5 IDEAS you need TO TRY

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Outtdooposrtrdaepcohrearteing -

1 SPLASH AND STEP

Fancy your­self a brickie/ ce­ment ren­derer? Then have a go at mak­ing a foun­tain and shal­low pool like the one here. And why have one spout when you can have three? Not to men­tion a path­way of pavers which ap­pear to float as they cross the pool.

2

MIR­ROR VIEW

A trick of the eye! Out­door mir­rors, care­fully po­si­tioned, will add depth and di­men­sion to small spa­ces. Just be sure to place it to re­flect the gar­den, not tool­shed!

3

SOUND WAVES

Live on a busy street? Solve the prob­lem with a foun­tain. It will dull the sound with a gen­tle trickle of wa­ter, mak­ing your out­door time more en­joy­able.

4

AL­FRESCO SHOWER

An out­door tap can dou­ble as a screened-off pas­sion vinecov­ered shower. So put your hose away and let your guests cool off in style with fancy soap and guest tow­els at the ready.

5

POND IN A BOX

This nifty fea­ture fits on a small bal­cony or patio. Just build a box, wa­ter­proof the in­side with pond sealant ma­te­ri­als then ap­ply one ex­tra coat of sealer than is rec­om­mended. Fill with wa­ter and aquatic plants. En­joy!

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