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Fire Pit Design Tips From The Masters

Building a backyard fire pit is a favorite DIY project. You dig a hole, put some bricks and sand in the bottom, and install a decorative pit border with some rocks or bricks. Sounds simple, right?

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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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Good Landscape Lighting Makes a Night and Day Difference

Have you ever noticed that as we get older, soft lighting makes us look better? Well, the same often holds true for landscaping. Even the most luscious, green, and perfectly manicured yard is even more magical at night when it’s been strategically lit.

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The Art (or Science?) of Good Soil

To have a sturdy building, you’ve got to have a good foundation. The same could be said of plants – having good soil can make or break your garden. Before you can improve the quality of your soil, you first need to know what good soil is.

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Five More Tips for Terrific Tomatoes

Okay, so now you know to heat your soil, pluck suckers, prune, bury deep, and fan your stems. What else could there be? Here are five more tips.

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Five Foolproof Tomato Growing Tips

Growing tomatoes is easy, but growing the picture-perfect tomatoes we all want isn’t. I remember when I began growing vegetables; I had visions of big, shiny, juicy, red tomatoes. Unfortunately, the tomatoes I grew didn’t measure up to this ideal.

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Pros and Cons of Trees Near Your Outdoor Kitchen

One of the most pleasant aspects of having an outdoor kitchen is being able to spend time in the fresh air. On cool days, it’s also nice to have the sun shining down on you. But most people want some shade over their cooking area to help beat the heat during the prime BBQ season of summer.

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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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Art In The Garden

Many people like to share pictures of beautiful art work they have installed in their yards. We love it when they post examples here at YardShare. It gives us ideas for how we can spice up our own lawns or gardens. Lark from Wisconsin shared quite a few original pieces of artwork…

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Barbecue Time! Coke-Brined Chicken

Looking for a tasty twist to traditional barbecued chicken? Hit the soda aisle of your grocery store. This cola-tinged twist has become a summertime favorite at our house. It’s perfect for a cookout, with a few unusual techniques that will have your guests crowding around the grill as it cooks and talking it up long afterward.

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