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…

Patio of the Week: Secret Garden in the Heart of the City

This welcoming entry patio in San Francisco includes an outdoor kitchen, a dining area and a relaxed lounge. This courtyard sits at the end of a narrow San Francisco lot, behind another house, and serves as the entry for the garden-unit home behind it. Soft plantings in tones of green, bronze and purple surround the…

Urban Gardener? 5 Tips to Grow Big Blooms in Small Spaces

There are lots of advantages to apartment living, but a yard of your own is not typically one of them. That’s no reason to give up on the idea of your very own garden, though. Urban gardening makes use of containers and vertical space to grow crops like tomatoes, radishes, lettuce and other greens —…

Learn the Secret to Bigger and Better Roses

Grow beautiful roses using both ordinary and unusual soil amendments. I’ve had a love affair with roses since I was a little girl, when I used to help my dad take care of the rosebushes in our Southern California front yard. Now that I have my own garden with more than 40 rosebushes, I’ve learned…

Where to Save Money on a Landscape Renovation

These 10 cost-saving ideas from professionals can help you stretch your budget without sacrificing style or quality. As with any large-scale renovation, the costs of a landscape remodel can quickly add up. With the right design moves and decisions to stretch your budget, you can pull off the look and feel of your dream garden…

How to Plan Your Edible Garden

Plan before you plant to ensure that your fruits and vegetables have a chance to thrive Whether you’re starting a new garden or returning to a well-established one, planning is essential for a successful and fun experience. To give your garden the best chance to thrive, take time to get organized at the beginning of…