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Yard Art in the Snow

Revel in These Charming Snowscapes

Landscapes are usually most stunning during those times of the year when you can actually see the ground. But there is an eerie beauty to a yard covered in freshly fallen snow as well. ...

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How To Build A Firepit

Create Your Own Backyard Firepit

The caveman instinct within us comes alive when we cuddle up to an outdoor fire. That need for warmth, a way to cook our food and a hot blaze to light up the night. It’s a comfort that we all instinctively crave....

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Step By Step Pond Construction

Toss a Penny in the Pond

Actually, these homeowners tossed 3 million pennies in their pond to make their landscaping dream come true. Thirty grand isn’t a bad price for a water feature of this size and complexity. Here’s a blow by blow of the entire landscaping project....

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Landscaping A Big Front Porch

Landscaping A BIG Front Porch

Toni Capito in Clayton actually has a front porch, a back porch, and two side porches. This decking wraps around her house like fashionable wooden Ray-Bans. Pair a huge house with an enormous flat yard, and you’ve got a project that’s going to take some extensive landscaping....

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Terrific Terraces

Check Out These Terrific Terraces

Whether your yard is naturally sloped or if you want to add height as a design ploy, terraces offer a very flexible landscaping solution. They’ve been used for thousands of years in disciplines ranging from agriculture to architecture. ...

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Gardening For Seniors

Gardening for Seniors

Ask gardeners in their golden years why they still garden, and you’ll probably receive a variety of answers. “I love it, and it keeps me going.” “It gives me something to get up for each day.” “My garden is my pride and joy; it’s been with me for many years, and I intend to give it loving and... ...

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Stacked Stone Built In Bench

Benched! Getting Outdoor Seating Right

If you ever feel like taking a time-out outside, you need a place to sit. A very large anthill can be an invigorating seating option, but it’s not one we recommend for long term use. For a more traditional solution, consider adding a bench or two to your landscape....

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Patio on a Budget

Achieve Patio Perfection On A Budget

Vonnie from Texas has the right idea when it comes to creating a private patio space that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Planning an affordable outdoor living space requires looking beyond the initial stages and having an idea of how things can look once you’ve added all the embellishments. ...

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Wall Water Fountain

Fountain, Fountain On The Wall

It’s rare to find a painting that’s sufficiently weather-proof to hang on an exterior wall. So, you’ve got to find other ways to deck these spaces with art. Metal work is nice, and so are tile murals. But there’s nothing like a fountain to add sound and motion to your outdoor décor....

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Pool Critters

Invite These Critters To Infest Your Pool

Do you ever get that creepy feeling like someone is watching you? If you’re out swimming, there might be any number of critters peering at you. Don’t worry; they’re not judging your cellulite. They just enjoy hanging out at the pool. ...

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Dramatic Waterfall

How To Add Drama To Waterfalls

For many homeowners, having a small waterfall that dribbles gently into a pond or pool is enough to satisfy their need to watch the interaction of water and gravity. But for others, that’s just not enough drama. Some of us like to make more of a splash. ...

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putting green in backyard

If Jack Nicklaus Landscaped Your Yard...

You’d have a golf course. Or, at least you’d have a putting green. Maybe just a mini golf course? If you’ve got a real tee time addiction, even just a coffee can buried in the ground might do....

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potted plants on the front porch

The Versatile Pot

Give your yard that extra “Ahh!” factor by decorating it with pots of colorful flowers and interesting plants. Not only is “potting up” a quick way to spread color and cheer throughout your yard, it is also a relatively easy way create a spectacular garden in a short time....

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Deck You, Deck You Very Much

Building a deck is one of the most popular outdoor home improvement projects because it can be done with a few good tools and a few good men (or women). There are lots of reasons to build a deck on your property....

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Three Ways To Avoid Pergola Purgatory

A pergola is more than four posts and a roof. This “hardscaping” feature only works if it’s done right. Here are tips to keep in mind when you are constructing yours......

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