It’s that time of year when everyone is ready to head outside for a backyard cookout or just a little fun in the sun. However, you might find yourself overwhelmed by all of the “stuff” that seems to be taking over your backyard. Toys, tools, and gardening accessories can quickly make your backyard feel cluttered and unorganized. It’s time to get rid of that disarray and find storage solutions that can help you keep your backyard in tip top shape. Let’s take a look at some great storage ideas that can keep your backyard looking its best all summer long!
They might make our gardens look lush and beautiful, but many of the most common backyard plants are actually toxic to our canine and feline friends. Sometimes all it takes is a little nibble from a curious pup or kitty to end up at an emergency vet. These plants range from being mildly toxic, causing vomiting, to being responsible for causing very serious health problems for your pets. That doesn’t mean you have to tear out every plant in your backyard. In fact, there are many safe options for your pets that are just as lovely. Below are some of the most toxic plants for dogs and cats and some safe alternatives for each.
Fire pits are a fantastic addition to any patio or backyard. They create a beautiful focal point and a great year round entertaining spot. However, it is important to take proper care of your fire pit to keep it looking its best and working efficiently. While it can add beauty and function to your backyard, it is also at the mercy of Mother Nature. Your Fire pit is susceptible to damage from rain, ice, and snow and these can certainly take a toll on your fire pit over time.
This year is the perfect time to make the most of your garden by incorporating some vegetables. Whether you just want something new to enjoy or you want to create a fun experience for your kids, planting vegetables is a great way to make gardening a fun experience for the entire family. There are several varieties of vegetables that are fun and easy to plant. Here are three vegetables that you can plant now in order to enjoy some fresh and delicious produce on your plate in the coming months.
Do you have a dull backyard that could use a facelift? Is your backyard suffering from “barely there” landscaping? Are you looking for ways to improve your home’s curb appeal? If so, then it might be time to take some advice from the pros. The designers at HGTV know how to take a home from dull to wow with their design techniques. It can be overwhelming for homeowners to know what to do with their outdoor space so let’s take a look at how the HGTV experts turn outdoor spaces into beautiful living areas that are functional and stylish.
Spring is the best time of year to sell your home, but before you put your home on the market you should spend a little time sprucing up your curb appeal. It is so important to make your home’s exterior appealing because it is a buyer’s first impression. If a buyer sees a neatly organized and well decorated exterior, it makes a statement that the home is well kept. There are plenty of simple things you can do to improve your home’s curb appeal. Let’s take a look at a few ideas that will make your home look beautiful and inviting while capturing the attention of potential buyers.
The weather is warm and the sun is shining so now is the time to start thinking about how to beautify your outdoor space with gorgeous planters. Nothing adds quite as much beauty to your patio like some colorful flowers. However, before you just throw a few flowers into a pot, it is important to note how flowers grow best. Believe it or not, plants like having friends too! Pairing plants together, also known as companion planting, not only adds an element of beauty to your pots, but it also helps your plants to thrive. Companion planting can assist your plant growth by providing nutrients, shade, and attracting good bugs to the plant while deterring bad ones. Let’s take a look at some plants that pair well together and help each other out during the growing season.
Spring is in the air and many homeowners are sprucing up their patios and gearing up for a few months of outdoor relaxation. As it has become popular to treat our backyard patio as an outdoor room, many people are finding that there is just no place to put those cushions, blankets, rugs, tools, and outdoor toys. These clever outdoor storage ideas will keep your patio stylish and organized this season.
An outdoor kitchen is a cool idea that adds unconventional functionality and decor to your home. Your kitchen is the heartbeat of your home, center it around your outdoor patio or the deck of your new home. Eliminate the amount of traffic that runs through your kitchen and minimize cleaning after family meals with an outdoor kitchen. Your guests will enjoy mingling in your outdoor cooking area. You also have several design ideas to easily customize your kitchen. If you're considering an outdoor kitchen, consider the top 3 reasons that make your innovative kitchen ideas a wonderful idea.
With warmer weather come ubiquitous promotions for patio furniture, giant fire pits, and monster gas grills that would be right at home on HGTV. It's easy to think that summer entertaining outdoors is the privilege of homeowners with huge, spacious yards. But even if you only have a little outdoor space, there's no need to stay cooped up inside. You can invite your friends and family out to enjoy a small but chic slice of the great outdoors no matter what your square footage is.