The Art Of Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Outdoor landscape lighting is more than just putting a few pieces of bulbs in the outdoor. Apart from basic illumination, outdoor landscape lighting has different functions and requirements as compare to indoor landscape lighting.

Lights that are placed outdoors, either in a garden or a semi-sheltered area like a porch, are often used to highlight the beauty of landscaping or to keep a lovely garden as beautiful by night as it is by day.

Such outdoor landscape lighting may be specially positioned such that it plays up rustic or unusual textures of outdoor wall, roof, or flooring materials, and make the outdoor spaces more welcoming for parties or recreational activities.

Outdoor landscape lighting is not normally designed for people to read by, or to do close work underneath. But a strong spotlight or movement detector cum light can greatly enhance the security of your compound by deterring potential burglars, and illuminating places where family members or gu

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Outdoor Wall Art – Bring the Gallery Outside

Most of us use the words art and paintings interchangeably. When we thing about these creations, usually what comes to mind is of gallery’s or where we can place these paintings inside our homes. For the outdoor areas what comes to mind is of sculptures or plaques. Outdoor wall art offers the same opportunities for you to decorate outdoors as you would indoors. You can have beautifully designed replicas of famous paintings right in your own back yard.

These outdoor wall paintings can safely be hung outdoors for year round enjoyment. They have a look of stretched canvas and it has UV inks that are printed directly on to the aluminum. The artwork wraps around the sides giving the picture an amazing three dimensional quality. The reproduction quality is so precise it is almost impossible to tell it is not a real canvas. The surface coating has been scientifically tested to with stand the harshest weather conditions. The canvas can be smooth or faux finish texture. Aluminum

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A Look Back In Time: Landscaping Trends From the 1920s-50s

Although some of us look at landscaping as more of a business than an art form, the truth is, landscaping has a rich and intricate history that has a lot to say about the social and cultural development of our society. In fact, some speak so highly of landscaping as a form of ancient art that they trace its roots to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Hanging Gardens of Babylon created in 600 BC.

While we’re busy installing landscapes that bring the best of modern technologies to our customers, like outdoor televisions and sound systems, it’s easy to forget just how much the idea of ‘landscaping’ has changed over time. Just a few decades back, landscaping was considered an absolute luxury. Only the ‘well-to-do’ could afford to decorate their outdoor space with beautiful garden beds and patios and deck out their backyard with the latest outdoor toys.

Nowadays, some form of landscaping – even if it means a few trees

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Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

Designing a front yard is usually about accessibility and invitation. We spend hardly any time in the front yard as opposed to the backyard, but it is where we enter and exit our homes. For this reason, we may put much thought into driveways and walkways and then design everything else around that.

Landscaping your front yard can add curb appeal, a sense of invitation, increases the value of the property and acts as framing for your house. Though it is an important element of your house, you shouldn’t have to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful landscape. Something simple and functional can have maximum impact as well. Here are some ideas to help you update your front yard landscape.

Use your front door as a focal point – Paint the door a color that both contrasts and compliments the color of the house. The walkway should also flow easily to it so that people aren’t confused where to go. You can use a soft curvy line but keep i

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Outdoor Decorative Containers

Most decorative containers today get used either outdoors or indoors. Decorative containers that you place on porches, decks, patios and in gardens are good for herb gardens, vegetable gardens, and flower gardens. Once you have decided how you are going to use them you will be able to select the right ones for the job.

In order to keep the decorative container garden healthy you need to select the proper size and shape for what you plan to grow. Some things are an absolute necessity such as drainage holes, but in many cases a few other things need to be thought about. You need to know how large a mature plant will become. The decorative garden container needs the depth for the root system during the entire growth of the plant.

Will these decorative garden pots be sitting in the sun all the time or just part of the time? They need to be sturdy enough to withstand heavy winds and strong breezes. When deciding on container gardening you need to understand that the soil in

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Outdoor Planter Boxes for Highlighting The Landscape

Outdoor planter boxes can be used for highlighting a landscape, garden, patio, balcony and the inside of your home. Outdoor planter boxes are generally used in a container garden to grow flowers, vegetables, or herbs. Most of these containers are constructed of weather resistant materials that will withstand the outdoor elements.

Wood outdoor garden boxes that hold up to outdoor conditions are mostly made of redwood, cedar, or teak. You can find them in different shapes and sizes and can be used almost anywhere particularly a rustic outdoor setting. Many raised beds are constructed of these in the natural state or they can be painted to match any area of your garden. Raised beds are convenient for gardeners with knee or back problems and they are excellent for drainage.

PVC is a very durable material used in the construction of planter boxes. They sometimes give the appearance of beautiful wood or clay and you cannot tell the difference until pick one up and realize it

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