Archive for Backyards

Many of the garden decor options available at big-box stores fit the same design aesthetic – a lot of wrought iron, brick, painted wood and bright florals. An outdoor space for your home should really be an extension of your indoor living space, and if your indoor design tastes don’t match the limited items available at […]

What’s a garden got to give, you ask? Let’s see.  Sun and shade; flowers and greenery; a place to sit and chat; much needed outdoor respite from the confines of your home; a place for kids to play outdoors; and unlimited joy along with a sense of pride. Can you beat that? Probably not! That’s […]

Categories : Backyards, Garden Decor

With spring in the air, everyone is preparing their outdoor space for the coming warm weather. It’s the time to prepare the backyard and decorate your outdoor living space, getting it ready for a season of relaxation and enjoyment. Along with the usual outdoor accessories, this year why not add something new that will sure […]

Your garden is your haven, but maybe you’ve decided it’s missing that all important staple of a British garden – the shed or a similar type garden building.  So, how exactly do you go about getting a shed in your garden?  Most garden sheds and garden buildings that are positioned on the land around your […]

The British weather being what it is makes it incredibly hard to plan those outdoor DIY jobs. So if you can’t plan, you need to be prepared, and the best way to be prepared is to boast a well-stocked garden shed. Your garden shed isn’t just the place to store your lawn mower and shears. […]

Tips and thoughts on how to build a link between your home and garden… For many homeowners and renters, a major part of a dream house is the garden. Having a beautiful and well-tended outdoor space to relax in, entertain, let the kids run around, or have visitors, is a real luxury and something which […]

Although the recent rainy weather could lead you to believe otherwise, summer is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time of year to get on with some DIY and home and garden improvements. If you’ve been putting off building that garden shed because you couldn’t be bothered to lay solid foundations, now is […]

British writer and essayist William Hazlitt once observed, “I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me.” Whether you dream of a private sanctuary or long for a hearth where the whole family can gather, an outdoor room can serve both purposes. In recent years, outdoor rooms […]

Part of giving a space a homey feel is selecting the right furniture for outdoor living. Being able to take in fresh air while enjoying juicy grilled food makes for a more complete household, as does being able to relax outside with friends and family, or just simply a good book.  Both family and guests […]

Looking for a way to spruce up the outside of your home this year without spending a fortune?  There are a number of outdoor home repair and remodeling projects that you can tackle on your own that won’t cost you an arm and a leg but will make a big difference in the way your […]

If you are looking for a way to beautify your backyard or garden, you may want to consider Bradstone paving products. Bradstone offers a wide selection of products that can be used to construct beautiful and eye-catching driveways, walkways, patios and gardens. You can install Bradstone paving products yourself by purchasing them from an authorized […]

Black mulch can be a great way to improve the look of your garden, as well as to improve the health of your flowers, shrubs and plants. Black dyed mulch is actually regular mulch that is dyed to a black color using mulch dye that is safe for plants and the environment. You can buy […]

Bark chippings are a great way to improve the quality of your garden and protect your flowers, plants and shrubs. Also known as chipped bark mulch, bark chippings are essentially small bits of tree bark and other organic matter that are ground up for use in garden beds. By spreading a layer of bark chippings […]

If you live near the ocean or love to frequent the beach, you will find that it can be a very resourceful place when seeking items for garden décor or practical garden use. On the one hand, the ocean contains an abundance of organic materials and minerals which occur naturally. On the other hand, it […]

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to spruce up your backyard or garden, installing some cheap paving slabs on your own may be just the way to go. If you can find some cheap paving slabs for sale, you can easily turn an open area into an interesting patio or sitting area, or you […]

Outdoor sinks can provide a good deal of functionality in your backyard or garden.  From outdoor garden sinks that can keep you and your tools clean when tinkering in your garden to outdoor kitchen sinks that can make food prep in your outdoor kitchen as easy as can be, you will find that installing an […]

When it comes to making grass grow, homeowners may wonder what the best way to a healthy, quick lawn is.  The key to getting a quick lawn of grass that looks good and continues to grown lush and healthy is a much debated topic – and answers to the question of “what’s a quick way […]

When it comes to lighting up your home at night, almost nothing is as easy to do as installing solar walkway lights around the walkways and paths outside your home.  Not only are solar walkway lights easy to install, but they can add an inviting glow to your outdoor décor, while also increasing the safety […]

When it comes to garden hose storage, you have a number of different options.  Why is garden hose storage something homeowners should even think about?  There are a number of reasons.  For one, you want to make sure that your garden hose remains in good shape and is free from kinks and bends when you […]

If you own a hammock, then you may already realize that there are certain hammock accessories that can enhance the enjoyment of your hammock.  Hammock accessories can be anything from a comfy, cozy pillow on which to rest your head to the means to hang your hammock from just about any location you want with […]