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Six ideas for remodeling your backyard for summer

Little by little, the thermometer is creeping up and up. We all know that it’s only a matter of weeks before we’re really starting to feel the heat. With that in mind, we put together a list of six backyard remodel ideas to help you...

Ten design tips from the father of American landscape architecture

Frederick Law Olmsted is considered the father of American landscape architecture and some of his best-known works remain iconic to this day. Central Park and Prospect Park in New York, the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and Biltmore Estate in North Carolina are just a...

80 Ways to Make Your Patio or Outdoor Space Look Incredible

  Whether you have a porch, pool or patio, our guide to creating a luxurious outside space will help you take full advantage of warm weather.     Read More >

Now is the time to start planting

Thank goodness it’s finally time to start planting! You can start your vegetable garden now with cool-loving crops such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, lettuce, spinach, potatoes, and others can be safely planted now. Hold off on planting tomatoes, peppers, squash and other warm-loving...

Spruce up outdoor spaces ahead of warmer seasons

Once spring arrives it’s time to spiff up outdoor gathering areas, whether patio, terrace or veranda. Warm weather draws family and friends, and you want that patio area to look its best. Start by just cleaning it up to get rid of the winter dirt...

Patio fever: Prepare your outdoor living space for warmer months ahead

The weather might be indecisive lately — tornadoes and a snowstorm in the same week — but spring is right around the corner, and once it warms up, you’ll probably want to be out on the patio. Before it arrives, local experts recommend a few...

6 Brilliant and Inexpensive Patio Ideas for Small Yards

If your yard feels cramped, dull or otherwise in need of of a pick-me-up, don’t worry! You don’t have to dig up the backyard and start from scratch to make it feel homey and new. Just make some small investments. Your focus should be the...

The 5 Biggest Garden Trends of 2017

Those lucky enough to call an outdoor terrace, patio, or yard of their own know that, like the plants and flowers contained within them, gardens flourish in direct proportion to the care and consideration exercised on them. But in recent years, the push to turn...

25 Summer-Ready Outdoor Dining Areas

One of the joys of summer is having meals in the great outdoors, whether it’s a cup of coffee in the morning sun or an elaborate dinner under the stars. Now that the days are growing warmer, it’s the perfect time to prep your patio...

5 Outdoor Features That Will Add Value to Your Home

As any experienced real-estate agent will tell you, most home buyers have made up their minds about a house before they actually step inside. No matter how much time, money, and effort you’ve spent on designing and styling the interior, your house will be much...

Better design the key for great outdoor spaces on any budget

There is nothing wrong with a backyard grill and a couple of Adirondack chairs. However, if you are at a point in your life where you want your outdoor spaces to feel more like your indoor spaces, consider our tips for better design regardless of...

Turn Up the Heat With a Stylish Fire Pit

A fire pit is an ultimate compromise between a bonfire and a fireplace. It doesn’t just bring warmth to the place but also makes for a mesmerizing focal point. A stylish pit design will take any outdoor lounge area to the next level. Available in a variety of...

10 Best Landscaping Ideas

Need landscape ideas to add variety to your garden or add color year-round? We’ve got you covered. Try some or all of these landscaping ideas to spruce up your yard. Your home may be your castle, but rather than surround it with a moat, use...

30 Small Space Gardening Tips for Apartment Dwellers and Urbanites

Don’t let limited outdoor space prevent you from trying out your green thumb. From tasty fruits and veggies to flowering plants, trees and shrubs, container gardening is the trick to growing it all in less space than you may think. Check out the gallery >