Pet Friendly Landscaping Ideas

Keeping your pet safe and happy is high on the list for most pet owners. One way for a pet to enjoy themselves is with pet-friendly landscaping. The additions to landscaping can be simple or intricate, depending on what lifestyle and design you desire in the yard. Materials and Objects That Make a Yard Pet Friendly Using the right materials for …

Warm Up On Cool Nights with a Fire Pit or Fireplace

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Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are becoming more and more popular. They add visual interest to your landscaping and can make your yard feel more complete. They also provide a focal point around which you can gather with friends and family. And, most important, they can extend your outdoor entertaining season. There is no reason to end outdoor entertaining just …

Components of an Outdoor Living Space

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Being outside provides many benefits, from boosting your mood to improving your short-term memory to increasing your levels of vitamin D. You could go for a hike or do yard work or play a sport, but in our busy world, you’re probably not going to do any of those things regularly. Having an outdoor living space where you can relax, spend …

How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

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Even though the likelihood of deep freezing temperatures and heavy snow is usually very small in North Texas, it is still a good idea to winterize your sprinkler system by the time winter arrives. This will help avoid any damage to your system just in case unusually cold weather hits. If water is left in your irrigation lines or valves, …

How to Enjoy Outdoor Living This Winter

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The cooler fall temperatures are rolling in, making it the perfect time of year to spruce up your outdoor space and create an environment that you can enjoy year-round. One wonderful feature of having a landscaped yard is that it provides a means for extending your living and entertainment space. Whether you enjoy hosting large parties or prefer intimate outdoor …

Tips for Cooking Over an Open Fire

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Nothing beats being able to enjoy the outdoors. Fresh air, sunshine and some friends or family to share it with are all many of us need to unwind and have a good time. Include a meal and cooking over an open flame to complete the experience. Whether you’re using a campfire, fire pit or outdoor fireplace, outdoor cooking is fun …

Maintaining Your Patio: Concrete and Flagstone

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Outdoor living spaces like patios add value to your home, while also increasing your ability to entertain and enjoy your environment. You have a wide variety of materials to choose from in order to create a patio, but concrete and flagstone are two of the more durable and aesthetically appealing options. Both of these materials can stand up to harsh weather; however, …

Outdoor Living Projects With a Big ROI

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Home design and decorating no longer focus solely on the interior. A movement toward reclaiming outdoor spaces has made patios, gardens, and outdoor living spaces more integrated parts of the home than ever before. With outdoor spaces becoming more and more popular, outdoor living projects are becoming more and more necessary. Here are a few tips for improving the exterior …

Choosing the Best Patio Material for your Home

A patio in your backyard can be a wonderful space where you can relax, entertain, and enjoy time with your family and friends. Investing in a patio can also add a great deal of value to your home while saving you both time and money on having to landscape or maintain this area of your yard. Patios can be constructed …

Is Sprinkler System Installation a DIY Project?

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There are a lot of things you love about summer, but dragging hoses around the lawn to water the grass is definitely not one of them. If your grass is not getting the water it needs simply because you don’t have the time to commit to moving sprinklers, you might consider an automatic sprinkler system installation. There are a lot …