It’s kind of fun to compare stuff.
Landscaping in Florida can be tricky, and here in Central Florida, especially tricky.
It’s easy to get used to your home and all its quirks when you live there every day.
In case a little bird hasn’t told you yet, many of our beautiful winged friends are in trouble as their natural habitats disappear.
There are plenty of benefits to a small backyard:
1. Nobody asks you to host the family reunion. (Did you really want to grill 80 hot dogs?)
2. Tourists don’t mistake your place for a state park.
3. You don’t have to send a search party out to find the mail carrier who took a wrong turn and got lost.
Sure, big backyards get all the attention in the home and garden magazines, but your small yard deserves some landscaping luxury, too.
Let’s start with reasons not to install a pergola in your Florida backyard.
2. Well, there’s…
Maybe we’ll have better luck with reasons to install a pergola in your Florida backyard.
Put your feet up. There are plenty. Too bad you don’t have a pergola to relax beneath as you ponder this list…
If you need a rowboat to get back to your grill, you’ve got a yard drainage problem.
So you hit the internet for DIY yard drainage solutions.
A great fence can change everything.
Now your new puppy can romp safely around your yard.
You can eat your morning cereal on the patio in your underwear in privacy. (Yes! Finally!)
But new fences can look kind of bare.
How do you landscape around a fence?
If we check your Instagram, will there be photos of you smiling and posing, draped across a retaining wall?
Probably not. Retaining walls aren’t very exciting.
Once you know what hardscaping is, the word makes perfect sense.
It’s the hard elements in your landscaping — the paver patios and walkways, the fire pit, the structures like decks, pergolas, and pavilions.