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.
Fire 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.
Borders 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.