Outdoor Living

How to Have the Best Deck this Spring

There’s no time like the present to get your deck ready for spring. Your deck (and your guests) will thank you, all season long.

Add a Pop of Red to Your Winter Garden With One of These Beauties

With a little planning, it’s possible to have bold, beautiful red in the garden year-round. What a difference color makes during the colder months, when there’s little to catch the eye. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to bring more pizzazz to your outdoor spaces or want to design now for a winter garden next year, here’s my list of top plants with colorful berries or branches for cold climates, along with recommendations for how to use them.

Why Fall Is the Best Time for Planting

Garden centers have us tricked, and we help them trick us. After a long winter of reading magazines full of tantalizing plants and flowers, we itch for the first warm day. Nurseries make most of their annual income in the spring, which almost everyone considers to be the best time to plant a garden.

5 Ways to Make Your Outdoor Space Cozy this Fall

Just because the weather is turning cooler doesn’t mean your outdoor space needs to close up for the winter. With a few simple touches, you can transform your outside into a warm and inviting space to enjoy those crisp nights. Here’s how:

How to Update Your Driveway for Maximum Curb Appeal

Having a beautiful driveway adds curb appeal to your exterior. It is the first impression you make on visitors as they approach your home. Why not take advantage of a functional part of your home and have it add beauty to your overall exterior?

6 Exterior Projects to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

The cooler temperatures as the seasons change from summer to fall allow many homeowners to get outside and start working on exterior projects that they were putting off during the dog days of summer.

7 Ways To Extend Your Summer Growing Season

As the cool fall weather moves in, some gardeners are ready to rip out their summer gardens and plant some cool-season vegetables, while others hesitate to say goodbye to those delicious cherry tomatoes or the peppers that finally started to ripen. In southern climates, summer veggies will continue to grow with little threat of frost and snow, while in northern zones, without protection, many warm-season plants will soon be lost to early frost.

The good news is that no matter what region you’re gardening in, there are plenty of ways to ripen up those last few green tomatoes and extend the season for a few more weeks or even months.

Let the home style tips come to you.