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6 Ways To Stop Your Dogs From Ruining The Yard

HomeAdvisor | Posted 05.31.2016 | HuffPost Home

Keeping your dog from destroying your yard and flowerbeds isn't easy. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help prevent your new pup from...

6 Tips to Optimize Your Small Backyard Design

HomeAdvisor | Posted 04.16.2017 | HuffPost Home

There is no doubt that having a small backyard can be a real challenge. Whether you live in the middle of the city or out in the country, the lack of ...

Could The Monarch Butterfly Go Extinct In Our Lifetime?

Steve Peterson | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Steve Peterson

The challenges I face trying to help the Monarch butterfly in my backyard mirror the challenges the Monarch faces. It takes A LOT to support Monarch butterflies because they can lay so many eggs. In the wild, only a small fraction of the caterpillars will survive pests and diseases to turn into butterflies.

3 Easy Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Manja Swanson | Posted 07.16.2016 | HuffPost Home
Manja Swanson

With summer in full swing, it's likely you have outdoor soirees on your mind, or even the calendar. Of course you want your event to be memorable and that can easily be achieved by the right outdoor lighting.

6 Brilliant And Inexpensive Patio Ideas For Small Yards

HomeAdvisor | Posted 07.01.2016 | HuffPost Home

If you want to keep the grass in shape but add a nice complement to your patio, why not install brick pavers or stepping stones? Pavers come in many shapes and sizes, and you don't even have to stop with brick.

5 Dos And Don'ts Of Backyard Landscaping

HomeAdvisor | Posted 05.21.2016 | HuffPost Home

It's important to keep the purpose of the space in mind when you landscape. You should also consider climate conditions and any other concerns before digging in and planting new flowers or shrubs. Here are the main dos and don'ts of backyard landscape design to guide you.

You're Forgetting About The One Backyard Feature That Can Extend Your Summer

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 08.31.2014 | HuffPost Home

Even though fall brings its own opportunities to entertain, the end of summer always feels like there was never enough time celebrating the outdoors. ...

9 Ideas That'll Convince You to Add a Fire Pit to Your Backyard

Hometalk | Posted 08.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

From easy DIYs to incredible backyard upgrades, keep the fun rolling well past dark with your own fire pit. You won't believe all the different types of fire pits there are to choose from, and just how easy it is to build one yourself!

This Is Why One Indoor Kitchen Just Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 05.31.2014 | HuffPost Home

As the weather gets warmer, it slowly becomes time to move the party outside. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for an overpriced (and probably...

UnReal Estate: Outdoor Living Spaces

Redfin | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

The weather is getting warmer and May flowers have arrived, which means it's time to bring your living room outside! Each of these homes for sale has ...

PHOTOS: The Most Amazing Outdoor Kitchens From Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 08.13.2013 | HuffPost Home

There's nothing like dining alfresco and enjoying beautiful weather while taking in a pretty view. But cooking outside is even better. And some very l...

10 Incredibly Luxurious Backyards

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 08.10.2013 | HuffPost Home

One has a movie screen, another has a bocce court.

PHOTO: Garden Furniture Made From...

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 09.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

This really doesn't seem like a such a bad idea.

PHOTOS: Happy National Picnic Month!

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

Get inspired to recreate park-style dining in your own home.

Staying Home On The 4th Of July? Try Adding These To Your Party

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 06.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

They're great ways to soak up some sun.

PHOTOS: 10 Fabulous Outdoor Dining Rooms

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 06.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

Here's how you really set the mood for a great summer party.

PHOTOS: 15 Outdoor Showers That Will Help You Let Loose

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 06.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

Maybe just give your neighbors a heads-up before you install one.

10 Incredible Playgrounds We Wish We Had Growing Up

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 06.21.2013 | HuffPost Home

Apparently a lone swingset is frowned upon these days.

PHOTOS: 15 Reasons To Sleep Outside Your Bedroom

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 06.20.2013 | HuffPost Home

If you have an outdoor space, you're going to want to gives these ideas a try.

PHOTOS: 10 Extraordinary Outdoor Fire Pits

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 09.28.2016 | HuffPost Home

The funny thing about spring is that no matter how hot the days get, the nighttime can be pretty chilly and damp. That's why we know when we build our...

PHOTOS: 9 Amazing Outdoor Kitchens That Make Indoor Cooking Pointless

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 05.24.2013 | HuffPost Home

When we think of our dream home, it would have two things: Prince Harry and an amazing outdoor kitchen. There's just something about the thought of co...

LOOK: Your Lawn Could Be This Green, Too

Kathleen Brenzel | Posted 07.22.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kathleen Brenzel

Mmm... we love the smell of freshly cut grass.

A One-day Garden Makeover | Posted 05.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

Need a little help turning your neglected backyard into the kind of place you'd want to actually spend time in? We asked interior design experts and D...

8 Outdoor Fireplaces You Totally Need In Your Dream Home

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 05.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

These are so nice, we'd keep them blazing even in the dead of summer.

How A 'Backyard Wonderland' Lead To A Court Date

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

He's standing up for his rights.