A Creative Patio

 


Article by: Kenneth C. Hoffman

Did you move into a house , The Cure for Common Pool Stains with an empty back yard? What you need is a nice deck , Designing an Edible Garden or patio , Feng Shui Interprets Your Garden Features to enjoy the out-of-doors. Of the many choices is a wooden deck, , Getting Up to Speed with Landscape Lighting! a concrete , Getting Up to Speed with Landscape Lighting! slab, a fieldstone floor , How to Attract Birds to Your Backyard Paradise For Less Than $100 with planters or a multi-level redwood deck , Deer Ticks with benches. , Cyclamen Let's take them one by one. The common-place wooden deck , Starting With Cuttings is fairly inexpensive unless built with redwood, and has an average life of ten years. The concrete , Invite Spring Early - Grow in Your Basement slab is inexpensive, but very plain and prone to cracking. It must be properly drained and can be difficult to keep painted. A multi-level deck , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 6 is beautiful , Henry Doubleday Research Association but expensive and needs a space under the deck , Your Cottage Garden for ventilation.

The patio , Vegetable Garden Ideas design I designed incorporated a free-form kidney-shaped pattern with three in-set oval steps. Around the edge, spaced Italian columns supported a seat-high balustrade railing fourteen inches wide and sixty-six feet in circumference. At one end a straight line formed the back of a fourteen foot built-in barbecue and counter surfaces with storage behind redwood doors. , 3 Easy Tips for Successful Container Gardening

Colored slate set in concrete , Gardening and Flowers decorated the floor , Metal Sheds and a five percent grade provided the proper drainage. One winter , Tick Removal this slight grade which was covered with an inch of glare ice sent my cat flying across the patio , The Cure for Common Pool Stains and right over the edge!

The balustrade columns, set in concrete , Canvas Gazebos and Gazebo Kits formed the base for the railing. After the columns were in place, , Let Life and Energy Flow from the Garden I set sheets of plywood on top and cut a square hole slightly smaller than the top of each column. I then formed the fourteen inch wide railing on top from stiffly mixed beige colored concrete. , Permanently Remove Green Pool Algae When the concrete , Getting Up to Speed with Landscape Lighting! set, I removed the plywood and the balustrade was completed. Since the patio , How to Choose a Perfect Wood Porch Swing was two to five feet higher than the surrounding land, I built a yellow brick wall, , Feng Shui Interprets Your Garden Features following the kidney shaped patio , Permanently Remove Green Pool Algae floor.

White decorative concrete pots , Myths About Lawns filled with flowers , 3 Easy Tips for Successful Container Gardening place evenly along the top of the balustrade added color , Park Benches and at one end a wrought iron lamp gave the whole area a nice glow. This patio , The Cure for Common Pool Stains gave our family many years of pleasurable outdoor , Free Concrete/Hypertufa Mixer Plans living and the satisfaction of giving our creative juices free rein.
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