Cool evenings around a fire? All of your friends will say 'count us in'--dress up the area with a wide array of plants in window boxes that help define the space, in addition to low laying landscape beds with lots of perennial color.
PHOTO: ELLIE MILLER of 60 > Hang Lanterns at Your Outdoor Party Light up your outdoor party by hanging a set of miniature glass lanterns from your patio umbrella. How to Make Hanging Lanterns More Outdoor Party Ideas
This fire pit is lined with a fire brick interior, veneered in house brick and finished with a four-piece thermal bluestone coping. A gas starter and custom log grate make this fire pit easy to enjoy. More: Learn about building a brick fire pit .
By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) A berm is an easy way to add interest and height to the landscape, especially in dull, flat lawn areas. Berms are simply mounded hills of dirt constructed for many reasons such as blocking out unwanted