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Backyard Remodel: Creating Outdoor Rooms for Entertaining

A homeowner turns a sloping backyard into a series of outdoor rooms designed with friends in mind

A Green and Serene Water-Thrifty Landscape

Sculptural shrubs, verdant groundcovers, and dappled sunlight create the magic in this canyon-hugging property in Los Angeles.

Backyard Renovation: Creating a Low-Maintenance Yard

Using no-fuss materials and water-thrifty plantings, this landscaping pro gave his small urban lot plenty of visual punch

12 Flowers That Bloom All Summer

If you’re looking for the best flowers that offer vibrant color all summer long, check out these dozen no-fail, flowering plants.

How to Plant a Rain Garden

Learn the purpose behind a rain garden, its basic design, how to build one and which plants to choose.

How to Insulate an Old House

We share different types of insulation so you can select what works best for your home’s interior walls.

Learn the Best Ways to Deal with Storm Water

These landscape drainage solutions prevent puddling and flooding and look good too.

How to Build a Temporary Wall to Partition a Room

Using a temporary wall you can build an instant extra bedroom—and when you need your old room back, it can be taken down in minutes.

Choose a Live Christmas Tree

Extend the holiday spirit long past Christmas. Buy a live tree now, plant it later, then watch it grow year after year.

All About Groundcover

Whether you’re looking for the best low maintenance or fastest growing groundcover for your lawn, these plants offer solutions to barren spots and spaces.