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Gazebo Garden and Patio Design Ideas | Gazebo Garden and Patio Design Pictures | Patio Pictures and Gazebo Garden Design Ideas
Garden and patio gazebos are ways to create an instant covered patio. Just construct a ready-to-assemble gazebo on your designated patio site. Before the gazebo goes up, make sure the ground is level and has an appropriate patio flooring material. In this case, it's simple pea gravel, but the surface area needs to be at an even level. Once the gazebo is assembled, your patio area is ready to be furnished and decorated with containers, hanging plants, lighting, wind chimes and other accessories. Page 22.

Patio Design Ideas and Photos - Flagstone-Paver Patio
Flagstone pavers on this patio floor get a framing effect with a mosaic border of Mexican river rock. This photo is part of a gallery of patio designs and ideas. Page 12.

Patio Design Ideas - Sun Bath Hideaway
Large flagstones set in pebbles or pea gravel make up the floor of this backyard patio retreat. Page 24.

Patio Design Ideas - Outdoor Patio Design Pictures
Patios are versatile: they can take on any shape and be built with a variety of materials, These patio design pictures are here to inspire you. Enjoy!

Patio Design Ideas - Tree Stump Patio Seating
A brick patio makes use of tree trunk stumps and logs for informal seating. Page 29.

Wheelchair-Accessible Patio Garden - Patio Design Ideas
A wheelchair-accessible garden and patio area are designed at chair height and also in the round for easy access. Page 18.

Patio Design Ideas - Fake Fossils
A colored concrete floor is made more interesting when a texture or design is added to the surface. Here, fake fossils are added for fun. Page 36.

Patio Design Ideas - Bark Mulch and Gravel
This outdoor room at the LA Garden Show demonstrates how loose materials can make be pulled together for a casual, yet complete look. Page 37.

Outdoor Living Room - Patio Design Ideas
An odd and interesting assortment of furniture is assembled for an attractive outdoor room or patio area - not everything has to match perfectly. Page 11.

Mediterranean Courtyard - Patio Design Ideas
A courtyard patio features low walls and tall Cypress trees that give it a true, Mediterranean atmosphere. Page 30.

El Patio - Outdoor Patio Design Pictures
This outdoor patio near Lake Chapala, Mexico, is enjoyed throughout the year in the area's mild climate. Page 28.

Patio Design Ideas - Patio Pictures and Garden Designs
Where do patio design ideas come from? They can be attached to a house, or detached. They are often designed and oriented with the landscape in mind.

Patio Design Ideas - Patio Pictures and Garden Designs
Where do patio design ideas come from? They can be attached to a house, or detached. They are often designed and oriented with the landscape in mind.

Patio Design Ideas - Patio Pictures and Garden Designs
Where do patio design ideas come from? They can be attached to a house, or detached. They are often designed and oriented with the landscape in mind.

A Guide to the Most Popular Patio Materials
Planning a patio project? Decide what type of material would be the best choice for your patio floor from these six popular types.

Great Deck Design Ideas and Pictures - Side Yard Deck
Side Yards are often neglected. Consider using yours as a place to build a private deck, like this one. Page 10.

Great Deck Design Ideas - Eco Deck Building Designs
Environmentally conscious decks by Eco Arbor, like this one featured at Dwell on Design, are made of exotic hardwoods such as ipe and Red Gum. Page 5.

A Deck That Connects - Deck Building Designs
If you have an above-ground pool, a deck adds privacy. The one in this photo connects a house to separate decks, a hot tub and pool. Page 9.

Ipe Decking - Deck Trends, Designs, Ideas and Pictures
This deck is made of ipe wood, which is a hardwood that is much like teak and is resistant to rot and termites. Page 6.

Great Deck Design Ideas - Pre-Fab Deck Design
Pre-fab decking is a smart alternative to the old-fashioned, labor-intensive DIY method of deck building. Page 7.

Deck Design Ideas - Deck Building and Trends
Decks can be connected to a house or detached. Decking materials include softwoods, tropical hardwoods, synthetic woods and pressure-treated lumber. Page 8.

Mediterranean Climates:Characteristics and Examples
Do you live in a Mediterranean climate? Discover the regions with Mediterranean-like weather and how they are suitable for year-round gardening.

