Designing Backyard Shade Structures

June 27, 2014

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In the midst of summer’s sweltering heat, nothing provides relief like having a shady spot for relaxing. Backyard shade structures also help keep your outdoor furniture from fading. If you want to add a shade structure to your yard, explore the variety of options available and customize the design based on your needs. Design Considerations [...]

How to Design a Kid-Friendly Backyard

June 28, 2013

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One of the pleasures of having a home is the space that a backyard provides for activities with family and friends. A backyard can be a great place for kids to burn off energy, explore the outdoors, and simply relax. When children are small, care should also be taken to ensure their safety. The following [...]

Your Garden is an Outdoor Room

March 1, 2013

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Unless you’re a natural green thumb, you probably feel a bit daunted by what to do with your backyard. If you’ve moved into a new housing development, chances are you have a patch of lawn, a tree or two, and a few shrubs. If you just purchased an older home with an established garden, you [...]