When most people… think of pavers, pathways, driveways and patios spring to mind. Pavers make it easy to give a yard a unique, personalized look. However, they can be used for more than these traditional options. By keeping an open mind and considering a few additional possibilities, you can use pavers to spice up your [..
If you hardly… spend any time out in the backyard, it might not be a nice place to relax. By putting a little extra effort into your backyard, you can expand your living space beyond the confines of your home. 50 terrific ways to spruce up your backyard are highlighted below… [...]
Whenever you… are considering an improvement to your home, it can add a lot of unwanted stress and anxiety on top of whatever you already have going on in your busy life. Common thoughts that might pop in your mind… Am I doing the right thing? Did I consider all my options? How is [...]
Adding rocks to your… backyard or garden area will instantly enhance the overall look of your landscape. Pebbles, rocks and boulders offer an organic aesthetic that many other landscaping materials do not. There are many unique ways you can use stones to add beauty to your yard. Rocks can be positioned alone, or you can [.
Creating the ultimate oasis in your backyard… involves more than just filling an empty space with an assortment of outdoor supplies. The formula for constructing a visually enticing backyard involves the use of basic elements that would work well in any outdoor space. Once you dissect the fundamentals, you can transform yo
Many parents try to tempt their children… into participating in gardening, but how many actually succeed? Although kids enjoy getting dirty, they will shy away from working in a garden if it feels like a chore. To get your children excited about constructing a garden, you will need to make the task fun. It’s easy [...]
Japanese gardens bring a sense of peace… and tranquility to any yard. Stepping into a Japanese garden is like entering a new world where stress dissolves and relaxation is the only rule. Creating one of these picturesque spaces in your backyard is easy once you know how to bring the different design elements together. The
As the warm weather approaches, it’s time to get out of hibernation and take your family outside. One way to inspire some outdoor fun is to create a an open-air dining area. Alfresco dining not only enhances the appearance of your backyard, it combines the coziness of the indoors with the beauty of the outside [...]
If there is one outdoor accessory that is often overlooked, it’s the backyard bench. Nearly every homeowner has one of these classic pieces on display, but few realize its worth. A bench provides more than just a place to rest your weary bones. There are many ways to use backyard benches, and the large assortment [...]
Easter plants produce some of the most beautiful blossoms, but they are often neglected. Many people overlook their Easter blooms when preparing their summer gardens. Lilies, daffodils, tulips, azaleas and hyacinths are common varieties of Easter plants. Each of these flowers can be planted outdoors and will thrive summer to sum