Monthly Archives: August 2017

We Are Sailing…

Weston Lakes/ August 21, 2017/ Gardens & Pools

Humans have been using pieces of cloth as shade protection for thousands of years. The Roman, Greek and Egyptian cultures show some recorded history during which they used sail like structures in their homes and in public places. While we love our time in the sun, we also like sitting outside under shade sails with a nice breeze and some UV protection, regardless of what century we are in.

How, Where and Why

Thе typical shade sail is a reasonably large ріесе оf сlоth/fаbrіс, and it is secured to three points, at least. The points are uѕuаllу аt fixed роѕіtіоnѕ, ѕuсh аѕ a post, wаll, or the grоund. These days, shade sails are in use everywhere and can be ѕееn at hоmеѕ, rеѕtаurаntѕ, рublіс parks аnd рlауgrоundѕ, hоtеlѕ аnd rеѕоrtѕ, еtс. The dіffеrеnсе in tеmреrаturе can range frоm аbоut 10-20°C dеgrееѕ сооlеr underneath a shade ѕаіl оn a hоt day.

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Can a Native Garden Work For Landscaping?

Weston Lakes/ August 10, 2017/ Gardens & Pools

According to landscaping company Lone Pine Landscapes the options you have for your landscaping needs can depend on the types of plants you want to add. A great option to consider involves a native garden. Such a garden can be designed in a way that makes it very easy to establish and maintain, no matter where you want it to be. It can be part of the backyard or add interest to the front of the home.

A native garden is a popular choice for landscaping in that it focuses on native plants. In particular, these are plants that are naturally found in the wild where you live. That said, many natives these days are hybrids; better than the originals in that their flowers are larger and more colorful, while still retaining the characteristics of the originals.  This makes them more popular, but still easy to grow in their native area. (more…)