The Giga Lounger-new outdoor equipment of Giga series

The world’s first one-key automatic inflatable loungerInflate Complete in 60s Exclusive and innovative design with an integrated AirVorTech electric air pump, which can automatically inflate the air lounger with a simple touch. Very easy to operate by yourself, even kids can handle. It is easier to inflate than traditional air bed, takes only 60s. Relax and enjoy whenever you want. 3 Steps, One Touch Step 1: Fold the vent to adjust the hardness of the lounger according to your preference. Step 2: The top buckle is designed to strongly seal the air outlet. Step 3: Start the AirVorTech electric air pump with one-click, and inflate quickly in …

When is the right time to start a garden?

I get asked this question often. Or more often, I hear from friends who are sure they already have the answer: “Isn’t it too late to start a garden?” All the big box store commercials would have us believe that we have a short little window of 4 to 6 weeks when it’s the ‘perfect time’ to start a garden and if we didn’t get our timing just right, then we might as well wait until next year. It was a Nashville summer in 2011. With three small kids in tow, desperate for something new to do at home that …

Native Plants for Your Garden Shanna Jones, Plant Collections Mgr Cheekwood

What constitutes a native plant? The general opinion of what defines a native plant summarizes that it is indigenous or naturally occurring in a specific location over a long period of time. However, there is the the human element to consider. Human intervention has influenced what trees and flowers we grow for shade and aesthetic enjoyment as well as what crops we grow for nourishment. We humans, over time, not only transferred plants from one region to another, but we learned how to transfer pollen and, therefore genetics, creating hybrids. And so, the quote I frequently go to for an …

Spruce Up for Spring: Fresh ideas for home upgrades

(Family Features) Spring means it’s time to start sprucing up your home and garden with a little TLC inside and out. If you’re unsure where to begin, consider these tips: Make function a priority. While aesthetic changes may boost value and please the eye, be sure to consider upgrades that make living easier, like organization units that give you more space or upgrades that create additional living space. Keep budget in mind. Make a list of the projects you’d like to complete and estimate how much each will cost. Use the list to determine what you can afford to complete …

The Inspired Gardener

Troy B. Marden Troy B. Marden Travel www.troybmarden.com Everywhere I go, my designer’s eye is looking at the details. Be it the architecture of a building, the layout of an interior space, or the combinations of plants in a well-cared-for garden, I am constantly searching for inspiration to file away in one corner of my mind or another for a future project. Thankfully, today’s world of digital photography and always having a phone at my fingertips helps with that filing—and with my inspiration. For decades, a great deal of my design inspiration has come from English gardens like Great Dixter, …

She Sheds

Spring is here, and we’re all starting to emerge from the dark of winter and a yearlong pandemic hibernation. As the weather warms up and we start making tentative steps to emerge from pandemic lockdown, creating a backyard oasis and retreat is on everyone’s mind. The She Shed is quickly becoming a favorite space to experiment and make design choices unique to the space and the owner. A response to Man caves, She Sheds are exploding in popularity. While Man caves seem to have been around forever, women are realizing the benefits of a personal retreat and have developed in …

Perfect Pairings for Containers A ‘Done in a Day’ Spring Project

Spring is the perfect time to add a pop of color to your outdoor space. Bold blooms and bright leaves are emerging, offering a colorful canvas of plant choices. Picking the right pairings for your container plantings can feel intimidating with so many options to choose from, but simple strategies offer perfect pairings for containers every time! A great general rule for container plantings is to use the “thriller, filler, spiller” formula. Thrillers add height and drama to the planting. They can be placed at the center or back of the container, depending on the viewing angle. Both foliage and …

Pretty Patio Furniture

Patio Furniture 2021 One of the benefits of the global pandemic is that homeowners have rediscovered their homes and what they love about the space they have created. It’s also been an opportunity to live in spaces that weren’t used to full capacity. One of those spaces is outdoor space. For 2021, homeowners want the comfort and quality of their inside furniture to extend to their outdoor living space. That investment is about balancing quality, beauty, and durability. New trends in outdoor furniture reflect the reimagined importance of the outdoors as a place that combines fresh air, natural light, and …

4 Steps to Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces

The combination of heat, precipitation and use can dull the appearance and function of different outdoor spaces like textiles, light fixtures, furniture, decks and more. Try these cleaning solutions to spruce up outdoor living areas and get them in shape for patio season. Find more cleaning tips and a limited-time discount code for a S1800 electric power washer at Briggsandstratton.com/OutdoorCleaning. SOURCE: Briggs & Stratton

Custom Pools & Spas

When it comes to getting ready for summer, there’s nothing that says summer more than a pool. From planning to execution, the addition of a pool or pool/hot tub combo makes even the most mundane outside space into something special. When designing or renovating a home, creating spaces for enjoyable outdoor living is just as important as the interiors. Designing a backyard space is as unique to the homeowner as it is to the space. Who will be using the space, adults, children, grandchildren, pets, how will it be used, family fun, entertaining, evenings, what is the property setting, architecture …