Patio & Garden

  1. 5 Patio Decor Ideas for Your Outdoor Oasis
    Seating chairs and coffee table on patio
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  2. How to Make a Gravel Path
    Gravel path in flower garden

    A gravel or rock path is a simple and economical way to create a walkway that directs foot traffic across your yard and protects your grass. You can’t just throw a trail of gravel down though and call it a day. It takes a little bit of planning and p

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  3. How to Install a Flagstone Walkway
    Flagstone walkway to house entrance

    A flagstone walkway is a simple and functional way to beautify your outdoor space and provide a useable path to your garage, garden, shed or other points of interest in your lawn and garden. It is durable, requires little maintenance, and blends well

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  4. 5 Tips to Clean & Prep Your Deck for Summer
    Power washer cleaning deck

    Enjoy summer to the fullest with a spruced-up outdoor space. Get your deck, patio and outdoor furniture ready for outdoor living.

    Step 1: Check the C

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  5. How to Clean Your BBQ Grill
    Gas grill on patio ready for cooking

    It's time to fire up the grill for a new season of family fun and fabulous food. Of course, you'll need to clean and prepare it before you start cooking. Whether you have a gas

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  6. How to Clean & Maintain Your Swimming Pool
    Pool leaf skimmer cleaning above-ground swimming pool

    There’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in the pool during a scorching summer day. You have to regularly maintain your swimming pool to keep it safe and enjoyable. Upkeep can be time-consuming, but it’s worth the time to keep your investment in goo

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  7. How to Tile an Outdoor Patio
    Tiled patio with seating furniture

    Are you tired of your concrete slab of a patio? You can give your patio new life and convert it into a luxurious outdoor living area by laying down decorative tile. It's a project that takes some effort, but you'll add value to your home while you treat

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  8. Control Garden Pests
    Japanese beetle destroying garden

    An appealing garden is always sure to attract attention. However, sometimes that means there will be unwanted interest from insects and animals. To keep your garden healthy and productive, follow the simple steps below to control even the most stubborn

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  9. How to Get Rid of Garden Slugs
    Slug damaging garden vegetables

    Slugs that live in your garden are there because you’ve helpfully supplied them with an abundant food source. But don’t blame yourself — learn how to control slugs and prevent them from damaging your crops by knowing how to spot the damage they cause

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  10. How to Remove Dog Spots from Your Lawn
    Dog inspecting yellow spot on lawn

    The unsightly yellow or brown spots on your otherwise lush, green lawn often are the work of man’s best friend, whether it’s your dog or a neighbor’s. While it’s true that once you see the dog lawn spots, it’s too late to prevent that damage, you can t

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  11. Fall Yard Cleanup & Lawn Maintenance
    Cleaning fall leaves in yard

    Summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your lawn and garden work ethic. If you want a vibrant and healthy lawn and garden in the spring, there is plenty of lawn maintenance left to do before winter arrives.

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  12. How to Install a Water Garden
    Backyard water garden with lush foliage

    You can create a serene setting in your yard by adding an outdoor water garden. This affordable home project adds value to your home, creates a relaxing oasis for you and is a natural habitat for plants and animals.

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  13. How to Build a Picket Fence
    DIY white picket fence

    If you're looking for a way to enhance your front yard, consider adding a picket fence. It not only improves the aesthetic appeal of your property, but also allows you to create a functional way to frame your yard and other landscaping features.

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  14. Winter Tips For Feeding Backyard Birds
    Birds eating from bird feeder in winter

    Not all birds fly south for the winter. Many species stick around as long as fresh water and food are made available. Make your backyard the local bird dining destination during wintertime and your whole family can enjoy bird watching even during the

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  15. My Modern Take on a Standard Picnic Table
    DIY black modern picnic table
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  16. My DIY Herb & Succulent Garden, Step by Step
    DIY herb and succulent garden
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  17. DIY Outdoor Bar for Summer
    DIY outdoor pallet bar
    DIY Outdoor Pallet Bar

    Hi there! Kimberly from A Night Owl here, and I don’t know about you, but we’re ready for spring and summer outdoors! So today we’re sharing a fun DIY Outdoor Pallet Bar that will have you sharing and sipping your

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  18. Winterizing Garden Beds
    How to winterize your garden
    How to Winterize Your Garden

    As the days get cooler and shorter, I’m sad to have to say goodbye to my garden. This past summer has been an especially great growing season. With each year, I learn a bit more about my garden; what grows well, what to avoid and simple tips to keep i

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  19. Simple Spring Yard Clean Up
    Landscape after spring yard cleanup

    I made it through the Polar Vortex and I'm so happy that spring is here. I'm looking forward to longer days, warmer weather, spring flowers and enjoying time outdoors. I know it was a long winter when I'm also looking forward to yard work! My newly thawed

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  20. My Deck Maintenance Routine
    Well-maintained deck

    The addition of a deck is one of the most popular home improvement projects. A well-designed, well-built deck not only expands the outdoor living space of your home but increases the property value as well. Whether you choose wood or composite decking,

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  21. How to Make a Bird Feeder (Easy & Advanced Projects)
    Bird feeder made from plastic bottles

    A bird feeder is a great addition to your backyard that your entire family (and your feathered friends) can enjoy. There are many types of bird feeders and various ways to build one. This project covers how to build two styles of feeders: One is a wooden

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  22. How to Install Landscape Edging
    Installing plastic edging around tree

    Edging your garden provides a functional and fashionable border that sets your planting space apart from the rest of your lawn. It also protects the garden against erosion, which is more than a mulched bed alone can do.

    When it comes to home gardens,

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  23. How to Care for Succulents, Indoors & Outdoors
    Collection of succulents growing indoors

    Succulents (plants like cacti and aloe) grow in warm, arid regions and so are commonly thought to be low-maintenance plants. While their water-storing properties allow them to survive in harsh conditions, they still require periodic care and attention,

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  24. What are "Good" Garden Bugs & How to Attract Them
    Ladybugs in garden of Forget-Me-Not flowers

    One of the best ways to grow a bountiful and beautiful garden is to recreate the natural relationship between fauna and flora that exists in the wild. By growing plants that attract beneficial insects, you can keep your garden healthy, thriving and balanced

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