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Living Around a Fireplace Installation

I happen to know a thing or two about living in a home while a new fireplace is being installed. It takes some time for the process to be completed, and the inconvenience can feel pretty intense, but there are tips and tricks you can use to make the process easier on the entire family – like turn a bedroom into the living room (if the living room is where your new fireplace is going, of course) when the construction gets a little loud. In the fifty years that I've lived in this home, I have experienced my fair share of home improvement projects. I decided that maybe some of my experience can help others who are looking to complete their own projects, like installing a new fireplace. Enjoy!

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Trying To Landscape A Paved Backyard? Tips For You

When you have a small backyard that happens to be completely paved, you may find yourself unsure of what you can or should do to landscape your yard and make it more welcoming. After all, the benefit of having a backyard is spending time outside in that space and you want to make it as pleasant as possible. A paved backyard can present you with a variety of challenges if you would prefer a little nature with your time outdoors. However, while it can be a challenge, landscaping a paved backyard is not impossible. Get to know some of the ways you can do just that so you can start your landscaping project as soon as possible. 

Use Topsoil to Create a Flower Bed or Garden Space

Just because your backyard is paved, you do not have to leave it that way. You can create a flower bed or garden space without removing the paved surfaces in your backyard with the help of topsoil. Topsoil is a nutrient-rich soil option that you can use in thin layers to plant flowers or even a vegetable or herb garden. 

You will need to install raised planting beds that give you more depth to work with. Once you have these raised beds installed, fill them with topsoil and plant your seeds or plants right into the raised beds. This can create a green space in your otherwise paved, urban backyard. 

Consider Potted Plants and Trees

If you do not want to build and install a permanent planting bed in your backyard, you can still make your backyard have a more natural, landscaped appeal. Potted Plants and even potted trees can help you achieve those goals. 

Many small trees, shrubs, and the like can thrive in a potted environment as long as you properly maintain the soil and provide it with the proper amount of sunlight and nutrition. To make your landscaping design more polished, choose a few trees or plant species that you like the best and then purchase several of these plants and matching pots. Then, scatter them throughout your backyard space so that your design is uniform yet natural. 

Try Climbing Roses For Your Fences

Climbing plants like roses can be a great way to make your backyard look more like a traditional backyard rather than an urban, paved yard. Having rose plants growing along your fence will help to create a romantic and rustic vibe and will make your paved backyard look more like a planned and landscaped garden space. 

These tips can help you more easily and effectively landscape your paved backyard.