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Come On, Baby, Light My Fire – Choosing a Fire Feature for Your Backyard

Backyards can be absolutely wonderful spaces, perfect for playing with children, entertaining guests, or just relaxing and soaking in the beauty of the world around you. Of course, some of those things are easier to do with the addition of a few specific features like fire features. Choosing a good one can be easier said […]

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Simple, Easy Tips to Keep Your Hot Tub Clean

Few things can beat a nice, long, luxurious soak in a hot tub for relaxation. All that time in the water means your skin is also exposed to whatever is in the water. You know it’s important to keep your hot tub clean in order for it to be a healthy, safe experience. So what […]

Popular Outdoor Styling for Homes with Limited Backyard Space

Making good use of space inside or outside is not an easy task, yet it can ultimately be very rewarding if done properly. Some would argue it’s more difficult if the space is small—but the rewards can be greater, too. As it happens, you can use a few tricks and even some interior design hacks […]

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Top 5 Outdoor Living YouTube Channels to Watch Now

In certain fields, the sky’s the limit when it comes to how we can create and design things. Outdoor landscaping, in particular, is such a field. But that doesn’t mean we won’t come across moments of doubt or even lack of ideas. In times when you’re drawing a blank for how to design your backyard, […]

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How to Protect Your Outdoor Living Space from Pesky Mosquitoes and Other Flying Insects

Mosquitos and other pests are an unfortunate part of many outdoor settings, especially in warmer weather. While summer provides prime weather conditions for barbecues and other backyard festivities, insects can dampen the mood and ruin the fun.  Luckily, there are many ways you can rid your yard and other outdoor spaces of pesky insects. No […]

Prepare for Spring with a Custom, Modern Outdoor Kitchen

A patio or backyard can easily become an extension of your living space. It’s perfect for relaxing under the stars, entertaining guests, and cooking amazing food on the grill. Enjoy this space to the fullest by creating an outdoor kitchen that reflects your unique design personality and makes every guest feel like family. Consider the […]

When Do I Need a Spa Cover Replacement?

Ahhh, hot tubs. They are useful in so many ways: relieving stress, soothing aches and pains, warming you up in the winter, and even cooling you off in the summer. To keep your hot tub in optimal condition and running as efficiently as possible, it’s important to know when you need a spa cover replacement. […]

How to Maintain Your Swimming Pool During Cold Winters

Winter pool maintenance isn’t just for those living in cold climates. Some warm areas, like California, can still get cold enough in the winter to cause damage to pipes and pumps, as well as other parts of your pool. Fortunately, knowing how to maintain your swimming pool and preparing for the colder weather will help […]

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Why Fall is the Best Time for Gas Outdoor Fire Pits

The air is getting crisp, and the leaves are turning brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow. Pumpkins are popping up on all your neighbor’s porches, along with shared zucchini, apples, and peaches that everyone suddenly has in excess. It just may be the best time of the year! Thankfully, cooler temperatures and less daylight […]

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Small Backyard Pool Design Ideas

If your home sits on a small or narrow lot, you may think your dreams of having a backyard pool are over. However, dozens of small pool design ideas can work with even the smallest of spaces. The trick is to work with the contours of your home, which ensures the pool doesn’t take away […]