garden design

How to effectively use uplighting and downlighting in your landscape design

garden lighting

Outdoor lighting has transitioned from a safety mechanism and functional necessity to an art form that can enhance a landscape design. Illuminating your backyard from various angles is one great way to ensure a dynamic and captivating end result. Two simple and popular techniques that achieve this is uplighting and downlighting—read on to discover how

Backyard eyesores: Don’t let them ruin your outdoor space

garden clutter

Air-conditioning units, utility boxes, and garden hoses are certainly not part of an outdoor oasis, but there they are. There’s simply no way of getting rid of them unless of course, you’re willing to endure scorching heat in the summer or no electricity at all. The thing is, even though you take all the right

3 ways to instantly transform your garden

garden design

When the weather is good, the sky is clear and the sun has got its hat on (hip hip hooray), there’s no better way to soak up the awesome atmosphere than in the comfortable privacy of your own outdoor space. Or is there? The quality of your outdoor space can have a big impact on

Designing a backyard for sports fans

backyard sports

Playing a sport is extremely important in life due to the fact that physical exercise has heaps of health benefits. From lowering the chances of obesity and other weight-related issues to building a strong and fit physique, it is certain that everybody needs a bit of daily recreation. However, how cool would it be to

How to create an alfresco area

Alfresco area

Outdoor entertainment areas are becoming increasingly popular in most homes. Considering the demanding lifestyle most people lead, a luxury area where they can rest & unwind will prove to be useful. And you’ll agree that the experience is made even better if this relaxation area is in the comfort of your home. This simply means

Low maintenance garden ideas

low maintenance garden

With the summer months fast approaching, it’s time to get your garden in tip-top condition for its busiest period. You may think having the perfect garden is a full-time job and it can be, but there are plenty of tips and tricks for creating a stunning green garden that doesn’t require constant upkeep. A low

The five most common types of gardens in St. Louis

St. Louis gardens

A century ago, rich people often took pride in the beautiful gardens they had at their home. They would invite their friends over to show off a new plant or shrub they had acquired. Today, we don’t have to be rich to own a garden because designing and growing one does not require much cost,

How to make your garden more child-friendly

kid friendly garden

All styles and designs of a home, change when there are little ones crawling and running around the house. The sharp edged furniture might have to be replaced with something smaller, more appropriate and safer for children. You also have to make space for the kids to be able to play around and do their

Transforming your garden into a Scandinavian hideaway

modern garden

The Scandinavian style has taken social media by storm over the past few years with people posting pictures and ‘how-to guides’ on transforming your home into a cosy ‘hygge’ getaway. The hygge way of life is to make people feel cosy, comfortable and to make people enjoy the simple things in life. It’s all about

Keep an eye on these 2019 garden trends

garden trends

Spring is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about ways in which you can upgrade your garden and outdoor space. We often think of our gardens as a sanctuary, where we can relax in the quiet of nature and let what we’ve planted flourish and come to life.