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Learning to Garden: It is Easier Than You Think

I used to pull into my driveway after work every day and wish I had beautiful flowers growing in my yard, like many of my neighbors. My parents didn't garden when I was a child, and I thought it was a talent that just didn't run in my family. I decided "what the heck?" one day and started researching gardening tips. I learned how to plant the right flowers in the right places, so they get just enough sunlight. I also learned a lot along my gardening journey, and I now have a beautiful yard filled with flowers that I planted myself! I decided that I wanted to create a blog that helps everyone realize that they can have the yard of their dreams. I hope you learn a lot here that helps you finally have a yard that you love!


Lattice, Stone and More: 3 Awesome Combinations of Fencing Materials for a Custom Look

When it comes to the fence of your home, you may want to have a custom design that is unique and provides your home with privacy. Instead of a plain fence with some of the most common materials, consider combining stone, wood and metal to create a modern fence design with a unique appearance. Here are some awesome ideas that you may want to consider combining different fencing materials:

1. Half Masonry and Half Fence Design for a Custom Look

In Europe, the style of fencing that is used in front of many homes is half masonry wall with a fencing material to finish off the top of the fence. If you want to have an attractive custom fence, you can choose between brick, stone and other masonry products to build a half-height wall and finish the top of it with more conventional fencing materials. To reduce the cost of this type of fencing, make the wall of the fence out of a concrete material with a stamped or overlay finish. An overlay concrete finish will give the fence wall a look of natural stone at a much lower cost.

2. Wood and Metal for  Modern Fence With a Touch of Nature

Wood is still a great material to use for a custom fence design. If you want to give the fence a more modern look, combine the wood with metal materials. Combining wood and metal will blend the modern design in with natural materials and help integrate the design of your home into the landscaping.

3. Combining Metal and Glass Materials for a Contemporary Fence Design

Metal and glass materials are another good choice for the materials of your fence. The glass features can be used in many ways to give your new fence a custom look. If you want to have a taller fence with a custom look, consider adding frosted glass transoms to the top of a metal fence. Alternating between glass and metal materials is another way to give your fence a unique custom design. Using textured and frosted glass will give you privacy with the new fence design you have installed around your home.

The combination of different fencing materials is a great way to makeover your fence with an interesting custom design. Contact a custom home builder and talk with them about some of these unique ideas to give your new home a custom fence and entrance. For more information, contact a business such as Christin Homes.