(Closed) Feature, feature,

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Features you dig in a yard
    Flower gardens! They look & smell great! : (26 votes)
    14 %
    Manicured lawn, so nice you can play golf on it! : (21 votes)
    11 %
    Large, established trees for shade : (25 votes)
    13 %
    Patio! Patios are awesome! : (30 votes)
    16 %
    Large deck for grilling & entertaining : (32 votes)
    17 %
    Pergolas & gazebos : (8 votes)
    4 %
    Two words - swimming pool : (11 votes)
    6 %
    Fire pit/outdoor fireplace - homemade smores, roasted marshmallows, what more could you want? : (30 votes)
    16 %
    Garden benches or 'focal' seating : (7 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    So I did a lot of selecting….lol.

    I love tall trees in the front of homes…especially 2 story or more homes. I think it adds curb appeal. I prefer greenery more than flowering plants in the front although I do have a few flowers. I try to plant a variety of things so that there is never a time when my plant beds are bare. My front yard is mainly for “show”. We do most of the hanging out in the backyard. I have a patio, but honestly I spend more time laying on a blanket in the yard. I have a fence and would love a deck but just haven’t gotten around to it. I wouldn’t mind having one that has a built in fire pit.

    Post # 4
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    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Oooo – I missed patios and decks!  I would have voted for them too. I voted for flower gardens, fences, fire pits.  I like lots of space in a back yard so I wouldn’t go for too many features…

    A girl can dream!!!

    Post # 5
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Since I have 2 border collie a large open fenced in yard is a must. Nice manicured grass is good, but flowers don’t work too well for us. Also I like to entertain to a fire pit, patio, and grille are great. And my hope is to someday have an inground pool!

    Post # 6
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    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I love large established trees in a neighbourhood, that’s so important to me. The raking in the Fall isn’t always fun though ๐Ÿ˜‰  We spend all of our time out on the back deck bbqing and enjoying our view. When we renovate we plan on putting in a hot tub and an outdoor kitchen. DH wants an outdoor pizza oven apparently (?!). Our yard is very steep (leads down to a river) so it’s not ideal for lush lawns, etc, but I’d like to have a bit of green space for a little jungle gym when we have kids. I like having relaxing space for family and friends to hang out with comfy outdoor furniture and I’m totally on board with the hammock!

    Post # 7
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Landscaping of any kind! Garden beds, neatly trimmed lawns and hedges, flowers, big old trees, patios and fire pits…I love it all! I really like working outside, so the work is welcome. Neglected yards make me depressed, haha.

    Post # 8
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    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I HATE gardens I like my lawn & deck. My mom has 24 gardens and when we were a kid she kept making more and more gardens and taking away our lawn to play on so I hate them now and wont let FH have one ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
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    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I want a hot tub. My parents have one and it’s great.  Actually at the moment I’d settle for a yard almost any yard since all we have in our condo is a balcony.

    Post # 10
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    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    I love love love a nice lawn, a few trees for shade, a big deck for grilling, sine gardens (but not too many-that can be a lot of work!). We were outside all the time this past summer and ate on the deck pretty much every night. Now that the weather is getting cooler I already miss being outside.

    Also, fences definetly do make good neighbors!

    Post # 11
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I like yards that look effortlessly styled, rather than contrived. There is nothing worse to me than evenly spaced pansies covering a bed, ya know? Lots of varying heights, textures, plants. Maybe some stonework. Nothing that looks too forced. 

    In terms of back yards, I love patios, fire pits, fenced yards, and shrubbery. I like when my friends have pools… but I wouldn’t actually want one. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 12
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    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We bought our house because of all the mature trees!  Fall isn’t fun though!

    Post # 13
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    2027 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like a lot of yard, and a lot of landscaping. I like things to run a little wild, though, too. 

    My dream would be to have a huge outdoor room with a kitchen for entertaining, as well as a pool. 

    My husband likes, as he calls it “Disney flowers.” Basically he loves perfectly rowed and sculpted plants and flowers, as well as an immaculate yard. 

    Post # 14
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    3587 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like lots of shade, patios, FIREPITS (on the list before “winter” comes) I like flowering flowers- plan toplant tulips this weekend- but I like shrubs too so there is always some color.

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