Outdoor Living

Outdoor living includes swimming pools, solar yard lights, bug zappers and more. Learn all about outdoor living and how to enjoy your backyard.


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How to Make a Bamboo Candelabra

A bamboo candelabra will add a tranquil, yet flattering touch to your backyard patio. We have some easy instructions so you can make one yourself.

Uses for Vinegar: Outdoors Projects and Activities

Vinegar is perfect for many outdoors projects and activities. It is a great alternative to toxic chemicals for controlling weeds, pests, and disease. Learn about the role vinegar can play in the backyard and beyond.

How Mosquito Magnets Work

There are different ways to control mosquitoes, but what if you wanted to get rid of mosquitoes for good? You would need to devise the world's best mosquito trap. Learn about how the Mosquito Magnet' works.

How Swimming Pools Work

Think a swimming pool is just a big hole in the ground? Think again -- there's a whole lot of technology and chemistry that goes into building and maintaining a pool. Check it out.

How Bug Zappers Work

Patented in 1934, this electrically-charged invention has made a big difference for modern day picnic-goers. But in recent years it's come under scrutiny, as scientists began to question its effectiveness.

How Composting Works

Americans generate over 200 million tons of trash each year: Trash may be the most abundant product of our lives. Want to put some of it to work? Composting creates a natural fertilizer and saves landfill space.

How Solar Yard Lights Work

If you've ever thought about lighting your yard or walkway, solar is the easiest way to go -- no wires! Learn how solar yard lights gather power during the day so they light up at night.

How Gas Lanterns Work

Whether you're out camping or in the midst of a power outage, gas lanterns are handy devices. Did you know they're radioactive? Find out how these lanterns produce light.