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January 13th, 2013 - Backyard Make-Over

The weather may seem miserable this weekend, but before long we'll be sitting on the deck, grilling dinner and enjoying outdoor family time. To celebrate, I'm taking a bare bones backyard and showing you how to turn it into a showcase where you'll want to entertain friends and family.

In this yard, we had a lot of hardscape, so we wanted to soften the landscape and make it more inviting.

The side yard used to be a solid walkway with a fence and a pool pump. We took out the walkway and did our drainage with a French drain. Then, we cut flagstone stepping stones with dwarf mondo grass in between.

The fence was ugly, but we couldn't get rid of it, so we painted it a nice brown color and attached a vine, so in a year or two, we'll have a lovely living wall.

Are you wanting to shoot for tropical look in relatively in a cold climate? Go for a windmill fan palm, and they will last up to about ten degrees.

If you want storage, you can build a closet that's attached to the house. You can even make space to hide your grill!

January 4th, 2013 - Children's Crafts Rooms are worth their wait in gold - learn more

December 21st, 2012 - Perfect Poinsettias - check them out

December 14th, 2012 - A different kind of flower - watch this

December 7th, 2012 - Less Frilly Christmas Trees - check these out

November 30th, 2012 - Decorating the Mantle - Chris shows you how

November 23rd, 2012 - Decorate your kitchen - Christmas Kitchen

November 16th, 2012 - Shopping for decorations - let's go!

November 9th, 2012 - PVC Decorations for your yard - very easy to do!

November 2nd, 2012 - Bottles in Your Yard! What fun!

October 26th, 2012 - Add fun to your yard - Chris shows you how

October 19th, 2012 - Lighted Pumpkin Project - click here

October 12th, 2012 - How to make Fake Pumpkins look Real - click here

October 5th, 2012 - Decorating for Halloween - click here

September 28th, 2012 - Seasonal Home Makeover - click here

September 21st, 2012 - Building a Comfy Room - click here

September 14th, 2012 - Updating the Kitchen - click here

September 7th, 2012 - Making some changes around the home - click here

August 31st, 2012 - No Lawn Backyard - click here

August 24th, 2012 - Courtyard Creation - click here

August 17th, 2012 - Natural Retaining Walls - click here

August 10th, 2012 - Builiding a barrier out of plants - click here

August 3rd, 2012 - Unique House Colors - click here

July 27th, 2012 - Low Maintenance Plants - click here

July 20th, 2012 - Backyard Putting Green - click here

July 13th, 2012 - Savvy Storage Solutions - click here

July 6th, 2012 - Use Tropical Plants - click here

June 22nd, 2012 - Love Thy Neighbors - click here

June 15th, 2012 - Create a Wine Cellar - click here

June 8th, 2012 - COLOR in the Garden - click here

June 1st, 2012 - Awesome Custom Railings - click here

May 26th, 2012 - Spring Blooming Bulbs - click here

May 18th, 2012 - Fire Blight - click here

May 11th, 2012 - Turtle Pond - click here

May 4th, 2012 - Synthetic Grass is something to think about! - click here

April 27th, 2012 - Ordinary concrete blocks of beauty - click here

April 20th, 2012 - Make your own Hypertufa - click here

April 13th, 2012 - Unique Alligator Skin Walls - click here

April 6th, 2012 - Two great looks for your yard - click here

March 30th, 2012 - Shining light on collectibles - click here

March 23rd, 2012 - Bring Spring flowers indoors - click here

March 16th, 2012 - Terraniums are all the rage - click here

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flowers are here - click here

February 24th, 2012 - Vines on Trees - click here

February 17th, 2012 - Creating a Great Water Feature - click here

February 10th, 2012 - Buying Pottery in the Winter - click here

February 3rd, 2012 - Trimming in your yard - click here

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