spectacular garden decoration. Using rocks and pebbles around your plants will create an unusual look as well as help eliminate leaves.
  • Sculptures
    Stone sculptures can be an appealing adornment for your landscape. Use smaller pebbles of distinguished color and style to create unique garden sculptures.
  • Wall
    Create a short wall of stones to help make various areas in your yard, create privacy or as a safety barrier around a pond, fountain or pool. Build a maze with short stone walls and shrubbery.
  • Patio
    If you are feeling ambitious, design your entire patio out of beach stones. You can use large flat ones or smaller, more colorful ones that make creating patterns possible. Your imagination is the limit to what you can create.

Check out here slides for Beach Stones Landscaping Ideas.