Items Tagged with: Backyard

5 Swimming Pool Patio Ideas

Sun, May 26, 2013

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.

Published in Landscaping

Environmentally Conscious Landscaping Tips for Challenging Climates and Terrain

Thu, Jun 21, 2012

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.

Published in Landscaping

Maintenance Tips: Gutters and Downspouts

Thu, Jan 26, 2012

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.

Jamie Durie's Outdoor Room Design

Tue, Apr 13, 2010

"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.

Published in Design | Remodeling