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- October 8, 2019
Many people assume that after the leaves fall, we’re stuck with a bland, gray yard until the following spring. However, these luscious fall plants keep their color long into the cold season, helping to brighten up and fill out your outdoor living space. Chrysanthemum Mums are a traditional fall flower, and their wide range of... View Article

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Flavors of Fall—Delicious Bourbon Cocktails

Bourbon is possibly the perfect spirit for fall. Its warming, rich flavors find their way to the center of your chest, radiating heat and enjoyment throughout. Cozy up to one of these tasty cocktails around your fire pit or fireplace to enjoy crisp air and good times. Bourbon-Spiked Hot Chocolate Hot chocolate is a fall... View Article


Sun Health: The Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

It’s science! While spending time outdoors has been proven to have dramatically positive effects on your overall health, the sun has gotten a bad reputation. Of course, over-exposure can have negative consequences, but spending time in the sun, be it reading on your patio or swimming in your backyard pool, has many positive benefits as... View Article


Must-Have Wireless Gadgets for Your Outdoor Living Space

The days of jumbled cords are behind us. Now, it’s easy to get everything from speakers to lawnmowers with Bluetooth or wireless capabilities. We gathered some of the best new gadgets to help you propel your patio into the future. Braven XXL Bluetooth Speaker Photo: Manufacturer  It’s been named as one of the best Bluetooth... View Article


Veg Out: Five Surprisingly Delicious Vegetarian Grill Recipes

It’s cookout season! With spring in full bloom, it’s time to spend time outside with friends and neighbors around the fire pit. Below are some unique recipes to help you veg out. Grilled Eggplant, Halloumi and Pesto Burgers  Photo: VeggieBelly One great thing about vegetarian recipes is cooking with things you can’t pronounce. Halloumi is... View Article


Flower Power: Floral Spring Cocktails

Flowers are being used more and more often to complement flavors in foods and cocktails while adding aesthetic beauty. Capture the sights and smells of spring in a uniquely floral cocktail with one of these clever recipes. Sakura Martini Photo: Saveur   Created by Tokyo native Kenta Goto of Bar Goto, this inventive cocktail combines... View Article


Chris Rupp, Dominion Pavers

Managing the logistics of a well-planned outdoor living space can be an incredible feat. Most spaces require meticulous planning to accommodate various features and associated infrastructure. December’s HARDSCAPE HERO, Chris Rupp of Dominion Pavers, is a master planner, and his winning project shows how thoroughness can result in an incredible finished project. “I spend a... View Article


Creativity in Bloom: Easy Spring Crafts

Spring is a time of renewal and increased energy. You may find that your kids have more energy than they know what to do with. Get their hands and brains moving with some spring crafts. Here are five easy ways to get started. Build Your Own Butterfly Butterflies are a symbol of spring, but you... View Article


HARDSCAPE HERO: Zach Brown, Denison Landscaping

Even a HARDSCAPE HERO project can start with nothing more than the luck of the draw. This month’s winning project, created by Zach Brown of Denison Landscaping, evolved from a chance meeting and the perfect sales pitch. “During the slower seasons, I’ll often drive around and try to connect with contractors and homeowners in person.... View Article


Heat It Up- Tasty Warm Cocktail Recipes

Warmed cocktails are the perfect way to fight the dreadful winter chill. We sat down with seasoned bartender Sam Park and had him whip up three of his favorite warm cocktails. Learn how to make them yourself with these easy recipes. Lapsang Toddy This cocktail is Sam’s own creation and molds the smoky herbal flavors... View Article