Patio decor in Virginia Beach


Decorating your patio can add a lot of style and comfort to your outdoor space. Whether you’re looking for a cozy nook to relax with a good book or a spot to entertain friends and family, there are many ways to transform your patio into a beautiful and inviting area. Here are a few tips on how to decorate your patio: 1. Choose your furniture wisely. Select pieces that are comfortable and stylish, and make sure they are suited to the size of your patio. Consider using furniture that can be moved around easily, so that you can rearrange it to suit different occasions. 2. Add personal touches. Incorporate items that reflect your style and personality, such as a vintage rug or a colorful throw pillow. 3. Invest in good lighting. Outdoor lighting can make a huge difference in the ambiance of your patio. Consider investing in string lights, candles or lanterns to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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large waterfall feature


The sound of water in your backyard can create a sense of tranquility and relaxation. Water features, such as fountains, waterfalls, and ponds, are popular additions to outdoor living spaces because they add both visual interest and soothing sounds to the environment. The sound of flowing water has been shown to have a calming effect on the mind and body, reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Additionally, water features can also attract wildlife to your backyard, such as birds and butterflies, adding to the natural ambiance of your outdoor space. Whether you choose a small tabletop fountain or a larger pond with a waterfall, incorporating a water feature into your backyard can help to create a peaceful and serene environment where you can unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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concrete patio builders in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake

Patios. The Next Room for Your Home.

With so many people choosing to extend their living space into the outdoors, patios have become one of the most aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective solutions available. A patio offers additional space for relaxing, dining, and entertaining. Choosing a construction method or contractor to complete this type of work can often seem like a daunting task. We recommend concrete because of its style versatility.

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Hostas for shade in Norfolk


If you’re looking to add a new hosta variety to your landscape this season, let this be THE one! With it’s heart-shaped, blue leaves with a crisp white margin, the color and shape are certainly inviting. But toss in some incredible ruffling on the leaves and you’ve got a bounty of added interest in this selcetion.

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Halloween is quickly approaching. There are so many ways you can decorate your outdoor areas to welcome the spooky season. Who doesn’t love the color orange? Or pumpkins? Black cats and witches? It’s a fun time of the year and decorating your doorstep, your porch, your deck or even your garden areas can bring a lot of joy and fun to your home. These are just a few of our favorites.

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We definitely love good gardening and landscaping quotes. They bring a smile to your face and remind you exactly why you love digging in the dirt, discovering new plants and creating a lovely palette outdoors. These are just a few of our faves. “Don’t worry about perfection. Nature doesn’t grow in straight lines.” Lisa Lubell “All gardening is landscape painting.” William Kent “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” Alfred Austin “Gardening is any way that humans and nature come together with the intent of creating beauty.”  Tina James “There’s little risk in becoming overly proud of one’s garden because gardening by its very nature is humbling. It has a way of keeping you on your knees.”  Joanne R. Barwick “Texture and foliage keep a garden interesting through the season. Flowers are just moments of gratification.”      Kevin Doyle  

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I’m always looking for creative new ideas to enhance my landscape and the landscapes of the homes we create designs for.  It’s also fun to share these finds with our readers.  Whether you choose to implement my most recent discoveries or use them as inspiration to create something that compliments your personality, I hope you’ll find our ideas a little different.

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They are the peskiest of pests, and they are at their height of peskiness during August.  But there are ways to control the mosquito population in your yard.  It’s not only their itchy bites that are problematic, but there is also need for worry over the diseases they carry. Armed with the right knowledge, you make it a fair fight and hopefully come close to winning the battle against these annoying summer visitors.

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