10 Standout Fall Container Gardens With Extra Seasonal Pizazz

Ingredients like preserved leaves, berries and pumpkins add color and interest to potted designs. When it’s time to assemble fall container gardens, including a few sprigs of preserved berries, colorful branches, a bright pumpkin or other bonus natural elements can be an easy way to add more color and interest. If you have existing planted…

10 Things to Consider for a Sustainable Landscape Design

Talk to your designer about materials, water use, maintenance and other elements that impact your yard’s footprint. If you’re renovating your landscape and would like to create a more earth-friendly garden, the best thing you can do is talk to your design team about it early on. “Being upfront about your desire for sustainability from…

The 10 Most Popular Patio Photos on Houzz Right Now

Pergolas, fire pits, landscape lighting and durable yet beautiful outdoor furniture fill these recent most-saved photos. In many places, fall can be a great time for hanging out on patios, right as the summer weather cools but before the intense winter cold snaps into place in many regions. So if you’re looking for inspiration to…

12 Ideas From Stunning Fall Gardens

From highlighting dramatic foliage to showcasing luminous grasses, here’s how to make the most of your garden this season. Fall gardens are all about drama. The air turns crisp, and deciduous trees change from green to brilliant gold, rich amber and fiery red. Leaves rustle, ornamental grasses sway and catch the late-afternoon light. Rose hips…

9 Fall Planting Ideas for Porches, Balconies and Small Gardens

High-impact, easy-care combinations celebrate autumn with color, texture and seasonal accents. A few colorful fall containers or a potted Japanese maple tree can go a long way in providing a seasonal pick-me-up to a porch, patio, balcony or other small outdoor space. For inspiration, take a look at these nine high-impact planting vignettes that combine…

50 Cool Ideas for Outdoor Showers

Mosaic tiles, lava stone walls and recycled surfboards are among the latest ideas for creative outdoor showers. As days get longer and hotter, the idea of a refreshing shower outside sounds pretty good. If you think you’d like a cool outdoor shower someday, here are 50 stylish designs to inspire you. To see the photos…

Kick Back, Relax and Enjoy the Top 10 Popular Patios and Decks

Check out these trending outdoor photos to get smart ideas for shade, shelter, lighting and layouts With wraparound seating, stunning fire features, creative shade solutions and soft lighting after dark, these outdoor living spaces have many of the same inviting amenities as rooms inside the house. If you’re looking for ways to take your patio or…

Going on Vacation? Here’s How to Make Sure Your Garden Survives

Water deeply, mulch beds and move containers into partial shade to keep plants alive while you’re away. The sun’s out, the weather’s warm, and it’s the perfect time of year to get out of town for a holiday. But that hot and dry summer climate can wreak havoc on gardens left unattended for a week…

Going on Vacation? Here’s How to Make Sure Your Garden Survives

Water deeply, mulch beds and move containers into partial shade to keep plants alive while you’re away. The sun’s out, the weather’s warm, and it’s the perfect time of year to get out of town for a holiday. But that hot and dry summer climate can wreak havoc on gardens left unattended for a week…