Stone patios are a distinctive type of hardscaping installation that can be integrated into your yard's landscaping design. Due to the unique material qualities that come with natural stone as a building material, stone patios provide a number of advantages when compared to decking and other types of hardscaping in your yard. Understanding just what those advantages are can help you figure out if you should install a stone patio in your yard.
Many homeowners don't have space available in their yards for expansive flower beds. Large pots can provide you with the opportunity to add colorful foliage to your landscape design, but these potted plants are susceptible to serious damage during the cold winter months. Here are three tips that you can use to help ensure your potted plants survive the coming winter and continue to add beauty and aesthetic appeal to your landscape design in the future.
When I was young, I loved helping my mother in the garden. Our yard was filled with plants and flowers that she kept in immaculate condition. Once I was an adult and bought my first home, I learned that there was much more to landscaping a yard than I ever imagined! After a little trial and error planting a few flowers in my yard that died quickly, I realized the technology that is available to aspiring gardeners makes trial and error a thing of the past. After I found out what my "hardiness zone" was, I realized I was planting flowers made for much cooler climates, and I played around with software that let me design my yard very easily! I learned a lot throughout the experience, so I thought I would share my tips with everyone who needs them. Come back often to check out my new tips!