Turn to landscape timbers for an easy DIY lawn edging that keeps grass from invading planting areas. To install, you’ll need to dig down a few inches to create a stable footing for the timbers. To help timbers last longer, it’s a good idea to add a layer of landscape fabric topped with gravel between the timber and soil. Nestle timbers into soil as deeply as you want, but try to keep them raised at least a few inches to create a grass-proof barrier. Use a wider timber (6 inches minimum) if you’re stacking timbers and want them to serve as seating.
Designed to emphasize the natural beauty of its vineyard setting, this kitchen shows its architects' dedication to using materials that are not only beautiful and durable, but that make a low ecological impact. The kitchen countertops are Red Ironbark timber with a clear sealant and waterfall edges.
Off the master bedroom is an elegant arched timber trellis with a stone walkway. Stone benches line the space for a welcoming resting spot, while climbing vines add greenery and liveliness to the space.
The "Earth House" sauna is constructed with stone, log timbers and a green roof, which hosts a combination of dwarf evergreens and ornamental grasses. The stone walls give the sauna a solid, grounded appearance and an artistic, craftsman quality. It was built by Outdoor Craftsmen, a Colorado company.
Landscape designers Mark Scott and Associates crafted this rustic getaway adjacent to the pool to be a perfect setting for relaxation and taking in the view. The verdant landscaping, weathered pergola and distressed dining table reflect the French Country theme and blend with the architectural details of the home.
This patio, steps and stairs use Pennsylvania bluestone pavers at the base and steps made of crab orchard stone slabs. The tall walls are made of existing pressure-treated timbers that Atlanta-based King Landscaping incorporated into design. The border around the patio uses Pennsylvania blue stone with a thermal finish.
The look of the half-timber framing of this Tudor Revival home is softened with a neutral color palette at this Beverly Hills home. A well-manicured lawn frames patio zones for dining and lounging as well as the nearby swimming pool.
Stone walls and log timbers show off the skilled craftsmanship in this stunning outdoor sauna by Outdoor Craftsman in Colorado. The sauna door opens onto a stone bridge that crosses over a water feature. The planting design is Colorado inspired with the Aspen grove and is enhanced with colorful container arrangements.
Timber beams frame the passages between rooms in this luxurious cabin in the woods. Contemporary furnishings and accessories balance the rusticity of the wall paneling and trim, and the absence of window coverings allows sunlight to fill the space.
Gleaming Brazilian chestnut floors greet guests as they enter the front hall of HGTV Dream Home 2010. Tongue-and-groove pine ceiling, decorative beams inspired by traditional vigas and smoke bell lanterns complete the look.