Friday, December 04, 2015 7:00:00 AM
Life seems just a bit sweeter when you can hang out in your backyard and enjoy the beauty of your outdoor space. Whether your backyard is large or small, there are multiple ways to improve its general appeal with items and solutions derived from nature, accessory stores and any other place where beauty may be found or created. Any DIY backyard guidebook can give you some insights to outdoor beauty. Here are 5 DIY backyard ideas to get you started.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:22:00 PM
Autumn is here and before you hibernate there are still a few fall yard cleanup chores that must be carried out. Yes, you spent the whole summer outside pulling weeds, cleaning the deck and watering the flowers. You deserve a break, but your lawn needs to be properly put to bed and your home needs to be prepared for the upcoming winter and spring.
So roll up those sleeves one more time so you can witness your home blossom when the warm weather returns. Here are some helpful fall clean-up tips! read more
Friday, June 20, 2014 8:55:00 AM
It has been a long, cold winter for most of the country. Even some of the southern states had freezing temperatures in April! This lingering cold has thrown a kink in many people’s gardening plans. You may have planted in March and then lost some of your garden in late spring freezes. If you did, you aren’t the only one. Determining when to plant your garden depends on a variety of factors including the plant, your location, and the date. read more
Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:24:00 AM
Fences are somewhat of an American household icon. In the past, fences were used to distinguish property lines or meeting places for social interaction between neighbors. Although fences are still common, not every home purchase includes a perimeter barrier.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 1:18:00 PM
Our backyard is a nature-blessed sanctuary of peace and beauty. But there are times when—I’m embarrassed to admit—we’d like to watch TV in the midst of all that natural goodness. After we researched the possibilities, though, we realized that water- and weather-proof outdoor TV protectors have yet to catch up with the high-tech qualities of the televisions we’d like them to protect. This post will explore the numerous options that a homeowner has if they want to enjoy a TV outdoors while also keeping their investment safe.
Friday, March 15, 2013 12:26:00 PM
So you’ve got your backyard all ready for company, with a great patio, an outdoor bar, and maybe a water feature or even a pool? Now’s when it gets fun and all your hard work pays off big time! After we got our beautiful lawn in and a great patio with retractable awnings and some landscaping, we started having some fanastic parties. Our secret? We included at least one party game in every party. Here are some ideas for outdoor party games to kick off memorable parties in your backyard. read more
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:02:00 AM
So, how do you accomplish much-needed privacy in the backyard while keeping both parties happy? There are quite a few easily and not so easily achieved solutions from which to choose. From the trusty, traditional wooden fence to the bigger pergola or patio cover – you have options. Careful planning and consideration are in order to create backyard privacy that is both aesthetically pleasing and highly functional. Take a look at some of our favorite privacy options.