Transform Your Backyard with Simple Planters

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Easily Update your Yard with Planters

One of the quickest ways to update your backyard is to add planters! They easily structure your yard. Planters are perfect for all yard sizes. For large yards, it will add dimension and fill open spaces. For small yards, planters will make the yard organized which will give it a larger and open feel.

Planters can range from all sorts of designs and sizes. An urn style planter is a classic style that will instantly update your garden. A simple square planter in dark grey are perfect for a modern look. Neatly space them for chic and elegant design. Some are glazed with colors such as azure blue or a rich red. Depending on the design, planters will surely fit into any design scheme.

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Depending on the size, plant trees or hanging flowers for a beautiful effect. Add succulents to a small planter for a luxe desert look. Planters are great investment for any yard or garden since they will last for years to come.

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Tropical Decor: The 5 Pieces You Need This Summer

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The Five Essential Tropical Decor Pieces

Kick your summer up a notch by adding some beautiful tropical decor! Choose from five key pieces such as tiki statues, tiki signs, bamboo signs, matting, and don’t forget tiki torches! With these gorgeous accessories, summer time will feel like a tropical oasis.

Tiki torches are a great addition to any home or business. Light up your summer evenings with ambient lighting. These tiki torches come in various heights and designs that will fit any yard or outdoor areas. These tiki torches come in beautiful hues of hammered metals. The sturdier material of the torches gives a luxe look and feel. The Kona color torches are a great if you need a subtle but elegant boost of lighting. The Nickel metal style tiki torch is a lighter metal color that is perfect if you wanted the torch to stand out. If you’re adventurous, a deep cranberry shade is another rich color that is sure to impress.

Matting is another subtle tropical decor piece that will give your area a chic island vibe. Add matting to table surfaces, bar fronts, or use it as textured wallpaper. These intricately patterned matting comes in various natural shades ranging from tan/yellow to a rich deep brown.

For a whimsical spin on tropical decor, tiki masks are great for a finishing touch to a tropical party or tiki bar. These fierce little guardians make a great conversation starter.

Tiki signs and bamboo signs are great for welcoming guests or designating areas. Greet family friends with “Aloha” or “Welcome” signs. Designate areas with signs saying “Tiki Bar”, “Bar Open”, or “Surfs Up”. These handcrafted signs can be hung on walls, entry-ways, on signs, or on bars.

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Makeover Your Yard with Palapas

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Create Your Own Tropical Oasis in Your Own Backyard

What are palapas? Palapas are open structures made from thatch commonly used for backyard or resort designs. They are related to umbrellas but they are not the same! These beautiful structures create a wonderful space to entertain friends and family during the warmer months.

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Different Types of Palapas

There’s many different styles of thatch to choose from. Using different types of thatch creates a unique look for your palapa. Palapas can generally range between two posts to four posts. A two post palapa is commonly seen with BBQ islands or other dining entertainment spaces. A four post palapa is larger and sturdier which makes it great for adding lower chairs and tables. Guests can comfortably sit under this palapa while drinking and chatting with other guests.

Unique Types of Thatch

The Mexican palm thatch is a very popular style of thatch used to create palapas. This plush and luxurious style thatch is commonly seen in tropical resorts around the world. Another common style of thatch is the African reed thatch. This thatch is valued for its clean and structured look. If you’re looking for something that lasts longer, artificial thatch is a great alternative to natural thatch. Baja palm thatch is the artificial version of Mexican palm thatch while Zulu reed thatch is the artificial version of the African reed thatch.

No matter what style of thatch you end up choosing, adding a palapa to your backyard is a great addition to your lifestyle!

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5 Ways to Add Artificial Rocks to Your Home

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Artificial Rocks are Great for any Gardens

Artificial rocks are the perfect addition to any home or business. Gardeners and homeowners that need a cover to hide unsightly garden eyesores turn to artificial rocks. This is a great method in creating a seamless landscape that looks very natural as well. Artificial rocks are very easy to install. They are lightweight and durable so this is a great DIY project. It comes in a vast selection of colors and sizes that can cover many flaws in your garden.

Cover Pool or Pond Equipment

Hide water pumps or any electrical posts and outlets, or other pool equipment that you try to hide in your garden. These beautiful rocks will blend into your landscape easily with its gorgeous hues. The fake rocks come in four different colors that mimic real rocks: Autumn Bluff, Fieldstone, Riverbed and Sandstone. The versatile look of these rocks will fit any pool design scheme. Hide unsightly pond filters with this fake rock for an attractive garden.

Address Rock

Some artificial rocks come with an address plaque attached to its face. This can especially be nifty when there is something to cover in front of the house such as an electrical post or outlet. This is also good for homes where the address number isn’t as visible on the streets.

Say No to Flat Septic Lids or Tall Pressure Tanks

Hide those noticeable and ugly septic risers with a wider rock style. Add height and texture to areas that are flat. This difference in height adds interest and beauty to the garden. Conversely, tall pressure tanks stick out like a sore thumb that can be seen very easily. These can also be concealed from view with artificial rocks.

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