Outdoor Games to Enjoy in the Yard
Think of a backyard or outdoor space as your very own private park. Make it the perfect setting for croquet, badminton or other popular games. Here's how.

Drought Tolerant Trees - Palo Verde
Palo Verde trees are striking, architectural trees that can thrive on little water. Its trunk and branches are a light green color.

Desert Landscaping - Lavender
Lavender is a water-wise shrub that looks beautiful and smells wonderful. Hailing from the Mediterranean, lavender is a smart choice for a drought tolerant garden.

Drought Tolerant Landscaping - Kangaroo Paw
Kangaroo paw is a popular for its red or gold flowers on tall stems. It is a drought tolerant plant that makes a stunning display in a water-wise landscape.

Drought Tolerant Plants - Geranium
Geraniums are a staple in many gardens. One of their virtues is that they don't require much water, making them a smart choice for drought tolerant gardens.

Water Smart Plants - Artichoke
In some climates, artichokes are valued for being an ornamental plant that is drought tolerant and produces the edible fruit or a beautiful purple flower.

Water-Wise Plants - Artemisia
Artemisia is a silver-gray plant that tolerates little water once established and adds contrast in the garden when paired with dark greens or purples.

Drought Tolerant Plants - Aloe
Aloes are succulents that store water and are perfect plants for drought tolerant climates. The most popular variety is Aloe Vera.

Ceanothus - Drought Tolerant California Lilac Shrubs
Ceanothus is a popular shrub that produces a brilliant blue flower and grows in dry climates. It is native to California and Baja California.

New Zealand Tea Tree - Drought Tolerant Plants
New Zealand Tea Tree is a shrub or small tree that produces tiny white, pink or crimson flowers. This drought tolerant plant doesn't need much water, once established.

Penstemon - Drought Tolerant Flowers
Penstemon comes in many different colors, brightens up a border or landscape, and requires little water, making it a beautiful choice for a water-wise garden.

Drought Tolerant Plants - Trumpet Vine
Old-fashioned trumpet vines can thrive for years and require little water, once established. They brighten up a fence or other areas of a drought tolerant garden.

Drought Tolerant Plants - Fountain Grass
Purple fountain grass pops up in all kinds of landscapes. If well maintained, it can be an attractive and smart addition to a drought tolerant garden.

Drought Tolerant Gardening - Sticks on Fire
Sticks on Fire is a succulent plant that has grown in popularity for its color and striking sculptural quality in drought tolerant landscapes.

Drought-Tolerant Plants for Landscaping
With drought conditions in many regions, more water-wise plants are being used in gardens. Find out our suggestions for some of the best and most attractive.

Plants for Dry Gardens - Fortnight Lily
The fortnight lily is a drought tolerant plant that produces lots of blooms, yet requires little water once it is established.

Landscaping Lights - Popular Types and Styles
Your landscaping will be in the dark if you don't have the right type of lighting. Learn the basic types and where and when to use them in your yard.

Pool Designs, Types and Styles - All About Private Swimming Pools
Pools come in all different types, designs, sizes and shapes and are used for various purposes. Consult our guide to find out the best pool type for your yard and budget.

Olympic-Size Swimming Pool - Types of Pools
People may boast that they own an Olympic-size swimming pool, but, unless you get out the yard stick, they might be embellishing a bit. So, how large is an Olympic-size pool?

Plunge Pool - Types of Pools
Plunge pools have been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine and were also popular with the Ancient Romans. Find out why.

Pool Types and Styles - Salt Water Pool
While you can't spot a salt water pool among a sea of them, pools with salt water generators have definitely become a highly desirable feature.

Spool - Spa and Pool
A spool is a blend of the words spa and pool, but is more like a larger spa than an actual pool in which a swimmer would get a high-resice workout.

Above-Ground Swimming Pools
Above-ground pools can be as simple or elaborate as an owner desires, or the budget dictates. Fairly easy to set up and break down, above-grounds are also popular because they can be stored off-season and be moved from one house to another.

Architectural Pool
An architectural pool must have structure,definite lines and often echoes the form of the house and uses the same materials for a cohesive look.

Family Pool - Private Swimming Pool - Recreational
Family pools are like smaller residential versions of water theme parks. Built with waterfalls, slides and boulders, a family pool requires lots of space.

