This is a great time of the year to go shopping for patio furniture sets. Most people have already bought their patio furniture sets, and stores are now sitting on a surplus of patio furniture sets and other garden items, watching as the season for these purchases has definitively gone. The guys at Garden Ridge and other patio furniture sets and outdoor furniture shops are starting to write these items down, because the store managers need to make sure that the last items are cleared and the price tags on patio furniture sets get crossed out and new much lower prices are appearing.
If you thought about changing your patio furniture at the beginning of summer, but then got put off by quite high price tags on the items you wanted to buy – now is the time to go check if these items are still for sale. If the store has some left, you are pretty sure to see reduced prices. Great bargains in patio furniture sets can now be found, often you get reductions that you would never get with a patio furniture sets coupon like the ones that are printed in the beginning of summer.
Finding 50% off patio furniture sets and sometimes even higher patio furniture discounts is not uncommon at the end of the sunny and warm period.
Garden Furniture and Patio Furniture Sets from Garden Ridge
I love to change the looks of my garden from time to time. That means I may throw out some garden furniture and add new patio furniture sets on occasion, or at least I’ll change the cushions and other smaller items to make my garden look different and new.
Also I like to change the lights and other decorative items from time to time, and I regularly change the plants around, or change the overpots to have the decor look differently. One great place to look for inexpensive and attractive ideas is my local Garden Ridge shop. Simply by wandering in the isles I get so many ideas what to change!
If you have one in your area, plan a visit, you’ll love it! Just like the patio furniture sets, overpots and other garden outdoor things are now often on sale!
Ideas to change the look of your Patio and Garden – Change the Patio Furniture Sets!
Sometimes it seems, we forget that we also can redecorate a patio or even the garden.
It’s quite possible to change the looks with only a few small things. You don’t always have to throw out the old patio furniture sets to replace them with spanking new patio furniture sets. Often a few small things will do the job too:
Let’s have a look at potted plants: A patio that is totally empty can look quite sterile and not very inviting. If you now add a few small or – if space permits – even large plants in huge clay pots, it immediately looks warmer and more inviting.
These pots are usually just clay, but there are great and colorful overpots available, that will help to make the whole thing even more attractive. Go have a look at a Garden Ridge center, they have excellent choice of such pots at really quite attractive prices.
If that is too expensive, you can even consider painting your clay pots yourself. This has one disadvantage though, the paints that let the pot still breather usually do not last very long, and if you use oil paint or other solid paint, it prevents the pot to ‘breathe’. In this case it’s smart to just add patterns and leave some of the clay surface untouched to allow air exchange, so that the roots of your plant have the right conditions.
How We Started To Cultivate Lawns
The green grass we have in our yards and gardens seems to be something that was here all the time – but that is not so. Only relatively recently are houses and gardens in the middle of a green lawn:
Until about 1700, lawns as we know them now did not exist. Grass was there for cows, sheep and other animals to feed on, but not just for fun.
Then, in England, the more wealthy started to have trimmed grass areas, lawns, to show off that they could actually afford to not use the land they had to feed cattle, but to simply look good.
It was also the British that invented the lawn mower: It was invented in 1827 by the British engineer Edwin Beard Budding from Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. Before, lawns were cut by hand by servants that were on their knees most of the time….
Japanese Gardens – Different Style
Gardens differ from country to country. An English garden looks totally different when compared i.e. to a Japanese garden.
Garden design has always been an important Japanese skill, you could even say a Japanese art. Japanese Garden design has been refined for well over a thousand years. The Japanese gardens have during this long time evolved and today there are different styles that are adapted to the use of the particular garden.
One style is i.e. the strolling gardens for the enjoyment and recreation of Edo Period lords. Then there are the maybe better known (at least in the Western world) dry stone gardens for the religious use by Zen monks.
If you have the opportunity to visit Japan, you should make it a point to go visit as many Japanese gardens as you possibly can. Great gardens can be found throughout Japan. The tradition of Japanese gardens is still very much alive in the former capital of Kyoto.
Looking out onto a well tended garden, be it with British style lawn or a Japanese stone garden can be very relaxing. There are still a few days left that will allow patio dining and staying out in the evenings. Doing so from your newly bought patio furniture sets you got at a discount will cheer you up even more!