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red-front-door 9 Ideas for Creating an Inviting Front Porch
There’s nothing quite like a cozy and inviting front porch to crank up your home’s curb appeal and entice visitors to want to stay for a while. But if your front porch is currently bare-bones and lacking in charm and color, it can be tricky to know where to start. Check out these ideas and get ready to take your Continue Reading
Garden sprayer Pesticides, Herbicides, and Insecticides: What’s the Difference?
Pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides, oh my! What is the deal with all of these? These are the -ides (or -cides?) of March planting, but they’re really not as complicated as they sound. Today, we’re going to take you through each of these commonly used gardening terms and what they mean. Soon, you’ll be able to show off your planting vocabulary Continue Reading
Brick-Running Bond pattern Types of Running Bond Patterns
A paver is a a type of exterior material that’s used to dress up outdoor spaces and create driveways, roads, patios, retaining walls, and even kitchen floors. By using a wide variety of material such as natural stone, brick, and concrete, you can create a durable surface for outdoor flooring that will outlast heavy foot traffic—and in some cases, vehicle traffic. Continue Reading
natural-stone-patio Designing Your Outdoor Living Room: 5 Patio Building Materials
An outdoor patio can be one of the most relaxing spots in your home. With comfortable seating and a great view, a patio can easily become an outdoor living space for you and your family. Patios can be created from a variety of materials, and the best choice for your home depends not only on how much you want to Continue Reading
winter-yard-prep Winter is Coming: How to Prep your Yard
The temperatures are dropping and, like it or not, winter is around the corner. What you do to prep your yard now could make a big difference in what you find yourself dealing with come spring. A weekend or two spent readying your yard for winter is your best bet in preserving the curb appeal you worked so hard to maintain Continue Reading
gutter-hole-1024x768 Maintaining Gutters and Downspouts
Have you ever wondered where all that water goes during heavy rainstorms, or once all the snow melts at the end of winter? On most homes, it doesn’t run directly from the roofing to the ground. Instead, it first routes through a series of gutters and downspouts to direct the water away from basements, decking, and other surfaces before it Continue Reading
Summer Lawn The Green Way to Care for your Lawn this Summer
We all love lying out in our gardens during a beautiful, hot and sunny day. In fact, it’s fair to say that relaxing on a lush green lawn makes the experience even more pleasurable. But for a lawn, summer season can be the most stressful time of the year. Keeping it healthy while the temperature soars and rainfall becomes a Continue Reading
Beautiful outside rest area with hamaque Turn Your Side Yard Into Something Incredible
Quick: what’s the most neglected aspect of the average home’s landscape design? It turns out that the smallest space is also the biggest challenge. Many homeowners ignore their side yards completely, leaving the strip of lawn between neighbors to languish as a sad little no-man’s land. It doesn’t have to be that way. With a little creativity, you can turn Continue Reading
Gorgeous deck with an ocean view. The Basics of Designing a Backyard Deck
The luxury of outdoor living space is one of the biggest perks to owning or living in a house versus multi-unit housing like apartments and condos. Outdoor space is great for hosting get-togethers and parties, or even just retreating to a hammock with a book for a couple hours of solitary relaxation. Yard space also opens up the possibility of Continue Reading
BBQ grill on deck DIY Backyard Grilling Area
So you’ve become an expert on what it takes to build a deck and you’re ready to take your outdoor space to the next level in time for the season of backyard barbecues by creating a DIY backyard grilling area. While your award-winning spice rub and beautifully marbled steaks will get you far, give guests something to remember—and increase your home’s value—with a killer backyard Continue Reading




Outdoor Living Ideas

That sad area behind your house with all the patchy grass and weeds? Yeah, that could look way better. We know you know. So that’s why we’ve compiled a ton of inspiration to get you on track to take your backyard to the next level where you’ll be able to enjoy outdoor living at its finest. From fire pits to stone patios to decorating decks on the cheap, get the best outdoor living ideas for your home.