- How to Design a New Landscape
- How to Design Your Dream Garden
- How to Design a Shade Garden
- How to Swirl A Concrete Finish
- How to Design a Garden Path
- How to Design a Church Garden
- How to Choose Trees
- How to Design a Driveway
- How to Design a Salad Garden
- How to Design My Backyard Online
- How to Design a Pocket Garden
there is a little bit of artistic talent in all of us. to design your own custom design is not as hard as you may think. i will show you how.
there are many ways to make your concrete surface have a signature finish. one way is to do a swirl type finish. you can also add color to your concrete to give it a little more of your own personal flair. let's see how to make a swirl type concrete finish.
澳门性产业合法吗take your trowel and tip it slightly to its side. in other words just use the edge of your trowel to make your swirl design.
澳门性产业合法吗work the trowel lightly making sure not to dig into the concrete too deep. make sure you do not dig the edge of the trowel into the concrete also.
do not make a uniform pattern. just make random patterns for a swirl look to your concrete. make interlocking arcs in the concrete. don't forget to texture your edges to get a uniform look.
澳门性产业合法吗continue this in the next section to keep your theme of random swirls going. now you just let it dry and you are done.
澳门性产业合法吗search backyard design ideas from online decor and garden sites. when you've found some that you like, print them out and use them for reference.
design your deck with a program like the deck visualizer from diyonline.com. after you've named your product and created a membership, it gives you free access to its deck design tools.
take pictures of your backyard, or copy and paste those that you've created in the deck visualizer. if you plan on redesigning multiple areas, you'll want to take individual photos of those spaces.
澳门性产业合法吗log onto showoff.com and click on the "visualizer" tab on the navigation bar. you will need to log in or create an account. upload the pictures of your backyard to the site.
click on the "category" tab on the lower right-hand corner of your screen. choose the category of items you want to put in your backyard. click on the product you want to add.
澳门性产业合法吗size the item to scale. continue adding new items until you feel your backyard is complete.
survey your property - large or small - to find the perfect pocket. look for gaps and nooks that will hold at least 1 c. soil in sun or shade.
fill any dead space with a pocket garden. use cracks in walls, pavement gaps, and the spaces between tree roots, terrace timbers and stepping-stones.
澳门性产业合法吗look down that skinny space between the houses and visualize a garden. stack up rocks and concrete rubble to build a grotto, then plant in it.
澳门性产业合法吗see a pocket garden as a focal point, or make it a hidden surprise along a garden path or behind a shrub.
decide where to put the pocket, and assess its growing conditions. add compost to the crevices and make a simple drawing of the planting space.
澳门性产业合法吗make your garden drawing a working tool - measure the spaces and plot them on graph paper. then note where the sun and shade are and mark that as well.
imagine the pocket with plants. sketch a combination of upright, trailing and flowering plants. just one of each can make a great start.
澳门性产业合法吗check out the smallest plants at the nursery - alpines, dwarf varieties, succulents and small bulbs. if it can grow to maturity in a 4-inch pot, consider it.
use what's there to personalize your design. plan for color and texture contrasts between your plants and the surfaces that surround the pocket.