This backyard retreat provides plenty of opportunities to entertain friends and family. Plantings bring on the color and help to soften the hardscape. Originally the space offered a large paver patio, block retaining walls, a small deck and lots of lawn. Obstacles to creating this backyard oasis included two septic systems, a well, drainage problems and grade issues.
This backyard has a rustic fell with wood finishes and a rustic bar. The outdoor kitchen allows homeowners to entertain guests in this outdoor space. Perfect for entertaining, this rustic backyard has an outdoor kitchen made from reclaimed wood with a built-in grill as well as a bar with metal bar stools. A custom stage also made from reclaimed wood overlooks a grassy lawn and a lounge area.
This backyard retreat features a beautiful oversized pergola housing a wood dining table and chairs. The pergola has a roof and even a ceiling fan to make this space shady and cool even on the warmest of days.
Thanks to a lot of DIY work and attention to detail, Chip Wade's Atlanta backyard has a naturalistic look that will become even more beautiful as plants and trees mature. Save money by buying smaller plants and enjoy the process of watching them fill out.
HGTV designers turned this large, austere side yard into a stunning outdoor living room with fabulous landscaping and a creative bench design. Bamboo trees planted around the perimeter add a feeling of privacy to this comfortable outdoor space.
John Colaneri, and Anthony Carrino from HGTV's "Cousins on Call", have built a nursery for the Park family, as well as redesigning the landscape in the backyard of their home. The Park family owns a flower shop, but have never had a place at home to grow and plant their own flowers.
Squash, leafy greens and onions are the top edibles that millennials plant organically, according to The Home Depot’s 2015 Fall Gardening Survey. Lauren and Josh Swanson were surprised by this pumpkin plant that sprouted in the middle of their Texas yard.
To better enjoy the Colorado countryside, HGTV fan Mtn Livin re-created this 1,200-square-foot patio area to include a fountain, seating area and built-in grill that combines reclaimed barn wood with a granite countertop.
Inside the new nursery that John Colaneri, and Anthony Carrino from HGTV's Cousins on Call have built for the Park family. The Park family own a flower shop, but have never had a place at home to grow and plant their own flowers.
Fall is the best time to add maintenance to your garden beds with activities such as mulching, says Cameron Watkins of C. Watkins Garden Co. Mulching helps insulate delicate root systems from extreme cold temperatures and dry winter air.
Here’s an excellent idea for an around-the-world party or a food tasting fiesta: turn basic yard stakes into direction signs by marking them with pens or markers and adding color with paint. Attach them to one another using fabric scraps or rope; then hang on the wall or suspend above the table with twine and clothes pins.
Before you plant, be aware of whether you will be planting in full sun (6 hours or more of direct sun), full shade (less than 4 hours of direct sun a day) partial shade/partial sun (4-6 hours of direct sun a day). If a plant isn't thriving where you planted it, then don't be afraid to move it to a better location rather than giving up on it, says Wade.
Gorgeous established trees surround this Mediterranean backyard to provide shade and privacy. Terracotta roof tiles mix with a stucco exterior and wood-framed windows and French doors for an Old World-inspired home.