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5 Fall Landscape Ideas

fall landscape ideas 1024x684 5 Fall Landscape IdeasThis is Jim. He’s married, he’s got two kids, a dog, a cat and a mortgage. And every summer, he gives himself a project: making his yard look its best.

He’s got all the latest equipment, knows the folks at his local landscape supply store by name and cheerfully wears one of those “I Fought the Lawn…and the Lawn Won” t-shirts.

But then autumn comes and Jim feels a bit lost. He’s like a sailor who only feels truly at home when he’s out at sea.

Are you like Jim? Do you feel uninspired by your landscaping once summer is done? It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few fall landscape ideas that can bring new life to your yard this season.

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Backyard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

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You look out at your backyard, and you have ideas: Ways to transform your outdoor living space and give it a new look and feel.

You see pathways and patios and hedges and trellises and maybe even a fountain. You see big backyard barbecues and scores of admiring neighbors.

And then you see your bank account and begin to worry.

Maybe that big landscaping project just isn’t in the cards, you think to yourself. But don’t fret. As long as you’re willing to start small, there are ways you can pull off backyard landscaping ideas on a budget.

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Amazing Choices for Fire Pit Media

iStock 545549498 e1534428473436 1024x627 Amazing Choices for Fire Pit MediaFire pits have become a popular addition to outdoor living environments.  Every manufacturer of hardscaping materials offers at least one and sometimes many options.  Manufactured materials can also be used to craft a fire pit into an unusual design to fit the unique requirements of a specific project.  And, of course, fire pits can be made from natural stone.  Regardless of the shape, size or materials, a fire pit may burn wood or be fueled by natural gas or propane.  When completing a fire pit with gas or propane, the burner must be surrounded by decorative media.  Here are a few amazing media options you can use to create the final look.

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Choosing the Right Border for Patio or Walkway

Border 1 e1534347523712 Choosing the Right Border for Patio or WalkwayBorders are not usually necessary, however they can be used to create visual definition within your patio or walkway project. The one situation which strongly suggests a border is when the outside perimeter is so curved that small cuts are required to complete the body of the area.  In this case, a border will both hold the small pieces in place and draw ones vision away from the cuts.

When considering a border there are 3 things to keep in mind to make your choice a success: color, texture and size. In this article we will discuss all three options and how they affect the appearance of a border.

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How to Design a Patio

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When you used to dream of owning a home, those dreams included a patio. You had the perfect patio design in your head, a place where you could host boisterous cookouts or just sit back and relax.

Now you’re a homeowner, but the patio you’ve always dreamed of hasn’t – for whatever reason — materialized yet.

That’s OK. We understand. Life gets in the way of a lot of things, including patio design. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips for designing your perfect patio.

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How to Transform Your Outdoor Space for Entertaining

Landscape Design for Backyard Entertainment

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Outdoor patios, balconies and backyards can provide the perfect space for hosting guests. With careful planning and consideration, you can turn your outdoor space into an entertainment zone you’d be proud to show off. Here are some tips on how to create an outdoor space that is functional, stylish and comfortable for guests.

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How to Use Mulch

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Spend enough time reading up on gardening and landscaping, and you’ll see one word pop up over and over again: mulch.

If you do enough digging – no pun intended – you’ll see that mulch is quite a useful tool. It protects the root systems of your plants, prevents weeds and topsoil erosion, and adds nutrients to your soil.

But like any tool, mulch will only be truly effective if it’s used correctly. That’s why we’re using this month’s blog space to explain how to use mulch.

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Why My Polymeric Sand Did Not Set

patio e1527777824714 Why My Polymeric Sand Did Not SetEveryone dreams of a maintenance free patio that always looks amazing, so yes, of course you used polymeric sand in between your joints to make this scenario more likely. You followed all the directions, and yet…it’s still soft! Why? People are quick to yell “bad batch” for the failure; turns out, that outcome is actually rare. The following variables are most likely one of the reasons your poly is still soft:

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How to Choose Pavers and Slabs

pavers e1527192781354 How to Choose Pavers and SlabsWhen it comes to putting a new patio or sidewalk in your backyard, you can’t go wrong with pavers.

Pavers – or slabs – offer homeowners an attractive, durable solution to creating pathways in places with heavy pedestrian traffic.

But like any home improvement project, adding pavers or slabs requires research and preparation. Ready to begin your search for Bucks County pavers and slabs? Here’s what you need to know.

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