Top Outdoor Kitchen And Living Room Trends

Forbes. April 12, 2012. By Jamie Gold: Outdoor kitchens topped the project trends list in the latest American Institute of Architects’ survey, which is not terribly surprising, given people’s love of living outside. But the survey didn’t go into detail on what homeowners are putting into those spaces. As we move into the warmer months, it’s worth looking at what’s popular for outdoor kitchens and their related living areas.

The Grass Does’t Have to Be Greener

Realtor.com. April 9, 2019. By Jaime Weibe: A lush green lawn full of vibrant plants and flowers can simultaneously be a source of delight and your worst nightmare: the constant mowing. Watering without getting dirty looks from your drought-conscious neighbors. Weeds—so many weeds. And why do things keep dying?

You can keep pouring money into your outdoor space, or give up and go with a scorched-earth approach. But those aren’t your only options.

Mulch for a Healthy Lawn

LawnStarter. March 20, 2019. By Daniel Ray: The verdict is in from gardeners, environmentalists, and scientists: Don’t bag your grass clippings. Let them mulch your yard. Your lawn and the environment will both be happier for it.

In the not-too-distant past, the standard advice was the opposite.