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Decorating FAQs

FAQs - Outdoor Decorating

Have questions? We have compiled a library of frequently asked questions and their respective answers.

 

 


Decorating Your Deck FAQs

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Decorating Your Porch FAQs

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Decorating Your Patio FAQs

 

 

 

 

Decorating Your Small Urban Space FAQs

 

 

 

 

Decorating Your Yard FAQs

 

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Decorating Your Vegetable Garden FAQs

 

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Answers to the Frequently Asked Questions

 

Decorating Your Deck FAQs

Q:   What is the best way to decorate my deck?

 

A:  Deck designs that incorporate biodegradable coco-lined flower boxes, flower box holders, and plant and basket stands always look attractive.

 

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Q:   What is a good starting point when attempting to compose deck
     designs?

 

A:  Start with the bare essentials. If you have a deck, remove everything from your deck so you can have clear vision of different deck designs.

 

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Q:   How do I know what options are available in various deck designs?

 

A:  Do your research. Drive around other neighborhoods or your own and take notice of the various elements and features of others deck designs. Keep in mind how others deck designs incorporate deck décor.

 

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Q:   Where else might you find ideas for deck designs?

 

A:  Visit your local book store – they are sure to have a variety of books and magazines that focus on deck designs and decoration.

 

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Q:   How can I focus on one theme with so many options in deck designs?

 

A:  Think about what you want to use your deck for – reading, grilling, entertaining. All these things can easily fit into most deck designs.

 

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Q:   What is a good way to add some uniqueness to deck designs?

 

A:  A custom hand rail is a nice way to add personality to deck designs.

 

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Decorating Your Porch FAQs

Q:   What sort of hanging planters work best on a porch?

 

A:  There is such a huge choice in terms of materials, styles and sizes for hanging planters, it really a is personal choice. Typically it looks best to have a collection of hanging planters with a specific design pattern of the same type to create a sense of unity.

 

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Q:   Are self-watering hanging planters available?

 

A:  Yes, indeed they are, and they are great for hanging on porches but can sometimes be costly.

 

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Q:    Is it a good idea to use planter liners for hanging planters?

 

A:  Yes, it is essential if you use hanging planters or baskets to decorate your porch.

 

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Q:   Can I grow vegetables in hanging planters?

A:  Absolutely. Summer vegetables in particular can look stunning in hanging planters. Tomatoes look dramatic and creeping herbs look pretty and smell great.

 

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Q:   Can I mix different types of plants in my hanging planters?

A:  Yes, you can, and in fact I recommend that you do. Consider mixing perennials like ivy with annuals like alyssum, lobelia, petunias, phlox and pansies. Just be careful to take colors into account. You can even mix different foliage plants together in hanging planters.

 

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Q:   What is the best way to keep your hanging planters hydrated?

A:  It depends on what types of hanging planters you have, what type of liners you use, and your sun exposure. Some who use solid hanging planter containers will plunge the base of the container in water and let it soak through and then remove and drain the excess water before hanging. Others depending on the height of the hanging planters, water the plants with a watering can while hanging or take down the hanging planters first before watering them so as not to cause any accidents.

 

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Decorating Your Patio FAQs

 

Q:   What is the best material to use for plant stands outdoors?

 

A:  Mild steel is ideal for plant stands outdoors because it can be galvanized or treated to make it totally weatherproof.

 

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Q:   What sort of plants should I display on plant stands outdoors?

 

A:  When selected plants and flowers for plant stands outdoors, be guided by the amount of sun, wind and rain your patio is subject to. Cacti, aloes and other succulents do well in sunny positions. Ferns and flowers like impatiens will thrive in shady conditions in plant stands outdoors.

 

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Q:   How often should I water my plant stands outdoors?

 

A:  Again, it depends on the type of plants you are growing and how much sunshine they get. Feel the soil to see how dry it is. If you are using something other than a solid pot for your plant stands outdoors, it also depends on what type of liner you choose. If you are using biodegradable coco liners – these need to be watered more often.

 

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Q:   How can I use plant stands outdoors to decorate my indoor/outdoor
     patio?

