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Is Your Backyard Safe? Check Out These Summer Safety Tips

Summer is on its way, and with it you can expect the occasional bicycle accident, skinned knee, or sunburn. We’re usually so focused on the dangers in the “outside world,” it’s easy to forget that injuries can occur in our own back yards. Read on to learn how to recognize and remove these common backyard safety hazards. Find and Fill Holes in Your Yard Careless...

Considering a Backyard Fire Pit? Here’s What You Should Know

No longer will a wood deck with a barbecue do for many homeowners wanting to enjoy their back yards. These days, accessorizing means amenities like ponds, flower beds, vegetable gardens, outdoor kitchens, and, increasingly, fire pits that crackle and glow. One reason for fire pits’ appeal? According to Sacramento, Calif., landscape designer Michael Glassman, a fire pit can extend back yard use through fall and...