How to create a coastal oasis in your garden

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C.Theold and contemporary … on so many levels. A salty smell, a gentle sea breeze and the sound of the ocean contribute to the distinctive appearance of coastal life. Even without a sea view, you can enjoy the soft gray tones of the foliage and sink into a lifestyle that is robust, weathered and inviting!

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Build a deck

A low deck is a great way not only to create a separate area in your yard that is a perfect place for entertaining, but also to cover an ugly problem spot like a tired old concrete slab.

Build a garden bench

Use an old hardwood sleeper to create a rustic bench to add to your yard. Keep the theme off your garden remodel by wrapping rusty steel garden edges around the bottom of the seat.

Table setting under tree

Create a retreat

Make the most of an old tree and create space for one or two people to relax with a three-piece table setting. It’s the perfect place for two to enjoy a drink or meal.

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Download the step-by-step guide on how to renovate your seaside backyard

For more DIY and gardening ideas, check out the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine in select newspaper stores and supermarkets, or buy online!

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