Home and Garden Decor

Installing home and garden decor is a great way to make your home and garden attractive, appealing and a relaxing place to stay. Before you enter your home, you see the garden. By creating a welcoming and pleasantly inviting atmosphere in your garden, you are creating a welcoming introduction to your home. Not only that – there are times when you just want to spend time entertaining or relaxing in your garden, so it’s fun to keep it pleasing to everyone’s eyes

In choosing home and garden décor, first you have to know what you want and what style you are looking for. One way of determining which décor to buy is by setting a theme to your garden. Thin about what you would like your garden to look like – what accessories you would like to see, and what plants and trees you’d like to add. Here are some of the theme ideas that you can incorporate with your home and garden décor: butterfly, temple, sundial, Japanese, water, winter, and jungle.

After you choose your theme, you can now make a list of products that are wonderful items to compliment your home garden. Some of these items can be flowers and flowerpots, planter pots, birdhouses, fountains, wind chimes, garden shelves, incense, garden angels, plant stands, flower vases, and statues.

Decorating your home and garden can be very challenging and you have to use your aesthetic ability to come up with a truly pleasing home garden. But before you make any purchase, see to it that your home and garden décor items will be good together so that you will not waste money, time, and effort.

All About Better Homes and Gardens

Our home is our own private space.Whether you are building a dream home or just want to add a little spice to your existing house, all you need is a little time. If you have a garden, you can experiment with a lot of plants, colors, themes, fountains and more. Before venturing to discover whether you really have that ‘green thumb’, you need to study a little about garden plans, flowers, lawns, trees & shrubs, herbs & vegetables, house plants, landscaping, regional gardening, container gardens, garden guides, paths, pergolas, seeds, pests, fertilizers etc.

Just go through some planting guides and you will have a fairly good idea. I found the Better Homes and Gardens site offering useful Growing Zone Maps of USA spanning Northeast, South, Midwest, Mountain and Plains, Pacific Northwest, southern California to the Desert Southwest with the ideal locations for growing different plants.

Better Homes and Gardens is a popular magazine in the US Published by the Meredith Corporation, the magazine focuses on homes, kitchen, gardening, crafts, healthy living, decorating and entertaining. It began its course in 1922 when Edwin Meredith, the United States Secretary of Agriculture under Woodrow Wilson, founded the magazine. The magazine has kept in touch with the pulse of the changing times, and today it also has a website.

The Better Homes and Gardens website is quite interactive and user friendly. The site offers relevant information on topics related to food and recipes, garden, holidays, health and family and crafts. What I personally do not like about the site is, when you open the home page, there is are special offer pop up windows asking you to sign up. But of course, you can just ignore that, close the window and move on to navigate the site.

The website also has a section devoted to Garden Slide Shows. Here, you can view every garden slide show that the magazine has ever done. Tools and Guides is another a helpful section in the website. Arrange-a-Deck, Garden Flower Gallery, Garden Newsletter, Plan-a-Garden and Plant Finder are some useful features. The site also has a forum with a number of great sections but it does not appear to be too active.

The Expert Advice section of the Better Homes and Gardens is probably the most useful. You will find experts sharing their opinion on flowers, roses, lawns, pests and problems, trees & shrubs, vegetables & fruit and tips & techniques. If you have a doubt about something, just express it here and you will probably get your answer. The website also provides you with the option of joining the club to avail of weekly updates, weekly recipes, newsletters, home improvement ideas and other offers. If you are looking for seasonal e-cards or interesting desktop items or online gifts you may again stop at this site. Some of these offers are fairly priced while others are comparatively a little high.

Targeted at providing useful information, Better Homes and Gardens is fast becoming a preferred magazine in the United States.

Home and Garden Spas 3-Person 31-Jet Hot Tub Review

If you want to experience the joys of owning a hot tub, but you’re limited for space outdoors then a three-person hot tub could be ideal for you. Besides the space factor, it is more intimate to relax in a smaller Spa with your loved one so you may also be drawn to one for this benefit.

The Home and Garden Spas 3-Person 31-Jet Hot Tub is a user-friendly, small hot tub designed to be easy to maintain whilst still providing relaxing and therapeutic effects. Home and Garden Spas have a great reputation for producing high quality products which have been manufactured with energy-efficient methodologies so their range is well worth looking at.

Features of the Home and Garden Spas 3-Person 31-Jet Hot Tub

  • 3 Person capacity, includes Lounger
  • 31 jets
  • User-friendly topside controls
  • 6 horse power 2-stage pump
  • 9-Colored LED lighting

3 Person capacity

This has been designed to accommodate 3 people so it’s a perfect choice for couples or a small family. The dimensions are 80″ W x 60″ L. Due to its small size it is a space saver as well as being economical because less water is required to be heated up to fill it.

31 interchangeable jets

31 stainless steel jets are included which provide a therapeutic experience to help relax your body. The jets are powered by a powerful 6 horse power pump so the jets are both powerful and effective.

There are 3 different types of jets used to direct water at different areas of your body.

  • The Whirlpool Jets provide a high amount of water pressure to be focused on a small area to give you a massage type feeling which produces a beneficial hydrotherapy.
  • The Pressure Point Jets focus on pressure points in your shoulders, neck, calves and feet to help relieve muscle tension and increase circulation.
  • The Therapy Jets create a swirling motion that is ideal for reliving neck tension and strain.

9-Colored LED lighting

The LED lighting is a nice inclusion. This enhances the atmosphere, as well as adding to the safety and letting you choose a lighting scheme to reflect your mood.

Final Thoughts

This isn’t a standalone Spa so you will need to get an electrician to install a dedicated 220v system. Therefore, it isn’t for those looking for a plug n play solution.

Overall, this is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a high quality small hot tub for outdoor use. It’s pricey for a three person capacity, but considering the features packed in and its energy efficiency, it is a solid investment.