Design Sponge interviewed designer Kevin O’Shea for some tips on designing your own patio garden room, and his tips come complete with several must-see mood boards on different themes like an English Garden, and an Urban Balcony!
He’s created a great starting place, from furniture, to container styles and lighting, to give you inspiration for creating your own escapist patio retreat. Hop over to Design Sponge’s article on Creating Outdoor Rooms, and get some ideas for making your patio a place you’re going to want to show off.
Can I pollard prune fruit trees to keep them smaller and more maintainable for my patio?
Don’t pay for mulch in your backyard picnic area when you can get it for free!
Attention DC and Maryland! The fall Home and Garden show is taking place this weekend at the Timonium Fairgrounds, and it’s going to be the place to be! This show is going to be 150,000 square feet of space jam-packed with home design experts, landscaping companies, and local crafters, selling everything you could need to update your home from the outside in. There’s even a family friendly balloon garden, where everything from the flowers, shrubs, and plants, to the brightly colored aerial displays are designed entirely from balloons!
Photo Courtesy of: BuggSlayer
Asian Stink Bugs have invaded the East Coast of the US, and are causing home owners trouble as they infiltrate homes, cars, and workplaces. They’ve made it all the way to the local news, the CBS Nightly News, and the blogosphere so far, but the practical answers on where they came from, how to manage them, and what to do about that smell, had yet to be answered – until now!
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Fall weather’s got us all outdoors painting, and re-furbishing our indoor and outdoor spaces before the holiday season catches up with us, and I want to help you brighten up your home and garden and make it safer for all those Sunday suppers, and football parties you want to get around to hosting!
There’s a certain green appeal to recycling and re-furbishing an older home, and weather it’s indoors or out on the wrap around porch lead paint is not your friend. If you’ve got an older home you need to repaint make sure to read professional engineer Todd’s home improvement updates on the new legislation regarding lead paint before you begin painting or scraping that old railing.
Photo Courtesey of: Just chaos
Well, the long weekend is almost over for those of us in the USA. If you are like me you may find yourself in some serious bumper to bumper traffic as you leave the beach, and having a little garden reading can really lighten the travel stress. Here’s what I’m going to be reading today on my way home!
Virginia over at Planet Green is giving us the dirt on city gardening with The City Girl’s Guide to Country Gardening Lesson #12: Sussing Out Your Soil.
I’m off to hit the roads, so I wish the rest of you the best of luck in your travels as well! I hope you had a restful Fourth of July Weekend.