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One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Great Ideas for Using Wrought-Iron Gates and Fencing in Your Landscape Design

by Mike Brewer

Wrought iron can help to add an elegant touch to any landscape design. Finding ways to integrate wrought iron into your landscape does not have to be challenging, even in small areas. Follow these tips for using wrought-iron gates and fencing in your landscape.

Wrought-Iron Fencing Around Your Entire Lawn

Many older homes have wrought iron fencing around the entire perimeter of their lawns, giving them a distinct Gothic appeal. Your home does not have to be a huge two-story home to have wrought-iron fencing around it. Newer houses with wrought iron have a more distinctive appeal and an elegance that adds a high level of decorative appeal to lawns. If you have a walkway going up to your front door, you might consider putting a wrought-iron gate at the beginning of the walkway as a special addition to your fencing. Several styles of wrought-iron fencing and finials are available for you to choose from, making your decorative wrought-iron design easier to plan.

Additions That Look Great with Wrought-Iron Fences and Gates

Adding accessories to your landscape that coordinate with wrought-iron fencing can help you get the greatest decorative impact. Tying in the design you choose is important and is easier when you tie in accessories and decorative landscape objects that match your wrought-iron fencing and gates. The following are accessory ideas you may find will give your landscape design a more appealing look.

  • Having wrought-iron lamp posts line your driveway or walkway is a wonderful way to not only light the way but also to bring out the decorative appeal of wrought iron in your design.

  • Lawn furnishings made from wrought iron can also be used to tie in the decorative look of wrought-iron fencing. Remember to place wrought-iron lawn furnishings like tables and chairs far enough from your fence to avoid the effect from becoming too much.

  • Hanging lanterns made from wrought iron can be a unique addition to any area that begs for light. Hanging iron lanterns can look great over picnic areas or flower beds you want to show up at night or near water fountains that need a touch of light. A water fountain with light on it at night can provide a mystical appeal to your landscape.

Wrought iron can be added to your porches in the form of handrails in order to tie the look of your house in with the look of your fencing. Choosing to design your landscape using wrought iron is a good way to add fencing, gates, and other accessories that will last for years.

For more information about iron gates and fencing, consult a company such as Anvil Iron Works, Inc.

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