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Check Out These Beautiful Water Features For Small Backyards

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 09.09.2016 | HuffPost Home

Your backyard may not be big enough for a swimming pool, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo the refreshing sounds and sights of water this summ...

5 Seriously Luxurious Pools

Architectural Digest | Posted 06.03.2016 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

For Architectural Digest, by KATE JERDE. There are few summer activities more relaxing--and refreshing--than taking a dip in the pool. Of course yo...

6 Ways To Stop Your Dogs From Ruining The Yard

HomeAdvisor | Posted 05.31.2016 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

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 04.15.2016 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

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 ...

7 Amazing Outdoor DIY Projects For Spring

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.30.2016 | HuffPost Home

Prepare your power tools. These DIY projects that will transform your yard into a modern paradise.

10 Tips for Planning the Perfect Backyard Wedding

John Egan | Posted 03.29.2016 | Weddings
John Egan

Before you decide to head down the grassy aisle, take some time to ponder the labor and logistics; a backyard wedding isn't as carefree as you might think.

Understanding What Type of Grill You Have

Steven Raichlen | Posted 03.21.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

There are many ways you could categorize the world's dozens, perhaps hundreds, of different grills. You could group them by fuel, for example: charcoal grills, wood-burning grills, gas grills. You could organize them by region of origin -- the grills of South America, for example, or Southeast Asia. But the most useful way, from a griller's point of view, is by the configuration of the fire and where to place the food for cooking.

That Time Designer Nate Berkus Spent $300,000 On Dirt For A Home Makeover

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.27.2016 | OWN

Nate Berkus has overseen a lot of home makeovers for television. Over his years as the beloved designer on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Berkus transforme...

DIY Guide to the Ultimate Labor Day Weekend

This Old House | Posted 09.03.2016 | 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 08.18.2016 | 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 supportive communit...

6 Brilliant And Inexpensive Patio Ideas For Small Yards

HomeAdvisor | Posted 07.01.2016 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

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 06.26.2016 | 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 enjoyin...

Faithful Shopper: Outdoor Entertaining

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.14.2016 | 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 06.03.2016 | 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 05.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

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 celeb...

UnReal Estate: Outdoor Living Spaces

Redfin | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Home
Redfin

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 ...