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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Fencing and Gate Quote

When looking for a new fence or gate, a homeowner must ask questions, obtain a few quotes and think of his or her needs. With this in mind, here are four things to consider when getting a quote for a fence or gate.

Ask how often they achieve their goal: All-too often, a homeowner will excitedly receive a seemingly low quote. Then, the fence or gate company will add extra costs. When this happens, the homeowner will experience frustration and spend too much money on the new gate or fence. Remember, when looking for a fencing and gate quote, a homeowner should ask the company how often it goes over budget. The best quotes are from companies that include all costs and honor the quote for 30 days.

What it includes: Again, when asking for a fencing and gate quote, one will want an accurate picture. To figure this out, a homeowner should ask the company what services are included. For example, one may have to pay extra for fast shipping. Then, when knowing this information, a homeowner can make an informed decision.

Where they find their products: It’s unwise to use a company that uses products made cheaply in other countries. While a company can offer lower prices, a homeowner will regret using services from a cheap provider. One must remember, quality fences are well worth the cost as professionals won’t commit mistakes or end up causing any serious issues in the process.

References: Finally, when looking to spend money on a fence, one needs to look for references and testimonials. When doing this, not only can one enjoy peace of mind, but it’s possible to find the best company.

With these four tips, a homeowner can find the best deal on a new fence or gate. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Metal Fencing & Gates

When looking to protect a house and keep animals out and pets in, a homeowner needs to consider setting up a metal gate or fence. With this, not only can one add to the value and beauty of their place, but residents won't worry about dogs or other animals entering the yard. At the same time, the homeowner won't need to watch pets as closely since they won't be able to get out of the yard. With this in mind, here are a few things to consider when looking for metal fencing & gates.

Style: When investing in a new gate or fence, it’s important to think about the style a little more deeply. Otherwise, when buying an outdated style, not only will the homeowner deal with an ugly sight, but the value of the home won't rise. On the other hand, when investing in a high-end and beautiful setup, one can increase the value of their place and enjoy it more.

Installation: It's not easy to install some metal fencing & gates; a resident needs to think of the full cost. All-too-often, one will try this task on their own. When this happens, the homeowner could end up with a problem on his or her hands. Instead, when looking at gates, a person needs consider finding a professional installer who won't make any mistakes, large or small. Another option would be to look for easy install fences and gates. These have the same durability and style as the others but without the complicated installation.

It's not easy to find the perfect metal fence or gate. While true, with a little research and thought, one can find the best deal for their money. If not, when a person runs out and buys a new gate, he or she is likely to overspend and not end up with the perfect solution for their unique wants and needs. For help in choosing the perfect metal fence or gate for your home, you can visit a specialty online store and contact them for help in making this decision. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

4' Tall Iron Fence

For those individuals, couples, and families who may be looking for ways to enhance the outdoors appearance of their homes, this article is just what they have been looking for. There are several ways that people often think about enhancing the outward appearance of a residential establishment, but these are conventional. For example, many home owners repaint their homes, add additions to their homes in the form of rooms, or put unique figures in their lawns. While these can all do a lot for a home, there are several ways to make a home look better that are actually not that expensive or difficult to execute.

First of all, consider adding a fence to the border of a home. In front of the home, it could be a good idea to add a 4' tall iron fence. Fences made out of iron are classic and last very well outside. They sustain any type of weather, including the snow, rain, hail, sleet of the fall and winter months, and harsh sun of the spring and summer months. Consider adding a 4' tall iron fence to the front border of the front yard to help keep animals, kids, and other neighbors off from the lawn, as well.

This is a great idea, because it gives people a good idea of where your lawn starts and ends. It also helps home owners remember where to mow the lawn so that they don't end up mowing the neighbors' lawns. Remember, there are a ton of different options for fences in this height. There are fences that are very straight forward and simple, and there are more ornate versions that have designs in them. Pick one that matches the particular style and theme of the home that it will go in front of.

Another idea is to put iron fences that are a little smaller around gardens to keep little critters out and to help define the perimeter of the garden. These are very classy and look just as good as the taller fences. Check out fences in stores and online.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Metal Border Edging Fence

For those individuals who have a vegetable and fruit garden or even a flower garden in the front, side, or back yard, getting some cute accessories for this area of the home is a great idea to jazz things up. This article will present a few ideas for adding some flair to the lawn and garden.

