Short Days, Long Nights, Cold Weather and Concrete

A challenge in cold weather is to protect fresh concrete from freezing so that the finished product will perform as intended.

Functional Design Continues to Drive Outdoor Living

Designers, builders and contractors working on outdoor designs, need to create functional spaces, giving homeowners a sense of peace.

Climate Change Mitigation Driving Outdoor Design

The demand to build outdoor spaces that help mitigate climate change is on the rise, according to a survey by the ASLA.

Homeowners Prioritize Outside Privacy

There isn’t one size that fits the solution, but one thing that homebuyers agree on is the need for outside privacy.

Barefoot Backyards—Deck Design Trends

Deck design trends reflect homeowners' wish for modern, no-maintenance style, that matches the design of the rest of the home.

Metal Elements in Landscape Designs

Planters are an easy and popular way to incorporate metal into a landscape design, according to Amy Sasick, with Raw Urth.

How to Build Beautiful Biohabitats

Rain gardens and bioswales give designers a way to integrate homeowners’ environmental and aesthetic aims.