Outdoor Living

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…

Small Gardens : Maximise Your Space Stylishly

Small Gardens : Maximise Your Space Stylishly

Small gardens can be BIG on personality, style, and usefulness… with a few key tips. In designing small gardens there are different ideas to consider. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden that feels more spacious. In fact, there are many advantages to having a small garden; the biggest being that it’s low maintenance. It is possible to turn small gardens into havens or practical spaces for kids and pets to play. If you’re wondering how to turn your small garden into something mesmerizing, take a look at these great ideas. Ideas Perfect for Small Gardens Pot Plants…

Outside Workouts : Why You Need To Do It

Outside Workouts : Why You Need To Do It

Outside workouts allow you to commune with nature, grab a bit of sun, feel alive, and breathe fresh air. But is that all? Apparently not. As easy as it is to work out at home, and as useful as it is to make use of the various pieces of workout equipment found in the gym, there is nothing quite like outside workouts. Why? Well, there are a host of reasons why taking your workout regime outside world is something that you should be doing. Commune with Nature, and More. The Case for Outside Workouts It keeps your workout regime exciting…

Best Deck Designs for Your Garden

Best Deck Designs for Your Garden

Best deck designs are a commonly searched topic because there is a deck option for every garden. They are as individual as your garden. Having said that, however, coming up with the right decking isn’t as simple as you may imagine. There are actually a lot of different factors that come into play when deciding on the best deck designs for your lifestyle. You need to think about what you already have going on in the garden, and how you can add to it rather than take something special away. If you have a relatively large space, then the hardest…

Beyond Beauty: Practical Additions to Your Home’s Exterior

Beyond Beauty: Practical Additions to Your Home’s Exterior

It’s beyond beauty when it comes to practical and stylish ways to enhance the exterior of your home. It’s workable, useful, AND great looking. Making your home look beautiful is one way to care for it. However, sometimes you need to think of practicality before looks. Making practical changes to your home’s exterior beyond beauty doesn’t stop you from making it look nice. But there are some cases when you need to put practicality first and let aesthetics come second. These practical updates might be useful for your home. Beyond Beauty : Lighting Lighting outside your home helps to improve…

Garden Protection With Three Simple Tips

Garden Protection With Three Simple Tips

Garden protection isn’t about security and privacy from human species, but ensuring the hard work you put in to your garden is protected from non-human pests. Homeowners all want their gardens to look as stunning as possible during the summertime and the fall. However, there are lots of threats to the modern outdoor space that most people don’t consider when thinking about garden protection. With that in mind, there are three simple tips below that anyone can use to protect their garden and ensure nature doesn’t cause too many problems. Three Simple Garden Protection Tips Cover the pond with cat-proof…

Healthy Life Kick Start Program In Six Easy Steps

Healthy Life Kick Start Program In Six Easy Steps

A healthy life will impact upon your happiness, performance, confidence, and ability to be successful. So why not start your new healthy life today? So you’ve recently made the decision to begin a healthy life! Congratulations! If you keep this up, you are sure to experience a beautiful and significant change in the way your life is currently running. This can simply give you the best and most satisfying feeling of any new hobby or endeavour you put your mind towards, and for that reason it is anything but frivolous. Luckily, there are plenty of methods to help you achieve…

Why Smiling Doesn’t Always Make You Happy

Why Smiling Doesn’t Always Make You Happy

They say that smiling is contagious. If someone smiles at you, then you can’t help but smile back. Of course, in some societies and cultures, smiling isn’t always appropriate! Still, for many of us, a smile is a sign of reassurance that we’re welcome and the people around us are friendly. Smiling is a really important part of how we communicate, and it can even be a big part of your job if you’re customer-facing. Did you know that smiling releases happy hormones called endorphins to relieve stress and trigger a good feeling in the mind? Some studies suggest there…

Gracious Living Like J-Lo Is Within Your Reach

Gracious Living Like J-Lo Is Within Your Reach

Gracious living isn’t about 24-carat gold tapware and endless money to spend on decor (although that would be nice). No, gracious living is about how to enjoy sumptuous sunsets in historic apartments that ooze class, charm, and uniqueness. There comes a time in many people’s lives when they just want a change for gracious living. And not the kind of change that will satisfy them for a short period of time, but something so drastic that perhaps their entire outlook on life changes as well. The way we live, eat, and communicate with other people is all based on the…