Indoor Pools - Types of Swimming Pools
If you swim year 'round and live in a climate that experiences rain, wind and snow, then your idea of the perfect private pool might be an indoor pool.

Types of Swimming Pools - Infinity
An infinity pool is known by many names -- vanishing edge, negative edge, disappearing edge and zero edge.

Kiddie Pool - Pool Types - Children's Splasher Pools
A kiddie pool is one of those plastic, vinyl or inflatable pools that's inexpensive, easy-to-find during swim season and doesn't take up much space.

Lap Pools - Swimming Pool Designs and Types
A lap pool is a swimming pool built and used for fitness and health purposes. Lap pools are usually long and narrow, often more than 50 feet in length.

Natural Pools - Swimming Pool Designs, Types and Styles
A natural pool is a self-cleaning pool that combines a swimming area and an aquatic garden. The idea started in Europe and has grown in popularity.

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Natural Pool
Before you build a natural swimming pool in your yard, consider the pros and cons of this type of pool vs. a more traditional type.

What is an Indoor Pool
Since we all know what an indoor pool is and where it is located, let's take a look at some of the reasons why you might choose an indoor swimming pool over an outdoor pool.

Backyard Ideas - Finding Inspiration for Landscape
Have you hit a wall when it comes to ideas for your outdoor living space? Inspiration awaits in some obvious and not-so-obvious places. Bring a bottle of water, some walking shoes, a camera and an open mind.

How to Find the Best Contractor - 10 Things to Consider
You've assessed your skills and realized you're not a do-it-yourselfer. Everyone has a construction horror story; consider these tips to help your project have a happy ending.

Water Conservation at Home - Water Saving Ideas for Outside the House
Water conservation, water-saving, xeriscape, water-wise, dry gardening, drought-tolerant, drought-resistant, native landscaping. Call it what you like, it still has the same goal: to use less water, save and conserve one of the earth's most vital resources. From California to Georgia and Australia to South Africa, regions throughout the world are affected by drought at one time or another.

Water Conservation at Home - Water Saving Ideas for Outside the House
Water conservation, water-saving, xeriscape, water-wise, dry gardening, drought-tolerant, drought-resistant, native landscaping. Call it what you like, it still has the same goal: to use less water, save and conserve one of the earth's most vital resources. From California to Georgia and Australia to South Africa, regions throughout the world are affected by drought at one time or another.

Water Conservation at Home - Water Saving Ideas for Outside the House
Water conservation, water-saving, xeriscape, water-wise, dry gardening, drought-tolerant, drought-resistant, native landscaping. Call it what you like, it still has the same goal: to use less water, save and conserve one of the earth's most vital resources. From California to Georgia and Australia to South Africa, regions throughout the world are affected by drought at one time or another.

Water Conservation at Home - Water Saving Ideas for Outside the House
Water conservation, water-saving, xeriscape, water-wise, dry gardening, drought-tolerant, drought-resistant, native landscaping. Call it what you like, it still has the same goal: to use less water, save and conserve one of the earth's most vital resources. From California to Georgia and Australia to South Africa, regions throughout the world are affected by drought at one time or another.

Water Conservation at Home - Water Saving Ideas for Outside the House
Water conservation, water-saving, xeriscape, water-wise, dry gardening, drought-tolerant, drought-resistant, native landscaping. Call it what you like, it still has the same goal: to use less water, save and conserve one of the earth's most vital resources. From California to Georgia and Australia to South Africa, regions throughout the world are affected by drought at one time or another.

Outdoor Home Improvements For $3,000 or Less
Maybe with that $3,000 tax refund you should invest in an outdoor home improvement. Discover how the experts would spend that extra money to improve their outdoor spaces.

Planters and Pots - How to Choose a Planter or Pot for Your Patio Garden
When choosing a pot for the patio, garden or pool area, you might wish you'd just gone with your instinct and grabbed the first few that caught your eye. Don't worry -- we've done the thinking and research for you.

Japanese Botanical Gardens - Find a Japanese Garden
One visit to a Japanese garden can inspire you to do something similar at home. But before you bulldoze your backyard, do your homework. Check out our guide to the top Japanese gardens.

