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Modern lighting ideas to brighten any backyard space

Bring a touch of modern style to your backyard with this helpful outdoor lighting guide.
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The most common greenhouse pests and how to control them

Greenhouse pest control doesn't have to be taxing on your plants or your budget -- here's how to control the most common pests.
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Refinish outdoor furniture in a weekend with these 7 tools under $100

It doesn't have to cost hours and an arm and a leg to refinish outdoor furniture. Here's how to get it done in a weekend.
Deck planters with feet

How to prevent planters from damaging your porch

Planters can scrape up your porch if you're not careful. Here are some tips to try.
A modern outdoor kitchen

How to build an amazing outdoor kitchen area for under $1,000

Outdoor kitchens don't have to break the bank. Here's how to build one for $1,000 or less.
Shaded above-ground pool

DIY your own above-ground pool with these ideas and tips

You can build your own above-ground pool with these simple steps.

Are your wicker furniture pieces weather resistant?

Make sure your wicker furniture will stand up to the weather.
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These outdoor lighting options will transform any space

Illuminate your outdoor space with these great lighting ideas that will look amazing in any space.
Woman in black swimsuit in a pool

How to choose the best pool shape for your backyard size and location

When it comes to your backyard, not all pools are created equal. Our guide helps you choose the size and shape that's best for you.
colorful Patio Furniture with a rug

Pick out the best colorful patio furniture by following this guide

Colorful patio furniture is a bold choice that enhances your home. Our guide will help you pick out the best possible choices.
Modern home cinema in garden room

These contemporary garden room designs will please any eye

Garden rooms are contemporary structures designed to be what you want them to be. We list five great design ideas for inspiration.
Wine bottle and glasses in an outdoor patio

Consider the shape of your backyard when designing an outdoor eating space

You might have a weird, funky-looking backyard. We offer tips on how you can make your backyard fashionable with just a little effort.
Indoor garden filled with plants

How to breathe new life into a drab indoor garden

If your indoor garden is looking a little drab, you can certainly spruce it up. With our tips, you can bring new life to your home.
A water garden greenhouse

The perfect greenhouse environment: Temperature and humidity basics

Sustaining a consistent greenhouse environment is a learning experience for even the most professional gardener. Our guide shows you how.
A chic urban patio with plants

Chic urban patio ideas for any home

In urban spaces, patios can sometimes be the most outdoor space you have. Our tips will give you great ideas to make the most of it.
A beautiful English cottage garden

How to design an English garden, no matter where you live

There are two types of English gardens that you can use for inspiration.
In-ground pool in a backyard

How to design the right size pool for your home

There are important things to consider when choosing a pool. We discuss whether an in-ground or above-ground pool is best for you.
Metal furniture set on a stone patio

How to choose between the different types of patio chairs

Patio chairs come in a variety of styles and materials. We help you choose which seating suits the look and feel for your patio best.
Interior of a large greenhouse

The most successful greenhouse gardeners have a great watering system

Different-sized greenhouses will work better with different types of irrigation systems. One of our several options will suit you best.
A built-in outdoor grill

What you need to know about built-in barbecue grills

There are three unique types of built-in grills to choose from, each with their own benefits and costs. We list the pros and cons of them.
drain a swimming pool

How to drain a swimming pool

Swimming pools are so much fun in the hot summer months, but the maintenance can be tricky if you aren’t a professional.
group of people around pool

Swimming pool shapes: What to keep in mind as you design

If you are thinking of adding a pool to your backyard, there are several details to consider. One that you may not think of as terribly important is the shape.
outdoor kitchen

Keep it simple: Minimalist outdoor kitchen ideas

No need to spend a wad of cash buying every possible gadget for outdoor cooking. Here's a minimal approach to crafting your own outdoor kitchen. 
outdoor garden room fountain in

How to design a peaceful outdoor garden room

One thing that works great in any garden is creating an outdoor garden room.
A gardener leaving a greenhouse

Gardening 101: A beginner’s guide to greenhouse gardening

As a beginner greenhouse gardener, it's important to know how the basics. We show how you can be successful when starting your greenhouse.
refinish old furniture

Should you refinish old furniture or buy new?

Refurbishing old furniture is not difficult. Discover how these old-turned-new pieces can give your outdoor space a lot of character.  
Metal chairs and table on outdoor patio

How to choose the right patio furniture for your space

You're looking for the perfect patio furniture for your outdoor oasis. Check out our tips and tricks to make the perfect additions.
Contemporary garden room with stone pathway

How to build a contemporary and affordable garden room

A contemporary garden room combines pathways, furniture, plants, and more. Our guide shows how you can create one with style and flair. 
man and little boy in summer kitchen outside

How much does it really cost to build an outdoor kitchen?

Let’s take a look at the most important questions to ask when you are planning an outdoor kitchen build.
Above-ground pool with beach ball

Should you build your own above-ground pool?

Having an above-ground pool is affordable and fun. We discuss what goes into building one and whether it's right for your outdoor space.
Backyard pathway with trees and outdoor lights

The best types of outdoor lighting for any space

Your outdoor lighting is the first element your guests see when they visit. Our guide lists some of the various types available.
Deck with lights at night

Incredible deck lighting ideas for any home

Deck lighting is one of the easiest additions to help spruce up an outdoor space with an ambient glow. We list our top ideas.