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…

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…

Now that summer is arriving, you might want to spend more time outdoors. But outdoor time doesn’t have to be all sweat and exercise! If kicking back and enjoying a movie or your favorite Netflix series is more your speed, how about setting up an outdoor theater? It’s easier than you think, thanks to special…

Putting green

If you’re planning to stick close to home this summer, you might have heard the concept of a “staycation”. Essentially, you take time off of work and engage in fun recreational activities – but from home! It’s a great way to spend time with your family, but without the hassles and hazards of extensive travel….

Bocce Ball Court

No matter our age or ability level, outdoor time is good for us. Our bodies generate vitamin D in response to sunlight exposure, and natural light helps to regulate our sleeping patterns. And of course, if you’re outdoors you’re more likely to be active. We all know exercise is important for both physical and mental…

trampoline with child jumping

Perhaps your trampoline isn’t the most decorative part of your landscape, but it’s certainly important to the kids. So you want to take good care of it, and choose the best placement in your yard. We’re glad you checked our blog, because we have some input on these matters. Where to place your trampoline. Directly…

backyard retreat

At this time of year, as we celebrate Valentine’s Day, many of us focus on ways to bring a bit more romance into our lives. Maybe you’re planning a special date, or just wish you had a private space in which to relax on a regular basis. A soothing backyard retreat would even make a…

sand area with fire pit

Travel is fun and rewarding, but it’s also expensive, time-consuming, and stressful. Sometimes we just don’t have the energy, time off of work, or budget to accommodate a trip to a far-flung location. But as the rising popularity of taking a “staycation” has taught us, taking a time-out at home can be quite restful and…

Bridges, benches, statues, oh my! Decorating and accenting landscapes is an important final step in the landscaping process. Well placed decorations can make the finished product “just right” and exactly yours. Take a look at this video for some tips and tricks!

School is out for the summer, and your kids are probably spending a lot more time at home. And unless you intend to raise professional video gamers, you probably encourage them to spend some time outdoors each day. However, that means you have to take extra measures to keep them safe. If you’ve installed a…

Outdoor living is one of the best parts of having a home in Southern California. Check out this video on creating an entertainment space for your home!

We often think of landscaping as a way to add beauty or monetary value to our homes. But our landscaping should also add enjoyment to our lives. Whether you prefer a game of touch football with your cousins on a  vast green lawn, or relaxing on a shady patio is more your style, always remember…

Does napping in your own backyard hammock sound like heaven to you? Spring is here, and there’s no better time to relax outdoors! Read on for simple instructions to set up your hammock.

As much as you “baby” your landscaping, your highest priority will always be the safety of your children or grandchildren. That’s why you want to be certain the landscaping around your backyard swing set provides a safe place for the kids to play. Since the main danger of swing sets lies in falls from the…

Landscaping is about more than adding curb appeal to your house. When planned appropriately, landscaping can increase your enjoyment of your home, by providing you a place for recreation or relaxation. If you think you’d enjoy an outdoor area where you can meditate or practice yoga while soaking in fresh air and sunlight, consider the…

Backyards have truly become an extension of the home. When properly planned and landscaped, your backyard can provide additional space for recreation and entertaining guests. You’ll enjoy your home more, and add monetary value to the property as well. But before you jump into adding recreational space to your yard, it’s best to do a…