Outdoor living rooms are popular for good reason: a space with the creature comforts of an indoor living room with the views, soft breezes, and natural surroundings of the outdoors? Who wouldn’t want to kick back in a place like that? Ready to make a space on your backyard or patio to put your feet […]
About Annie Krug
Annie is an outdoor-loving writer who enjoys sharing the tips and tricks she finds on all things home and garden-related. She lives in sunny San Diego, California, where she cares for a small but thriving patio garden with ever-increasing curb appeal potential.
Entries by Annie Krug
Believe it or not, spring is just a little more than a month away. Even if you’re still feeling the chill of winter where you live, pretty soon that snow will thaw and your home’s exterior will need a little TLC after all that cold weather. Get your curb appeal back to fab just in […]
Wondering what’s hot in gardening for the new year? We’ve compiled some of the new year’s trends from top gardening experts for you so that you can start 2018 off right. Happy planting!
Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to revamp your patio furniture, the addition of an artisanal outdoor dining table will instantly elevate the space. Learn how these exclusive tables are made, how to pick one to elevate your outdoor dining and entertaining area, and how to give your backyard or patio an “old world” […]
This fall, don’t leave your windows out on the fun of the season! These window box decorating ideas incorporate everything you love about the season, from breathtaking arrangements of fall flowers to autumn-inspired décor like colorful pumpkins and other gorgeous gourds! Get ready to let everyone on your block know you’re pumped for pumpkin spice […]
Adding a faux balcony, also called a “balconette” or “Juliet balcony,” is a great way to revive a tired-looking home and to add instant character and artistry to an otherwise boring facade. A seemingly small change, mounting a faux balcony has the same effect as an expensive home remodel, since the simple addition of a […]
When it comes to window box planting, there is a rule of thumb that many are aware of; it’s known as the “thriller, filler, and spiller” rule, which gives the window box a balanced, beautiful design. Cascading flowers for window boxes, the “spillers” of the triune, are called such because they “spill out” of the […]
From Colonial to country, our exterior shutters will complement your home’s architecture, upgrade your exterior, and give your home your own personal touch. But what if you’re not exactly sure which shutters will look best on your house, or how to get the right ones to fit your windows? Let us help you in this […]
“Why do my hanging baskets die?” This is a common question, and yet the answer in most cases is surprisingly simple: they are not getting enough, or a consistent amount of, water. Because the plants and flowers that are planted in hanging baskets have little room to grow, and the small amount of soil included […]
New to Airbnb hosting? We’ll help you prepare your home for Airbnb with this list of tips on how to make your property a haven that your guests will remember. Some of the items on these lists are “must-haves,” while others fall under the “it would be nice to offer.” But one thing is for […]