interior design concepts brought outside for landscaping - The concepts I applied were, Size (bigger is better and less is more), Color (variation in color for interest), Texture (combining plants with variation in the size of foliage), Contrast (using dark black mulch for drama) and Repetition (repeating the same elements throughout the yard).
If you're a dog owner, chances are good that you have a recurring problem every spring: a backyard dotted with bare patches where your beloved pooch has urinated. Here's how to rid your yard of these spots.
Leave Space to Entertain - A great way to give your yard a more welcoming feel is to add a patio. Just like the front porches of days gone by, you can sit back and wave to neighbors while enjoying a cold glass of lemonade on a summer evening. ~ Decorate your front yard patio with a skirt of flowers or a small hedge to help it seem more intimate and enclosed -- without making an unfriendly barrier.