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June 6, 2012
cortneigh wrote:
What material is under the picnic table? - What material is that under the picnic table?
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The ground covering is decomposed granite.
1 Like    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 11:31AM
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May 26, 2012
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These are individual pieces.
    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 11:42AM
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Is it a polished concrete? How would I find out if it is available locally for me in DC? I'm looking for the exact same look, roughly half the width and height. Thanks!
    Bookmark   May 9, 2013 at 2:48PM
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January 21, 2011
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Jason Lee Design Studio, Inc.
I completely agree with Ronique. Also, do some research on plants. Don't plant any poisons plants. Some plants bare berries that are poisonous when ingested by animal. It may not effect human, but animal tend to be more susceptible.
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Designers Gibson and Lee gave you wonderful advice. As a homeowner I'd have to recommend you hire a professional for your landscaping. You can always tell when a home is professionally landscaped. Drive around your neighborhood and see what I mean. Think of some basic things now so you can work with the professional and have them create a yard design you will love. First think about the hardscape areas: dog runs, patios, observe hardscape in your area, photograph and choose a few you like to show the professional. Go to your nursery and choose some plants that you love, take photos and show the professional. You already know you want to use the yard for your family and your pet, but how much grass do you want to care for? What will your family enjoy doing in the backyard?
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October 26, 2012
mommazen wrote:
Is the swing from IKEA?

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Between Naps on the Porch added this to The Timeless Joy of the Tree Swing
Surprisingly, tree swings even look great in less traditional outdoor settings. Whatever your landscape design, a tree swing could add just the right touch of whimsy and fun that might otherwise be missing.
Lauren Bonar Swezey added this to A Splash of Garden Color (Even Without Flowers)
One simple orange accent placed against a gray concrete wall is all that this garden needed to bring the whole scene to life. "Adding bright pillows or painting a wall makes the foliage colors more noticeable," explains Ive Haugeland of Shades of Green Landscape Architecture. "It gives you lots of bang for the buck."
If you have a strong enough tree, add a swing. Swing supplies can be purchased from any local hardware store, and adding one to your backyard is a fun project you can do with your children.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Modern Garden Style
A front yard gets a modern twist: The concrete patio and edgings divide the space into entryway, play area, and sitting spots, plus note the warm color and horizontal structure of the gates, the simplified plantings, the bright orange cushions and the contemporary table. The sunken feel of the space, reinforced by the wall with plantings above it, makes the entire space seem protected yet still open. There's room to relax and play, all in safety.
Hang up a classic tree swing — even if you don't have kids. There is something so cheering about sitting on a swing hung from a great big tree. If you are lucky enough to have a big tree in your yard, take advantage of it, and I think you will find it becomes a favored spot, whether there are kiddos around or not.
Cathy Lara added this to Keep the Kids Entertained at Home
Here's a well-divided contemporary garden in San Francisco, which has designated spots for sitting, playing and roaming. The strip of orange, the picnic table and the swing scream summer fun for both kids and adults. The sunken garden space and the surrounding cement, wood and landscaped wall give plenty of privacy while still remaining open — a perfect combination for a home with kids.
Laura Gaskill added this to June Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
Clean up kids' play equipment and check for safety. As play starts to move outdoors, take a moment to inspect play structures, swing sets and other gear for cracks, tears and other safety issues. Update first aid kits for summer adventures. From bike rides to water slides, summer fun tends to come with a bit of risk. Be prepared to handle little emergencies with a well-stocked first aid kit at home — and toss a second kit in the car for good measure.

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