Recent Deck, Porch & Patio Articles

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6 Inspiring Garden Paths

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 03, 2014

A good pathway can totally change a garden. If you've got a muddy, messy path surrounded by beautiful plants, your plants won't seem quite as flashy, thanks to that ho-hum trail slashing...

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We tested it: Krinner Christmas Tree Stand

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Nov 29, 2013

My last name is the German equivalent of Smith. I love German beer and German food. And I drive an Audi (an old Audi). But it would be wrong to characterize me as a Germanophile. In...

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Bulbs, Bulbs, Bulbs!

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 24, 2013

Fall has officially begun, which means that one of my favorite times of the year is approaching. No, I'm not talking about the golden, warm, crisp days of early fall, although those...

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New York's New Trash Bins Sure are Eyecatching!

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 04, 2013

Municipal garbage cans placed along streets and in parks to reduce littering (and hopefully encourage people to recycle) are often quite ugly. It's as though the city was so focused...

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Five Absolutely Adorable Garden Cottages

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 27, 2013

For those lucky enough to have a little patch of land to call their own, a garden is a must; and you'd be amazed by how much you can fit even into a very small space. Even better, though,...


We're In Love With Cool Container Gardens!

Posted by s.e. smith | Aug 06, 2013

Container gardens. Awesome, right? Everyone's all about the gardening in containers these days, from that hipster down the street to the grandma on the corner. But don't you think...

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Six Ways to Use Concrete Pavers

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 17, 2013

Concrete pavers are not the most glamorous building material, but they are much, much less expensive than stone. Advances in paver manufacturing have yielded concrete pavers that look...

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Three Outdoor Kitchens For Your House, Too

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 14, 2013

An outdoor kitchen is just for people who really rolling in the dough, right? Wrong! While they're definitely an investment, quite a lot of homeowners have found ways to make outdoor...