Getting the Outdoors Ready for Summer #LowesCreator {$100 Gift Card Giveaway}

Now that summer has his Los Angeles, our little one has not wanted to come indoors. But my front patio area looked kinda sad…


So we decided to make some quick improvements. We started with one item and next month, we’ll be doing just a tad more. This month, because our daughter LOVES to swing, we decided to build her a swing. A real life tree swing.  We got the idea from a Lowe’s Creative Ideas Flyer that came to our house. Sofia saw it and she went nuts. So of course, Daddy decided it just had to be done. So off we went and bought all our supplies from Lowe’s and got to work.

Rope Swing 


Additional Supplies

  • Handsaw or miter saw (optional)
  • Drill with a 1″ bit
  • Utility knife
  • Sander and 120-grit sandpaper
  • Screwdriver
  • Matches or lighter

Rather than give you re-written directions, I am just gonna send you to the directions on Lowe’s site which you can find here. Here is what we did:

Even Sofia did her part…

…and then we hung it using the knots suggested and a ladder and we got…Ta-da!

But the real test would be whether or not it got the princess’s seal of approval. So we asked her to take a swing and let us know what she thinks.


Yea.. I think we passed.

For more great ideas from Lowe’s, check them out on Facebook, Pinterest or their Lowe’s Creative Ideas Blog. By the way- did you know they also have an app for Ipads? Check it out HERE.

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Disclosure: I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators and Influencers Network and received a gift card for supplies toward my project. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Jamie Foster says:

    I would like to create a lanai for the kids. They love to breath the fresh outdoor air but in florida, there are so many bugs that bite their skin. It’s also fireant season and you can treat until the cows come home and they still find a way to intrude in the yard. This would give them a safe indoor/outdoor place to play.

  2. Betsy Barnes says:

    I need to replace the cushions on my patio furniture and I would replace some boards on my deck :)

  3. Nelly says:

    Replace my patio set

  4. Pinky Sade says:

    Get a nice, new patio set!

  5. ellen says:

    I would love to get some sprinklers to run through and more plants for the garden!

  6. Janet W. says:

    I would buy new hoses and nozzles because ours are so old and the hoses are in bag shape.

  7. debbie says:

    I would get a nice gliding bench.

  8. A new lounger would be perfect.

  9. debbie jackson says:

    i would get a patio set debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  10. Mami2jcn says:

    I would plant new sod.

  11. john mains says:

    i plant lots of flowers

  12. jodi lasher says:

    I would love to make a tree fort. My kids really want one but the funding is just not there right now. This would surely help. Thanks

  13. Jennifer B says:

    I would love to build a gazebo

  14. Jessie C. says:

    I’d plant more flowers

  15. Sunshyn V says:

    We’re in the middle of building a deck so I’d add some patio furniture to make it perfect for socializing.

  16. Amanda Alvarado says:

    We need to get the back yard cleaned up so we have a clean spot to set up our pool!

  17. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would plant flowers and add some mulch around the hedges

  18. Tabathia B says:

    I spray off the back deck and put out citronella for the mosquitos

  19. Ashley Hatten says:

    we’re wanting to build a sandbox for the kids-this would come in handy! thanks!

  20. Carolyn G says:

    I would love to add a fence to the side yard and then add some flower beds to make it look nicer

  21. amy marantino says:

    Replace my patio set

  22. Jules says:

    we need to build our deck

  23. Cindy B says:

    We’re adding on to our deck to make a larger dining space!

  24. Laura Jacobson says:

    I would love to stain my deck and get a new picnic table!

  25. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I want a fence so my kids can play safely outside!

  26. Heather McD says:

    I would extend my patio in the back

  27. colleen boudreau says:

    plant a garden.

  28. Elena says:

    I need more flowers for my garden

  29. Mike says:

    I need to finish staining the deck

  30. Christina says:

    I would love to be able to redo our patio area! Some new pavers and update our chairs.

  31. Deanna says:

    I would get an above-ground pool for our backyard to make our outdoors ready for summer.

  32. Michelle C says:

    I would love a porch swing! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  33. Adrienne gordon says:

    i’d start a garden

  34. Amanda says:

    I would get a new patio set and gas BBQ!

