Tailgating is a big deal, but not every football fan enjoys sitting around, surrounded by pavement and parked cars while strangers get progressively stranger as their coolers get ever emptier. And even if you are a big fan of this communal fandom, sometimes you just can’t make it to the stadium.
So why not host a home-gate in your own backyard? Many of those elements that make for a great tailgate party can easily be translated to an at home experience.
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PREPARING YOUR LAWN FOR WINTER IN 8 STEPS
Don’t stop mowing! It’s tempting to let nature takes its course, but don’t put the mower away just yet. Keep mowing as long as you can and try to keep your grass at around a two inch height. This will permit the grass to absorb more of that quickly waning sunlight; it will also keep the grass from matting down under leaves and snow.
Keep the sprinklers going. Your lawn needs water no matter what the season;...
OUTDOOR LIFE ALL YEAR LONG
All those lovely annuals are starting to look a bit weary; in fact, some of them have already crossed over and your first thought may be well, summer’s over, time to hibernate. Brown petunias and scraggly tomato plants aside, you miss one of the best opportunities of the year for outdoor fun and relaxation if you cover up the patio furniture and crawl inside.
How can you prepare your outdoor area so that you keep enjoying it through this glorious fall...
How do I love thee, Hanamint? Let me count the ways…well, one, you produce quality cast aluminum patio furniture. Two, it is incredibly durable and long-wearing. Three, it is beautifully constructed. And four – well, look at it! Hanamint has some amazing designs that run the gamut from medieval to modern and all of them are exquisitely rendered and expertly implemented. Yes, I said medieval…as in gothic…as in pointed arches and ornate tracery…as in the...
Color, color and more color; color speaks to us; it creates atmosphere, it influences our moods, it makes a statement about who we are and what we love. Your choice of color is important in your home; your walls, your linens, your rugs…it is equally important in your outdoor space. So it’s no surprise that FamilyLeisure.com offers the opportunity to bring home the color that you love with its super-easy custom cushion ordering site.
Ordering cushions used to be a big...
Twenty years of Bull Products Inc. expertise have produced an incredible line-up of award winning grills and grill islands. They have earned their reputation by producing attractive commercial-grade stainless steel units that are built like tanks and offer phenomenal cooking power. You will find that their eye-catching designs, superb engineering and skilled manufacturing place them high in the pantheon of the grilling gods.
And amazingly, Bull Products just keep getting better, year...
Your backyard doesn’t have to be huge or extravagant to be awesome!
If you aren’t using your outdoor space, or if you aren’t utilizing it fully, then you are missing out on a veritable cornucopia of relaxation, socializing and just plain fun.
There is fun that involves sitting and sipping on a fruity Pinot Grigio; there is fun that involves bouncing up and down on a trampoline; there is fun that involves grilling up the perfect steak; there is fun that involves...
The right patio furniture is what is right for you; whether it is aluminum, wood or wicker it has to fit your needs, your lifestyle and your budget. The first thing you should do is take a gander at your outdoor space and envision what you would like this area to be used for – are you thinking cook-outs and beer pong? Or maybe you’d like a conversation area where you can host the monthly book-club or invite the neighbors over for a little wine tasting.
Come on, it’s not that far from my indoor kitchen to my patio; is it really necessary for me to have an outdoor kitchen?
Of course it isn’t necessary; it’s like having a dishwasher – if you’ve never had one, you don’t miss it. But once you’ve used one, you wonder how you ever got along without it.
There’s a reason why outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular over the past decade – they’re awesome. When you...