Are you getting gardens and outdoor spaces ready for the warmer weather? If your summer schedule is filled with garden parties bbqs and relaxing evenings under the stars, you’ve probably considered what kind of shelter you need in your backyard. Summer is the perfect time to add some structure to your outdoor space to make everyone more comfortable…

Backyard Container Gardening for Beginners

Backyard Container Gardening for Beginners

Decorating Your Outdoor Spaces with Jaw-Dropping Containers A complete guide to container gardens Does the prospect of walking into a local garden center overwhelm you with too many options for your landscape, patio or urban garden?  Need some help creating show-stopping containers with dazzling combinations of leaves and flowers?  Or do you just wonder how your…

How to Shade a Patio with Patio Shade Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining

How to Shade a Patio with Patio Shade Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining

Shade Strategies for Decks and Patios When entertaining indoors, the weather is not a primary concern. Guests are sheltered and temperature is controlled. Outdoor entertaining poses challenges that good hosts anticipate and solve before invitations are sent out. When hosting guests during daylight hours, access to enough shade for everyone is very important to the…

The Fully Stocked Backyard Bar

The Fully Stocked Backyard Bar

How to Stock a Backyard Bar and Full Bar Liquor List   Now that you’ve got your outdoor bar finished, have you thought about how you are going to stock it to make sure you have everything you need for family and guests during your next happy hour? The advantage you have over a commercial…

Fire Table Primer

Fire Table Primer

  Everything You Need to Know About Fire Pit Tables One of the basic tenets of decorating is that every space needs an focal point. In your living room, it might be a fireplace or armoire. In your outdoor living spaces, it can be an outdoor gas fireplace, a media center, a dining table, gas…