Chris Olsen shows you how to add instant interest to your landscape without breaking the budget.
His commentary of the video demonstration is below.
Alright let's say you are having a party and you are having guests come over and you have a deck in your backyard and it looks kinda ugly.... but sometimes we have to have a deck because of the elevation of our house. That's what we have here at what we cal the Pool Shack.
Look what we did with the Contorted Willow. We went ahead and found pieces that are about four to six foot long. You can buy Contorted Willow. You want it fresh because it's more pliable and you can bend it and use it a lot easier. You want to find it at your local Florist or maybe you have a Contorted Willow Tree in your backyard or maybe your neighbor has one and if you
prune it for free you have an endless supply. What we did is we actually stapled the Contorted Willow to each and every step. So now we have a beautiful look.
Be careful because it's kinda hard to walk up and down - you don't want a real heavy traveled area to do this project - but this would sure look good if I am having a Barbecue for the Autumn season. The we also did something else with the Contorted Willow. If you can't do the steps - why not staple it to your
walls and have it growing up the wall. Add some Grey Spanish Moss and you have yourself a spooky look. Of course don't forget to always add your pumpkins and ghords - some mums and old aged Terra Cotta pots and like we did this old watering can - and you have yourself this great look that I guarantee no one in your neighborhood has.
Now use your imagination, expand it - and even add things like the green bamboo that we did just to give it that little contemporary twist.
I'm Chris Olsen and keep watching for new and fresh ideas.