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PaperCity Dallas September 2023

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From the Ground Up Landscape @fromthegrounduplandscape PAPERCITY PROMOTION courtyard with a seating area near the front door, taking advantage of a more public space to gather. The result is an inviting, friendly destination that's well-used and enjoyed," Houchard says. Defining smaller, tighter spaces within the property is another goal. "For example, a garden-like side patio with a pergola, heaters, and fans for year-round enjoyment, bordered with pleached trees and potted flowers, is a perfect place for outdoor dining and entertaining," Houchard says. "With proper planning and design, spaces like these function as extensions of your home." Garden charm Don't forget the finishing touches. "The crowning glory in any garden is the special additions that add personality and interest, from outdoor firepits and water features to benches, beautiful pots, and trellises to anchor wandering vines," Houchard says. "The character these elements bring to a space is undeniable, and the respite and order they add is invaluable." Dan Houchard Ryan Burkhart

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