Add Value With a Back Deck
Transforming an unused backyard into a relaxing outdoor living space increases your home's worth while giving you another place to spend time.
New houses often include front yards but not backyards. In such cases, landscaping can only add value. By making the deck as comfortable as any another room in the home, with furniture, a hot tub and lighting, you're essentially increasing the square footage as well as the value.
While installing a natural wood deck might save you money now, at about half as much as composite decking, you will be refinishing the deck every year, costing you more in the long run. Composite decking is virtually maintenance free and with a large deck, a composite deck is often the clear choice.
A water feature is a great looking addition to a yard but it can be a little intimidating to a future homebuyer. By getting a quality pond kit, you can keep you water feature relatively maintenance free. Plants like marsh grass and animals like fish and turtles help keep the algae and mosquitoes away.
A Guide to Greenhouse Features and Gadgets
Enhance the functionality of your greenhouse with these hard-working accessories and tools.
Get out of town -- without leaving your yard. We'll help you find an inspired getaway as close as your back door.
How to Prepare for Building an Arch or Pergola
The right tools can make all the difference when preparing to build an arch or pergola. Learn how to make your project a success with these basic tips.
How to Choose an Arch or Pergola Kit
Not everyone is handy with a set of tools and a few building supplies. Here's how to choose an arch or pergola kit that will suit your home garden needs.
10 Things You Must Know About Ponds
Anyone planning to put a pond in a backyard should follow these tips.
Places to Play
Thinking of building a play area where the kids can run, swing, slide, climb, hang, hide and jump? Get a head start with these 15 ideas designed to inspire.
Growing Cucumbers Vertically
Cucumbers feel right at home growing vertically, either on a trellis or in a tomato cage.
Landscape Design Strategy: Control the Focal Points
A smart makeover focuses attention on the landscape's assets and hides its weaknesses.
America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010: Landscape Tips for Weekly Winner 4
The fourth weekly winner of America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010 is Gail Kirby, Bowling Green, KY. for her photos of a desperately bare front yard. Jason Cameron offers tips for giving this blank slate some curb appeal.
Fabulous Front Yards
Let your home put its best foot forward. Get inspired by these problem-area makeovers.
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