Outdoor Relaxing

One of the best ways to use your outdoor living space is to create the ultimate relaxing retreat. Fortunately, you don’t have to stress out to maximize your outdoor relaxation – it’s easier than you think to create a soothing oasis, no matter what type of yard you have or…

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Outdoor Living Room

If you want to make the most of your outdoor living space, creating an outdoor living room is the perfect way to truly live, enjoy, and relax outdoors. Planning Your Outdoor Living Room Your outdoor living room should reflect how you want to live and spend your time in this…

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Outdoor Furniture Care

Today’s outdoor furniture is much more than just cheap folding chairs and mismatched odds and ends. You take a lot of time and effort to choose outdoor furniture for your living style, and if you take good care of it, your furniture can last for many years and look just…

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Outdoor Dining

An outdoor dining area can be an amazing addition to your home, bringing your family, friends, and guests together to enjoy delicious meals and great company. But how can you design an outdoor dining area to meet your needs in every tasty way? What Dining Do You Need? Your favorite…

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Outdoor Décor

You don’t need a design degree or artistic background to add personal flair to your small piece of the great outdoors. No matter what the size of your yard or your budget, it’s easy to create fantastic outdoor décor to make your outdoor living space truly your own. 12 Amazing…

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Landscape Lighting

The proper lighting can add great value and visual appeal to your landscape. There are many attractive lighting options to choose from no matter what your landscape size, style, outdoor activities, or budget. Why You Need Landscape Lighting Adding lights to your landscape does much more than just allow you…

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Fireplaces, Pits, and Rings

Fire can be a dynamic addition to your outdoor living space, drawing the eye to a flickering focal point, creating a natural gathering spot, adding comfy heat on chilly evenings, and even offering casual cooking for hot dogs, s’mores, and other backyard favorites. But what fire feature is best for…

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Creating Shade

Shade is essential to make your outdoor living space more pleasant and comfortable so you will be able to enjoy it more often, even on the hottest days. Whether your yard already has some natural shade or you need to shade an entire sunny oasis, there are many options to…

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How to Care for Your Windowboxes

Windowboxes can provide plentiful gardening space in the city, even without a yard. Whether you live in an apartment, condominium, or row house, you can add windowboxes for extra gardening, and with proper care, your window boxes can yield a delicious harvest, fragrant herbs, or stunning flowers for you to…

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Shade-Tolerant Annuals

Annuals are the garden’s showstoppers, with bright, colorful blooms that draw the eye and energize any space. It can be slightly challenging to grow some of the brilliant annuals we cherish in a shady city, however. Popular annuals like zinnias, cosmos, marigolds, and petunias require abundant sunlight to bloom their…

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