Outdoor Living Archive

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Winter is the time to plan hardscaping projects, such as a patio, fencing, garden paths, and retaining walls.  Here’s how hardscape surfaces can redefine an outdoor living space. *** The quiet of winter is the time to make plans...
stylish backyard garden patio furniture
Our outdoor living spaces may still be wintry right now. But, this is the time to plan landscape and outdoor living projects. Here are some suggestions, with some product referrals to boot. *** Your outdoor living space should reflect...
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Sheltered from prying eyes, there’s something truly magical about frolicking freely in a private backyard. Here’s how to create more privacy outdoors. *** Naturally, you’re the kind of neighbor who lends a helping hand, and a cup of flour,...
cape cod style picket fencing
With so many fencing options, how can you choose the right one? Start by understanding the costs, maintenance requirements and the like of various fencing. *** “Good fences make good neighbors,” Robert Frost wrote. Good fences also make for...
Outdoor Decorating Ideas
Outdoor decorating ideas don’t have to be hard – here are five easy outdoor decor ideas that’ll make sprucing up your great outdoors a snap! There’s never a bad season to look at adding some fresh outdoor decoration ideas to your backyard! A few...
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If urban development is the undoing of nature’s brilliance, then permaculture how to of bring nature back to itself. Learn more about this sustainable practice. *** Earlier this year, I wrote an intro to native and invasive species. It’s...
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Enjoying the summer doesn’t have to mean expensive trips and activities. Here are a few easy, inexpensive ways for your family to have some summer fun. *** Summer vacation is about half over and your kids may be getting...