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Pergolas add shade, space and panache to your home. Here's what to keep in mind before selecting one.
The comfort of the wide armrests, high back and slanted seat of the Adirondack chair have made it legendary since its invention in the early 1900s.
By Wendy Bowman
Between their survival skills and their natural intelligence, rats have been outsmarting us for centuries. But since they carry a lot of diseases, we'd really like to be rid of them. An expert tell us the best ways.
Get your plants out of the garden and onto your table with these simple recipes that make the most of fresh fruits, herbs, and vegetables.
When youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re planning your next garden, get inspired by these classic styles.
Create a garden thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a feast of the senses.
Household pests are not only a nuisance, but they can also cause damage to your home. So which ones are the most common, and more importantly, how can you get rid of them?
By the time you see these insects, they may have already made themselves Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and their extended families Ã¢â‚¬â€œ at home in your house.
Take homesteading to the next level by building your own chicken coop using one of these unique plans.
Make your outdoor areas as comfortable as your indoor rooms for added living space.
An influx of mosquitoes can turn your backyard into a big problem. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s how to take care of them.
Make your outdoor space a relaxing, tropical oasis no matter where you live.
There's something very luxurious about standing beneath a cool shower in the hot sun. Why not add this feature to your own backyard?
Without regular maintenance, a deck can decay, grow mold, weaken and literally fall apart. Enter the ritual of cleaning, stripping and staining that keeps your deck in tip-top shape.
By Julia Layton
Deck fireplaces are "hot" outdoor accessories! We've five tips for installing one of these fireplaces on your personal patio.
By Alia Hoyt
In the summer, it's only fitting to invite your friends and family over for a bash on your deck. But to keep it in party-ready mode, you have to take care of it.
Hot tubs are ideal for lounging with a drink or relaxing with your partner. But there are several things you need to know before you buy.
Once a rare luxury, the home sauna has been picking up in popularity. But it's still important to choose a sauna that fits your price range, needs and building codes.
By Julia Layton
Summertime is all about getting as much sun and fun as possible -- and what easier place to get both than your own backyard? Here are some things that could make your summer patio that much brighter this year.
Outdoor furniture is as varied and unique as the cushions that will decorate it. There's a lot to look for, and we'll help you know what to buy!
By Sara Elliott
Whether you add a couple of bells and whistles or go all out on a brand-new structure, the deck of your dreams is completely attainable.
By Alia Hoyt
Whether you want a built-in option or a pop-up temporary structure, gazebos can really add to the beauty of your yard -- if you choose the right size and shape, of course.
A couple of cheap folding chairs and a table aren't going to cut it for your brand-new deck. Here's how to make your outdoor space into a true extension of your home.
There's not too much you can do about what Mother Nature throws at your deck, but there's a whole lot that you can do -- that you need to do -- to protect it.
Getting the most out of your deck means keeping it covered at least some of the time. And thankfully, you've got lots of options to choose from.