If you need to spice up your outdoor area, then it might be a good idea to get a garden fountain. An outdoor garden fountain can bring life to your bushes and flower beds. Not only do they make for great decor, but your guests will surely enjoy the calm feeling the water gives. Of course, the design and structure you choose must look good with the rest of your house. Read on to know more about choosing the best garden fountain.

Consider first the space available for your outdoor garden fountain. If your garden has no ample space, clear out an area that will not cost too much or does not complement the rest of your plants. Choose wisely what you will be clearing out, as careless work can easily damage the rest of your garden. It’s ideal to place it somewhere near the pipeline or your house.

Now that you have the space, consider how the fountain’s size. Size mainly depends on what you fountain will feature. Small spaces can be filled with a large fountain or vice versa. A more natural look is established with a small fish pond that includes a cascading waterfall. With a small dug up fountain, you won’t have to worry about building a base.

Another important factor is your fountain expenses. Fountains definitely look grand but it won’t feel like so with a drained savings account. Keep an eye out for discount deals and plan only according to your means. Strike a balance between spending enough and saving for the long term.

You can start your search with bamboo fountains, basin designs, or metal made bowls. Homes inspired by Japanese or Chinese influences are best matched with bamboo fountains. Metal made fountains should match the garden’s other constructed pieces. Contemporary homes should consider metal fountains.

Then there are basin fountains, which only require quick plumbing installation then a bowl-shaped container to catch the water. These can be easily placed among several shrubs. Earthy tones like brown, beige, and the like are most appropriate.

If your garden is too small, try installing an indoor wall water fountain. Flat walls usually make for practical locations. Some offices opt to place this type of fountain at their receptions while other homes prefer to place it in their bathroom. Be creative and it will come together.

An outdoor garden fountain is an aesthetically-pleasing addition to any home. Choose a design and structure that is appropriate to your garden or outdoor size and budget. Study as well how the fountains water features will affect your space.

I have just a little idea of where I took this photograph because I remember we spent our holidays with the idea of visiting French Normandy and Brittany.
I remember well that it was a crossroads and while waiting my turn to cross, from the corner of my eye I saw this rustic and full of flowers and plants alleyway. By the placards, I deduced this should be a rural accommodation.
As I followed my way, I thought I can photograph it to return, but what if I go back another way. What?
For this reason, as soon as I could, I turned around and use ten of my vacation minutes, to do this and other photos.
It was a small French village with two or three streets, so it never occurred to me to aim the name. I think it was in Britain
In subsequent trips, my wife (who is bored) is responsible for search and point the name of the place while I do photos. Easier right ?.


Solo tengo una pequeña idea de donde tomé esta fotografía, pues recuerdo que pasábamos las vacaciones con la idea de visitar la Normandía y la Bretaña francesas.
Recuerdo perfectamente que había un cruce de carreteras y mientras esperaba mi turno para atravesar, por el rabillo del ojo vi esta callejuela rustica y llena de flores y plantas. Por los letreros, he deducido que debía tratarse de un alojamiento rural.
Mientras seguía mi camino, pensé que ya lo fotografiaría al regreso, pero y si vuelvo por otro camino, que?
Por este motivo, en cuanto me fue posible, di media vuelta y use diez de mis minutos vacacionales para hacer esta y otras fotos.
Era un pequeño pueblo francés con dos o tres calles, por lo que ni se me ocurrió apuntar el nombre. Creo que era en la Bretaña
En mis posteriores viajes, mi esposa (que se aburre) se encarga de buscar y apuntar el nombre del lugar mientras yo hago las fotos. Mas fácil ¿No?.

By Miquel Fabré on 2009-08-06 16:05:09
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DIY Raised Garden Bed – Small Garden Ideas

Home-grown fruits and veggies always taste better.For more information on building your own raised garden bed, see our helpful guide: http://thd.co/2jQuK7Z. If you want to grow vegetables, fruit and herbs yourself but have limited space in your backyard, this DIY raised garden bed might be the perfect solution for you. Shop our assortment of raised garden bed kits to make your own: http://thd.co/2kLCdU2.

Great for small yards and city living, raised garden beds can be built on flat or sloped ground, or even on top of concrete. Since they are raised, garden beds allow you to grow herbs and vegetables in regions with dry or rocky soils. They can also be a great solution for soils lacking in nutrients.

Since they’re easy to assemble, they can be sized and shaped to meet your exact needs. Once assembled, fill them with topsoil and compost purchased from your local Home Depot.

In this video, we’ll discuss some important tips and tricks for building your own DIY raised garden bed and the types of soil you can use.

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**Video Transcript**

One of the most wonderful things about summer is being able to harvest vegetables, fruit and herbs from your own backyard.

Today, we are going to help Stephan add a garden to his home.

Stephan’s house is in the city. There is not much room for gardening, which makes a raised bed perfect for his situation.

Raised beds are great for yards with poor or compacted soil. It will sit on top of the ground, so Stephan can easily add good soil and amendments.

First thing Stephan needs to do is to find a sunny spot where he wants his garden to be installed.

Then he will make sure to measure out the area… carefully.

For Stephan’s garden, building a raised bed from a kit is going to be the easiest option. Kits are great because they are easy to install, created to resist warping, and come in many shapes and sizes.

They can be combined or customized anyway you like by adding extra parts, some even can be stacked to make deeper beds.

First, Stephan will assemble his kit and make sure it sits on level ground. Then he is going to cut two different layers to fit the bottom of the bed.

The first is a bed liner which prevents weeds and grass from growing into his garden from below.

The second is a hardware cloth to keep out gophers and moles.

There’s a bit of math that goes into calculating how much soil you need to buy at the store. To figure out how many cubic feet of soil will fill the bed you can use the formula Length x Width x Depth.

For Stephan this comes out to be 30 cubic feet of soil.

The kind of soil that you add to a raised bed is going to be important in sustaining the health of your plants.

I recommend using a mix of 75% topsoil and 25% screened compost.

At this time, you can also choose to add slow release fertilizer.

After that, Stephan is ready to add the plants he wants to grow.

Make sure that they are planted far enough apart and at the proper depth for them to have room to grow.

With some water and a bit of attention this raised bed garden is going to be a great addition to Stephan’s house and he is all set to build more raised beds in the future.

If you’re looking for more tips on gardening, you might want to check out the other videos on our site.

And remember, you can always stop by The Home Depot with more of your questions or to get some more DIY coaching from a helpful associate.