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Create an Outdoor Living Space


By Peggi J. Redalen

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Enjoy the crisp days of autumn in your home landscape. 1. Make a good first impression. Frame your front entry of a special aspect of your home. 2. Get private. If you don't have a backyard, do something special with the front to blend a public entry with a private retreat. 3. Save space. Make the best use of a small space with miniatures and espalier trees. 4. Relax. Remember to include casual seating for conversation or contemplation. 5. Don't forget the details. Feature scultpture, pottery and art. 6. Water it down. Add soothing sound and attract wildlife with small pools of water. 7. Frame it. Add style to your water feature or entrance by framing it with an arbor or pergola. 8. Be bold and beautiful. Include and combine color and texture for a unique plant-scape. 9. Remember walls and floors. Walls, patio, terraces, and fire places are important hardscape feauturing in defining your yard. 10. Gather. Incorporate a fantastic outdoor space in your landscape design that provides plenty of room for family activities and entertaining friends and neighbors.

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