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Beautiful outdoor lanterns

5 DIY outdoor lamps you can put together in a weekend

Use one of these DIY projects to make your own outdoor lamp.
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These are the best trees for carbon sequestration

These are the best trees for carbon sequestration.
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Good, better, best: Stainless steel outdoor kitchen sinks with all the bells and whistles

If you're looking for a new stainless steel outdoor kitchen sink, here are some great options.
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How much does an above-ground pool cost? Here’s what you need to know

Here's what you need to know about the cost of an above-ground pool.
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How to keep your greenhouse cool in the summer

Here are some tips to make sure your greenhouse doesn't get too hot beneath the summer sun.
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When arranging a small patio, avoid these 7 common mistakes

Avoid these common design errors when arranging your small patio space
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8 ways to make the most of your garden this summer

How to get the most bang for your gardening buck this summer.
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How to care for your pool during the dog days of summer

Pools are so important during the summer! Here's how to keep up with their maintenance.
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6 pool cleaning tools we won’t go without this summer

Get your pool ready for summer parties and entertaining with these great tools.
Granite Outdoor Countertop

What is the best outdoor countertop material?

Design experts recommend you make one investment in your outdoor space -- your countertops.
Fiberglass Pool Curves and Steps

How to repair cracked fiberglass pool steps

This simple guide will help your pool repair go quickly and be a success.
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Effective ways to mix and match patio furniture

Mix and match patio furniture while still ensuring your space looks great -- here's how.
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7 inground pool landscaping ideas that will make you the envy of the neighborhood

These pool landscaping ideas will turn heads every single time.
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8 fun and functional outdoor stair-lighting ideas

These outdoor stair lighting ideas are both beautiful and functional. What could be better?
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How to create a sensory garden to encourage mindfulness every day

Sensory gardens are a great way to connect with nature and practice mindfulness -- here's how to build one.
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What you need to know before building a patio

Read this article before you start digging holes and buying wood for your new patio.
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Use these 6 apps to get outside during Great Outdoors Month

Get outside and make memories with these great apps.
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7 patio furniture covers that will stand up to any weather

Take care of your patio furniture with these 7 tough furniture covers
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5 greenhouse organization tools needed for spring cleaning

It's not too late to start spring cleaning, and these five tools will help you tackle your greenhouse.
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These hardy greenhouse vegetables are the best for beginner gardeners

You couldn't kill these 7 hardy greenhouse plants if you tried. We promise.
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There are 5 types of outdoor grills — which one is right for you?

Choosing a grill is a tough call. We break down the 5 main categories so you can make the right choice for you.
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How to grow eggplant in containers

Start your own eggplant garden in a container today with these great tips.
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These 3 barbecue grill island kits will help you build your dream outdoor kitchen

Thinking about adding a grill to your yard? Here's how to check if you can build your own
Steaming Pile Of Dung

How to build your own compost heating system

Is heated compost a great fertilizing option for your greenhouse, or is it not worth the time and effort?
Seedlings Under A Grow Light

Gardening 101: How to choose the best greenhouse grow lights

Not all greenhouse lights are the same -- here's what you need to consider when purchasing lights
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How to build an outdoor pizza oven

There's something special about homemade pizza -- here's how to cook it outside in your own backyard.
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How to start a patio garden that will wow your summer guests

Lacking in green space or just looking to spruce up the place a bit? Here's how to start a beautiful garden on your patio.
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How to pick the best gas grill for your patio

What type of grill is best for you? There are a lot of choices -- we help you narrow it down
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Design a deck vegetable garden — here’s how

This is how to put together a beautiful deck veggie garden
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Detached deck ideas you can implement in a week

Doing up a deck doesn't have to be challenging -- here are some ideas that take less than 7 days to implement
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How to make an indoor greenhouse

You can build a beautiful indoor greenhouse in a few simple steps
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These are the best trees to grow on your patio

These trees will thrive in pots and make your deck look great
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5 plants to start off your greenhouse

These beginner plants will make your greenhouse look great right away
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How to build a freestanding deck step by step

Everything you need to know when building a freestanding deck
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Other uses for your greenhouse — besides growing flowers

You can use a greenhouse for more than growing flowers -- here are some of our suggestions