• How to Make a Rain Barrel

    How to Make a Rain Barrel in 5 Easy Steps

    Recycling rain water is easier than you think. In the past, if you wanted to capture rain water, you just put a bucket out in the yard and waited for it to fill up. Of course, if it was raining

  • Container Gardening Recipes

    Container Gardening Recipes

    Small space container gardening recipes that are easy to make and taste great. Fruit Mint Salad Dressing Ingredients: 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate, defrosted 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1/2 tbsp sugar 1/2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp grated orange

  • Benefits of Teak Furniture

    Benefits of Teak Furniture

    Teak is one of the strongest and most durable of all woods, which is why it is a favorite with furniture makers. Unlike most other woods, teak is so durable that it requires little or no care to maintain. When

  • How to Measure Replacement Patio Cushions

    How to Measure Replacement Cushions

    Replacing patio cushions is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to update the look of your patio furniture. Whether you have existing patio furniture cushions or if you are purchasing patio cushions for your new patio furniture,

  • BBQ Cleaning Tips

    BBQ Cleaning Tips

    Twice a year it’s a good idea to do a deep cleaning of your BBQ – once before you put it away for the winter and then when you first pull it out in spring. Of course, if you live

  • Container Gardening in the Shade

    Container Gardening In the Shade

    Perhaps when you were landscaping your yard you wanted to create a lot of shade to offset hot summer days. Now that your trees are mature and providing that much-needed shade, you might not know what your options are for

  • Deck Privacy Ideas

    Deck Privacy Ideas

    If you have a nice deck, chances are you’ve pretty much converted it into a second living area – a place where you and your family and friends can gather and have a good time. In the warm months, you’ve

  • How to Hang a Porch Swing

    How to Hang a Porch Swing

    Adding a porch swing to your home adds charm, comfort, and style. Porch swings come in a variety of different styles, from wood porch swings to wicker porch swings, so you should be able to find one that will match

  • How to Grow Tomatoes

    How to Grow Tomatoes

    One of the great benefits of having your own garden is having fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables to enjoy whenever you want. Growing techniques will differ depending on what food you’re growing as well as where you live. We’ve put

  • How to Clean a Garden Fountain

    Tips for Year-Round Outdoor Fountain Maintenance

    A beautiful outdoor fountain can make a great focal piece for any garden or patio. Through proper care and good cleaning, your garden fountain can run smoothly through the test of time. There are several types of outdoor fountains to