HGTV offers an array of landscaping design ideas for good times and outdoor fun on Memorial Day.
HGTV makes it easy to show gratitude to soldiers with a variety of outdoor decorating and recipe ideas for Armed Forced Day and Memorial Day.
HGTV Star-Shaped Treats for Soldiers
May 19 is Armed Forces Day and Monday, May 28 is Memorial Day. Both holidays give Americans an opportunity to think about the soldiers they are thankful for. One way to express gratitude is to serve the star-shaped treats featured on the HGTV “Design Happens” blog.
Today’s Daily Delight at HGTV’s “Design Happens” blog showcases a dessert for military forces. The patriotic dessert is a white cake dyed blue and cut into star shapes then topped with cherries dipped in white chocolate. It is a sweet way to express thanks to soldiers today and on Memorial Day.
Another idea from a past HGTV “Design Happens” blog entry is an alfresco celebration for Memorial Day. Dining outdoors is a favorite activity as warm weather arrives at the end of May. Suggestions include red, white and blue decorations for the table and a healthy red, white and blue dessert that includes blueberries and strawberries.
HGTV Outdoor Planning for Memorial Day
The HGTV Facebook page directs fans to their spring guide to improve outdoor spaces. Outdoor planning for Memorial Day starts with a visit to the HGTV website for great ideas.
HGTV outlines the benefits of good landscaping. From the front yard to the backyard patio, an attractive outdoor area increases property value and boosts personal enjoyment on Memorial Day and throughout the spring and summer.
The first step toward a successful landscaping project is to determine priorities and get a plan. A long-term landscape plan transforms a boring and dysfunctional yard into a place people want to be. Homeowners need to know the strengths and weaknesses of a property and develop an understanding of the landscape design process.
HGTV encourages people to set goals for updating the yard and be aware of their likes and dislikes. Curb appeal, functionality and privacy are common goals. Safety issues such as erosion or fencing around pools or other areas are also important goals. A safe and functional yard is the best place to have a Memorial Day gathering.
A master plan might include a theme, look or feeling. This is created through installing or revamping entertainment areas, walkways, flowers, gardens and outdoor fixtures. HGTV offers fans a Landscaping Planning Guide to help them decide the right solutions to outdoor issues.
HGTV “Going Yard” and DIYNetwork Ideas for Outdoor Fire Pits
HGTV also refers fans to its DIYNetwork to create outdoor fireplaces and fire pits to light up the night on Memorial Day and throughout the seasons. A fire pit or fireplace brings ambiance to any outdoor living space. It is an ideal place to roast marshmallows, cook hot dogs or simply gather on a cool evening to enjoy the outdoors and stay warm.
HGTV’s DIYNetwork offers step-by-step instructions for building a fire pit. Backyard fire pits are considered one of the most popular landscaping features. They are functional and attractive areas constructed from fireproof materials on a level, flat area.
Fire pits should be at least 25 feet from a tree or house and are governed by local building codes. It is important to know local codes before constructing a backyard fire pit. Below is a video showing the first stage of constructing a backyard fire pit. It is a perfect spot to gather for Memorial Day barbecues and gatherings.
Another way to get great ideas is to watch HGTV “Going Yard,” which premiered last Saturday. “Going Yard” is hosted by Chris Lambton of “The Bachelorette” and his wife Peyton Wright of “The Bachelor.”
HULIQ reported the show premiered on Saturday, May 12, at 5 pm ET. Lambton turns neglected yards into inviting family areas used for entertaining for celebrations such as Memorial Day parties. Lambton uses elements such as water features, arbors, plants, patios, fire pits and more to transform lackluster backyards into alluring places to be.
The first episode of HGTV’s “Going Yard” took place in Cape Cod and included an outdoor fireplace, double deck, playground and brick patio. Lambton said, “It was literally dangerous. But we turned it into a beautiful oasis for the family.”
Today’s episode of HGTV’s “Going Yard” happened at the home of Carmen and Eddie Machado. The couple loves camping and spending time with their three boys. Carmen wanted an English garden and everyone wanted to grow their own vegetables. Lambton build them an edible English garden that included a play structure, fire pit and plenty of grass for backyard camping sleepovers.
From landscape planning to building a fire pit, the HGTV website and network are the places to go for great ideas for Memorial Day gatherings and “staycation” backyard ideas.
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