  35. Tari Lawson says:

    I would buy some plants to spruce up my garden.

  36. chadro says:

    would like to get some pavers and topsoil

  37. Ann Fantom says:

    I would build new flower boxes

  38. Carolyn Barnett says:

    Picnic table and umbrella and get the grill fired up.

  39. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d like to plant some flowers around our patio and add some hanging baskets.
    Thanks so much.

  40. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i would plant some pretty flowers

  41. Margaret says:

    I’m revamping the outdoor patio with chairs, earthboxes full of flowers, and a BBQ!

  42. jacqueline v says:

    i would plant some herbs

  43. Mandi says:

    I would buy grass for our new back yard.

  44. Katherine says:

    I plant lots of flowers

  45. Ashley H. says:

    I would plant some veggies.

  46. Karen M says:

    A waterfall and a lot of colorful flowers for the backyard. Thanks

  47. Suzanne K says:

    get new soaker hoses to water my plants

  48. Jennifer B. says:

    We’re putting a new set of steps from our back deck to the yard.

  49. Chrissy Nestor says:

    Garden more! When alot of flowers are blooming out, it reminds me of Summer :)

  50. Marcia Goss says:

    We need a couple of new patio umbrellas.

  51. Tim says:

    I make sure the grass is fertilized so it can withstand the little feet that are working so hard to destroy it!

  52. jlmk says:

    We need to update our landscaping and add some flowers.

  53. mell says:

    Replace cushions on patio furniture, plant som colorful flowers, get a new patio umbrella

  54. Tamara Budd says:

    Need patio furniture.

  55. Pat B says:

    I live in a condo so I don’t have an outdoors. I would love to paint inside, though.

  56. sandra says:

    probably do some weeding

  57. Katherine Mahoney says:

    Green, green grass in the backyard! I installed my own sprinkler system (pretty proud of that!) But kids, dogs, weeds, and not much grass! Ugh!

  58. Colleen M. says:

    My yard needs some fun lighting and a gazebo to really be ready for summer!

  59. Maureen says:

    We have flowers in pot s that are inviting and we just have been looking for a bench for the front. We have a flag

  60. Theresa Shafer says:

    I added a patio table. Will update front yard with more plants.

  61. Sandra Brower says:

    Install better fencing so the horses would stop trampling over everything and eating all my grass. lol

  62. tina demarco says:

    weed and kill the bugs!

  63. David Hodge says:

    I’d find a job and get the yard in shape for the kids…build a deck and prepare the garden for whenever it decides to rain again!

  64. Monique Rizzo says:

    Id pressure wash the patio furniture.
    Thanks for the chance.

  65. Darren Spain says:

    I’d actually just use it for pure necessities of things needing to be fixed around the house..

  66. Suzanne Deleon says:

    I would build some elevated flower boxes around my deck! I love your swing idea, since my son has been asking for a tree swing, I am going to steal your plans and make him one! I would also love to build a bench on my deck! So many ideas! Would love to get them all done! Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

  67. Azslyn Cole says:

    i would build a little play house for my children =}

  68. Lisa Fonseca says:

    I would get some new and much-needed patio furniture.

  69. Edward P. says:

    I would do some landscaping…

  70. Cathie Shane says:

    I would like to plant some grass to cover the dirt yard I have.

  71. Mary Ann Woods says:

    I would pressure wash the house.

  72. Fiona N says:

    I would plant some orchid flowers!

  73. Jennifer Thompson says:

    I would get some more chairs, thanks!

  74. Katie Contests says:

    Cut the grass every weekend, weed, & water my plants!!

  75. kyona says:

    I would love to build a new deck.

  76. Karen lanois says:

    clean the porch out side and clean up chairs

  77. Linda Walters says:

    My husbands favorite store. He will find something there. I had trouble reading the blog because of the colored print background. Thank you for this opportunity

  78. Kelly D says:

    We need to clean & stain our deck and I would love to add a patio too.

  79. Laura Miller says:

    We just installed a fence, now we need a patio!

