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Every one knows about global warming. Countries from all over the world are getting worried about it. Scientists are spending their time in researches on how to control the global warming. Pollution is to be considered as the main reason for this. If people plant more and more tree, it can be controlled. But in the blind race of competition no one has enough time to complete extra works like planting, garden developing and the list goes on. They have an option in the form of garden design to control global warming. People can make it done by any expert designer because creating garden design is a way to make environment green and it is also a way to control the pollution. They are helpful to make homes and nearby surroundings beautiful and attractive.
Generally gardens are the greatest attractions in any landscape. If more and more gardens are designed, they will be helpful to decrease the pollution and also the danger of global warming because trees and plants absorb carbon-di-oxide and many other harmful gases. Gardens are maintained in parks, theme parks, amusement parks, hotels, restaurants and various other places. To make gardens attractive and environmental friendly, garden design is required.
For garden design, few elements of garden designing like water features, water fountains, garden pools, garden planting, garden buildings, garden furniture, landscape materials are required. These are the elements that play a big role in making the garden look fabulous. By using various plants, you can design gardens with themes. You can include some miniature models of famous monuments or buildings in your garden’s pavilion to make it look unique. Garden fence is a vital element for garden designs because by it you can manage your planning. It can be built from wood or stones. Vinyl fencing is also an option to make garden fencing look attractive and it is also very easy to maintain. The main advantage of vinyl fence is it is available in the market in readymade form so that you can save both your time and energy.
There are numerous garden designers available in the market but you are supposed to select one who should keep a sound knowledge of horticulture and architecture. Finding the expert garden designer is not a big work. Search over the internet and there are a great number of websites related to garden design. You are to select one according to your requirements. Compare rates from different sites then place an order because different designers have different rates. Therefore you should read terms and condition of the selected site carefully.
Learn about the “Principles of Garden Design” with Dr. Ann Marie VanDerZanden of Iowa State University. More landscape design information can be found in eXtension.org’s Gardens, Lawns, and Landscapes: www.extension.org
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The main difference between a beautiful garden and a haphazard growth of trees and plants is designing. Without the element of proper designing, any growth of plants and trees will give you the feeling of a forest. You might have chosen the plants and flowers you want to grow in your garden but if you ignore the most essential part of any gardening project, that is design, you will only get mesh of plants that may die off soon and waste your money and all the efforts. Let us share a few simple tips about how to design a simple garden. Once your neighbours see your self-designed garden, they will be green of envy.
If you have raw land for gardening or a simple garden, you have great scope for designing. You can use your creativity along with a few simple garden-designing rules to give it a beautiful shape and structure. And you have a large area to add more plants and flowers in the future.
Before you start designing the garden, have a closer look at your property. Bring measuring tape, a notepad and a garden hose with you. You may be surprised, but garden hose will help you decide the shape of the garden. You can arrange it in many ways, using different shapes as a base, like square, round or rectangle to design a basic and balanced garden. An asymmetrical and free formed garden can blend beautifully in surroundings.
Write down the measurements of the garden in your notepad. Knowing these will help you design the garden in a more comprehensive way, and also, it’ll help you decide the quantities of soil and mulch additives. Using a scale, draw the garden on the graph paper along with the permanent features of your home.
Choose plants for your garden, which can grow according to the sunlight available in your garden. In addition, native plants are the best choice, as they need less maintenance. Colour scheme is an important element of the garden design. The colours should blend well with the house and existing landscape features. Colour scheme should be such, which alleviates your mood, creates a feeling of simplicity and peace. Red and orange are vibrant colours and green, blue or light purple are cool colours.
Focal point of the garden should be foliage plants, including ornamental grasses or other plants having beautiful kind of leaves. Plants should be arranged according to the garden shape. Place plants outward and forward in descending order in height which complement the focal point of the garden.
Garden design is the most essential part of constructing a beautiful garden. Gardens are very dynamic in nature and they change, grow, spread, die off and then bloom in many wonderful ways. If you’re not sure if the plants you want to have will not affect one another in a negative way, or you’re not sure about the design – ask a professional designer for help. You can share all your ideas and plans, and this way you can create a perfect garden of your dreams.
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Japanese style gardens are very popular due to the beauty and serenity they offer. The concept of these gardens is to provide a place where one can be relaxed and calm. When designing a Japanese style garden, it is important that the plants and rocks meld together in the landscape; and the design of the garden itself must be well thought out.
