KSR Equipment July/August 2017


805 E. Howard St. Pontiac, IL 61764

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Tips and Tricks for a Backyard Oasis


too, so you can wash your vegetables, straight off the vine! Finally, think about seating and put a bar behind the sink counter, so you can talk while you chop. 5. Make It Private: Just because you borrow a cup of sugar from the neighbors doesn’t mean you want their kids peering into your yard every time you take a dip in your pool. Garden walls or lattices with vines will create exceptional privacy for you and your family. Whatever your method for creating an ideal escape, keep illumination in mind. After all, when the party goes late, the perfect lighting can add just the right ambiance to an already enchanting evening. Backyard Oasis

Whether you’re looking for the perfect space to relax or the ideal location for entertaining, creating the perfect backyard oasis can be the fulfillment of a dream for many home owners. For those looking to inspire something beautiful without hiring a personal landscape artist, here are a few ideas to toss around. 1. Consider Levels: Your space will be more interesting when you’ve carved out certain spots for different activities. Picture your patio furniture sitting just outside, while a garden sets down below. Enclose your pool with a short wall to give it a “lifted” look while providing seating space for guests who wish to soak their feet! 2. Cover With Foliage: Rather than gaining your shade from a solid ceiling, use vines with large leaves to twirl around your pergola and create a natural, yet cool environment. 3. Materials Matter: Opt for brick or stone on the patio, rather than cement, to create a more natural look. If you’re debating on surfaces, look to your house. What will be the most fitting extension of your home? Surround your flooring with potted plants and built-in flower beds. 4. Take Inside Out: Bring the entertainment home with an outdoor kitchen, ideal for grilling and cooking up sides. Cover with a pergola and think modern by installing more than a grill. Install a sink, Tips and Tricks for a

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