Outdoor Living

Family Fitness With Three Great Family-Friendly Activities

Family Fitness With Three Great Family-Friendly Activities

Family fitness will engender good habits and provide a familial network of support. It’s win:win for parents and children to get involved in three family-friendly activities. More and more families today are overweight. Overweight parents are more likely to raise overweight children and childhood obesity is one of the biggest issues facing our society.So family fitness is now more imperative than ever. There are a few different things that contribute to this epidemic, and unfortunately, there are no fast or easy fixes for the problem. Some parents are simply uneducated when it comes to eating healthily and leading an active…

A Perfect Poolside and How To Get It

A Perfect Poolside and How To Get It

What is your idea of the perfect poolside? The weather? The company? The drinks? Depending on your mood, budget, and garden there are some different ways to ensure you have the perfect poolside you crave. The Ancient Romans got it right, and in some places like Marrakesh, it’s still used as an iconic and necessary part of daily life. It’s a pool of glorious cool blue water in an outdoor space. It’s the perfect poolside around which to entertain and in which to cool off. In fact, this is a simple design that you can use for a relaxed outdoor…

Dangerous Garden Traps You Need To Fix

Dangerous Garden Traps You Need To Fix

Dangerous garden traps are not what any of us expect when we venture outdoors to work in the garden or entertain friends. For so many of us, the garden is a truly valuable outside space. It’s a place that we can relax, entertain, and spend time together as a family. It’s not a place where we think of the dangerous garden traps that may lurk in the shadows. Of course, that means you will want to be as safe and happy in this space as possible, and definitely don’t want anything horrid ruining that time. That is why you need…

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm… Make An Impression

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm… Make An Impression

Don’t curb your enthusiasm when it comes to creating the right first impression for the front of your home. 4 easy ideas will make all the difference. In life and in our homes, first impressions matter. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply looking to make it look nicer from the outside, then improving your curb appeal can be money well spent. So don’t curb your enthusiasm for some weekend projects. Having said that, it doesn’t need to cost very much to make the front of your home look better. It can make all of the difference, though,…

Using Your Green Fingers To Create An Income

Using Your Green Fingers To Create An Income

Green fingers, or a green thumb, could be your vehicle to creating more greenbacks by being more green. The demand for artisan brands and locally sourced produce is on the rise, as people are beginning to lose trust in the major global businesses and corporations. One sector where this is particularly prevalent is in the food industry. Having green fingers has never been more important. Consumers are becoming savvy as to what goes into their meals and from where their ingredients are being sourced. Therefore, if you have some land and a penchant for growing fresh fruit and/or vegetables; you…

Garden Maintenance That’s Easier Than You Think

Garden Maintenance That’s Easier Than You Think

Garden maintenance can actually be wonderfully therapeutic when you tend to plants, get rid of weeds, and commune with nature. Now that the summer is in full swing, it’s time to break out the garden tools and start properly tending to your garden. Most people shiver at the thought of garden maintenance. It’s messy work, tiring and the blazing sun doesn’t exactly make it easy. However, if you’re willing to put in a little bit of work and research, maintaining a garden is surprisingly easy. In fact, we’ve made it even easier by writing up this simple guide that contains…

Yes, 4 Ways Your Dentist Can Revolutionise Your Health

Yes, 4 Ways Your Dentist Can Revolutionise Your Health

Are you one of the many people who hate going to the dentist? Yep, the idea of a strange man or woman poking around in your mouth never seems appealing. And, they don’t help their cause when the drill starts up and he or she begins digging for gold. “Excuse me, it hurts!” Well, dentists may not have the best publicists in the world, but that doesn’t make them less essential. In a sick twist of fate, a dentist may be the difference between you leading a healthy or unhealthy life. Through your mouth, they really can revolutionise your health….