Did you know that there are several different Japanese garden styles to choose from? Even though there are different types, you have the freedom to meld two or more different types together to make your own unique combination. However, you should have enough room in your yard to be able to do so. Here are the different styles for you to choose from if you are going to plan a Japanese style garden.
Island and pond style gardens are gardens with a centralized pond that is large enough to either have a boat go across or one in which you can stroll around the edge of the pond. This type of garden is designed to where all plant life, as well as rocks and other features, can be seen from the pond area. The elements as well as the plants are blended into the landscape beyond the garden itself. Small islands are also created within the pond with a small bush or tree to serve as a focal point and small bridges can also be built from the shore, to the island and back again.
Primarily used by Buddhist monks within their temples, the Zen garden is comprised of various size boulders, small and big rocks, gravel, and/or sand. Occasionally, they can also have one or two plants consisting of a shrub or tree. The rocks of a dry landscape Zen garden are very carefully positioned and consists of unique shapes and sizes; often representing islands. The sand and the gravel represent water and raked into various patterns. The Zen garden’s goal is to help clear the mind of the viewer as well as aid in contemplation and meditation without distractions. The garden is to be viewed from a single focal point and is not entered into other than to rake the gravel.
A Japanese tea garden is good choice for a garden that is either incorporated within a larger Japanese garden style or in average sized yards and it is a popular one to create. It consists of two gardens; one being an outer garden and another being an inner garden. The outer garden consists of the entry gate and is less formal in planting with a stone path leading to the inner garden. Visitors to the tea garden go through a second gate where a water basin, called a tsukubai, is located and used in the tea ceremony itself. The inner garden consists of a stone path that flows through it and formally placed non flowering plants. A small building where tea ceremonies take place sits at the end of the inner path.
A stroll garden is made of various paths that lead the visitor through interesting turns and new sights. Landscapes that are found in nature are usually the focus of these gardens and are often recreated in miniature form within the garden itself. Large yards of at least an acre are required to create these gardens with interesting views.
Do you want a Japanese garden but have a small yard? A Courtyard garden just might be the perfect solution for you. These gardens work especially well in yards that are very limited in space and are enclosed by a brick or stone wall or wooden fence. It is simple in design and can be observed from inside your house or enjoyed outside if it. Courtyard gardens consists of few plants, perhaps a tree, small water feature, often times a dry stream, or other simple elements.
The most important thing to consider when planning a Japanese style garden is to determine what you wish to achieve with it. Be sure to do some research on the subject and decide what you want to do with it before you start.
It is not a bad idea to build a sandy, muddy or stony beach together with one edge of the pond. It can give a striking feature to your garden. You can use pebbles, shells, and boulders to provide a shoreline effect. By assigning an adjacent part of the garden to shingle, where an upturned boat may be at permanent rest and placement of deck chairs and other such stuff can give a perfect landscape of beach. You can also reshape the garden shed to give it a look of beach hut.
Beach can be of any size, it can occupy the space as much as your pond space. In case you use a liner, you need to extend it to about a meter (3 feet) or more in a particular way. It is really not a good idea to create a beach surrounding the entire pond. This will not only occupy a vast space, but also look untidy.
For excavation of the beach area, always start from the farthest point from the pond. Starting from a vertical cut of about 25 cm (9 inches), going down towards the main area of the pond with a very slight slope. The slope should be angle at 45° while going down into the deepest part of the pond. The process of laying the liner is pretty much same for that of ordinary pond.
The only disadvantage of having a home-made freshwater beach is the developing of algae in the deep water. This is very rare in regularly washed seawater pools. However, this problem can be restricted by using any suitable algaecide periodically.
To build a muddy beach, you first need to build a retaining wall from old turfs. The wall should be quite solid with a desired height of 15cm (6 inches). The wall should be placed exactly 20cm (8 inches) back from the point of 45° slope. It is important to secure the turf wall by extending the bottom turf by one meter (3 feet). Now the next step is to fill the area between the turf wall and the vertical part of the liner with a profound clay loam (loam compost). Once the area is filled with loam, you need to compact it. Later rake it to level the far end of the pond with garden soil or lawn. Now what you need to do is to slope the compacted soil down towards the top of the turf wall. The slope should be slight throughout its way up to the top of the turf wall. Fill the pond now until the water level rise up to the turf wall. The water now begins to absorb in soil and give you a perfect muddy beach.