Japanese Botanical Gardens - Find a Japanese Garden
One visit to a Japanese garden can inspire you to do something similar at home. But before you bulldoze your backyard, do your homework. Check out our guide to the top Japanese gardens.

Japanese Botanical Gardens - Find a Japanese Garden
One visit to a Japanese garden can inspire you to do something similar at home. But before you bulldoze your backyard, do your homework. Check out our guide to the top Japanese gardens.

HPC Parallax Gas Fire Pit Facts & Review
HPC's modern-looking square fire pit, the Parallax, comes equipped with a remote ignition to turn it on from up to 150 feet away. Let it warm up a crowd or just a small party of two in your backyard. One of About.com's choice for Best Patio Fire Pits.

Fire Pits - Landmann Ball O' Fire Fire Pit
At night when it's all lit up, Landmann's Ball O' Fire fire pit appears to float in midair --how cool is that?

Third Rock by Fire Pit Art - Fire Pits
The world, aka earth or third rock, has been captured in carbon steel by artisans and is ready to fire-up your backyard world. Those cutouts in the globe-shaped fire pit represent each continent, and allow (controlled) flames through the openings as you sit back and watch it all, clearly mesmerized.

Best Outdoor Fire Pits to Warm Up Your Patio or Deck
A fire pit is the perfect reason to warm up a chilly winter evening or create a reason to stay outside later during the summer. With a variety of designs, shapes, sizes, materials and price ranges, there's a fire pit that will suit your outdoor living space.

Firegear Reflection Outdoor Gas Fire Pit
The Firegear Reflection fire pit looks custom built. That's because it is, sort of. By you -- courtesy of Firegear's kit. The biggest thing you need to supply are bricks or pavers and some DIY time and effort.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 6.

Bamboo Outdoor Privacy Screens | Using Bamboo for Privacy Screening | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With a bamboo outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 29.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Distressed Wood Fence
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 31.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Wall Murals
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 24.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Bamboo Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 23.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Artistic Metal Gate
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 22.

Outdoor Privacy Screens in Urban Settings | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 27.

Bamboo Outdoor Privacy Screens | Using Bamboo for Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 30.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Urban Living Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 26.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 4.

Outdoor Privacy Screens/Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 25.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Colorful Walls
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 19.

Bamboo Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 16.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 8.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 12.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Plants as Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 17.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 3.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Walls and Fences
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 18.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 2.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Living Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 15.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 10.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Outdoor Privacy Screen Photos
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 11.

Outdoor Privacy Screens/Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 20.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 9.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 5.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 7.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Courtyard Patio Privacy Screening | Ideas for Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 32.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens - Photos of Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently. Page 13.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Living Privacy Screens
With a living, growing outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 21.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 14.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Urban Living Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Page 28.

Small-Space Solutions
For the rest of us who don't live on sprawling estates, it's a challenge to find an outdoors area of our apartments, condominiums, lofts, or other attached multi-unit dwellings. Learn space-efficient ideas to make the most of your outside space. Discover the range of possibilities that could transform your areas outdoors into private retreats, places to entertain, or spaces to garden.

Pruning Ornamental Grasses for Better Blooms
Groomed and pruned carefully and not chopped down to obscurity, this fountain grass is starting to bloom, and beginning to sprout its showy and graceful feather-like flowers.

Dividing Clumps of Ornamental Grasses
After a few years, ornamental grasses will need to be divided at their bases. Find out when it's time to conquer and divide.

Ornamental Grasses - Native Grass Care and Maintenance
Ornamental grasses are growing in popularity, but there's no standard way to prune or groom them. Follow these steps to cut ornamental grasses and get them to looking great.

Pennisetum Setaceum: A Grass for All Seasons
Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum', aka fountain grass, has been increasingly popular as both an accent plant and focal point in many landscape designs. Learn how to prune and groom it.

Pruning Fountain Grass - Cleaning Up a Shaggy Mess
Think this particular fountain grass looks unkempt? Maybe it's a candidate for an upcoming 'Grasses Gone Wild' gallery. Learn how to gain control and groom this ornamental grass.

One Ugly Mess of Ornamental Grasses - How to Prune Ornamental Grasses
Cutting and grooming ornamental grass makes it healthier. Discover how to take care of these showy native plants.

