front courtyard

For a long time, we viewed front yards as something boring and uniform to maintain, while all the fun happened in backyards. But these days most of us prefer to beautify the front lawn, too. Plus, we can take advantage of the additional space, turning the front lawn into yet another place to enjoy outdoor…

winter trees

If you purchased a home this year, you are probably still learning about the yard. Each season, your gardens, lawn, and trees will change, and bring up new questions. In fact, it can take about a year or so before most new homeowners feel comfortable with lawn and garden maintenance. In particular, you might be…

grass

As we transition into winter, lawns composed of Bermuda grass will become dormant. Here’s what that means for you, and what you need to know about lawn care from now until spring. No, you don’t need to mow. Once your grass goes dormant, it shouldn’t grow and you won’t need to mow the lawn. However,…

Fire pit with lights

Spending time outdoors is good for all of us. Yes, even in winter! As you soak up sunshine, you can support your immune system as your body responds by generating vitamin D. Plus, fresh air and natural light boosts your mood. But for those reluctant to spend time outside when the weather turns cooler, creating…

Colored LED lights

If you’re considering outdoor lighting for your home, you might be excited to learn about color-changing Bluetooth LED lights. For that matter, those of you with plain white lights might start to feel a bit envious after reading this blog! These lights boast all the same features as regular LED lights, but with the added…

Putting green

Quite a few of us work from home now… Why not “vacation” from home, too? At the very least, you can enjoy one of your favorite outdoor activities in the privacy of your own backyard, and skip the hassle of driving to the club. Install your own putting green, and you can golf whenever you…

Outdoor kitchen

Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned barbecue? But if your family is getting tired of burgers and hot dogs, you can still enjoy outdoor meals and fun together. Check out these creative meal ideas – all of which can be prepared outdoors on your grill! Grilled pizza. Grilling pizza is a bit of an art…

Artificial turf

So, you’ve decided to go with artificial turf. It’s attractive, it’s uniform in appearance, and it’s lower maintenance… But wait. It’s not completely maintenance free! That’s right. While artificial turf carries many benefits, including the fact that it’s easier to maintain than a grass lawn, you actually can’t just install it and forget it. Artificial…

For many of us, the cancellation of summer vacations came as a disappointment this year. But quickly, many caught on to a brand new trend. The rise of the yardcation, and even backyard camping, has brought many of us back to our roots. We’re discovering that family fun can be simple and inexpensive, and you…

When you think of spending time outdoors, you might envision hiking, swimming, and outdoor sports. Maybe you picture the kids playing on a swing set, or yourself digging in your vegetable garden. All of these activities focus on action and exercise. While these are important (and healthy) concepts, without a doubt, there are other ways…

We can all remember a time in which front yards were strictly dedicated to curb appeal, with all the action happening in backyards. Driving through most urban and suburban neighborhoods, you almost wouldn’t guess that actual people lived in many of those homes! Rows of houses appeared like movie sets, with the entire family gone…

Organic vegetables

During both World Wars, homeowners across the US and other countries planted “victory gardens”. The idea was to grow more food close to home, in order to free up food supplies for the war effort. For many, that habit stuck.  Millennials grew up hearing their grandparents talk about gardening, and for a long time, it…

During times of rapid societal changes, we tend to see those effects spill over into design as well. In 2020 we’ve noticed quite a few exciting new trends, including the practice of “rewilding” our yards. Rewilding is pretty much what it sounds like, but perhaps more organized than you might imagine. In the past, urban…

forest bathing

You might be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t stressed out in 2020. We’re all feeling anxious about everything that is happening this year. The good news is that years of research into stress, anxiety, and depression have produced some promising findings that hold potential to help us through this challenging year. And one thing…

If you’ve heard the term “jungalow” and you’re wondering what that’s all about, you’ve come to the right place. Jungalow is still a hot home decor and garden trend, and we’re here to fill you in. As you might have deduced, the word “Jungalow” is a combination of “jungle” and “bungalow”. It was coined by…

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