First of all, having a garden is always a great endeavor for when the weather permits. Not all climates do well with gardens, but most places in the United States have at least a few times of the year in which a garden is able to grow and flourish. Flower gardens are probably a bit easier than veggie and fruit gardens. Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to both.

When starting a veggie and fruit garden, first do some research. Check the climate in the area, and go to the library or online to see exactly which fruits and veggies will grow best in this area and at what time of year. Sometimes, it is a wise idea to actually start seedlings indoors when it is still cold outside (occasionally even when there is still snow) in the late winter and early spring. Add some grow lights to help the cute, little seedlings along.

Once the seedlings get into the ground after it has thawed, it is time to care for them. One way to care for them is to protect them from intruders and to section them off in their own special area. This is easily down with metal border edging fence. Not only is metal border edging fence great as a protector for gardens, but it looks absolutely lovely as well.

Many home owners and apartment building wonders and proprietors use this type of edging fence in different metal designs just for fun in areas where it is only an accessory but not necessarily needed. This type of edging fence can be found in many home goods stores but it is best to find it online at one of the many great retails sites who sell quality made garden items.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tin Goats Recycled Metal

Many people want to change the outside look of their home, but unfortunately they are unsure how to do this. The truth is that there are many options for making the outside of the home look unique and special to those who visit, whether they are friends, family, or even just the mailman or the package delivery guy. This article will highlight two of the best ways to jazz up the front of any house in a unique way that no one else on the block or in the neighborhood will have. Read on to learn more about this topic.

One item that is extremely unique and special is a collection of tin goats in recycled metal. This collection of small goats made out of tin material is so adorable and cute for any entry way or even the front porch. They can be indoor or outdoor. One of the goats (measured from tail to nose) is 16 inches long, 14 inches tall, and 6 inches deep. Get one tin goat, two tin goats, three tin goats, or even all four! Collect them in a little circle around the front door, or even put them in the yard next to the beautiful flowers under the front windows.

Probably the most wonderful thing about these small tin goats for decoration is that they are actually made from recycled materials. Many people do not know how this can be done, but it is quite easy. Discarded metal from old cars in junkyards or dumps is extracted from old cars and formed into these adorable figures. It is amazing to think that the old tin metal from cars that is so ugly and misshapen can be formed by artisans into beautiful goat figures to adorn the home with.

One other way to make the home unique and special looking is to plant a beautiful garden in the front yard. Throughout the year, choose different flowers to bloom there so that there are always lovely colors underneath the front windows. Try the planting of flowers and the addition of the tin goats made from recycled materials, and any yard will be especially stunning.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Flying Sun Faces

Folk art often evokes a smile simply because of its unique ornateness. It stirs emotions by connecting us to a bygone era that can best be described through the art of that period. Folksy art such as whimsical Flying Sun Faces, metal farm, domestic and wildlife theme garden statues and artistic creations as simplistic as metal tree branches are a wonderful way to enliven a garden decor, landscape design or any exterior area of a home.

When you're feeling tired, stressed out, frustrated, melancholy or experiencing some time of negative emotion, the quickest way to find relief is to smile. The decor you include in your outdoor space can be the mechanism that triggers a smile, not only for you, but for anyone passing by. Pulling into the driveway and seeing a cheerful metal sun face smiling at you makes you inclined to smile back, regardless of how difficult the day has been. Neighbors and those passing by who see a colorful, large smiling sun face hanging above your garage or on the side of your house can't help but smile back at such a friendly face.

Add a wrought iron trellis to a garden design and attach a folksy sun face to it to create an uplifting atmosphere in the garden. Mix in a few other folksy art pieces such as a colorful rooster statue or some other unique statues and you have a delightful garden design. You don't need a green thumb to create an awesome night time focal point in a garden. Placing a spot light on a large wrought iron tree creates an eye-catching, conversation starter in landscape design. A wrought iron birdhouse tree complete with nests can easily become the main daytime or evening attraction in one area of the garden or landscape.

Garden and landscape designs should be fun to create and fun to look at. Everyone needs to smile, at least once a day. If a garden design or an element of outdoor decor can generate that smile, the design is truly a success.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Flower Trellis Arch

This beautiful flower trellis arch from A Rustic Garden will make a most romantic addition to anyone's garden. This arch with trellised sides and a roof of slats is made from steel and is fashioned in the Mission style. Mission style furniture was developed in 1895 and was patterned after the furniture found in California's early Spanish missions. It can be identified by straight lines and flat surfaces that brought out the beauty of the wood grain and eschewed the flourishes of much Victorian furniture. Chairs, benches and tables often have slats, which are echoed in this trellis arch.

