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Decorating: Home Exterior

8 Smart Budget Curb Appeal Makeovers Upgrading your house's exterior doesn't have to mean a soup-to-nuts remodel. Check out these clever, thrifty ideas to create a more welcoming home

Love the fencing

Split-level: gravel was replaced with two levels of colored concrete, the upper terrace is used mostly for dining and hanging out; three steps down, a built-in bench invites guests to lounge around the fire pit. A gappy ipe fence gives a sense of spaciousness while preserving privacy. Low care plants, such as autumn moor grass, Mexican weeping bamboo, and yucca, soften the angular design.

Backyard fence - love this

Grow your own celery from your remains from the store. Just chop of the base and plant. One week of growth shown in photo.

Avocado Tree! Many times.

Eggshells in the garden: deter slugs and are a great source of calcium for fast growing plants!

Square Gardening Infographic (Frugal Dad)

Lovely house and garden!

Author says she has never spent more than $8 to build a 4'x4' raised bed or $35 to build a 4'x20' one. They buy two 1x8"cedar boards, which are naturally rot-resistant, & cut in half, so that it is 4-feet long. Then use a 3" length of a 1x1" pine stake, cut into four pieces, to nail the cedar boards to at corners. Each box costs less than $10.

enclosed garden with raised beds and gravel paths

Elegant veranda. Love this green!

How to transform your patio space!

Moss Monogram Wreath tutorial via Shannanigans. - cute idea to use as a prop for a wedding and then be able to give it to the clients along with their photos as a wedding gift

stucco, roof, and door colors for our house. I love the thick white trim. contrastic colors are beautiful for a contemporary ranch style home. the hydrangeas in the yard look wonderful to top off the look. If only hydrangeas could grow in arizona! Can I make that work?

natural stain cedar shakes. covered patio, outdoor living

I like this color combination - the sage cedar shakes, white trim, thick posts, pergola & stone