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10 Shady Spot Plants That Will Survive & Thrive In A Shady Yard

These 10 shady spot plants will not only survive...they will thrive in a shady yard. You probably googled this topic because you have a shady yard. So you may be having challenges finding plants that will flourish. Don't worry, we are sharing this list of 10 shady spot plants that are easy to care for, require the shade, and will...

Creative Homes Built Around Trees

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These homes bring a whole new meaning to bringing the outdoors in.  Trees grow inside and patios are built around trees to create a special home that exists side by side with nature.  These creative homes built around trees preserve their surroundings and create a nature-nurturing environment that is beautiful and unique. An opening was created for this tree and then enclosed...

Decorating With Candles

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Candles have long been a favored accent in homes and in the backyard.  They conjure images of romantic dinners, festive occasions or sitting in their soft glow on a stormy night when the lights go out.  Decorating with candles is an easy way to enhance your home and outdoor spaces. When decorating with candles, unless you are planning an intimate...

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...

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...

The Front Porch – An Extension of Your Home

The front porch is an extension of your home so why not treat it as you would other rooms?  You can relax, dine or entertain on your front porch.  Here are a few inspiring ideas for turning your front porch into an inviting and comfortable area to enjoy all year. Decorate your front porch just as you would any other...

Tips for Creating an Indoor Garden

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Don’t have a big back yard but always wanted to grow your own flowers? No matter if you live in an apartment or just happen to not have much outdoor square footage, this doesn’t mean that you can’t put your green thumb to good use. With an indoor garden you can bring the beauty of Mother Nature right into...

How water features make your yoga room more relaxing

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Repeatedly our lives are loaded with pressure and strain. We wind up yearning for a spot where we can withdraw and discover help from the day to day burdens that we face. Your terrace or lawn can turn into the ideal place for some genuinely necessary for relaxing and stress help. This is something which has been craving the...

5 Winter Gardening Tasks (To Get Ready For Spring!)

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If you take on these 5 winter gardening tasks, you'll be ahead of the game in the spring. In fact, I'm sure you're already going stir crazy. So here are some great ways to set yourself up for springtime success. REPAIR HAND TOOLS Your hand tools are vital to your gardening. Spend time sharpening blades and replacing split handles now. This...

How to Do All Those Lawn Maintenance Tasks Right

How to Do All Those Lawn Maintenance Tasks Right
When you bought a house with a nice, green lawn, you probably figured that it wouldn’t take much work to keep that lawn nice and green. You thought wrong. For the most widely grown crop in the United States - featured prominently in more than 80 million American residential yards - grass is surprisingly difficult to take care of,...

Winter Floral Arrangements

The most important part of any winter floral arrangement is the colors that you choose. You'll mostly want to stick with cooler colors, like blue, green or purple. These should be in duller hues, with maybe one of them brighter to add some vibrancy. You can also pull in silver or white to add a neutral aspect that will...

Beautiful Backyard Stone Work Concepts

What better time to begin work in your backyard to primp it for the summer than now? Sure, it may be cold outside, but this is the best time to remodel your yard so it's ready for a grand unveiling the first day of summer. Although you can't really change the size or shape of your yard, there are...

Beautiful Backyard Pavilions

Whether you live in a cold or warm climate, there's still a chance that you'll want to spend time outdoors. Most homeowners and guests like gathering outside, but where can you congregate? Standing isn't bad, but many people don't want to stand and talk for hours on end. That's why a backyard pavilion is a great item to have...

Outdoor Fireplace Designs for Everyone

A growing trend with homeowners that have a backyard space is the outdoor fireplace. These are are not only a provider of warmth, but are usable year-round, which adds more value. You can congregate with friends and family during the summer months to make hotdogs and hamburgers (or even pizzas depending not he type of fireplace you have). In...

A Treehouse Castle

  Everyone has dreamed of a treehouse when they were little children. We all loved to have our very own treehouse where we could spend the majority of the day. You may have also drawn a rudimentary blueprint and planned out that which tree limbs would support the beams. You may have also inspected the plywood when your father would...

How to Properly Light Your Back Deck

Decks are a great place to hang out during the day, but what about when the sun goes down? You can get much more use out of your deck if you add some lights that transform your deck into an outdoor, evening living space. Kids can continue to play outside when it gets dark, and adults can watch from the...

Here are a few pro tips for choosing the perfect awning!

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Houses are no longer as simple as they used to be a few decades back. With the advent of time and development of a stronger grip over technological advancement, humans have modified a simple house structure in every way possible to maximize the sense of protection and comfort. Every little thing you see in a building today have special...

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...
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