DIY Table Top Fire Bowls

Sometimes you don't want to build a whole "fire pit" adventure in your backyard, but you still want that fire factor. No problem, we found some easy DIY table top fire bowls for you that fit perfectly in any garden space! Whether you don't want to smoke out the neighbors, or you just don't have the space, fire bowls can be used on the patio any time of year. Fire is an element of nature that is a … [Read more...]

DIY Outdoor Kitchens and Grilling Stations

The great outdoors and food just kinda go together, don't they? Think camping, picnics, and of course, BBQ's! So instead of schlepping all your food, dishes and cooking prep through the house over and over, how about making yourself an amazing outdoor kitchen or grilling station? The cook in your life will be out where the people are, and those who are helping with the prep won't be stuck indoors. … [Read more...]

9 DIY Cool & Creative Patio Floor Ideas

If it’s finally time for a new patio, or to redo the old one, there are lots of cool options other than just boring concrete! These 9 creative patio floor ideas can be done without a contractor, and can be done in weekend. All of them transform your space into an outdoor room worth showing off! It doesn't matter if your patio surface has seen better days, or if you are just bored with it... try … [Read more...]

DIY Patio Privacy Screens

Much as many of us would like to live on a secluded lot, miles from the nearest neighbor, not many of us are that lucky! Enjoying time in our garden can mean the need for some privacy from the outside world. It is our respite, our seclusion.  If you like to lounge on your porch, deck or patio, without prying eyes, read on. We have DIY patio privacy screens and solutions for you! From 'Design, … [Read more...]

DIY Concrete Patio Cover-Ups

I pretty much hate plain concrete patios. But let's face it, most of us have 'em. They are boring and just plain... well, plain. A couple of seasons ago we stained one of our concrete patios, and that was a good solution. But I'm always on the hunt for something different, and am in the need to do my back patio soon, because yes, it is boring me to death!  Check out these DIY concrete patio … [Read more...]

How to Landscape Patios and Small Gardens

Due to the small area available to some homeowners and apartment dwellers, patios and small gardens may seem like a challenge to landscape. What follows are a few simple tips and strategies designed to maximize space, and help you create a lush and vibrant outdoor living area. Container Gardening Examine your patio or small garden, and you will probably see nothing but straight lines and … [Read more...]