Accessories and Your Yard

Yards can sometimes be hard to make into what you envision. Designers tell you to start with knowing the purpose, and then choose materials you like and then work on the overall look and feel of the space. This will help you determine where you are going as long as it fits into your decided budget.

Look at your yard as both a complete work and in sections. You may want to have a theme or thread of a theme that works itself from front to back throughout your yard. You might also want to have one theme in the front yard and another in the backyard. By breaking the space down, you can determine what is most important to you and bite off one section at a time to work on.

If you let yourself, you can get smothered in the endless choices for features and there is a danger of using too many of them and loosing the overall feel of the project. With this in mind, keep your features at a minimum. Choose something grand, like a garden arbor as the visual centerpiece and fill in with natural flora and charming fence.

A different feel can be brought into your yard with a garden pergola. They are traditionally larger than an arbor and a bit more regal looking. A lot of guys prefer pergolas as they tend to look a bit manlier. However, both are great to let your favorite vine weave through to create an overhead canopy of shade. These larger items can also be set off with smaller garden and yard art.

Another large problem people have is where to store the lawn and garden equipment. Sometimes it’s a challenge to store these items in the garage with your cars. A good solution is a storage shed that is specific for your lawn and garden tools. They can be bought in a variety of sizes and materials to match any dcor.

Sometimes the smaller sheds are just not big enough to house all of the lawn equipment and garden tools. This is especially true if you have a riding lawn mower with all the attachments. The good news is there are plenty of large storage units that are available to you. Most of the larger ones are made from wood and vinyl and you will need to choose what will work best for you.

If you are into growing your own food and are ready to take it to the next level, then a home garden greenhouse may be what you’re looking for. People used to have greenhouses as a part of their home and property and we just got out of the habit when groceries became so accessible. Yet there is nothing like fresh produce year round.

In the end, there isn’t anyone as good as you and your family for designing your perfect backyard. After choosing your main yard features, you simply fill in with flowers, beds, shrubs and trees. The best thing is to make it your own.

If you have trouble doing it yourself or coming up with ideas, there are many sources both online and off that can help. One of the best is your local library where you can get the information for free! Now that’s always a great idea.

You can start a winter garden in a small greenhouse if you are just getting stared with this type of planting. Of course you will want to have a small garden shed for all your excess tools.

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