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The Repurposed Garden

If you want to spruce up your garden, add character and style to your plantings, repurposed items can do the job.  Old chairs, doors, windows, bathtubs, furniture and various other household items can serve a purpose in your garden. Before you throw out that old broken chair or your child’s bicycle that’s rusting away, think about other uses.  Not only...

Essential Plants for Kitchen Gardens

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Kitchen gardens are gardens which are located as near as possible to your kitchen door. This allows you to grow your own vegetables, herbs, and fruits right within easy reach when you're cooking. Kitchen gardens provide you with nutritious and fresh foods for an entire season. These plants can be grown in a variety of ways. You can start a...

A Bright and Vivid Lawn Starts with The Right Grass

No matter where you go you always see the same thing in people’s lawns, a bright, vibrant field of relentless green.  You’d be forgiven for thinking that all this grass was precisely the same. The truth of the matter is that while all of them bring the same verdant color to your lawn (with some variations, of course, they...

Outdoor Room Ideas

Whether you have a porch, patio or pool, take into account some of these fabulous design ideas for your outdoor living and create a luxurious outside lounge. Beach House Patio A 1960s patio furniture can be used to create a nice patio. This set of furniture is modern without being stark or petite. It easily goes with the setting as there...

Txokos for Holiday Gatherings

What exactly is a txoko (pronounced: choh-koh)? Txoko is a Basque word, which is an area spanning northern Spain and southwestern France that is rich in history. Basque is a language and culture as old as, or even older, than Roman culture and has no language similar to it, so you can bet there are unique traditions as well....

Sunroom: A Fabulous Escape From The Winter

A fabulous sunroom can be as simple or as elaborate as you desire. A sunroom is a retreat where you can escape to in the winter and dream of the summer months ahead. Because we crave the sunshine during the winter, a sunroom is a perfect addition to  your home. A sunroom is a place or rest and respite. This...

Why Vermiculite Is Still An Excellent Alternative For Gardening

If you are a health-conscious and nature-loving person, you might be worried about the prospects of using vermiculite for gardening. Although it’s a great aeration tool and completely natural, recent news stories about potential risks to your health might have scared you off. Vermiculite is a mined mineral with a lightweight, puffy feel that provides excellent drainage for your...

Stylish Outdoor Spaces for Modern Living

Beautiful modern outdoor living space
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...

Unique Ways to Enhance Your Backyard Living Space

This is the time of year when our thoughts begin turning to visions of springtime.  Now is the right time to start planning unique ways to enhance your backyard living space.  Here are some creative ways to turn your backyard into a haven for entertainment and relaxation. If the outdoors brings thoughts of sand between your toes, turn your backyard...

Travel to Tuscany from Your Backyard

Tuscan-inspired outdoor living
Set the scene for large backyard gatherings of family and friends with Tuscan-inspired outdoor living spaces.  Channel the Italian countryside as you sit fireside and travel to Tuscany from your backyard.  Imagine relaxing in a backyard that takes you away to a place of beauty and romance.  Let your cares diminish and your laughter echo as you entertain friends...

Upgrade Your Backyard with an Outdoor Kitchen

If you like to grill and entertain often, or just enjoy the ease of meals outdoors, designing an outdoor kitchen could be a project for you.  They can be simple or on a more grand scale, depending on your needs. Outdoor kitchens are a definite plus when entertaining and can be the centerpiece of your backyard or patio. Outdoor kitchens can...

Pet dangers Lurking in your Backyard

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Our pets are our best friends. Most of us couldn’t imagine our day without spending some quality time with our beloved little friends, taking our dog out for a walk or playing with our cats. However, as good friends and owners to our pets, we should also know that our love isn’t the only thing that our furry friends...

Wood Chipper Safety: The Ultimate Guide To Keep You Safe

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Introduction You’ve finally unlocked a new achievement: having a dream home to share with your family. But then, as days and weeks go by, you realize that your dream home is not so dreamy after seeing dirt and debris piling up on your yard.  So yes, having a wonderful home comes with a lot of responsibilities. One of that is cleaning...

Creating a Cozy Nook Indoors or Out

A corner of the room is all that is needed for a cozy nook
Creating a cozy nook indoors or out is an excellent way to get away and relax.  A small space dedicated to reading or just cuddling up for a nap or quiet time is something we all need from time to time.  Whether you would rather spend that time indoors or outdoors is up to you, but here are a...

Creating an Outdoor Vertical Garden

Outdoor vertical gardens are not only gaining recognition, but are rising in popularity as well. They are perfect for any house, as they require vertical space, relying only on area that is on walls or fences. This means that you don't need a humongous backyard to grow your dream flower, spice or vegetable garden. It's foundation is based upon...

Garden Gates Make a Grand Entrance

Curved stone garden gate
Why have a standard gate into your garden when you can choose something that truly stands out and welcomes guests to your yard with style?  Garden gates can be wood, iron, stone or any combination thereof.  From classic styles to unique custom creations, a garden gate is a notable feature for your outdoor space. Wood gates are the standard traditional way to...

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! ...

Create Your Own Kitchen Herb Garden

Food without herbs and spices is plain. Fresh herbs add color, taste and a sensational aroma. On top of that, the fragrance of freshly cut herbs complements the the smell of freshly cooked goodies. According to star chef Curtis Stone, growing your own herbs has numerous benefits. Among them is the feeling of satisfaction and pride. “I like being...
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