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Preparing to Plant:
Trying to determine when to plant has been the subject of much debate and written works. The best advice is to remember plants are living and growing things that need to be fed and watered. They need to be placed in the proper environment to thrive. Your plants will need a proper foundation, and the beds can be prepared by making sure the soil is at the correct level before you bring the plants out. You should make sure you landscape is graded, and refuse, stones and sticks are removed from your soil, as these will not grow healthy plants. Although this may seem like a large cost, the maintenance of your ground from the beginning will result in the rapid and healthy growth of your plants and flowers, adding more beauty and growth each year to follow. 

Creating Pathways and Stepping Stones:
If your plan included a walk way that is to be a permanent structure, and it will contain traffic, you will want to use brick, gravel, or a similar material with similar and pleasing texture and color. You could incorporate stepping stones if the pathway is not heavily traveled as well, just a few simply placed stone will give the impression that there is something ahead worth seeing. If your outdoor room is developed a distance from the house, a permanent walkway is a good idea. It is best to make it wide enough for two to walk side by side. Stepping stone can be narrow, as they should be used more for less formal settings. 

Often when we image a wall in an outdoor living room, we picture living walls of green, but sometimes a solid wall is perfect for marking off an area or serving to retain a terrace or upper level.  Walls of masonry have both lovely color and texture, and make a great viewpoint with flowers planted in front. A walled in court or yard exhibits a charming and unique character. Sometimes masonry wall if necessary due to the space available, or because it blends better with the architecture already existing. The justification of masonry walls financially is hardly acceptable for average development. These solid walls are certainly more expensive, and in climates where it gets cold, they require foundations and reinforcement. These really should only occur in the most elaborate of designs. If there is a different I levels, a rock retaining wall will be needed. This leveling idea does add interest as well. Use stratified rock with dry joints to create this wall in a relatively inexpensive manner.