Fire pits are a must in any outdoor living area, bringing everyone together for social gatherings during the cooler weather months and adding a rustic feel to your backyard design.
Most of us dream of sprawling acres of land to call our own, or at least an ample-sized backyard. But, as it is with life, making decisions sometimes requires compromise, and when choosing a home, that compromise can come in the form of a small yard.
Succulents are plants that do well in dry weather, storing moisture in their thick, waxy leaves. They’ve become household favorites with their unique shapes and relatively easy care, adding texture to gardens and becoming popular plant additions for apartment container gardens.
Now that summer has graced us with its glamorously scorching presence, it can be tempting to hide indoors, protected by the cool kiss of the AC. No one wants to spend time indoors though, especially when school is out, the sun is shining and the backyard garden is green and lush again after the frigid winter months.
It’s that one back patio chair, worn in just right after years of relaxing in the garden. It’s that collection of clay pottery that has never failed to give your backyard character through the changing seasons.
Small lots need plant love too, and don’t think for a minute that if you don’t have the biggest plot that you’re missing out. There’s no shortage to the creative inspiration behind stunning garden designs using simplistic natural garden products and plants that thrive in small spaces.
A fire pit doesn’t have to be your traditional pile of ceramic logs or a smoky mess of burning wood. With a bit of sparkling fire glass and some creative inspiration, turn your fire pit into the enthralling centerpiece of your outdoor living area.
Is your garden ready for summer? This year, garden design is all about natural materials, splashes of color and locally sourced garden products. Pull on those galoshes and grab a spade- these summer trends are taking flower beds by storm. Pique your inspiration with some of our favorites!
City-dwellers and apartment residents may not have access to spacious plots of land or flower beds but, that doesn’t mean dreams of sprouting seeds, home-grown vegetables and aromatic herbs are out of reach.
We’ve all been there...waiting patiently for that orchid to bloom only to recoil in horror upon discovering that the infant petals have been chewed to bits.
We are all at that point in the winter season where spring cleaning is on the mind. It’s out with the old, in with the new and ENOUGH hibernation....let’s get outside and ENJOY the sunshine!
There’s just something mesmerizing about watching the shimmer of scales as vibrant goldfish flit about lily pads in a clear garden pond. Whether you want to add fish or plants, a manmade pond can add to the bliss and beauty of any yard. Of course, it’s important to properly maintain it year round, but it doesn’t have to be complicated by spending heaps of money or using chemical products.
Curious about using pebbles and stones in the yard, but not sure where to begin? Besides adding a touch of creative edge, pebbles, stones and rocks actually offer some excellent benefits.
Prevention and protection are key to ensure Jack Frost doesn’t throttle your plant babies, causing permanent damage to overall health and development. Luckily, there are simple, inexpensive steps you can take to safeguard your greenery.
The classic fire pit requires chopped wood or coal to burn, but nowadays homeowners are saying sayonara to tradition and purchasing fire glass to use in gas powered fire pits instead.