  80. Lindy says:

    We would love to redo the deck the Trek (sp?) so we don’t have to stain it every year.

  81. Michele Henneman says:

    I would like to get some patio furniture or more planters for our mini garden

  82. Deb Anderson says:

    Get some new lawn furniture

  83. Lorna England says:

    I would finish-up landscaping with evergreens!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. cara says:

    I need to get a bunch of weed and feed for my grass

  85. Megan OBrien says:

    I would need to get some patio furniture and maybe weedeat!

  86. carolynn ferraro-king says:

    I would love a patio set or bench with table. We are always grilling on bbq but have no where to sit outside

  87. Holly Thomas says:

    sadly i have to do more weeding!!

  88. Betty Baez says:

    I would add a fire pit

  89. Sara Logan says:

    A new patio set!

  90. Ashley Seeley says:

    A swing for my son,a sand box, maybe even a fish pond

  91. Katherine D. says:

    i would build or buy an outdoor shed for storage of our lawn mower, snow blower, and garden tools.

  92. Anissa says:

    I want to turn our old garage slab into a patio.

  93. KIM CRAWFORD says:



  94. Jennifer Irving says:

    I have a fence falling down, so would love to get the fence put back up… and maybe kill all these weeds out of my patio!

  95. crystal lane says:

    i would like to get a trampoline and a picnic table for me and the kids.

  96. Kathy Swaim Idol says:

    I would use it to do some new flowers.

  97. Lynda E says:

    The main thing we need to do is get rid of the old swingset.

  98. Amber says:

    I would get a new barbecue grill!

  99. Leah U. says:

    I would love to put up a little play set for my daughter, and redo our deck.

  100. chris z says:

    i would get some patio furniture

  101. D Schmidt says:

    I wash all the furniture down and call pest control :)

  102. Cheryl Saves says:

    My back yard is a mess because we are living in new housing. Money won’t let us work on it so first thing I would do is buy grass seed and fertilizer

  103. Kendra Krebs says:

    Get the lawn fertilized and weeded, and plant new plants in the flower bed!

  104. Aisha Holley says:

    Buy a nicer grill for bbq all summer! :D

  105. purplelarkspur says:

    I would plant some flowers in pots on my deck!

  106. Susan F says:

    I would like to put in a patio.

  107. Linda Lansford says:

    I will buy a swing

  108. Lisa Burke Cook says:

    I would love to buy some more plants and flowers.

  109. Laurel Simmons says:

    We are currently trying to make our backyard liveable. Our front yard is great, but the back is a field of weeds. :(

  110. Bee C. says:

    I want to fix up our flower beds.

  111. elven johnson says:

    I add more sitting & flowers to the beds.

  112. connie elaine says:

    I would restain our deck and then add some flowers and make a little herb garden !! YAY …………

  113. Inez Cegelis says:

    I would make sure there were lots of shady comfy areas to relax in

  114. Kristen says:

    I’ll plant more vegetables in my garden.

  115. Holly says:

    A nicer lawn would be great, all my grass and plants are dead!

  116. Janell says:

    Buy a patio set and maybe plant some new trees or flowers

  117. Jammie says:

    I would get a privacy fence put up so we can enjoy the pool with out an audience.

  118. I could use new outdoor seating

  119. Mandy Blank says:

    We put up a new playset for the kids!

  120. Amy Z says:

    I would install a hammock and a lounge area.

  121. Kylie C says:

    We have a tree that needs to come down and I’d love to get some blocks or bricks to make some raised flower beds around the house.

  122. Courtney Sarver says:

    Finally get our deck started !:) so we can have ppl over instead of going to their place

  123. christina givens says:

    I need to get my grill patio redone, it leans.

  124. Arin Barbaro says:

    I have to resod my yard and that is expensive. The I want to redo my patio out back so we can have bbq’s

  125. michelle riebeek says:


  126. Kathy M says:

    I’d like for hubby to re-landscape our small front yard or, if hubby won’t cooperate, I’d update our back patio. :)

  127. Jeanine says:

    I would plant more flowers

  128. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    We just bought a house, so our flower beds need to get done and we need to lay grass seed down.

