Backyard Vacation

No more travel arrangements, packing up the kids or spending money on hotels. This year, enjoy the simple pleasures of summer -- right in your own backyard. Get all the how-tos you need right here.


Let Susie Coelho, star of HGTV's Suprise Gardener, help you turn your yard into a cozy getaway for family and friends (don't miss her dramatic before-and-after-photo's!)

a simple summer cabin  

Bring a rustic feel to your home with inspiring images from this dreamy summer cabin.

outdoor
style
for under
$50

From lighting to lounge chairs, get 16 ways to update your outdoor space!

20 inexpensive ways to
stay cool and comfortable
this summer

Discover 8 effortless ways to beat the heat
Learn 11 tricks to keep the bugs at bay
Think "cool" next to your own easy-to-make water garden


easy-to-grow gardens that you can plant in just a
weekend -- no matter how small your space.


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