A Cape Cod home is a style of Colonial houses. Instead of the grandiose townhouses some people built, Cape Cods are modest. Yet they still feature the attractive details – such as pitched roofs and dormer windows – characteristic of the style. When it comes to landscaping, the effect is meant to be charming and elegant. Use characteristics of such landscaping to complement a Cape Cod or other traditional style of home.
Landscaping is an important part of your home's curb appeal and value, but most homeowners do not know where to start improving their yards. Creating one or more flower beds in your front, back, and side yards is a great way to incorporate style and color, but the process can be overwhelming for some people. With this guide, you can create an easy-to-maintain flower bed that will add style, color, and function to your landscape design.
A well-trimmed lawn and perfectly groomed border beds are attractive in any landscape, but they can seem a bit bland and boring overall. This is because they aren't designed to catch the eye. What your landscape is missing is a visual anchor point that draws the eye and makes the overall look more attractive. The following are a few anchor point ideas for different areas of the lawn. The Grand Entrance
If the snow clears away and you have yellow or brown patches all over your lawn, there could be thatch growing on the grass. The thatch, along with the problems winter itself can cause from snow and ice on the grass throughout the winter can result in these dead patchy areas. Below is some information about removing the thatch, as well as how to get your lawn looking healthy again.
Creating an outdoor living space -- not just a patio, but a space where your family can spend time outdoors but live as if they were indoors -- takes planning if you want a space that will remain useful for years to come. From furniture fabrics to outdoor kitchen features, outdoor living isn't something you spend only a few minutes thinking about. One particular issue is the placement of semipermanent and permanent features.