Wear Garden Gloves to Prune Ornamental Grasses - How to Prune Ornamental Grasses
All types of grasses can make you itchy and some can scratch and cut, so it's smart to wear h long sleleves and jeans. Also wear gloves - you'll quickly learn why.

Cutting and Grooming Ornamental Grass - Comb Through the Clumps
Tap into your inner hairstylist as you lean over the fountain grass and comb your gloved fingers through the

How to Give Your Ornamental Grasses a Haircut
Grab a bunch of grass in one hand, pull it to the side, and cut with a pair of hand pruners. Repeat throughout. Gather dead or dry-looking canes in your hand and cut down toward the base.

Don't Chop Down Your Ornamental Grass - The Right Way to Prune
Chopping down your ornamental grass may look nice and tidy, but is an eyesore until it grows out, which can be a long time. Discover a better way.

Landscaping withi Water Features
Do you desire a water feature for your yard? Besides pools and spas, there are several other types of water features for your outdoor living space.

Swimming Pool
Need a water feature for your outdoor living space? The biggest and most obvious is a swimming pool. Find out what else we suggest.

Pond
Thinking about adding some water to your yard, but short on space? How about a small pond - one of several ideas we suggest for your yard.

Hot Tub or Spa
If you would like to add a water feature to your outdoor space, consider a hot tub or spa - just one of several ideas we suggest for your yard.

Fountain
If you like the look and sound of water, how about adding a fountain to your outdoor living space?

Stream
Transform your yard into a natural paradise by installing a stream - one of many water features we suggest for your landscape.

Waterfall
Add the sound and movement of water to your yard with a waterfall - one of several outdoor water features we recommend for your private paradise.

Well
It may not be the first thing you think of, but building a wishing well for your yard might be practical as well as an attractive addition to your landscape.

Modern Brick Patio
A grey brick floor is a wise flooring choice for a patio that features flowering trees in planters and an outdoor dining set.

Designing with Brick
Brick has been around for centuries, making it a wise choice for patio flooring. Check out this slideshow featuring 12 stunning brick patio designs.

Patio Dining by the Pool
An inground swimming pool surrounded by concrete is connected to a separate outdoor dining area, which features brick flooring.

Brick Patio and Garden
An urban courtyard patio also serves as a path to connect various features of this outdoor space.

Brick Patio with Ivy Walls
An ivy-covered cottage with lots of trees ans shrubs features brick patio flooring, which mixes well with the outdoor space's natural feel.

Brick Patio and Archway with Succulents
A brick courtyard patio features drought-tolerant plants that are close together to convey a feeling of lushness.

Brick Outdoor Living Room
Brick helps establish an outdoor room without walls in this modern backyard.

Brick Patio with Planting Beds
This brick courtyard patio ties together different garden elements and features a basketweave and running bond brick pattern.

Cottage Garden with Brick Paving
Brick paths and patios are frequently found in cottage gardens. Discover the key features of a cottage garden, along with popular plants and materials.

Brick Patio Retreat
A brick patio in an otherwise ordinary suburban backyard establishes boundaries and indicates where the outdoor living room is located.

Circular Brick Patio
A circular brick pattern highlights this small brick patio in a charming garden retreat that is nestled among shrubs and perennials.

Urban Garden with Brick and Gravel
A lush urban garden with trees and shrubs features a patio and path made of brick and gravel for a non-slip surface.

Brick Patio in City Garden
A Mediterranean-style courtyard overflows with plants and is paired with a brick patio, which ties together various natural elements of this charming space.

What to Look for in a Potting Bench
If your gardening activities need to be contained, you may need a potting bench. Find out what to look for.

Japanese Garden Resources and Organizations - Help in Designing Japanese Gardens
Maybe you're just thinking about it or already have a Japanese garden. It doesn't hurt to arm yourself with a few resources, like organizations and associations that specialize in Japanese landscape design or certain aspects of it, like tree trimming, bonsai or societies for plants like azaleas or rhododendrons. Consult this list to help you with your garden.

NBC News Today Show Investigation on VGB Pool Safety Act - Illegal Drain Covers Still Used in Public Pools
An investigative report by NBC News that aired on The Today Show July 6 revealed that most public swimming pools and spas throughout the United States have not complied with The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The report comes six months after the December 19, 2008, deadline in which all public pools were federally mandated to have anti-entrapment drain covers in place.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations Reviews
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pier 1, Pottery Barn, Target, and online retailers. Page 7.

