With a little creativity, you can give your landscape a makeover with just the use of rocks and stones!
Photos were taken from our “This Rocks” Pinterest Board.
Check out these DIY Garden Globes! Want to make your own?
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Use large rocks to become a planter for Spring succulents and other garden plants such as lettuce, aloe vera, penta and more!
Celebrate your family in your garden by making a “family tree” out of rocks!
Looking for a featured piece for your landscaping? Try a spiral rock garden!
Create a stacked-stone totem for an all-season focal point in a planting bed.
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Make a dry Creek Bed out of smooth stones and rocks!
Don’t forget to use landscape edging to provide a crisp edge.
We saved our favorite for last!
Paint the rocks in your garden to add a little pop of decoration with your plants!
Are you looking to change up your landscaping? Why not make it family friendly so kids and parents both want to be outside! Here’s five ideas for creating the perfect family-friendly yard:
- Determine your child’s favorite outdoor activities.
From tree houses to tire swings and trampolines to rock climbing walls, there are tons of ways to boost your children’s outdoor play! And by including these type of activities, your yard will be one of the most popular in the neighborhood! Decide what activities are right for your family and then keep these in mind as you design your landscape.
- Make sure there’s room!
There’s nothing wrong with having a large open space! In fact, it’ll be beneficial for your children’s entertainment. Kids need lots of space to run and play; playing soccer isn’t easy to do in a small patch of land.
- Identify your needs and wants.
Does your family play a lot of basketball? A basketball court might come in handy! Do you have a green thumb? Then be sure to leave space for a garden – one that the kids can help with too! Figure out what needs would go along with your wants!
- Be aware of the plants you choose.
You’ll want to steer clear of anything poisonous or potentially harmful – especially ones for kids. Having edible plants or a garden full of fruit or veggies are kid-friendly and beneficial as they allow and encourage your kids to eat fruit and veggies!
- Allow the kids to contribute.
Landscaping is a great family activity! Your children will enjoy the planning and decorating of your yard! Try some DIY decorations that you can do with your kids for additional fun!
Get started on your landscape today – plan carefully, do it in stages and before you know it, you’ll have a landscape that your whole family will enjoy!
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Do you have lots of hills in your landscaping? Is your yard and patio on different levels? This is your summer guide for incorporating steps into your landscaping!
If you’re going for a natural looking garden or landscape, this pea-stone design gives the steps a great earthy feel!
Try something unique like this. They used mostly the grass for the steps, but added some stone to finish the look!
If you really want to separate your yard from your patio, you can install something like this!
Doesn’t it look sharp?
Check out these cedar-framed stairs with decorative gravel fill.
Great design and inexpensive to do!
Use tree trunks or large timber or treated wood pieces to naturally blend with the surrounding!
Speaking of wood! Make use of the tree stumps left over if you’ve had to remove a tree!
They make great steps!
If you like the look of stone, we highly recommend this one!
The accent stones make the entire design!
Which is your favorite? Do you have another design? Share them with us in the comments below!
It’s summer time. You’re spending a lot more time outside, enjoying the sun and vacation. Here’s our four must have backyard accessories!
Music, Summer and Social Gatherings all go together! You’ll want a reliable and water safe (because you never know when a water fight might break out) option to entertain your friends and family! There’s tons of options – they can look like rocks so they blend in with the garden landscape or you can even invest in a pair of floating wireless speakers for your swimming pool!
- A Fire Pit!
Who doesn’t like a good old bonfire? Every backyard should have a fire pit placed in a strategic location surrounded by some comfy lawn or patio furniture!
A well-lit backyard will allow the summer parties to continue. Even after dark! Lights can be embedded in stepping stones, mounted in fences or walls, or even placed in the pool! If you’re looking to add a “remote island” feeling to your backyard, try out some Tiki Torches!
- Mosquito Repelling Plants and Candles!
No one likes mosquitos! Yet it might feel like there’s no escape from them during the summer months! Try planting mosquito repelling plants such as lavender or lemongrass around your backyard and patio. You can also try Citronella candles… Many stores have cute lantern type candles to add a creative summer flare to your yard!
There you have it! The top four things your backyard needs during this warm summer weather! What is on your top four list? Share in the comments below!
Maybe it’s the summer vibes or the warm weather, but we’re enjoying the many pool designs we’ve found on our Pinterest Board.
Here’s some of our favorites!
Every pool needs a waterfall!
Or at least an awesome fountain!
Who doesn’t want a shallow end for sun bathing!
But sometimes simple is best!
Especially a kid friendly pool like this!
Then again… You can’t go wrong with a pool that looks like a beach in your backyard.
Or one that looks like a luxurious resort!
And if you have the money… Why not make a swimming pool that looks like a lake?!
What’s your favorite pool design? Tell us in the comments below.
Happy Fourth of July!
Here’s some of our favorite decorations!
Utilize your porch swing!
And your white picket fence!
Or ANYTHING rustic you can get your hands on.
Find a old pallet and some paint!
Don’t forget to add a wreath!
There’s tons of designs!
And creative ways to celebrate!
Create a decorative #DIY sign.
or some #DIY decorations!
Tell us your favorite #DIY decorations in the comments below!
Here are some of our favourite Porch Designs and decorations!
We love how the red just makes the whole porch pop!
We love how the furniture matches the accents on the door!
The colors just lighten the whole porch!
This porch just needs friends and a pitcher of sweet tea.
We just love the hand-hewn posts and railings and the local fieldstone clads the porch walls.
Look at this Gorgeous Farmhouse Front Porch!
We just love this down to earth cottage porch.
These neutral colors and rustic touches make the entire porch!
What’s your favourite porch design? Tell us in the comments!
Are you enjoying the summer weather? We are!
So we thought it would be fitting that we share with you some of our Favourite Patio designs!
We love this slightly rustic, natural toned patio. It looks like it would be a cozy place to read a book or visit with friends as the sun goes down!
Check out this modern, lush outdoor living space where you will be surrounded with green growth!
Something about this patio says cool and comfy; Imagine lounging while drinking your morning coffee!
Why not bring the cooking outside too? Perfect for hosting dinner parties out on the patio!
Now you can enjoy family movie night as well as the summer weather!
Why choose between the two styles of patio furniture when you can have both?
It’s perfect for every occasion!
What’s your favourite design? Tell us in the comments below!
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