Sustainable Living With Four Starter Ideas

Sustainable Living With Four Starter Ideas

Sustainable living has certainly had a great increase in profile over the last 20 years. If you’re new to the idea, then try these four sustainable living ideas to get you started. I’m sure we can all agree that climate change is one of the biggest problems facing humanity right now. It’s making headlines all over the world, and there are some startling changes to the weather occurring in most regions. Lots of people want to do their bit to try and prevent any more catastrophic climate changes, but is that really possible? Well, if this is something that is…

Your Next Garden Get-Together Needs These Four Things

Your Next Garden Get-Together Needs These Four Things

Planning a garden get-together now that the weather is warming up? If it’s been a while since your last soiree, check list these four things you need to do. If you’re planning on having your friends over for a garden get-together, there are a few elements you must consider first. Making sure you consider the right things before they come over will ensure you all have a better time, and that you’ll have less stress once they’ve left. Here’s what you should be thinking about: Garden Furniture Your garden furniture should be able to seat pretty much everybody you invite….

Make Your Garden A Fabulously Social Space

Make Your Garden A Fabulously Social Space

Social space at home is where you relax, entertain friends, or hang out with the family. A garden is usually the perfect place for a social space and socialising. Is yours? You can host garden parties in the summer, play games and have meals al fresco. To help encourage this, it could be worth making a few changes to your garden space. Here are a few ways that you can make your garden a more social space. Tidy it up If your garden is an unkempt jungle, people won’t want to congregate out there. Make tidying up your first priority….

Don’t Mow Before You Go

Don’t Mow Before You Go

Don’t  mow before you go. Ensure your garden looks great while you are away. Even if you are a very dedicated gardener, there will come a time that you want to go away for a while. And when you get back, you don’t want to find that all your hard gardening work has gone to waste with wilting plants and a tired-looking lawn. If you are to be gone for a significant period of time, you will want to enlist the help of someone else to look after things for you. But if it is just for a few days,…

Handy Gardening Tips To Drive Your Neighbours Green With Envy

Handy Gardening Tips To Drive Your Neighbours Green With Envy

You’ll need these handy gardening tips if you are tired of looking over the fence at your neighbor’s beautifully laid out and flourishing garden? Well, there’s probably a reason why her lawn looks a lot nicer than your overgrown patch of land, with more brambles and thistles than actual flowers. It’s because she doesn’t need handy gardening tips. You need to spend more time outdoors to bring a sense of style to your garden that will make your neighbors green with envy for a change. Here are some practical and handy gardening tips that won’t take too much effort, but…

Getting a Perfect Beach Body When You Hate the Gym

Getting a Perfect Beach Body When You Hate the Gym

Got a perfect beach body? Nah… me either. But now that the warm weather has hit the Southern Hemisphere we’re starting to think about wearing less. Gulp! When it comes to hitting the beach, most of us want to bring our A-game perfect beach body. For some, this comes easy, and for those that love nothing more than hitting the gym for a few hours every morning, getting into shape is a pleasure. But, what about the rest of us? For everyone that loves going to the gym, there’s someone that can’t imagine anything worse. Fortunately, even if you absolutely…

Stylish Outdoor Overhaul… It’s Easy

Stylish Outdoor Overhaul… It’s Easy

Stylish outdoor living spaces are an extension of our home environment. They provide a unique place for entertaining, exercising, relaxing or dining…the only limit is your imagination. Sometimes it feels more natural to rise to the challenge of sprucing up an indoor space, where limits stop at the four walls around you. It’s easy to spend time perfecting your interior. But then spring hits and you realise you now want a stylish outdoor area in which to spend the summer. With something as unique and full of potential as your own home’s outdoor space, knowing where to start can be…

Build Your Own Courtyard Firepit : A Step-by-Step Guide

Build Your Own Courtyard Firepit : A Step-by-Step Guide

If you thought a courtyard firepit was only good in winter, think again. While a courtyard firepit is warming in the winter, it’s also suitable for cooler summer evenings too. This step-by-step guide from celebrity landscaper, Jason Hodges, shows you how to easily build your own courtyard firepit. Plus, there’s a supporting YouTube video at the end of this feature. You might also like to read another article with top tips from Jason Hodges on Backyard Blitz. Jason Hodges Step-By-Step Guide to Building A Courtyard Firepit Materials Required, w/ AdBri Masonry: AB Courtyard York Blocks x 56 AB Courtyard Caps…