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  • Green Weed Killers

    Ah, spring. When everything starts to bloom, even those pesky weeds. Let’s kill them with kindness via CasaSugar’s eco-friendly tips: 1.Take a pitcher of hot water and pour it all over…

  • Go Big on Your Patio

    Patios are personal things. You’ll probably spend time out there in your robe and PJ’s. You might have romantic meetings on the patio or entertain important people. There’s bound to be…

  • Learn How to Fake It On the Patio

    When is a fake better than the real thing? It’s debatable, but if the impostor looks and feels like the genuine article, does it really matter? We’re talking about patios here,…

  • Tending To Backyard Trees

    Even if you’re not a tree hugger, there’s a lot to love about having trees in the yard. But hey, rot happens. And so do overgrown branches. And pests. When it’s…

  • 3 Simple Steps to Patio Appeal

    I asked my dear friend Bryan Tomczuk, owner of Bryant Landscape Design in New York City, how the heck he can make tiny Manhattan balconies look like such lush outdoor spaces.…

  • 4 Secrets to Roll Up Awnings

    If you’re looking for shade in the yard, there are a few options to consider. Roofing structures, patio umbrellas and pergolas are all possibilities. But roll up awnings will provide extensive…

  • How To Transplant Spring Bulbs

    This past weekend my husband and I took on the daunting task of deconstructing three large, old planter boxes left by the previous homeowner (which included sledgehammering concrete to smithereens) and…

  • Vertical Gardens Are Here!

    You heard it here first when we called this trend coming to the States! A Cup of Jo spotted San Francisco florist Flora Grubb’s vertical DIY panels. Here’s what they say:…

  • How to Repair Heaved Fence Posts

    Winter can be rough on your fence. As the frost leaves the ground and you start to wander around the backyard, you may notice that some of your fence posts have…

  • Late Winter Tasks Pave the Way for Spring Projects

    After a long, nasty winter, temperatures in Kansas City climbed near 60 degrees yesterday, causing a widespread outbreak of spring fever (which was soon remedied by the announcement of impending snow…

  • Pavestone Walkways Lead to Private Nooks

    The beauty of a path is that it directs you (obviously). But a well built and properly designed path can do so much more for your home. Pavestone is the perfect…

  • Use Wasted Space: Install your Shed on a Slope

    If you have a sloped backyard, don’t despair. You won’t necessarily be destined for terraced gardens or mowing sideways for all time. Consider using some of the space for a shed.…

  • The Time is Now for Artificial Lawn

    We love the smell of fresh cut grass like the next person and taking pride in a well manicured lawn is an accomplishment, but in the current age of water conservation…

  • Gettin’ Dirty in the Yard

    + Sprinkler System Install + Laying Sod + Shear Willpower + Love the Golden Barrel Cactus + Water Saving Gadgets for Your Garden…

  • Vertical Green Walls by Patrick Blanc

    Patrick Blanc is one of the most high-profile pioneers in the fantastic world of green walls. These vertical gardens are beginning to proliferate across Europe and it won’t be long before…