Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to Choose Bamboo Fencing

natural bamboo fencing

Bamboo fencing has been out in the market for quite some time now. With many different colors and thickness, how do you choose the right one for you? It is a versatile and beautiful addition to your home and business. Bamboo can fit in many different decor styles ranging from modern & contemporary, tropical & beachy, and shabby chic as well! Depending on the color and thickness of the bamboo, it can change the mood of the environment in many different ways. The quickest way to divide up different types of fencing is through

  1. Bamboo Fencing Color
  2. Bamboo Fencing Size
  3. Bamboo Fencing Diameter

Using these three visual guides, let us help you decide on a bamboo fencing that will fit best with your home or business!

Bamboo Fencing Color

Color is the easiest choice to make visually when choosing your fencing. Bamboo colors come in natural, natural black, and mahogany. The natural color fencing is the most popular option since its natural colors of yellow, tan, and beige complements many different spaces. The natural colors can be used in modern architecture projects or a Zen garden. Another popular option is the natural black bamboo. It is a naturally occurring blend of dark green, brown, and black. Black bamboo is best suited for a modern decor look, but it is versatile enough for any area. Subtle and mysterious, black bamboo is a great choice. The third type of bamboo color is mahogany. This bamboo is a natural bamboo stained mahogany. This beautiful color works well in a country or rustic theme with its rich dark red colors. Modern homes will also benefit with a rich mahogany stained bamboo.

mahogany bamboo Fencing

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Guadua Bamboo Poles: The Giant Timber Bamboo

Guadua Bamboo Poles

Guadua Bamboo Poles’ Amazing Properties

Guadua bamboo poles are recognized as one of the strongest species of bamboo in the world. How strong are these bamboo poles? Their strength is equivalent to steel which is amazing! Guadua bamboo is also known as the “Giant Timber Bamboo” since it can grow at extreme lengths. Despite the size of this bamboo, it does not warp and the diameter and nodes are consistent. Not only does this make the bamboo strong but aesthetically beautiful as well. What does warping mean? Regular bamboo tends to not grow straight after a certain length and also tapers as it grows taller. Guadua bamboo poles has minimal taper and is straight past 10 feet! This particularly straight quality over its length, make it an ideal material for any residential or commercial design.

Guadua Bamboo Poles Backyard X-Scapes

Uses for Guadua Bamboo

As we noted before, the Guadua bamboo pole has the tensile strength of steel and compression strength of concrete. It is used for construction purposes primarily in South, and Central America. This bamboo is growing popularity for architectural projects around the globe. Guadua bamboo does not need to be limited to for architectural design. Use these bamboo poles for a sturdy yet romantic wedding arch for a breezy beach wedding. Tie the bamboo poles down into the desired shape of your choice.

bamboo wedding arch

Another great use for these gorgeous bamboo poles is to use them as patio roofing. Bamboo poles make great roofing since it allows partial sunlight in for warmth. The less thick variety could also be used as fencing posts or room decor (ie. bamboo poles in vases).

Eco-Friendly and Green

Bamboo is known for its sustainability and green properties. Easier to grow than other types of woods, Guadua bamboo is environmentally friendly for these following reasons:

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Gorgeous Fountains: Your Relaxation X-Scape

fountain pot in garden

Enter into a tranquil and peaceful paradise with a visually inspiring fountain! Be lulled by the bubbling water melody. Gaze into the rippling water and escape into your day-dreams! This beautiful addition will soothe your eyes, ears and mind. You will enjoy your new fountain for many years to come.

Fountains Fit Anywhere

Fountains are a great way to update your space and add some visual and auditory enhancement! It accents gardens to make it look more lush. Another alternative is that it can be used as a focal point. Fountains come in many sizes and shapes. It can be small enough for a table-top or grand enough to cover a whole backyard. The heights can vary significantly along with where they can be placed. If you want more interest on your walls, mounting a beautiful wall fountain is ideal. Some can be customized to be higher or lower depending on your design structure.

fountain birdbath in garden

Great Variety of Styles: Indoor and Outdoors

Fountains also come in many styles. There are the classic styles that evoke Roman times or the Renaissance era. Rustic styles are quite popular with their earthy and simplistic yet eye-catching finishes. Another popular style are the abstract and contemporary fountains. These contemporary styles tend to more easily customizable. Some allow you the option of adding a rotating orb on top for height and interest. Different styles also change how water ripples downward. Some styles create more “sound” since the water travels down over more ridges and bumps. Fountains can be used indoors and outdoors.

small oblique contemporary modern fountain

Indoor styles tend to be straighter and mirrored. These are elegant and modern that works for small spaces. Add it to an entry way for a grand and breath-taking focal point. Some can be wall mounted if space is an issue. These indoor styles come lighted so the beautiful water movement and background comes to focus.

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