outdoor-living

concrete fire pit

Build a classic concrete fire pit with a modern look

Getting your backyard ready to entertain during the fall and winter months can take many forms. One popular outdoor trend is the addition of a fire pit. This trend seems to resurface every year for a variety of reasons. For some, a fire pit provides the perfect area for gathering family and friends on chilly nights. For others, a fire pit is an attractive feature that can increase the beauty of a backyard while offering the functional benefit of hosting... read more
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5 fabulous deck fix-ups

Are you tired of having a deck youre no longer proud to show off? Youre not alone. According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscape Trends Study, one of the top reasons motivating homeowners to tackle outdoor projects like deck upgrades is their open-air space is past its prime.If youre like surveyed respondents and ready to return your fixer-upper...
gourmet salad mix bowl planter

Practical meets pretty: Fresh herbs at your fingertips, even in autumn

The end of summer doesnt have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you dont have the time or climate for a full plot of food plants. Herbs are perfect fall crops; they are prolific growers, can satisfy your desire for fresh, garden-grown greens and are one of the easiest ways to elevate your recipes...
Little girl with goggles in pool with Mom

Enjoy the latest trend in swimming pools

It was supposed to be a community swimming pool, but many people stayed away because they couldn't tolerate the biting, nose-curdling odor of chlorine. Others experienced breathing and skin problems.So the Evergreen Commons senior center in Holland, Michigan, converted its 65,000-gallon chlorine pool into a saltwater pool. People who had stayed away are now coming back, getting exercise...
Asian tiger mosquito

5 ways to stop mosquitoes from bugging you this season

Ask people what they love about the warm weather months and youll get a variety of answers. They love the sun, the warmth, camping, picnicking, boating and just being outside with family and friends. However, if you ask them what they like least about being outdoors during the warm weather months, the answer is simple — mosquitoes.Everyone is...
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