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Summer patio ideas perfect for entertaining

Looking for some summer patio ideas to revamp your outdoor space? From exotic plants to cozy fire pits, you can build the perfect summer oasis with our tips.
Backyard patio with pavers, plants, and furniture

10 incredible backyard privacy ideas that don’t require a lot of work

Stone pathway through a flower garden

These amazing plants actually repel mosquitoes

Porch swing with pillows on it and small table in front

9 stellar front porch design ideas that will give you major house envy

Small outdoor kitchen on a patio

Read this before you install an outdoor kitchen

Chair beside blooming flower garden

6 kinds of perennials that bloom in the summer for a gorgeous garden all season

Backyard cement paver patio with bench

Tired of your ugly concrete patio? Check out these phenomenal DIY improvement ideas

Single-family home with curved walkway and large tree in front yard

10 simple yard cleanup tips that will make your life easier

Outdoor holiday tree

6 festive, eye-catching ways to decorate your front porch for Christmas

Christmas front door and porch decorations

5 outdoor Christmas decorations that will make your house stand out

Brown living room walls with neutral color palette design

Zillow says these are the 2024 home design trends to watch (and the ones on their way out)

Tall grass with good lawn maintenance

Fall and winter lawn-mowing tips everyone should follow

Lit up pumpkin sits on a wooden surface covered by fairy lights

How to decorate your yard for Halloween in a timeless way

Want a classy look for Halloween? Forget the plastic pieces and go for these elegant yet spooky ideas for Halloween yard decorations.
Blue house in autumn

Should you power wash your house in the fall? Here are 6 things to wash at the end of the season

Before winter hits, power wash your house in fall and focus on specific items to preserve them. It's less work than you think and totally worth it.
Fall pumpkin decor and flowers on stairs

How to decorate your front yard for fall on a budget

You can create an amazing front yard design without breaking the bank this fall. Here's how.
Home with manicured lawn

How to level a yard (and 3 reasons why you really should)

Aside from poor appearance, a yard that's not leveled can lead to other issues like improper draining. This guide will show you how to level a yard.
Couple painting white walls

6 easy ways to update your home for under $500

Want to give your house a facelift without spending tens of thousands? These DIY home projects all cost less than $500.
Weeds between pavers

How to kill pesky weeds from between patio pavers

Killing weeds from between patio pavers can be done easily and affordably. Here's how to do it.
A front yard with xeriscape landscaping

11 bad ideas for your front yard that will kill your curb appeal

Don't fall for these front yard mistakes. They'll only ruin your aesthetic.
Gloved hand holding a pulled weed with roots and soil still attached

9 easy and effective ways to clear a garden full of weeds for good

Lawn or vegetable garden overrun? This is how to clear a garden full of weeds so your outdoor space is beautiful and pristine.
Water trough with plants

Rustic but modern: Why water trough gardening may be right for you

There are many benefits to water trough gardening. Here are the pros and cons of why this popular method might work for your plants and garden.
Group of white mushroom caps in green grass

How to finally rid your yard of that obnoxious mushroom invasion

Are those pesky little caps ruining your green and pristine lawn? Here's how to get rid of mushrooms in your yard for good.
English garden walkway

11 attractive English cottage garden design ideas you should steal for your yard

English cottage gardens are timeless and beautiful. You can adapt these amazing ideas for your own garden.
Three cushions on backyard bench

How to clean your patio furniture cushions the right way

Patio furniture cushions endure a lot of heavy use and damage from the elements. This is how to clean outdoor cushions effectively.
Cottage home with wildflower front yard garden

You’ll want to copy this Redditor’s cozy garden design

Sometimes all it takes is seeing another person's garden design ideas to inspire you to make a change or incorporate part of their ideas into your own backyard.
Dad and kids in covered outdoor kitchen area

Transform your backyard into a chef’s paradise: Stunning covered outdoor kitchen ideas you’ll love

Want to transform your yard into an oasis? Start with one of these covered outdoor kitchen ideas that are perfect for summer cooking and entertaining.
Backyard with swimming pool and pool house

What is a pool house and why do you need one by your backyard pool?

A pool house can also be a great addition. We're explaining exactly what a pool house is, how it’s used, and why you might benefit from having one.
Screen-in porch with furniture

6 gorgeous screened-in porch ideas perfect for relaxed summer living

These screened-in porch ideas will make you never want to leave your home this summer.
Paver patio with outdoor furniture

Need patio inspiration? Check out these amazing outdoor patio designs

We’re sharing some fantastic outdoor patio designs from Pinterest to help inspire you to revamp your patio space.
Backyard pool with umbrella and plants

Chlorine vs. saltwater pool: Which is best for you?

