Maximize your patio, deck, porch, and other outdoor living areas with these design ideas. From choosing the right patio furniture to our easy lawn care tips, these videos will help you create comfortable and well-appointed spaces.
Backyard Patio Ideas
Take a backyard from basic to beautiful with these patio decorating and design ideas.
Tips for Outdoor Living Spaces
Give an outdoor room interiorlike appeal with these tips to maximize dining, relaxing, and entertaining areas.
If you're like us, you love spending time at the patio over the summer. Take advantage of these tips to make your patio extra comfy. Incorporate container gardens to soften the edges of your patio. Container garden show off some of your favorite plants and add color to outdoor spaces. And here's aThere's something magical about water so add a water feature. This simple reflecting pool lined in black creates a mirrored effect and offers a sense of serenity or use a tabletop fastener bubbler. The moving water
Easy Lawn-Care Tips
Lawn professionals usually do a great job, but most of the services they provide are easy to do yourself for a fraction of the cost. Fertilize at least 3 times a year, once in late August or early September, once in October and in spring as the grass starts to green up. If you water your lawn inwater your lawn in the summer, also fertilize in June. Apply a weed preventer in spring to keep out crab grass, foxtail and other annual weeds. It's convenient to buy fertilizer with weed preventer mixed in so you can apply both at the same time. Few lawn pests are as damaging as grouts, but an application of grub control easily stops the damage before it starts. Light infestations of dandelions and other broadleaf weeds can easily be controlled with a hand tool. Heavier infestations and spreading weeds like white clover are difficult to remove by hand. So, use a broadleaf weed killer if necessary. Spot spray rather than covering the entire lawn to reduce the amount of chemical you use. To reduce compaction and
Container Gardening How-To: Design a Container
-Container Gardens are the perfect way to add a splash of color to your front entry, deck or patio or even fill in some blank spaces in your beds and boarders. If you'd like to plant up your own pot, start by selecting a relatively good size of container that allows excess water to escape. You can
Easy Ideas for Landscape Design
-Landscape design is easy even though it may sound like it takes a lot of study to be able to do it right. But first and most important rule when it comes to designing your yard is to do what you like. It is your yard after all. One trick used by professional landscape designers is to incorporate
Easy Landscape Lighting
It’s easy to add landscape lighting to your yard. Learn how to install low-voltage and solar landscape lights in just an afternoon.to do themselves. The basic parts of a low voltage system included transformer power supply like this one which plugs in to any household outlet. You'll also need a power cable as well as the lights. To install lighting, place the lights where you want them, then run the cable so it can connect with each light. Connections are easy and typically involve a simple connector like this one. Once you've wired all the lights, finish by connecting the cable power supply Turn it on. And if all the lights work, you can bury the line or simply cover it with mulch. Low voltage lines can be buried directly in the ground so there's no need for conduit. Be sure to follow the manufacturer instructions with full specified to maximum wattage you can run from the power supply Normally, the only maintenance needed is occasional replacement of the light bulbs which is as simple as pulling the old one out and pushing in a new one. Solar garden lights are an alternative to low voltage systems. The advantage is that you can place it anywhere you like and there's no