Adirondack chairs have been around for over a century. This iconic piece of patio furniture is perfect for lounging around on breezy warm days at the beach, by the pool, or out on the deck or patio. The original version was made from a solid piece of wood cut into 12 pieces. Today Adirondack chairs are available in a wide variety of materials, including plastic as well as many types of wood. You can purchase one of these chairs, as you would any other patio furniture, and relax very comfortably in your decision. Or, you could easily build your own and experience the singular pleasure that comes from creating something with your own hands.
The choice is yours, of course. And if you’re up for building your own Adirondack chair, here’s a video featuring popular DIY blogger Ana White and Home Depot associate Wendy to show you how. This project was one of our free monthly Do-It-Herself Workshops held a Home Depot stores across the country.
In a world where kids — little ones and big ones alike — spend far too much time indoors, passively gazing at the wonders of the digital universe, we’d like to lure them back into the real world to take a flight on the original playstation.
No one knows for certain how long it’s been in existence, but the swing set has surely been around as long as there have been trees and vines and kids to swing from them.
Think about it: Save the rubber ball, is there another object that has provided more fun to more kids than the swing?
Well, if you’ve forgotten how awesome it is to soar on a swing set, or to careen through the air on a tire swing, we want to put some play back into your playtime with swing set ideas for your backyard.
A lush, green, healthy lawn is the foundation for your home’s overall curb appeal. And, with the proper watering, feeding and maintenance, your lawn will surely attract many admirers. The right sprinkler or irrigation system will not only keep your lawn attractive and well-hydrated, you’ll also waste less water and help preserve one of our planet’s most vital resources.
With the wide range of lawn sprinklers and irrigation systems currently available, we asked Coach Dave from The Home Depot Community Forums to give us a short video overview of some of the more popular models. From the oscillating and rotating sprinklers that many of us played in as children, to the all too familiar impact sprinklers that shoot constant streams of water across the lawn, to those sneaky in-ground automatic sprinkler systems that always seem to pop up just when you least expect, we cover all your options.
Plus, you’ll learn about planning and installing an in-ground sprinkler system as well as become familiar with the various types of timers, valves, PVC pipes and fittings and sprinkler heads that can be used to set up these systems.
For more on lawn sprinklers, be sure to check out our sprinklers buying guide, and for all your other lawn care and outdoor power equipment needs — from mowers, trimmers and edgers, leaf blowers and more — visit us online or at your local Home Depot store.
For the last month, the Patio Style Challenge has brought you gorgeous outdoor spaces designed by some of our favorite design and DIY bloggers. Whether it’s a lovely DIY deck or a small-space spruce-up, we’ve been inspired by all of the helpful tips that our bloggers have provided.
In this week’s Inspired board, we’ve pulled together some of the popular outdoor accessories and products that our Style Challenge participants used to create the outdoor space of their dreams!
We just couldn’t get enough of Jocie Hagan’s succulent garden ideas so she’s back with even more creative ways to bring your decor to life with three crafty succulent arrangements. Her blog-within-a-blog at One Project Closer (OPC) is all about thrifty and fabulous DIY decor and crafts. And there’s definitely a crafty element to her latest projects. Read on for the complete DIY tutorial.
I have admittedly gone succulent crazy! I am not a gardener and struggle to keep any plants alive, whether it’s indoors or outdoors. But I have found my gardening niche with succulents. They are fabulous plants because they are so hardy, low maintenance, and lend themselves to creative DIY projects! I first made a mason jar mini-succulent garden, but had a hard time stopping with just one garden. So, I kept going! Lol.
Today’s artificial grass has grown leaps and bounds in terms of appearance, feel and composition. Whereas the earliest iterations of synthetic turf looked both cheap and plastic, the quality and variety of synthetic grasses available now has improved dramatically. You can get artificial grass that looks late-summer long or manicured, or get short turf grass in dark or light shades of green. And better still, it’ll never need mowing, aerating, watering or fertilizing.
Now, in truth, there has been more than a little disagreement over the growing use of artificial grass in residential landscaping. Many concerned about the environment argue that plastic grass is just another petroleum product that contributes to our growing global CO2 problem and will end up as more trash clogging landfills. Other environmentally conscious observers counter that the pollution caused by fertilizers, gas-powered mowers, trimmers, blowers and the like are far worse – not to mention the huge amounts of water needed to preserve these pristine natural lawns.
We’ll let you settle that debate among yourselves. Our only intent here is to perhaps alter your view about the possibilities for artificial grass, just like this incredible image from Especiarias did ours.
What is artificial grass? A man-made surface composed of polyethylene-blend fibers tufted onto a polypropylene backing, artificial grass is often called artificial turf, AstroTurf and synthetic or fake grass.
What are some of the cool properties of artificial grass? It looks like real grass, and with some of the most recent advances in the technology and manufacturing process of artificial grass, some of it even feels like natural grass. It’s also low maintenance, requires no watering, mowing or fertilizing, and is nearly impervious to the elements.
How is artificial grass used? Artificial grass has been used most often in arenas to cover athletic fields and for a variety of commercial applications such as flooring for event spaces.
What can you use artificial grass for? Anywhere or any way you might use natural grass, you can use artificial grass — as well as many other ways you may not have thought possible.
The security of your home is absolutely the last thing you want to think about while enjoying a much needed vacation. So, before you pack up and take off, we’d like to pass along a few vacation safety tips to help protect your home and property while you are away.
In this short video, Home Depot Community Forums associates Coach Dave and Mike the HDAnswerMan dispense a little common sense advice on security measures you should take before your getaway. From the basics like locks for securing doors and windows to using indoor and outdoor timers to control lighting, sprinklers and more, they cover everything you need to consider to ensure your home’s safety while you’re on vacation.
If you have come to think of the gazebo as some small ornamental structure stuck in a remote corner of the garden where the occasional wedding is staged, you might want to rethink that. A gazebo can certainly provide an idyllic view of the happy couple on their special day and make a nice backdrop for pictures of the newlyweds and their retinue. But gazebos can also be enjoyed for so much more. Thomas Jefferson often referred to the gazebo as the summerhouse. They are the perfect spot to get away, sit, relax, unwind and enjoy the wonders of nature. And if the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard or Kauai are out of the question this year, here are a few ideas for summer homes within reach of your own backyard.