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Make the Cooler Weather Work in Your Landscape Make the Cooler Weather Work in Your Landscape

These No-Sweat Fixes Bring Year-Round Benefits
Fall is the landscaper’s secret weapon. It is the best time of year to fix problems or make wonderful things happen in the garden. Here are some tips on how …

Your Dream Outdoor Living Space Your Dream Outdoor Living Space

Follow the trends to transform your backyard
By Merry Wise
Trends in swimming pools, spas and the entire outdoor living scene have changed. What used to be considered “just a backyard” has been transforming to an outdoor …

How to Clean Hardwood Flooring How to Clean Hardwood Flooring

Care for it right and it will last a lifetime
Your hardwood floor is installed. Your house finally feels like a home. But now what? How do you care for your new investment? Read on.
 
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It’s All in Store and on the Floor It’s All in Store and on the Floor

See What Trends Are Underfoot From The World
Floor Covering Association
By Leah Gross-Harmon
Whether soft or hard surface, Mother Nature is definitely influencing the future looks of flooring. Especially popular are “weathered” and “worn” looks showing up …

Splashdown to Summer Fun Splashdown to Summer Fun

Planning Your Pool For A Fabulous Outdoor Experience
By Elizabeth Anthony
Summertime fun is quickly approaching and now is a great time to begin planning for splashdown in your very own backyard pool. Start with a vision …

Let There Be Light! Let There Be Light!

“No Fuss Lights” Is The Bright Spot On The Outdoor Lighting Horizon
Six years ago, John Emanuel had a corporate job in advertising and marketing that catered to high-end clientele. Much of his time was spent …

Creating Bird and Butterfly-friendly Landscapes Creating Bird and Butterfly-friendly Landscapes

Make Your Yard Attractive To The Wildlife You Want
We gardeners have a choice. We can fill our landscapes with plants based purely on their looks alone, or we can deliberately select those that bring in …

Top 5 Home Design Trends 2015 Top 5 Home Design Trends 2015

HOUSTON DESIGN SCENE MAKING A SPLASH!
By Abby Vasek
Houston’s design style is as diverse as its population but there are several identifiable design trends that have emerged onto the scene and will definitely be making a …

What is the Best Carpet for your Home What is the Best Carpet for your Home

Guidelines To Make A Complicated Subject Simpler
Finding the best carpet for your home starts out simple and quickly becomes complicated. You know you want something that will look good in your home, feel great, and …

Spa Space at Home Spa Space at Home

The ultimate upgrades for the master bath 
By Elizabeth Anthony
Your home’s bathroom is likely a sanctuary in your home — far more than just a toilet, sink, shower and/or tub. You may soak away your worries …

Kitchen Winners! Kitchen Winners!

Outstanding kitchen from the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round To Make The Cut Texas Roses Must Be ‘On’ Year-Round To Make The Cut

Texas rose breeder likes lots of colorful, fragrant blooms

Welcoming Guests for the Holidays Welcoming Guests for the Holidays

Simple Tips To Make Your Home Festive And Inviting
By Janine Godwin, Organizing Designer
Family and friends gathering together during this time of year creates memories that will last a lifetime, and surrounding yourself with those you …

Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

New Marylandica type forms “mounds of color”
By Robert Burns
What really got the Texas Superstar board members excited about fall zinnias were some new series, including the marylandica types that form disease-resistant “mounds of color,” lasting …

Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces Optimizing Your Outdoor Spaces

Dream big but start small
By Elizabeth Alexander
It’s the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class.   — J. W. Marriott
If …

Bulb and Plant Mart, Oct. 2-4 Bulb and Plant Mart, Oct.  2-4

Two popular bulbs are the Stars & Stripes crinum (top) , and the White Butterfly Ginger.
Garden Club of Houston sponsors 72nd annual event 
One of the largest and oldest horticultural events in Texas, the 72nd annual …

Al Fresco at Home Al Fresco at Home

Outdoor dining trends include fresh new options
By Cheryl Alexander
When you are planning an outdoor dining space you have much to consider, from the ambiance you want to create as well as the high-tech appliances you …