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DIY Guide to the Ultimate Labor Day Weekend

This Old House | Posted 09.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

Our pals over at The Snug have some intel on the most wanted DIY for the ultimate Labor Day weekend. Check it out!

Drake Tries To Play Soccer, But Ends Up Breaking Things

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.01.2015 | Sports

As a youth, playing backyard sports (not the video game -- actual sports in one's backyard) was a daily adventure in hitting, kicking and throwing cau...

Fire Pits: The Ultimate End-of-Summer Upgrade

This Old House | Posted 08.19.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

Extend your outdoor season this late summer/ early fall with a well-placed fire pit. You can either build it or buy it. Here's more information from a...

Boy With Cancer Can’t Get Out Much, So Neighbors Build Him Special Backyard Kingdom

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.04.2015 | Good News

A young boy with cancer who doesn't get to leave the house often is now the master of his own special domain, thanks to his hugely supportiv...

6 Brilliant And Inexpensive Patio Ideas For Small Yards

HomeAdvisor | Posted 07.01.2015 | 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.

3 DIY Ways to Get Your Yard Party Ready

This Old House | Posted 06.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

It's almost 4th of July! No doubt you're getting your backyard ready for your annual cookout! Here are some clever DIY upgrades to help you turn your space into the ultimate party spot.

11 DIY Projects That'll Turn Your Backyard Into An Oasis

Leah Kashar | Posted 06.16.2015 | HuffPost Home

hummyhummy/Flickr It's that time of year when you'd rather be outside than in. That means prepping your backyard for BBQs and lazy days spent enjo...

Faithful Shopper: Outdoor Entertaining

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

If you're lucky enough to have a deck or backyard, make it an extension of your home with furnishings from any of the below, depending on your budget and taste!

4 Steps to Backyard Yoga Bliss

Mel Sellick | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

I'm going out on a limb and say most people don't even consider doing yoga in their backyards. Even among yogi friends, it's a rare bird that takes a mat outdoors to soak in the treasures summer serves up on the lawn.

5 Dos And Don'ts Of Backyard Landscaping

HomeAdvisor | Posted 05.21.2015 | 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.

Secrets to Designing the Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

Architectural Digest | Posted 05.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

"Indoors or outdoors, it's all about easy entertaining--having everything at your fingertips. To understand what you want your kitchen to be, you must know how you plan to use it."

Feeding Birds and Nourishing Thoughts

Steve Zack | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

Bird watching, via bird feeding, is clearly the most frequent human-wildlife interaction. In our increasingly urbanized world, feeding birds is, for millions of people, our most significant direct connection to nature.

A Simple Question, A LEGO Kit and What I Learned

Amanda Magee | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I cracked an eye, she beamed at me. I tried to keep it open, but the pull of sleep and the resistance to all that the day would hold was too strong. She was still as I drifted off again. Dreams and thoughts chest bumped in my mind, good sleep was over. I opened my eyes.

On the Fence

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.05.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise?

An Easy, Free Way to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Bruce Lubin | Posted 10.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

Nothing can ruin a backyard get-together faster than a swarm of mosquitoes. So, each summer, we prepare to do battle: body sprays, yard sprays, citronella candles...yet even with all these expensive weapons we still end up covered in bug bites!

OMG We Bought A House! Episode 12: Anniversary Al Fresco!

Mr. Kate | Posted 08.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

In OMG We Bought A House! Episode 12, we take the decorating outdoors! For mine and Joey's 7th anniversary we decided theres no better place to cel...

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 ...

7 Lavish Poolside Retreats

Dering Hall | Posted 05.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

Beautifully executed, these landscapes become a seamless extension of the architecture and overall design intent. The poolside retreats are the perfect oasis for a quick weekend escape, or better yet for an impressive poolside barbecue.

What's the Hottest BBQ Fuel? Propane vs. Natural Gas

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

You may have wondered why we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel. I know I used to wonder. Turns out there's a very good reason we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel -- in fact, just two words will suffice to explain.

Apres Ski Me!

Carson Arthur | Posted 03.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Carson Arthur

The real questions that I want to answer are: "Why should homeowners try to extend the use of their backyards?" and: "Do we even have a reason to be in the backyard in the wintertime?"

Native Landscaping vs. Exotic Landscaping: What Should You Do?

Mark Hostetler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Hostetler

Certainly, non-natives do have their place (e.g., vegetable gardens, turfgrass for recreation, and exotic flowers for show), but the dominance of exotic vegetation is at the expense of our natural heritage. Alternatives do exist and people are increasingly interested in sustainable options.

What I Did After Nearly Ending Up In Handcuffs In A Police Car...

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

I'm going to tell you precisely how I invented... and then built an awesome 10' X 10' backyard / outdoor movie screen all by myself in about 15 minutes... for less than $50 dollars on Sunday October 13th, 2013 - with no formal plans and just a single trip to the hardware store.

Transform Your Outdoor Space

Rana Florida | Posted 01.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

Summer is all about getting outdoors. Your outdoor space can be the perfect place to relax, have fun or entertain. With a little imagination, a touch of creativity, and some muscle an ordinary backyard space can be transformed into a magical oasis.

How to Create a Stylish Summer Patio

GalTime | Posted 08.21.2013 | HuffPost Home

Stylish patios are easy to create and popular for creating outdoor extensions to the home. They allow you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort, and outdoor living has never been more a part of our everyday living!

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.