Many artificial tabletop trees are sold with replacement branches. Use scissors to cut the branches into 4-inch strips, then wrap them around napkins. For embellishments, add jingle bells to the branches with twine.
This organically shaped pool is the central feature in a tropical backyard. Key elements include a suspended bridge, artificial tree with rope swing, waterfall, and artificial turf throughout the space.
This tropical backyard features a rope swing from an artificial tree, a large slide that takes you underground before you enter the pool, a large grotto for staying cool, a rope bridge over the pool, a spa and a tanning ledge.
This gorgeous eco-friendly house is powered by a photovoltaic canopy that shades a large rooftop terrace. Other roof areas are planted with native species that provide insulation and screening. All waste is processed through a digester and artificial wetlands system.
Small juniper and cypress trees are the best fits for mobile trees meant for outdoor use. Since these live, organic trees are taller and narrower than artificial versions, it's smart to consider placing them in taller, squatter vessels rather than low, oblong wash tubs. For this outdoor dining area, a cypress was placed into an old wine crate outfitted with casters.
As food sources become scarce, rabbits, mice and voles can make quick work of bark on unprotected trees and shrubs. Use tree guards around young tree trunks, and surround shrubs with hardware mesh. You can also try to attract raptors like owls and hawks, which prey on these mammals, by erecting artificial perch poles.
This urban backyard is made for entertaining and relaxation! The grass is actually artificial turf, so you never have to worry about mowing. Lounge on colorful cushions on the patio, or sit on the outdoor furniture under strings of lights. Plenty of plants and trees make for a lush outdoor oasis.
Phoenix pool builder Kirk Bianchi removes the “artificial penguin exhibit” and replaces it with an ironwood tree salvaged from the desert (one of three he places around the yard). He declutters the landscaping, introduces new decking and adds overflow to all sides of the pool, enhancing the lovely mirror effect.