Planted flagstone patio

Some of us love plants so much, we just want to put them everywhere! If you have a pathway or patio, there is no reason to settle for an expanse of plain, lifeless concrete. You can include plenty of plant life in those spaces, too. Potted plants. Obviously, the easiest way to incorporate plants into…

Landscape pathway made of interlocking concrete pavers

Forgetting to plan a pathway is one of the most common, and surprisingly obvious, landscaping mistakes that we see. It’s typical for property owners to focus on various features in their yards, whether swimming pools, patios, gazebos, or garden spaces, and completely forget to connect them in some way. Sure, you could just walk across…

Outdoor fireplace with TV set and storage cabinets

Your outdoor space can serve many functions, from quiet relaxation to boisterous social gatherings. One element that can complement just about any mood and setting is fire. If you’re thinking about adding an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit, you might be weighing your options. Which one is right for you? As with many choices,…

Exposed aggregate concrete in the color tan with Alumawood patio cover and BBQ.

When you’re planning a hardscape project, such as a patio or walkway, you don’t have to settle for simple broomed concrete. Your project should suit your aesthetic preferences, add beauty to your home’s exterior, and of course, suit your budget. You might be pleased to learn that you can choose from several options, such as…

Summer is prime time for pool parties and barbecues. If you’ve been to a cookout recently, you might now be dreaming of your own outdoor kitchen. As always, before you get started with a new project, you should consider all of your possibilities. Analyzing your priorities and making a comprehensive plan ahead of time can…

School is out for the summer, and your kids are probably spending a lot more time at home. And unless you intend to raise professional video gamers, you probably encourage them to spend some time outdoors each day. However, that means you have to take extra measures to keep them safe. If you’ve installed a…