Anchoring your backyard or patio with a fire pit provides warmth and a welcoming glow for outdoor entertaining or just relaxing.
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Try these easy and inexpensive projects to make your backyard more appealing, and spend your time enjoying your yard instead of working on it.
Many bushes and small trees offer a variety of edible fruits, leaves, and seeds as they add curb appeal to your yard.
All gardens encounter bugs, and some cause enough damage to warrant control measures. Pesticides, however, come with their own risks. Integrated Pest Management is an eco-friendly approach to controlling garden pests.
Having an outdoor pool at home provides welcome relief from summer heat, keeps your kids engaged and active, and can serve as a focal point for entertaining. These five simple upgrades will make your pool amazing.
Any of these 9 natural landscaping features can add function, health, and value to your yard, as well as beauty.
Use our handy pool maintenance checklist to get your swimming pool ready for summer.
Uneven terrain and climate extremes are two of the biggest challenges homeowners face when attempting to create beautiful, low-maintenance, environmentally conscious residential landscapes. Having a realistic expectation of cost and time requirements, as well as a thorough knowledge of native plants, soil composition, rainfall expectancy, irrigation systems, and local permitting regulations can dramatically impact the long-term success of an outdoor project.
Has your head been in the gutter lately? A properly installed gutter and downspout system performs a seemingly simple task, collecting water that drains off the roof and directing it away from the home. Quite often, homeowners pay little to no attention to their gutters and downspouts, and the system in turn performs poorly or even fails. Lack of maintenance allows for clogs, leaks, and potentially damage to your home. These issues are more extensive and costly to repair then to prevent with a little maintenance.
"I'm a lawn hater," says Jamie Durie, the popular Australian host of HGTV's The Outdoor Room and PBS's Victory Garden, who gave a gracious presentation for garden enthusiasts who gathered at the 2010 Central Ohio Home and Garden Show. A founder of PATIO Landscape Architecture and Design, Durie specializes in transforming the everyday backyard into a private garden oasis. Durie is the author of multiple landscaping idea books which are full of details and design tips for a variety of spatial scenarios.