The Flower Trellis Arch comes in two heights. One is 83 and a half inches tall, and the other is 101 and a half inches tall. Both have a 65 inch long roof and are 53 inches wide on the inside. Another benefit of the trellis arch is that it can be expanded to become a pergola or a gazebo. A pergola is a structure that is wider than the trellis arch and is often used to provide shade. A gazebo is a tiny house or an outside room.

Though the trellis arch has two heights, it can be ordered in many colors. Among them are rusty, antique white, turquoise, satin shell white, moss green, flat black, and creamy yellow.

The trellis arch is a work of art unto itself, but its beauty can be enhanced. The customer can place a bench inside of it. On the other hand, the trellis can be used as an entranceway, either to another part of the garden or to the walkway that leads to the house. It can also be its own focal point in the landscape.

Of course, climbing vines can be planted by the trellis to finally find their way to its roof. These plants can be climbing roses, clematis, silver lace vine, Virginia creeper, honeysuckle and Carolina jessamine.

Friday, May 16, 2014

70" Wrought Iron Hoop and Arrow Trellis

Vintage decor is appearing more and more frequently in both interior and exterior decors. Wrought iron has been used in gardens and as lawn and patio furnishings for many years. Its rustic beauty brings to mind a time when life moved at a slower pace. Entertaining in the garden was a regular event during the warm months of the year. Setting aside time for afternoon tea in the garden was a favorite past time. Spending an evening relaxing in the midst of an aromatic array of flowers was something to look forward to at the end of the day.

While today's lifestyle may be more hectic, a garden design that includes a cozy bench nestled in among some urns and planters filled with aromatic flowers and herbs is an invitation to relax that's too enticing to pass up. Rest and relaxation can be more easily attained in a quiet, secluded place. The addition of a garden accessory such as a 70 Wrought Iron Hoop and Arrow Trellis can assist in creating the privacy needed to create a relaxing retreat. Flowering vines and climbing foliage winding their way to the top of a trellis create a living privacy wall in the garden.

An enhancing vintage theme that begins with a wrought iron bench and trellis can include the addition a garden arch placed at the entrance to the garden. Artistic garden accessories such as folk art pieces and unique garden signs can be added to make the area even more attractive..

While a trellis can provide visual privacy, a wrought iron fence can be put in place to keep the garden and possibly a pet secure within the confines of the fence. Adding fencing around the garden provides the perfect opportunity to make the even area more impressive by selecting an eye-catching decorative gate.

Moving forward with new and innovative garden designs does not mean that the beauty and tranquility of a vintage garden should be forgotten or abandoned. Just as with many other areas of life, bringing a bit of the past into the present can be quite rewarding. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Decorative Tin Wall Decor

When seeking to decorate a home, office, or outdoor space, the secret to truly remarkable rooms is adding unique touches that make the room stand apart from a sea of ordinary. One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is through artwork. Artwork reflects personal taste and adds beauty to any space. Beyond conventional canvas artwork, decorative tin wall decor provides an exceptional and beautiful way to decorate anywhere with style and flair.

Full of Texture and Dimension

Home decor magazines consistently showcase rooms that incorporate not only beauty, but texture and design dimension as well. Though this can be accomplished in various ways, but one of the best and most striking ways to do this is through the incorporation of decorative tin wall decor. Tin wall art comes in a variety of different designs and styles to suit every taste: from flowers to barn stars to abstract art and everything in between. Whatever the desired look and theme of a room, a piece of tin wall art can complete the look and take it to the next level.

A Versatile Choice

Unlike many conventional art choices, tin art pieces can typically be used both indoors and outdoors. In theory, art is purchased for one specific location in one specific room. In reality, people move and rooms are rearranged. The beauty of tin art is that it is equally at home in the boardroom as the garden. When purchasing art, buyers should consider that the longevity of the piece is tremendously increased if the piece can be used in versatile ways and locations.

