To reduce Lyme disease risks, keep tick-carrying deer out of your yard
Colder weather's arrival means homeowners across the country brace themselves for the battle against bold, foraging deer. But with recent reports that Lyme disease - transmitted by ticks that live on deer - is even more prevalent than health officials once thought, keeping deer away from your backyard is not just a cosmetic or financial issue any more. Your success at deterring deer could directly affect your family's health.
Expert strategies for defining flow and function in your yard
Many strategies can enhance the flow and function of a home's interior and how a family lives and uses the space. But what about a home's exterior? When it comes to a yard, the same thoughtfulness can help homeowners create functional spaces outdoors that not only look great, but also deliver maximum enjoyment. Try these tips from the experts.
Five lawn care tips and projects to complete before winter
With the autumn season in full swing, there's no better time to watch leaves change colors, enjoy a hayride with family and friends, and indulge in a cup of hot apple cider. But, did you know it's also the perfect time to prepare your backyard for winter?
Five simple steps to a more stylish outdoor living space
It's not too late in the season to create your dream deck - or to give your existing outdoor living space a fresh new look. Design a backyard retreat that's ideal for entertaining family and friends as the weather grows more temperate with a few tips from the experts.
Help nurture kids' love of nature with easy, basic, backyard bird-feeding tips
Parents and children enjoy spending quality time together, but it's not always easy to find shared interests. The backyard, however, can provide the perfect place for generations to meet when parents help kids learn the delights of bird-watching and bird-feeding.