Get the Kids Outside With Family-Friendly Backyard Ideas (17 photos)

If getting your kids off devices and spending more time outdoors is a goal this summer, set up your backyard to be a dynamic place to hang out. “Kid-friendly” doesn’t mean you need to turn your outdoor space into a backyard jungle gym. With a few design moves, landscapes can offer plenty of activities...

8 Flowering Vines to Plant for Nonstop Summer Blooms (11 photos)

Planting a flowering vine for summer can be a great way to attract pollinators, boost curb appeal with a cascade of flowers or cast some shade over an outdoor seating area. Here are eight summer-flowering varieties to keep an eye out for. Each one packs a punch with continuous flowers all season.
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How to Hang String Lights Outdoors (11 photos)

Nothing beats cafe-style string lights for their ability to quickly improve the ambiance in an outdoor space. In the evening, their soft glow overhead can visually transform an ordinary patio into a party-ready spot for hosting friends or cheer up a dim walkway with an inviting luminescence....

How to Set Up Your Backyard for Easy Summer Entertaining (12 photos)

Nothing beats the long, warm evenings of summer when you want to have friends over for a meal outside. If you’re getting ready for the outdoor entertaining season, a little effort — like hanging some cafe-style globe lights or investing in a movable fire pit — goes a long way toward sprucing up your...

Pet Plant: Could You Love a ‘Marimo’ Moss Ball? (8 photos)

You may have seen these mossy-looking little cuties sitting tranquilly in small jars of water at hip plant shops or well-stocked aquarium stories. Marimo, or moss balls, aren’t actually mosses at all, but rather spherical algae native to shallow lake bottoms of Lake Akan in Japan as well as parts...

7 Stylish Front-Yard Ideas for Homes on Busy Streets (14 photos)

When you live on a busy street, carving out privacy and reducing noise can be top priorities. But you can set up your front yard to feel like a quiet, private oasis — worlds away from nearby traffic — and still have a garden that shows neighbors more than unwelcoming walls.
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8 Delicious Strawberry Varieties to Grow at Home (13 photos)

There’s hardly anything sweeter than the first sun-ripened strawberries of the season. If you have a sunny spot in your garden, or room for strawberry pots on the patio, growing your own berries is both easy and rewarding.
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