Creating a Landscape Feature Out of Your PondCreating a Landscape Feature Out of Your Pond

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Creating a Landscape Feature Out of Your Pond

When I first bought my home, I was unsure about the man-made pond in the backyard. The water was green and there was no wildlife to be seen. I decided to work with the water feature instead of spending money on fill materials to get rid of the pond. I added a water fountain to the space first that featured a submersible pump and I later added fish. After installing a filtration system and an aeration device, my pond became the central landscaping feature on my property. I made a lot of mistakes as I completed the installations. I had to learn about the biological filtration and I had to figure out how to control algae with shade plants. I want you to have an easier time than I did creating a water feature, so read my blog to find out what you need to do.


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How To Incorporate A Study Area In Your Child's Room

Isn't it hard to believe that summer is more than halfway over? In just a few weeks kids will be heading back to school and the lazy days will be simply a memory. If you are using the remainder of the summer to make some changes in your child's room, consider incorporating a study area as part of the design.

No matter the size of your child's room, it won't be hard to divide it into sections.Consider having part of the room as the sleeping and fun area. 

The Fun Section - This part of the room is reserved for sleeping, relaxing and sharing time with friends.

  • Think about using a futon or a sofa bed for more versatility. If you use a twin bed, consider making it up with bolsters to be used like a sofa.
  • Huge floor pillows or bean bag chairs would be fun for relaxing and spending time with friends. Another idea would be to have a hammock or a bench swing hanging from the ceiling.
  • Along with pictures, the wall decor for this portion of the room might include a dart board and a chalkboard for fun messages and doodling.
  • Think about buying a chest to go at the foot of the bed that will hold sheets, blankets, extra pillows and even pajamas.

The Study Section - Think about using a shelf to divide the sleeping and fun area from the rest of the room.

  • Besides holding books and your child's favorite collectibles, consider adding a world globe and large wooden brain puzzles to the shelves.
  • When you consider homework space, think about buying a table instead of a desk. This might give your child more space for large projects.
  • Another idea would be to purchase a roll top desk that can be closed to protect projects and to simply hide a messy area.
  • When you select a chair to go with the table or desk, consider getting a high-quality office chair that is designed for comfort and to protect the back during long study periods. A swivel chair would be awesome. Think about getting a colorful chair that might be better suited to a child's personality. Office chairs are affordable and will last so long that your child might want to take it to college.

Have fun with your child as you work together to make changes in his or her room.

To learn more, contact an office furniture store like Office Furniture Barn