Grandin Road Halloween Spider Review - Grandin Road Halloween Spider with Flashing Eyes - Halloween Outside Decorations Reviews
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pottery Barn, Pier 1, Target, and online retailers.

Grandin Road Spooky Willow Halloween Tree | Spooky Willow Halloween Tree by Grandin Road | Review of Grandin Road Spooky Tree
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pottery Barn, Pier 1, Target, and online retailers. Page 6.

Martha Stewart Grandin Road Candle Lanterns - Halloween Decorations for Your Porch - Reviews of Halloween Outside Decor
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Grandin Road, Pier 1, Target, and online retailers. Page 4.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations Reviews - Halloween Decorations for Your Porch & Yard - Reviews of Halloween Outside Decor
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pottery Barn, Pier 1, Target, and online retailers. Page 2.

Grandin Road Spider and Web Solar Tombstone - Review of Grandin Road Spider and Web Solar Tombstone
I've never been a big fan of tombstone props, maybe because I've seen so many bad ones, or perhaps because the idea is just a bit too morbid. Grandin Road's Spider and Web Solar Tombstone has more of a haunted Gothic mansion appeal to it than anything gross, gorey, ominous or depressing. I also don't have a lawn -- I have native California plants in my front yard, so I wasn't sure how a tombstone would look. But placed among the native grasses and coleus, this tombstone looks Halloweenish. Page 3.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations Reviews
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pier 1, Pottery Barn, Target, and online retailers. Page 8.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations Reviews
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pier 1, Pottery Barn, Target, and online retailers. Page 9.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations Review
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pier 1, Pottery Barn, Target, and online retailers. Page 11.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations - Skel-A-Flamingo
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pier 1, Pottery Barn, Target, and online retailers. Page 5.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations Reviews
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pier 1, Pottery Barn, Target, and online retailers. Page 10.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations Reviews
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pier 1, Pottery Barn, Target, and online retailers. Page 13.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations Review
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pier 1, Pottery Barn, Target, and online retailers. Page 12.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations Reviews
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pier 1, Pottery Barn, Target, and online retailers. Page 14.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations Reviews - Halloween Decorations for Your Porch & Yard - Reviews of Halloween Outside Decor
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pottery Barn, Pier 1, Target, and online retailers.

Halloween Outdoor Decorations Reviews - Halloween Decorations for Your Porch & Yard - Reviews of Halloween Outside Decor
If you had just one nice Halloween decoration to buy this year for your porch, patio, balcony or yard, what would it be? Scary flamingos? A screaming ghoul sure to knock the orange-and-black socks right off of you? An attractive Halloween-themed door mat? Before making a spooky choice, consult our reviews of some of the outdoor Halloween decorations available this year from places like Pottery Barn, Pier 1, Target, and online retailers.

Outdoor Privacy Screens - Living Privacy Screens - Shrubs, Trees and Plants as Outdoor Privacy Screens
With a living outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you want privacy for a small space or certain area of your yard, patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. This photo gallery of shrubs, trees and other living privacy screens provide inspiration and creative solutions. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently.

A Picture Gallery of Bamboo Screens - Bamboo Outdoor Privacy Screens - Types of Bamboo Screens Bamboo Privacy Screens for Outside
With a bamboo outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. A bamboo outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space.

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Walls, Fences and Gates as Outdoor Privacy Screens | Outdoor Privacy Screen Ideas
A wall or a fence are both obvious choices for gaining privacy, marking bounaries and creating barriers. Not all walls and fences have to be typical or boring. Once you start investigating, you'll find that there are many materials and styles you can use. But if you've always dreamed of a white picket fence and it goes with the architectural style of your house, then folow that dream! If not, stacked stone might be nice...

Outdoor Privacy Screens | Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens | Photos of Outdoor Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow these creative solutions to gain some privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently.

Outdoor Privacy Screens -- Ideas for Outdoor Privacy Screens
With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. These photo galleries provide inspiration and creative solutions for gaining privacy in your backyard or outdoor living space. Check back often -- new photos are added frequently.

