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Paver patio vs. wood patio: Which is the better investment?

Should you get a paver patio or a wood panel patio? We help you decide.
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The best Hanukkah outdoor decorations, according to Amazon reviews

These Hanukkah outdoor decorations are fantastic — why should Christmas have all the fun?
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The best outdoor Thanksgiving decorations for a festive yard

We love these Thanksgiving decorations for your yard.
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Not sure what to do with your pumpkin after Halloween? 4 great ideas to try

Don't just toss your Halloween pumpkins. Try these great ideas to extend their life.
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How to paint vinyl siding and give your home some much-needed curb appeal

Want to give your home a little more curb appeal? This is how to paint vinyl siding.
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4 easy ways to extend the outdoor entertaining season

Use these tips to entertain outdoors well into fall.
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Halloween decor 101: How to carve a pumpkin like a professional artist

This is how to make the best jack-'o-lantern for your front porch.
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How to install patio pavers in the off season

Outdoor projects aren't just for spring and summer. Here's how to install patio pavers before winter hits.
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10 lawn care tips nobody tells first-time homeowners

If you’ve feeling lost when it comes to lawn care, here are some important things you should know.
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The coolest Halloween decorations we’ve seen for the front of your house

We're obsessed with these amazing outdoor Halloween decorations — and you will be too.
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The real story behind The Home Depot’s 12-ft. skeleton

The Home Depot’s 12-foot skeleton became a sensation that extended far beyond Halloween 2020. There are more ways to get in on the trend this year.
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How to make the most of your fire pit as the weather gets colder

As the weather gets colder, here's how to take full advantage of your fire pit before it needs to be retired for the winter months.
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Good, better, best: Outdoor entertaining solutions your patio needs

Before fall ends, update your backyard entertaining space with these stellar options.
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Now is the time to buy patio furniture (if you find any)

Patio furniture is difficult to come by. Here's why now is a good time to buy - if you can find any!
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How to get the most from your vegetable garden, no matter where you live

If you’re thinking about growing vegetables in the fall, understand the conditions in your area so you choose plants that will thrive.
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How to care for your lawn in drought conditions

Drought conditions are sweeping the nation. Here’s how experts say you can care for your lawn and keep it healthy.
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Outdoor patio color schemes everyone will be amazed by

Many tend to overlook the outdoor living area when it comes to color schemes, but you don't have to be one of them. Here are some great tips.
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Summer patio ideas from Target we just love

Target's summer patio concepts are great. Here are a few of our favorites.
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We love these 5 patio color schemes (and you will, too)

If you've been dying to get outside and freshen up that patio, you've come to the right place. Here are our five favorite color schemes this year.
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7 ways you can grow a more beautiful garden

Gardening is a healthy habit that produces beautiful results. Here are 7 ways to grow a more beautiful garden.
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A mid-summer landscaping reality check for every homeowner

Before you get your heart set on a landscaping design, consult experts to figure out if your plans are realistic.
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How to choose patio furniture that will last

When shopping for patio furniture that will last, consider the weather in your region, weigh the pros and cons of different materials, and focus on quality.
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5 ways to make your patio feel less dated

Upgrade your patio with our tips. You'll thank us later
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7 beautiful Crate & Barrel outdoor furniture collections to transform your yard

Check out Crate and Barrel's new outdoor collections - there's something for everyone
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6 simple projects to celebrate National Gardening Week

Celebrate National Gardening Week with these great projects
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Real estate advisors say this is how you should decorate a small patio

Kim Kapellusch told us exactly how to put together the patio of our dreams
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5 inexpensive ways to revive your patio

Refresh your outdoor entertaining space with this simple guide.
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Best cheap hot tub deals for March 2021

It's still a bit cold, but now may be the perfect time to add a hot tub to your patio or back yard. Here are the best hot tub deals for March 2021.
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Covered patio designs you can imitate at home

Covered patios are an elegant addition to any yard. Here's how you can imitate some iconic designs.
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Brick patio designs for your next DIY project

DIYing your own brick patio doesn't have to be hard. We show you how to make it easy.
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This cozy firepit is the perfect accent piece for your patio

Bring some warmth to your outdoor space with this charming fire pit
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How to lay flagstone to finish off your patio

If your patio needs a finishing touch, try these simple flagstone ideas for a quick refresh.
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Firepit or built-in fireplace? Here’s how to decide

Fireplaces and firepits both provide an attractive focal point in the backyard. We explore both to determine which is the perfect one for you.
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Townhouse patio ideas to make cozy spaces seem larger

Landscaping, including flowers and greenery, as well as hardscape features make a smaller townhouse patio look so much larger.
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How to decorate your front door for Halloween

Celebrate Halloween by decorating your front door in a fun and spooky style. Our guide gives you handy tips to welcome trick-or-treaters.
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Treatments that help outdoor furniture last longer

To ensure your wicker furniture and patio tables have a long life, follow these tips.
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How to create a cozy patio space for fall

Get into the spirit of fall and prepare your patio. This guide will help you put together a cozy patio space from seating to heating
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7 fall lawn design tips your neighbors will envy

Don't forget your lawn when decorating for fall! We will explore some different ideas for your curb appeal that will make you the envy of your neighbors.  
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These are the best Dia de los Muertos decorations for your home and yard

You want to decorate your home and yard for Dia de los Muertos. Our handy guide shows you how with colorful and beautiful ideas.
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Beautiful outdoor fireplace ideas you have to know about

There are plenty of beautiful outdoor fireplace ideas that will make your evening more enjoyable and your next outdoor event memorable.
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How do you kill dandelions and not grass?

Pesky dandelions invade your lawn while stealing nutrients and water meant for your grass. We list solutions to kill them and not your grass
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The best storage benches for fall and winter

A storage bench for your home protects outdoor items from the elements come fall and winter. We list criteria to make your choices easy
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Patio fireplace ideas for entertaining and relaxing

With our patio fireplace ideas, you can create the perfect ambiance to match your home decor and make the most of your outdoor space.
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Lawn care for beginners: What everyone needs to know

If you are new to lawn care, worry not; we have compiled everything you need to know right here so you can have the lawn that all of your neighbors will envy.
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How to repurpose pallets into amazing gardenscapes

If you don't have the room (or time) to plant a whole garden, don't worry. Turn your old pallets into amazing gardenscapes and add some greenery to your life.
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Should you have an outdoor heater for your patio?

An outdoor heater for your patio would keep you and your friends warm during the colder months. We list the pros and cons of owning one

The best pool vacuum hoses for professional-level maintenance

Invest in a durable hose for all your pool cleaning and make life easier. We've listed our top-rated pool vacuum hoses to help you choose among only the best.

The best pool pump timers for more up-to-date maintenance

Your pump helps keep the pool fresh, so invest in a timer so you never forget to turn it on. Our list of the best pool pump timers will give you a head start.

The best garden carts for your backyard load-bearing tasks

Garden carts can be used to transport everything from heavy outdoor equipment to your family pet. Work smarter with one of the best garden carts on our list.
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The best custom banners for personalizing memorable events

If you have a special message you want to share at an event, consider getting a custom banner. We listed the best ones in the market for you to choose from.