One of the fastest ways to drop an edge between lawn and planting areas is using concrete edger or paver stones set upright, on edge. Cast from concrete, these stones create the most effective edging if they’re dug into soil so the base sits slightly below lawn level. Keep an eye out for grass creeping around or under concrete edgers. Hand pull or spot spray with grass killer. Look for concrete edgers in a variety of shapes and colors. They give a garden a more formal flair, which looks nice whether it’s lining beds full of flowers, herbs or vegetables.
The Norwegian lifestyle is laid back and low-maintenance, preferring a more natural approach. There’s no need for stain when the sealed wood weathers to a lovely silver-gray patina over time. And cottage guests love stepping out onto their own private deck in the mornings with coffee.
This area of Norway is celebrated for its natural beauty and the people here take great care to tread lightly so the islands remain pristine. Even the unique deck design incorporates the existing landscape.
Semi-Private Courtyard With Comfortable Reading Chair
To welcome guests into this newly redesigned home, a low-walled courtyard transformed what was once a stark patch of gravel into an inviting, semi-private outdoor room with soft lighting to illuminate the space at night.
On the back porch, a pair of swinging daybeds topped with kilim pillows add a playful, laid-back feel to the space creating the perfect spot for relaxing. For additional seating, colorful butterfly-style chairs face the pool and make the space more functional.
The exterior of the Gaspar home has been transformed. The roofline above the front door has been raised. The exterior brick has been painted a light blue/gray and two wooden columns frame the front entrance.
As Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed an ordinary looking ranch house into this smartly updated home with Craftsman inspired exterior and a decidedly French country flavor inside, as seen on HGTV's on Fixer Upper.