 

A:  First of all choose a plant stand that suits the style of your patio, and then choose containers and plants that fit the genre. If you want to add color to the theme, this is a perfect vehicle to do so, especially with plant stands outdoors.

 

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Q:   Apart from the patio, where else could I use plant stands outdoors?

 

A:   You could use plant stands outdoors on your deck, on your porch or even in the garden itself. But preferably only in places where there is a solid surface to place them on.

 

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Decorating Your Small Urban Spaces FAQs

Q:   What’s the point of container gardens in small spaces?

 

A:   Containers instantly bring life and color to small spaces. Container gardens also add interest – even to dull backdrop. Container gardens can also add height to your small space.

 

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Q:   How important is the container itself for container gardens?

 

A:  It depends on your approach. You can use uninspiring plastic pots for container gardens. Or, you can opt for a more decorative look by using metal, coco-lined hanging baskets, floor planters, and baskets stands to add interest and style to container gardens.

 

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Q:   What is the best way to group container gardens together?

 

A:  Generally choose containers with a similar design and place the smaller ones in front.

 

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Q:   Can you suggest some suitable shrubs for container gardens?

 

A:  Camellias, azaleas and yuccas all look great in container gardens.

 

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Q:   What is the correct way to plant containers?

 

A:  Some choose to line the base of all container gardens with large stones or broken material for drainage. However, biodegradable coco liners work very nicely and are a great look for container gardens. Hall-fill the pot with suitable soil, plant and backfill around the plant.

 

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Q:   Can I grow bulbs in container gardens?

 

A:  Absolutely. Spring bulbs like tulips and daffodils do particularly well.

 

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Q:   What types of vegetables are ideal for container gardens?

 

A:  Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, green onions, lettuce, squash, and so on.

 

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Decorating Your Yard FAQs

Q:   Is it important to establish an identifiable style in your front yard?

 

A:  Following a style for yard and garden décor does help to make a garden design come together. Look for yard and garden décor style collections. You could also follow a theme, like color, or simply stick to either a formal or informal landscaping approach in your yard and garden decor.

 

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Q:   Is garden lighting considered part of yard and garden décor?

 

A:  Garden lighting can be immensely decorative as well as practical for yard and garden décor. Fire pits can also add natural light to yard and garden décor.

 

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Q:   What sort of ornaments should I use to improve my yard and garden
     décor?

 

A:  Ornaments like decorative hose holders, obelisks, trellises, and stake planters are probably the most appropriate items for yard and garden décor.

 

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Q:   What is a good way to incorporate privacy into yard and garden décor
     for small spaces?

 

A:  A flowering privacy screen is perfect for small spaces, because it has a small footprint and adds height and privacy in an attractive way.

 

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Q:   I like the idea of using hanging baskets and other planters in my front
     yard.  Is this appropriate?

 

A:  All types of planters can be used very successfully in both back and front yards. In fact yard and garden décor depends to a large extent on the inclusion of planters.

 

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Decorating Your Vegetable Garden FAQs

Q:   I am looking for some useful vegetable garden tips; do you have any
     ideas?

 

A:  Seed producers often include very interesting and useful vegetable garden tips on their packaging.

 

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Q:   I read some vegetable garden tips that say some plants grow best
     alongside others - Is this true?

 

A:  Yes, this is known as companion planting. Vegetable garden tips show that some herbs, like basil deter insect pests. Growing basil next to tomatoes would make a perfect match!

 

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Q:   Do you have any other tips about companion planting?

 

A:  Cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli will be protected from the notorious cabbage moth if you plant sage or rosemary nearby. Keep in mind these are excellent vegetable garden tips when planning your garden.

 

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Q:   Do you have vegetable garden tips in regards to what types of
     vegetables are easy to grow?

 

A:  Yes! Cucumbers, green beans, peas, lettuce, and tomatoes.

 

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Q:   What accessories might I need when planting?

 

A:  Garden twine, training wire, vine supports, and t-labels are recommended.

 

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Q:   Do you have any gardening tips for those with hard soil?

 

A:  Yes. Use step anchors for effortless installation of stakes.

 

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