Outdoor Living

Create a no-water yard

Create a No-Water Yard

Follow these easy steps to replace your ugly lawn with wood chips, and create a no-water yard. It will look great year round, with no maintenance required! Read more…

Ground cover plants for lawn alternatives

Never Mow Again with these Lawn Alternatives

Tired of spending beautiful summer days mowing your lawn? Want a more environmentally friendly, drought tolerant grass alternative? I share the process I used to replace my ugly lawn with pretty and practical no mow lawn alternatives. Read more…

Concrete alternative gravel patio

Budget and Eco-Friendly Concrete Alternatives

If you want to create a beautiful patio or driveway, without the expense or environmental impact of concrete, try one of these concrete alternatives. I have researched multiple products, and even used one myself on my own DIY backyard makeover. Read more…

hanging porch swing

How to Make a Simple DIY Pergola

Follow this simple tutorial to make your own free-standing pergola for your patio.  With these easy DIY plans, you can turn your yard into a beautiful outdoor living space on a budget. Read more…