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Preparing Pots on a Potting Bench

Gardening on your hands and knees can be uncomfortable. A potting bench provides gardeners with a raised worksurface from where they can prepare pots…

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Ultimate Guide to Tiki Torches

Tiki torches are practical and functional.  They use real flames for illumination and have a fuel reservoir hidden inside a decorative casing. A wick…

What Are Outdoor Fireplace Kits

What Are Outdoor Fireplace Kits

An outdoor fireplace can serve as a center-point for fun and relaxation in the yard. Whether installed in an outdoor kitchen or patio, these…

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Variations In Outdoor Patio Lighting

This guide covers different types of outdoor patio lighting such as lanterns, string outside lights, table lights and more.  Patios may come in all shapes and sizes,…

13 Backyard Shed Ideas

13 Backyard Shed Ideas

When you think ‘backyard shed’ you might imagine something dark and practical that smells like potting mix. But these homeowners have breathed new life into the notion of a backyard shed, making them light and airy places to sit and work or relax with a book and coffee. Instead of it being a place to store tools or garden equipment, a shed is transformed into a garden feature and a space to enjoy what you’ve cultivated. Get ready to be inspired!

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How to Use a Lawn Scarifier

Help!  My yard is full of debris! When excess thatch builds up in lawn soil, a lawn scarifier is often employed to break up…

15 Modern Ways To Decorate Your Patio

15 Modern Ways To Decorate Your Patio

A patio is such a versatile space, creating a sense of transition from the inside to the outdoors beyond. These days, the trend is to decorate a patio much like an indoor space, with plenty of seating and cushions and even rugs to create a sense of coziness. Timber painted white, and monochrome prints predominate with some natural fibers and a splash of color sneaking in too. Get motivated for a patio makeover with our selection of the best ideas right here.

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Patio Umbrella Lights

Patio umbrella lights are an essential part of many people’s backyards, providing shade and protection from the hot sun. You wouldn’t think that patio…

21 Beautiful Terrace Design Ideas

21 Beautiful Terrace Design Ideas

A beautiful terrace design makes the most of natural light and airflow. Interesting ceilings – whether angled, with skylights or laced with branches, help to achieve this, while still providing a modicum of shade. A monochromatic or natural color scheme is best, highlighted by a few token plants. Check out this gallery to see how you can play with materials and texture to draw the eye.