In sandy beaches, we don’t build turf walls rather we build a retaining wall for sandy beaches with stone, firmly secured with mortar. Sandy beaches usually expand beyond the vertical section of the liner. The sand in the beach is wet, but it gradually becomes dry towards the farthest point from the pond. However, the sand outside the liner pretty much resembling the surrounding soil of the lawn or garden, i.e. damp or bone dry.
With sandy beach, the selection of plants is important. The suitable choices may include ornamental grasses, with spiky yuccas, cordylines and phromiums forming the backdrop.
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Benefits of Log Furniture for Various Areas of Your Home
Outdoor Log Furniture
Rustic log furniture helps you create visually warm and fully functional outdoor living areas. Log picnic tables, log dining sets, and a variety of carefully selected lounge chairs and rustic loveseats will bring family and friends together outside.
Choose a rustic log swing and find a better way to enjoy any warm summer breeze or cool autumn sunset. Redesign your entire outdoor living space, or choose a specific piece of log furniture to augment your existing landscaping.
Browse JHE’s Log Furniture Place’s online catalog to find log furniture that matches any budget or need. Outdoor log furniture includes uniquely styled pieces handcrafted by artisans. Choose pieces crafted from Northern White Cedar, either finished or unfinished. Match tables to chairs or blend individual items together to create a unique look and feel that’s all your own. It’s your outdoor design: you decide what’s best.
Log Bedroom Furniture
Unique bedroom designs are easier to realize when you see a wide selection to help you find what you want and what you need. Is it some specific bedroom furniture that you need today? Perhaps a stately end table, some mirrors, or a brand new log bed is the right direction for your interior design. Or maybe you’re seeking some bed linens and accessories that will help to further that rustic appeal in the bedroom of your cabin or summer home.
When you are working on your finest bedroom designs, some offer the individual items that can blend together and help you achieve a look of balance, function and beauty. Log bedroom furniture is crafted from materials of superior quality like Northern White Cedar, Great Norway Pine, seasoned red cedar, juniper, hickory, dead standing pine, aspen, reclaimed barn wood, and many other fine woods. These materials are hand-selected, and used to create a rustic, warm and inviting look while offering you the most durability and strength.
Mix-and-match different pieces, or create your finest bedroom design using one definitive style. Whatever you need to make your bedroom come to life: beds, dressers, wardrobes and armoires, mirrors, end tables, bed sheets and comforters, chairs, or other accessories…you can trust in the selection and quality offered at JHE’s Log Furniture Place, the original online log furniture store. You will quickly find all you have been seeking, but they also encourage you to browse a little and allow their bedroom furniture selection to inspire you to try something new. Your bedroom design need never be the same again!
Bedding & Décor for your Rustic Log Bedroom Set
Once you have selected the perfect log furniture for the bedrooms in your home, lodge or cabin, you will want to finish the look with the right accessories. This is where JHE’s Log Furniture Place’s bedding sets can really help you to develop the look you want.
Their bedding sets tend to share a rustic theme, giving you a familiar country style and warm feel. The colors used are matched to make the right visual pairing with a solid wood or log bed. And if you are seeking some bedding with a depiction of a peaceful woodland, or maybe western or horse-themed bedding, you will love their selection and variety.
Explore the different types of bedding that they offer, and consider how the fabrics, the colors and the style can be used most creatively. Maybe you want to try a suede comforter set, and accent with some specific Western themed throw pillows. Perhaps go for the classic combination of leather and lace. Or maybe your room has windows needing a beautiful window treatment and you want to tie it into the colors of the comforter. They can help you there as well.
There are quite literally thousands of different ways you might combine and blend the items found in this section of their website. And they encourage you to take your time, and really consider the different things you can do with your interior design. Have some fun with it. Using their bedding ensures that the quality and look you want also comes with a lasting value.
Log Living Room Furniture
If you like living room furniture with a rustic country charm, you will love the options offered to you by JHE’s Log Furniture Place’s living room furniture. This is a wonderful way to accent your existing interiors, or to start a whole new look for you home!
Futons, sofas, bookcases…these are just some of the options in living room furniture you will find there. They craft this country living room furniture from beautiful Northern White Cedar, gnarly Aspen with lots of character and draw knifed Knotty pine, so you get extra helpings of pure rustic character. These woods have a natural appeal, bringing great strength and flexibility to our furniture designs. Once the craftsmen are through melding the logs together some pieces look like they were grown by mother nature, offering you a classic look in country style living room furniture.