What's the difference between chlorine and saltwater pools? We weigh the pros and cons of each.
Gray house with a large yard and wraparound porch

Make the most of your Craftsman front porch this summer with these style ideas

We’re sharing some of our best tips on styling a Craftsman porch so you can make the most of the space.
White picket fence with flower bushes

Fence ideas: The pros and cons of every popular style

We’re weighing the pros and cons of the most popular fencing solutions to help you make the right decision for your home.
Farmhouse with wildflowers in front yard

Say goodbye to the traditional green lawn with this eco-friendly 2023 yard trend

Looking for ways to switch up your landscaping this summer? A wildflower native plant yard could be just what you need.
Modern house with brick driveway

7 appealing driveway design ideas that will make your home exterior look luxe

Here are our tips on how to update a boring driveway and turn it into a statement piece on the property.
Outdoor propane gas fire pit with fall flowers and drinks

Build your own DIY fire pit this summer: The ultimate how-to guide

Custom fire pits look incredible, and they’re easy to assemble. So, here’s how to make your DIY fire pit this summer.
Small outdoor cozy patio with soft lighting

5 clever outdoor lighting ideas even if you don’t have a big backyard

Try out these clever outdoor lighting solutions for your small space to add some illumination without sacrificing your design.
Person showering in an outdoor shower

Make your outdoor shower feel like a sanctuary with these fantastic ideas

Here are our tips on sprucing up an outdoor shower and making it look more appealing to the eye.
Paver patio with outdoor furniture

Pavers vs. concrete: Which should you choose for your patio?

We’re weighing the pros and cons of pavers vs. concrete patios to help you make the best decision for your backyard.
indoor outdoor decor ideas patio area

These are the top home design trends, according to Zillow listings

If you love looking at homes (whether you're in the market or not), Zillow is one of the premiere sites to do so.
Garage and driveway with man shoveling snow

What products to use to keep your driveway and yard safe from ice and salt: A winter guide

Most of us have to melt ice in our driveways during the winter, but it can have an effect on your landscaping if you do it wrong. Here's what you need to know.
Red front door with winter wreath and garland

Need a winter wreath for your front door? These ideas will last beyond Christmas

Once Christmas is over, you still want your entryway to look festive. Try these creative winter wreath ideas.
Couple sharing a blanket on a snowy winter balcony

5 creative winter balcony ideas so cozy they’ll make you forget how cold it is

Just because it's winter doesn't mean you have to be stuck inside. Check out these winter balcony ideas to get cozy during the chilly season.
Front yard of home with lit candy canes for Christmas

These original DIY outdoor Christmas decorations are better than store-bought

If you're looking to spruce up your exterior this holiday season, these homemade Christmas decorations are even better than store-bought.
Lit up pumpkin sits on a wooden surface covered by fairy lights

10 creative pumpkin carving ideas no one in your neighborhood will have

Don't want the same jack-o'-lantern as everyone else? Try these ideas and have the most uniquely carved pumpkins on the block this year.
Person with knife cutting a pumpkin for Halloween

We love these DIY Halloween decoration ideas

DIY Halloween decorations can be so much better than store-bought items. You will love these Halloween decoration ideas.
Pumpkins in a field against the sky

This is the best time to go pumpkin picking

Pumpkin picking is one of the best parts of the fall season. This is the best time to go.
Pool vacuum sticking out of an outdoor pool

The best pool vacuum heads for heavy-duty cleaning to save you time so you can relax

Using one of the best pool vacuum heads for heavy-duty cleaning can make your pool maintenance frustrations a thing of the past.
Deep blue house with two floors

Find the best exterior house color for your home’s architectural style

Whether you have a cottage, Victorian, or ranch, these are the best exterior paint colors for your home.
Close-up of green grass with trees in the background

The quintessential guide to lawn fertilization for thick, healthy grass

Want to have a pristine yard with lush, green grass? This is everything you need to know about lawn fertilization for the best possible curb appeal.
Strawberries

This cheap, easy hack for fruit and vegetable gardens will save your harvest

If you’ve ever tended to your garden to discover your newly ripened strawberry bush had been ravaged by an invading flock of birds, this garden hack is for you.

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