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30 best ideas for backyard fireplace and pergolas

Outdoor fireplaces help create the feeling of an additional room, and are a perfect place to entertain on a chilly evening. We bring you the best ideas around fireplaces and pergolas with seating area. From fancy to rustic, portable to permanent, find an outdoor fireplace design to suit your home’s architecture and your living style. Check the selected images below! ...

How to Plan a Picture-Perfect Backyard Wedding on a Budget

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You don't need a lot of money to create a perfect backyard wedding. Transform your backyard into your dream wedding venue with these must-have tips and tricks. OMG, you're engaged! Excitement runs through your veins...and so does horror. Why? The average cost of a wedding is more than $33,000. With such a whopping price tag, you may decide not to get married...

How To Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies To Your Garden With 3 Key Elements

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Hummingbirds and butterflies are a beautiful sight to behold! Have you been wondering how to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden? There are 3 key elements you need to provide for these beautiful creatures. In order to survive, they need shelter, food, and water. When planned properly, your garden will be a go-to spot. Indeed, they will return daily...

9 Ways to Keep Your Garden Healthy

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Keeping a garden green and healthy is hard work. But it’s also immensely satisfying especially when you see the flowers starting to bloom or when your vegetables are ready to be harvested. To ensure that you have a productive garden year-round, here are nine tips you can follow: Pick the right soil A healthy garden starts with the right kind of...

10 easy tips to light up your home

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The choice of the right illumination is essential to create a warmer and cozier atmosphere in any house. Nowadays, the lights are not just a functional elements but they can be real artistic and decorative piece of design that can transform the style of an house. On the market there is a huge variety of lights, available in many different...

Perk Up Your Rooms with Flower Arrangements

One way to add instant freshness, color and texture to any room in your home is to add flower arrangements.  Not only can you use fresh flowers, but incorporating other items from nature such as branches, pine cones, leaves and grasses can make for an attractive display. There’s nothing quite like fresh flowers to bring brightness and finesse to a...

Enticing Home Entry Walkways for Curb Appeal

Everyone knows that your home's appeal begins with the outer aesthetics. To most, this means keeping up with the lawn, garden, outer paint and driveway. What tends to be forgotten is the home entry walkway. Sure, people see the broad picture of your home first, but then they must walk up the entryway to enter your home. If this...

Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard the Ideal Summer Escape

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As summer hits it peak, many people head outside.  Now is the prime time for backyard barbecues, parties and relaxing.  If your patio is not up to par for entertaining or your backyard space lacks style, here are some patio ideas to make your backyard the ideal summer escape. If it's luxury you're after, imagine yourself sitting around the fire with friends. ...

Ideas for Backyard Dining

Enjoy dining outdoors at home with these inspiring ideas for backyard dining.  If dining under the stars or in the privacy of your backyard on a spring or summer day appeals to you, then create a space that makes this happen. When the weather begins to warm, we all feel the itch to get outside.  Making a special dinner or luncheon...

How to make your home and garden more earth friendly

Global warming is no longer a myth. Its implications and affects are more immediate and evident for everyone to see and feel than previously imagined. The question remains however how can we as individuals help the earth feel happier. A lot of people are now opting for a "Green" lifestyle which not only helps the environment around them but...

Relax with a Backyard Water Feature

There is something so soothing about the sound of trickling or flowing water.  Including a backyard water feature in your landscape is one way to enjoy this natural element in your own environment.  From the most simple of fountains to grand landscaping plans with waterfalls, incorporating a backyard water feature can transform your outdoor space into an oasis. Whether you decide...

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

Creating an outdoor living space expands the home and provides extra room for entertaining or just relaxing in the sun or under the stars.  The appeal of the outdoors affects us all and having a well-designed space just steps away helps us to escape the hectic pace of our lives and breathe in the fresh air with style. When designating...

Start Your Garden Indoors – Tips and Tricks To Get You Planting Now

Start your garden indoors using easy tips and tricks to get you planting now. Of course, if you start your plants inside, you can get your crop earlier. This means a longer growing season. Of course, before you plant seeds you need information. You need to know when to start the seeds. In addition, you need to know the germination...

Clean Eating All Autumn When You Plant A Fall Garden

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Clean eating is possible all autumn when you plant a fall garden.  Now is the time! However, plan carefully before you start to plant. Clean eating is a lifestyle choice. It refers to the choice to eat well. Growers produce clean vegetable without chemicals or pesticides. They are healthful and fresh. Of course, the best way to ensure clean eating,...

Backyard Fire Pits That Heat Up Your Landscape

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Outdoor fire pits are a great way to add ambiance and warmth to your backyard.  They can last for many seasons, playing a large role in your backyard décor and entertaining.  There are pre-made portable fire pits and those that are custom designed for your landscape.  For the do-it-yourselfer, the fire pit is a relatively easy weekend project.  Backyard fire pits add...

10 Modern Patios That Make Posh Entertaining Spaces

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These 10 modern patios make posh entertaining spaces. Indeed, the patio is an elegant place to relax, mix cocktails, and spend time with friends. Some homes feature a patio instead of a deck. Because of the wide range of patio materials, you have many options. In fact, you have far more options than with a deck. Popular patio materials are...

Stylish Outdoor Spaces for Modern Living

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For those who dwell in more modern style homes, you want your outdoor living space to be an extension of your indoor design.  Clean lines, minimal ornamentation and contemporary furniture complement the modern home.  Let's take a closer look at some stylish outdoor spaces for modern living. A view can set the pace for any outdoor living area.  In modern city...

8 Ways Monty Don Provides Inspiration to Home Gardeners

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British television presenter Monty Don has plenty of advice home gardeners can learn from. Here are some of the biggest ways he is inspiring to all gardeners. If you live in the U.K. and you love your garden, you've heard of Monty Don. He's an experienced, well-known TV horticulturist, though he calls himself an "amateur gardener." The latest studies show...
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