The individual pieces of living room furniture in the collections offered at JHE’s Log Furniture Place visually complement each other really well. So if you select a table today, you can later match a sofa or a bookcase and build the country feel you love over time. The idea is to offer you many different options and encourage you to build the look you want with the quality and affordability you demand. Their living room furniture is ready and able to accept the challenge.
Log Dining & Kitchen Furniture
The kitchen is quite often the center of the home, and with JHE’s dining room and country kitchen furniture, you can make the center of the home someplace very special.
Their dining room furniture is crafted from solid woods like Northern White Cedar, hickory, aspen, reclaimed barn wood and Knotty pine to give you a structural integrity with the visual appeal each wood naturally claims. These tables, chairs, stools, bars and cabinets are designed to give you a country style and rustic feeling without sacrificing on the utility needed by these crucial pieces of furniture.
There are a variety of options for you to consider regarding how to spatially design your kitchen and dining room. Placing a few of their rustic bar stools in strategic places can offer you a convenient place to sit, as well as a smart visual accent. And do you want a table with chairs, or would a long red cedar bench be more appropriate for the feel you are developing? Use their wide selection to compare some options and find some solid direction.
So whether you are seeking a complete rustic collection of hand-crafted cedar dining room furniture, or are instead looking for a single, specific piece that carries some distinctive rustic character to help you create a personal country style in your kitchen, JHE’s will have you covered.
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Recent one on Mahogany furniture The dispute has aroused a lot of mahogany Furniture Lovers of concern, although the event still pending, but the incident reflected some of the circumstances are worthy of consumer attention.
Wood species of origin is difficult to determine
This incident lead to two sets of mahogany Furniture , Respectively, independent board Lohan Bed Three-piece, and pieces of the top cabinet alone board a pair of seniors, their materials are more expensive pear. After the new owners are delighted when purchased but was told his friend bought the furniture material for the Vietnam pear, not a real value for money Hainan pear, more than 10 times as much as two spread.
What Hainan and Vietnam pear pear What are the differences between? How to identify the difference between the two? Redwood National and State standards drafters, China Professor Lin Keyuan Yangjia Ju said that the current national standard in clear mahogany incense sticks of wood species include Dalbergia, but the community commonly known as pear scientific name Dalbergia odorifera.
It is reported that Beijing Quality Supervision, Inspection wood furniture, mahogany furniture, the test station can only test to the “five are eight categories of” more detailed examination difficult issue as the origin. Redwood in the regular store, furniture, materials pear column material, the uniform mark for the incense sticks of wood, geographical indications with little or only some manufacturers to label fine print.
National standard to be improved It is understood that the industry followed by Redwood National and State Standards (GB/T18107?? 2000) enacted in 2000, the Executive. The standard requires that mahogany that Pterocarpus, Dalbergia, Diospyros, Millettia genus and species of chestnut tree is the heartwood, also include red sandalwood, rosewood, incense sticks of wood, dark wood, red rosewood, ebony, strip ebony wood grain and chicken wings eight categories. But the more detailed classification, interpretation and not a system described.
In recent years at international auctions, mahogany furniture in Ming and Qing record breaking auction records, one of the products of concern about the increase as some consumers like the same time as an investment means mahogany furniture prices led to a sky-rocketing. Jin Fei Wu
new president, said Redwood, the pear, the beginning of 2002, regardless of Hainan, Vietnam, pear or pear, the average price per ton of material are two million. But the second half of 2002, people began to speculation Hainan pear, so the price from 20,000 yuan / ton up to 800 yuan / ton, or even higher. But the real transaction prices are not higher than 400 yuan / ton.
Industry, said the rapid development of mahogany industry, making the standards developed 10 years ago, slightly outdated, making the development of some problems encountered can not be effectively resolved. Knowledge required to complete purchase of the corresponding
Really like mahogany furniture for consumers to buy the product is its value not just fancy, they are more concerned about the implication of the cultural values behind. Therefore, consumers should do more to enrich their knowledge of mahogany furniture, such as how to select materials, how to determine the structure of the symmetry, how to examine the fine workmanship, attention to detail of the carving, etc. ways, for the purchase of furniture has become more professional and rational. New
Wu said, love, mahogany furniture consumers buy more is a complex, in love, while traditional Chinese culture, but also on the mahogany furniture, more understanding of the material, so as not to be fooled.