Perfect Juxtaposition

Regardless of the overall theme of any space, what makes true impact is juxtaposing different styles. Whether the desired effect is rustic and classics or shabby and elegant; tin art offers people just the way to add dramatic impact in beautiful impact with any décor.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Recycled Plastic Rugs

Recycled plastic rugs are a great way to add elegance to any room or patio. They are available in a wide variety of designs and styles, to blend with the existing décor or provide a bright center piece. Colors range from muted lime green, cream and violet to brilliant pinks, blues and oranges, so they can brighten up a shady patio or deck or be almost unnoticeable.

The rugs are impervious to water and moisture, so there is no need to worry about mold or mildew. They can be cleaned with a hose and mild detergent. They’re a good addition to protect a high traffic area such as an entry way, or any place where there is water or food such as in a bathroom, kitchen or under a dining table. They are light and easy to take outside for cleaning. The rugs are so durable, they can be rolled and taken on camping trips to make the campsite more comfortable or used as sitting areas for picnics.

Recycled plastic rugs represent an effort towards sustainable living and reducing carbon footprint. An eco-friendly product, they also help improve the lives of the artisans who make them. They are made from premium quality recycled polypropylene straws and woven tightly for strength, softness and beauty.

These gorgeous plastic rugs don’t look cheap, but they are very affordable. They are a cost effective way to upgrade your décor, add interest and comfort to your patio or protect sections of wall-to-wall carpet. The rugs won’t fade because of the UV resistant quality of the polypropylene, and they dry quickly after washing.

A rug fabricated from recycled materials will also help reduce the carbon footprint of the owner. They come in a variety of sizes including 3 x 5 feet, 4 x 6 feet, 5 x 8 feet and 6 x 9 feet. Whether you are looking for a bright accent color or a subdued classical design, you will find exactly the style you want from Versailles chocolate brown to Tangier orange that is suitable by your pool or by your coffee table.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Landscaping with Metal Topiaries & Obelisks

Topiary is as pleasing indoors as it is outdoors even if the desire to landscape is not as expeditious as the Queen of Hearts’ manicured croquet ground. The pruning or shaping of plants into forms is accomplished either with the plant by itself or training them over frames such as metal topiaries & obelisks. The variety of metal topiary yard art available answer to any landscape plan calling for the sculpted greenery. With the right dense foliage to quickly fill out the frames in a lovely green matting and some careful pruning, the results are something to boast about by proudly displaying them in full view.

There are so Many Choices in Designing

Topiary famously resembles shapes that encompass animals or birds, ornamental designs, and geometric shapes, just to name a few. The examples can go from something whimsical to a carefully designed hedgerow trimmed to fashion hardscape walls with curving surfaces. Whether a yard is populated with repeating shapes that serve to construct palatial green architecture or there are strategically placed obelisk appointments for balance and symmetry, the choices cater for every taste and desire.

Choosing Shapes and Deciding Placement

In a way, decorating the garden with topiary is akin to playing with the building blocks from kindergarten. With Garden Balls, Orbit Spheres, Pyramids, Spirals, Cones, Cylinders, Sundials, Square Finials, Metal Balls with Finials, Fleur-de-lis, Twist or Obelisk Trellises and many more, it is easy to imagine them all as movable parts. However, this is where careful planning and imagination are needed because once they are planted, that is where they are staying.

Various Plant Choices

The choice of plants to use with metal topiaries & obelisks are any form of small evergreen trees or shrubs such as Buxus or Bay or coniferous evergreen, such as Juniper with their needle-like leaves. The traditional Yew tree is an excellent choice for hedging and the Sweet Myrtle with oval leaves is marvelous for shaping, although it is not as hardy as others needing protection in the cold. Planting, cultivating, pruning and shaping these delightful shaped plants gives much to the spirit as well as being pleasing to the eye.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Reasons to Choose Wrought Iron Benches & Chairs for Patios and Gardens

Wrought iron is becoming one of the most popular materials for outdoor benches and chairs. There are entire patio sets made from wrought iron available today. Anyone who is considering purchasing furniture for a garden, deck or patio should understand some of the main benefits of choosing wrought iron pieces.


The first benefit is that wrought iron benches & chairs are incredibly durable. The metal will not bend, crack or break from normal use. It takes a large amount of force to bend the metal even a little. Additionally, wrought iron is highly resistant to corrosion and staining especially when a strong coating is applied to the outside. Wrought iron furniture can last for decades or longer with the right care.