Pool Anti-Entrapment Drain Covers - Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
Three years after its introduction by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) Florida, countless testimonials, and much activism, the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act was approved by Congress. It was incorporated into the omnibus energy bill approved by Congress on December 19, 2007 and signed by President George W. Bush. Keep updated on the VGB Pool and Spa Safety Act, anti-entrapment drain covers, safety vacuum release systems, and enforcement of the law by the CPSC.

How to Design a Layered Privacy Screen
One way to gain privacy in your yard is with a living screen. Considered the layered look, and find out how to achieve it.

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Dwell on Design 2010 - Outdoor Patio Furniture From the LA Show
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Ultra Lounge Hammock - Dwell on Design 2010
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Modern Outdoor Patio Furniture: Dwell on Design 2010 | Outdoor Patio Furniture From Dwell on Design L.A.
Modern outdoor patio furniture and accessory fans got their fill at the Dwell on Design 2010 event, held at the L.A. Convention Center. The three-day modern design fest sponsored by

Where to Find the Top Outdoor Living and Patio Furniture Stores
You know where to go online for patio accessories, but what about actual outdoor furniture stores? Check out our regional guide to the top stores in the U.S.

20 Fun Facts About the White House Grounds (1-10)
Learn trivia about the White House landscape: the swimming pools, patios, porches, secret retreats, outdoor garden furniture and other features.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 4.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 6.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 3.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 8.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 13.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 9.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 11.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 12.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 7.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 2.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 5.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs, Pools and Other Romantic Backyard Destinations - A Picture Gallery of Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Romantic Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history. Page 10.

Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs and Pools
Maybe Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay ignited the concept with their heart-shaped swimming pool, which was custom-built in the backyard of their Beverly Hills home back in the 1950s. Novelty-shaped swimming pools became popular for those who could afford them (like movie stars) in the mid-20th Century. It was only natural that the wood-barrel hot tubs of the 1970s paved the way for an intimate experience. Ads for resorts in the Poconos featured heart-shaped hot tubs, and the rest is history.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools, Spas and Other Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 7.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools and Spas
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 6.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools, Spas and Other Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 3.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools, Spas and Other Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 2.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools, Spas and Other Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 4.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools, Spas and Other Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 5.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools and Spas
The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 10.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools and Spas and Water Features
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 9.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools and Spas
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features.

White House Pools, Spas, Ponds and More - Photo Gallery - An Historical Look at the White House's Pools and Spas
*The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features. Page 8.

White House Pools, Spas & Water Features
The United States' second president, John Adams, was the first to occupy the White House. Since then, each presidential family has left its mark on the outdoor living spaces of the executive mansion, whether it's been through planting trees and gardens or adding swimming pools and tennis courts, or replacing them with something else. At various times, the White House has had indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, reflection pools, fountains and other water features.

White House Grounds History - White House Pets and People in the 'First Yard'
Besides the White House dogs and cats the nation has gotten to know, the ample 18 acres has also seen its share of more unusual pets. Through the years, the White House lawns and grounds have been the home of horses, snakes, rare birds, domesticated raccoons, goats, sheep, and even a cow or two. Take a look at the White House menagerie for the past century or so. And remember -- we're talking about creatures, not humans! Page 11.

Inside the White House Grounds: Patios, Porches, Porticoes and Other Outdoor Living Spaces - A Historical Photo Gallery of the White House Grounds
Much has been documented about the interior of the White House, but what about the exterior? With a residence that large, it must have an amazing yard, with lots of patios, terraces, porches, pools and private retreats the average person knows nothing about. Take an historical tour of the White House's outdoor living spaces -- the places where the president and first lady might enjoy a quiet lunch outside, or where president's children can just be kids. Page 2.

Inside the White House Grounds: Patios, Porches, Porticoes and Other Outdoor Living Spaces - A Historical Photo Gallery of the White House Grounds
Much has been documented about the interior of the White House, but what about the exterior? With a residence that large, it must have an amazing yard, with lots of patios, terraces, porches, pools and private retreats the average person knows nothing about. Take an historical tour of the White House's outdoor living spaces -- the places where the president and first lady might enjoy a quiet lunch outside, or where president's children can just be kids. Page 8.