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Looking for Adventure? Head Out To Your Own Backyard!


Do you love to travel? The excitement of planning your next adventure whether that’s ecotourism or food tourism, getting out with your family, your friends or even on your own, and experiencing a new escapade is thrilling. Until you realize the expense, the time it takes to travel, and the challenges of finding someone to care properly for your pet. Then that adventure feels a bit more like a burden. No wonder staycations on are the rise!

Google searches of “staycation” have been up 10% year over year from 2011 – 2014, with a continued uptick the following years. From 2012 to 2015, staycations of two or more days within 50 miles of home doubled, with an expected average of three staycations per traveler in 2017. Why? Read Post

Date Night at Home? Let Landscape Design Up the Romance


Which is more desirable?

You call ahead and make reservations at your favorite restaurant, which is a favorite of many. Show up, wait for your table, are seated next to many other couples looking for that romantic escape, and wait. You just start an interesting conversation when the waiter appears, talking about the specials. Then you are interrupted again for drinks, order taking, delivery of the meal, clearing of the meal, and of course, the obligatory do you want dessert conversation. Then there is paying the check, getting the car and driving home. Lots of interruptions, not to mention all the background noise from the crowds.

OR…

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Holiday Season Hangouts


Some of the most festive holidays of the year are right around the corner. A time of year filled with thanks, joy and good company, which begs the question: Where will you be hanging out this holiday season?

 

The holidays serve as a reason for people to come together and have a good time. Fortunately for us, in North Texas we often enjoy a nice day that can be spent outdoors, so why not spend the holidays in the best extension of your home – the backyard!

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Contrary to Popular Belief, No One Likes a Scary Backyard


There was a slight chill in the air on this seemingly quiet fall night in Dallas. With each step you hear the crunch of the crisp leaves beneath your feet. Nothing seemed unusual, so you keep on walking. You reach the doorway and are greeted by a familiar face, “Hello and welcome! We are so glad you could make it,” they proclaim. The uneasy feeling you had quickly disappeared. As you proceed from room to room, you’re acknowledged by more smiling faces.

 

After mingling for a while, you decide to step out back for some fresh air. As you approach the door to the backyard the hairs on the back of your neck begin to stand up. What is the reason for this? Probably nothing, so you proceed. You breach the doorway and step onto the back patio. Instead of feeling relieved and relaxed, as you had hoped, you are overwhelmed with discomfort and uneasiness.

 

The cracked concrete beneath your feet makes every step a safety risk. The overgrown plant life pokes and prods you as you go deeper and deeper into the poorly lit garden, any moment you’ll be engulfed by the darkness. Can this environment really be so bad? Unfortunately, it can.

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Like a Champ: Tailgating at Home


With football season in full swing, there’s no better way to spend Sundays than with friends and family and rooting for your favorite teams.  One of the time-honored traditions is tailgating, and while it can be tons of fun, it can also be quite demanding. A lot of preparation and work goes into it. However, there are options, including having your own tailgating style party at home. With the right backyard, you and your friends can tailgate from the comfort of your beautifully styled outdoor room. No more fighting the crowds or trying to find the perfect spot to watch the game. Just step out back, fire up the grill and let the games begin!

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