Category Archives: Yard and Backyard

Stunning Rock Garden Design Ideas

Why cultivate a rock garden? They’re low-maintenance. They’re in season all year round. They add variety to the landscape. Need another reason? Rock gardens can bring a natural, rugged beauty to any yard, including those with steep hillsides or other difficult growing conditions. Organic and natural materials should be anyone’s first choice when decorating the…
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Building Deck From Wood or Plastic?

Wood is still the king of decking materials, but the widespread acceptance and availability of manufactured "plastic" lumber has continued to grow among DIYers and professional deck builders alike. Which material is best for your new deck or deck-remodeling project will depend on factors including decking color, available board sizes, maintenance requirements, and, of course,…
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Winter Lawn Care – Winter Lawn Maintenance

With no more mowing or weeding, winter is a nice period of rest from lawn maintenance. That doesn’t mean you can completely abandon your lawn, however. Winter maintenance for grass involves just a few simple steps that should have your lawn looking lush again in the spring. Keep reading to learn about how to take…
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Outdoor Christmas Yard Decorating Ideas

Make Your Whole Yard Shine Christmas yard decorations welcome others to your home by means of drawing the eye from the road to your doorstep. There are many Christmas yard decoration ideas to make this area a bright beautiful space. Decorate with lights, garland, and bows to really attract attention from friends and neighbors this…
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Beautiful Garden Paths Made of Natural Stone

Beautiful Garden Paths Made of Natural Stone If you want to arrange a fabulous garden path, we invite you to watch the article to have an idea of the latest trends. Your house becomes the center of your attention. We would like to show you some astounding projects that you can realize in your beautiful…
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Amazing Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Amazing Backyard Landscaping Ideas Is it backyard your personal oasis for entertaining and relaxation? The beauty of your backyard is equally important. Your goal is to create a pleasing and well-balanced outdoor space through the use of plants and a variety of landscaping elements. Developing landscape and garden plans can seem overwhelming to the novice—but it doesn’t…
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Amazing Free-form Stonework Breaks the Mold

Inspired by the natural world around him, English stonemason Johnny Clasper creates mesmerizing hand-built walls, mosaics and sculptural landscapes that transform stone into a flowing, fluid-like medium. Clasper, 38, began his career as a bricklayer, but gradually found himself gravitating towards the world of dry stone walling and sculpture. Unlike more modern building techniques, dry…
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What You Need to Know About Lawn Food

Truth be told, there's one simple secret to making the most of your lawn without a lot of hassle: regular feedings. Yep. Nourishing your lawn two to four times a year with Lawn Food can turn a so-so lawn into a kick-off-your-shoes lawn the whole family can enjoy. Regular feedings are the fastest, most affordable…
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Lawn Mowing Tips – How To Mow a Diamond Grass Pattern

Mowing your yard in a pattern can enhance curb appeal and upgrade your lawn to beautiful. The most common path is to either mow straight lines or mow around the perimeter finishing in the center of the yard. But with a little extra time, you can create diamond pattern in your grass that stand out…
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What You Need to Know About Retaining Wall Material

Learn about and compare natural stone, wood timber and stacked concrete block retaining wall systems. The article shows installation methods and discusses advantages of each retaining wall material. Concrete blocks Modern concrete block walls are fairly sophisticated systems designed for strength as well as for fast, easy assembly. You simply stack the blocks on top…
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Tips to Make Fall Clean Up Easier

7 Tips to Make Fall Clean Up Easier As fall rolls in, homeowners everywhere are spending more time cleaning up fallen leaves and otherwise preparing their landscaping for the cooler months ahead. Since the leaves fly for at least a month or two, all of this cleanup can be time consuming and exhausting. Luckily, there…
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Fall Lawn Care Tips

Fall Lawn Care Tips The days start getting shorter, but you can still enjoy a beautiful lawn in the fall. Follow these fall lawn care tips to make your lawn a beautiful place to retreat to in the autumn months. After a successful summer of combating weeds, encouraging a healthy lawn, and enjoying your yard with family…
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A Practical Guide to Choosing Patio Materials

When it comes to patio materials, patios are made of pretty much one of six basic materials. It's what you do with these materials that can give your outdoor surface an individual look or personal expression. The patio material you choose will be determined by personal preference, the location of the patio, your budget, and the size…
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How to Care for Your Outdoor Wood Furniture

You've invested in a piece or set of outdoor wood furniture, and you want to make sure it lasts for several years. What's the best way to protect your outdoor investment from the elements? For wood and hardwood garden furniture, it's a combination of keeping it under cover as much as possible, away from extremes…
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Rejuvenate Your Exterior With These Smart Patio Ideas

It’s impossible to deny that what we consider to be “smart patio ideas” has changed over the last few years. In the past, outdoor spaces used to be almost seen as an afterthought. Rather than going for a particular style, most homeowners were content to let these areas become a hodgepodge of different pieces that…
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Horizontal Fence Panels: Modern Garden Design Ideas

Horizontal fence panels offer an incredible look and modern style that will provide both the privacy for your backyard and great visual aesthetics. A simple definition of a garden fence constructed with horizontal fence panels is that these are horizontal boards “sandwiched” between vertical stringers. Fence panels are offered in a variety of materials, different…
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