Easy Care and Maintenance

Caring for wrought iron furniture is very easy. The furniture requires just a minimal amount of cleaning during each season in order to remove dust and debris. It does not require a new finish every season like wooden furniture. It also does not attract pests and mildew like wicker furniture. Some pieces can be cleaned with a garden hose and then wiped down without any problems.

Classic Appearance

Wrought iron is a very flexible material when it comes to design. The iron can be shaped into intricate scrollwork patterns. Wrought iron furniture has a classic appearance that will enhance the decor of any garden, patio or deck. It goes well with stone birdbaths, landscape lighting and rustic paving stones. It can also fit in well with modern or cosmopolitan decors. Additionally, wrought iron furniture comes in many distinctive shapes such as tree surround benches and courting benches.

Wind Resistance

Wrought iron is one of the heavier materials that can be used to make outdoor furniture. This is actually very advantageous when the furniture is left outside during an entire season. Wrought iron benches & chairs are often heavy enough and stable enough to not fall over when strong winds start blowing. This removes the problem of finding damaged furniture or missing furniture after a strong storm. Wrought iron furniture will not be carried off a property because of high winds.

Wrought iron is not only a classic look and feel, but long lasting and durable too!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Why a Metal Green Watering Can Birdfeeder Is a Good Addition to Any Garden

Many different types of ornaments can be added to a garden or yard. Some like mirror balls are fragile. Others like a stone fountain are incredibly large and require extensive installation. A better option is a piece like a metal green watering can birdfeeder. This unique birdfeeder has several advantages when placed into a yard or garden.

Attract Fun and Interesting Birds

The birdfeeder has a bowl that can be filled with a good amount of any birdseed mix. Keeping the feeder filled will start to attract a wide range of different birds in the area. This can add life and fun to any garden or yard. It is also exciting for children who might have never seen the bright colors on different types of birds. The birdfeeder can bring birds to the yard or garden every day.

Accent Garden Space

One of the main advantages of a metal green watering can birdfeeder is that it can accent any type of garden space. The birdfeeder is roughly 43 inches tall. This means it can add height to a garden when placed between low plantings. The green color has a rustic and almost verdigris appearance that goes well with many different types of foliage without becoming lost in the leaves. The birdfeeder will become a valuable accent in any type of garden or yard.

Reduce Harmful Garden Pests

One of the potential benefits of maintaining a birdfeeder in a yard or garden is that the birds could actually reduce the number of harmful pests around the home. Many types of birds eat insects. This means keeping the birds coming back the home could result in fewer mosquitoes and beetles. This can help plants in a garden to thrive without using pesticides. Fewer garden pests can also make spending time outside more comfortable.

The Birdfeeder Can Be Used For Other Purposes

The birdfeeder does not have to be used just to hold birdseed. The bowl can be filled with a mineral mix designed to attract butterflies. The bowl could be filled with potting soil and used as a planter for small and shallow annuals. The bowl can be used for many other purposes beyond just holding birdseed.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Goldfish Yard Ornament

If you want to make your yard look more attractive, there are plenty of decorations that you can add to it. Statues like garden gnomes, frogs, mushrooms, as well as rabbits are always popular with homeowners. They allow you to express your creativity by decorating your garden to look just the way you want it to. Another example of a popular lawn ornament would be a goldfish yard ornament.

These ornaments come in the form of a garden stake that is fixed to the ground. The goldfish are made out of eco-friendly recycled metal and come in three color choices: orange, blue and yellow. The fish on a stake measure 56” tall, while the fish themselves are 10” tall, 14.5” long and 4” wide. So if you're looking for a fun decoration that won't take up too much space in your garden, adding a goldfish ornament could be a good idea.

These goldfish ornaments are made to complement practically any garden décor style very well. They can be added in combination to other, more practical elements in your garden, such as a water fountain, or a birdfeeder. As the goldfish on a stake will fit anywhere, you can arrange them close to your other garden decorations. For example, you can put some of the goldfish around your water fountain.

Goldfish ornaments are made out of solid metal and are professionally painted, which ensures that they will last a long time, unlike cheaper plastic decorations that have a tendency to break after being installed for a few months.

There are other metal decorative items that you can add in combination with your goldfish. Other options include recycled colorful metal flowers, or sunflower garden stakes. As you can see, the options available for decorating your garden are practically limitless. All you need is a bit of creativity in arranging your garden décor.