The Seasonal Garden Planting Calendar You Should Be Following

Planting and managing a garden is a fun family activity that gets you outside and enjoying your outdoor space. While gardening is exciting, it does take planning and research to know what to plant and when to do it. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned pro, a garden planting calendar is a helpful tool to ensure you’re heading in the right direction. Keep reading to … Continue reading The Seasonal Garden Planting Calendar You Should Be Following

How to Maintain a Healthy Lawn

A healthy lawn is the foundation of a beautiful landscape. When you gather with friends and family in your outdoor space, you want a vibrant backdrop that makes everyone want to stay outside for hours. However, if you don’t take care of your lawn, it’ll become an eyesore when hosting outdoor activities. These seven tips teach you how to get and maintain a healthy lawn … Continue reading How to Maintain a Healthy Lawn

Planning to Plant Trees This Year

If you’re looking to improve your backyard in the new year, you should consider planting the right trees to create an outdoor oasis. Your yard will look more beautiful than ever and it may even help get your kids to go and play outside more. Planting trees takes a bit of time and effort, but it’s worth it in the end. If your schedule is … Continue reading Planning to Plant Trees This Year

The Complete Guide to Designing a Patio

Perhaps you’ve laid down a brand-new foundation, or your patio has been sitting unused for a while now and needs a refresh. Whatever the case may be, designing a patio takes a lot of time and planning. It can be tough to know where to start. In this guide, we break down how you can create a beautiful outdoor oasis — one step at a … Continue reading The Complete Guide to Designing a Patio

Fire Pit Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

What’s on your remodeling or construction wishlist? Many families pine for a pool in the sun. Others dream of a sprawling deck for barbecues and sunbathing. Regardless of the size of your backyard, most homeowners share one dream in common: that of a roaring fire pit. Fire pits create a rustic, relaxed focal point for your backyard. Orienting furniture, outdoor lighting, and elements like lattice … Continue reading Fire Pit Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

How to Design Your Circular Patio or Deck

Pinterest boards and home makeover shows on TLC can transform circular patios and decks into zen works of art, elevating the lack of corners into an aesthetic asset. When you move into a home with a circular yard, patio, or deck and start to plan the layout of your outdoor furniture, you will imagine modern minimalism, crafty curves, and family fun that fit conveniently within … Continue reading How to Design Your Circular Patio or Deck

Garden Ideas for 3 Sizes of Outdoor Spaces

Any bit of earth can be transformed into an elegant outdoor retreat, no matter the size of your potential garden. You may assume that turning a sprawling backyard into a respectable garden is difficult, but wrapping your head around the possibilities of a tiny space and maximizing utility can prove even more challenging. Below are our favorite ideas for choosing outdoor living furniture and creating … Continue reading Garden Ideas for 3 Sizes of Outdoor Spaces

Patio Designs for Irregular Spaces

Outdoor patios can take on any shape imaginable — there’s the standard square shape, circular, elongated, and the trickier to work with asymmetrical patios. Whether your home was already outfitted with an irregularly shaped patio or you plan on building one yourself the layout will require a bit of planning and creativity. Before you become overwhelmed remind yourself that round or unique patio designs still … Continue reading Patio Designs for Irregular Spaces

How to Measure Your Outdoor Living Space

So you’ve moved into your new home and are itching to transform your unused, outdoor living spaces into functional dining areas, conversation retreats, and hideaways to steal a quick nap in the afternoon. Before you delve into design decisions and furniture purchases, you need a precise understanding of your outdoor space to properly fill it.Accounting for space is the most important step in planning your … Continue reading How to Measure Your Outdoor Living Space