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Landscaping

Building a fence is a great way to improve your home's curb appeal, home value and stylish definition of your yard and garden.

But you aren't the only one who has to live with the fence after it's built. The rest of the neighborhood, particularly the folks next door to you, will likewise...

Green Home, Saving Energy

Is summer your favorite season? Do you love the warm weather, fresh air and luscious produce that comes with it? Unfortunately, bugs feel the same way.

Banishing bugs and other pests is a year-round challenge for homeowners, but this summer, try some natural methods for keeping the little...

Decks, Patios and Porches
While summer is great for enjoying outdoor rooms, there's an additional charm that comes with extending that enjoyment year-round. With a patio heater, you can still enjoy your outdoor areas without having to suffer through the cold as well.
Patio heaters come in many different forms,...
Deck and Patio Planning and Building

Building a deck is a great way to create an outdoor living space for relaxing, entertaining and connecting with nature. Composite decking is an increasingly popular option that provides the appearance of real wood while greatly reducing your annual maintenance – saving you time and money. ...

Outdoor Living Trends for Spring and Summer 2015

Discover the seven outdoor living trends that will rule American backyards this summer.

Blushing tulips brighten sidewalks. Charbroiled dinners sizzle on patio grills. Signs of spring are popping up all over the neighborhood. Are you ready to cater to homeowners looking to relax on a deck or...

Prepare Your Home for Spring

As warm weather replaces winter's chill, it's time to prepare your home for spring with improvements that add style while saving money, time and energy. Great gear and products make every springtime DIY endeavor successful, and the following helpers are smart additions for the season's project...

Get ideas for transforming your yard into an outdoor living area, with tips on building decks and patios, designing outdoor kitchens and outdoor theaters, and mosquito-proofing outdoor living areas. Find out how to maintain and repair porches and decks, and learn how to clean outdoor furniture.