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A patio or patio for outdoor entertainment should caccommodate the maximum number of guests who will use the space. Wall-based patio seating and built-in benches for a deck take advantage of the space and limit the need for additional furniture (Figure 19 - 34). Measure the outdoor furniture provided for the space and allow 2 to 3 feet of walking around the chairs. Using the plot scale of the plot, cut the pieces of paper patio furniture to the scale. Place and move pieces on the plot plan to help you find the perfect location. People are accustomed to more elbowroom outdoors. Stake out of space to see if it's the right size, if the location provided enjoys good views in the yard and beyond, and if the site is out of direct traffic to and from the House.

Stone steps and offset pavers provide a structure and allow the garden to reveal itself in an interesting way. "It's not just the interior of your home that deserves elegant touches," says Bunny Williams. Celebrate your arrival by unfurling the red carpet for yourself - or at least a pair of oversized planters. Large leafy plants make an eye catching garden by the entrance door e from a New York home. The imposing cypresses of a house in Corona del Mar are reminiscent of Tuscan landscapes. In this house in Corona del Mar, landscaper Margaret Carole McElwee has created a lush garden with hedges of boxwood, lavender, ficus and cypresses.

Irrigation: I watered the tree for the first summer, but now I do not water at all. Fertilizer: I put organic fertilizer on the last two sources but not this year. Maintenance: I prune the dead branches in the fall and rake the leaves. I also put a layer of compost around the roots each fall. Are there any significant water problems? Yes, we receive stagnant water for a day or two after heavy rush (Figure 19 - 53). What does the floor look like? It is a clay soil, very red. Describe the light. How many hours of sunshine? It is planted in a shady corner of the yard at the corner of the property. This part of the yard receives only 3 to 4 hours of filtered sun per day.

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