  129. Angie N. says:

    I would love to add some color to my front porch and back deck with planters and flowers.

  130. shanon hyatt says:

    I would get ready by getting a new grill-our family loves to barbecue and socialize out side.

  131. Monica says:

    I would love to fix our fence my shiba inu’s keep escaping!!

  132. mike pionek says:

    My whole back yard

  133. richelle bowers says:

    grass and flowers so i can enjoy the view

  134. Kim says:

    definitely want to add some fun stuff for the kids! Maybe a sandbox too!

  135. kay says:

    Plant some new flowers and get a new garden hose.

  136. Bonnie F says:

    I have carpet in my kitchen and I really need tile or linoleum.

  137. Kiara says:

    I would get a patio set.

  138. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    I would use it to fence in the back yard

  139. Kim Keithline says:

    I cut the grass, plant flowers, clean off the decks clean the pool and clean the lawn furniture

  140. Shaun D. says:

    I need some more plants to revive my flowerbeds. Might get some birdfeeding supplies as well.

  141. Victoria R says:

    I would love to refinish our deck and get some new patio furniture – its long overdue!

  142. I would buy more plants for my garden and solar lights for my pathway.

  143. Jamie says:

    I would by some flowers and shrubs. We have lived in our house 2 years and haven’t gotten around to the flower beds yet!

  144. Tammy Hoffa says:

    I would paint my porch

  145. Linda Kish says:

    I need to fix a few sprinklers and plant some grass or sod some areas that are brown.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  146. Jessica Snow says:

    I would love to get a BBQ.

  147. Christy says:

    I’d like to add a new patio table and chairs set.

  148. Alicia Zirjacks says:

    I would buy some plants and outdoor toys

  149. Nadine L says:

    We would love to add a firepit to our patio area

  150. tung ton says:

    we would add a cobble stone walkway around the garden!

  151. Edna Maldonado says:

    Thanks for the giveaway

  152. Kathlean Owens says:

    We prepared the vegetable garden for planting and the flower bed too. Made sure we didn’t have an fines at the local library for summer reading.

  153. g. penrod says:

    love to hang out baskets of flowers

  154. lestergg says:

    Lowes is my Mr. Fixit store. Make My Day

  155. shanna says:

    Lots of Flowers =)

  156. Rebecca S says:

    I would love to make some patio furniture

  157. Alisha Hodges says:

    Besides cleaning up the yard and planting flowers, I would like to build a pagoda with some nice patio furniture underneath.

  158. Emily N says:

    Plant flowers

  159. Linda says:

    I would get a new patio table and chairs set.

  160. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    We need new mulch badly.

  161. Ellen B says:

    Plant some flowers and buy a new umbrella to sit under

  162. Kyl Neusch says:

    a new lounger

  163. DeeAnn S says:

    I’d buy more landscaping ties for my raised veggie gardens! Thanks.

  164. Seth says:

    Gotta keep the grass green.

  165. kathy f says:

    I would reseed the grass, so it would be nice to run and play on.

  166. Jennifer Jo Archdeacon says:

    I live in an apartment so I don’t have an outside to fix up so I would give the git card to my nephew

  167. Teh Doll says:

    Put a nice big swing set and patio furniture back there.

  168. Tonya H says:

    WE need a fence!

  169. Charlotte Padgett says:

    We could use a few more flowers.

  170. Kathy says:

    I’d make my deck a little bigger so I can get a hottub!

  171. Debbie Clauer says:

    Sweep the patio & pick up the sticks in the yard.

  172. I also loved to swing when I was little, so I would like a swing( for grownups) on my deck. Thanks for the giveaway.

  173. kmm1793 says:

    finish building out my deck!

  174. Sherry Compton says:

    My husband and I are getting our backyard ready for summer and company. We are painting the patio and restringing the patio chairs. I would love to buy a new glider for outside but maybe next year.

  175. Jimmy says:

    I would get some potted plants for the porch

  176. AmyBeth says:

    I would put grass in our yard!

  177. Maggie Wong says:

    That swing is just what my daughter needs!

  178. debbie campbell says:

    I would love to have a little pond with a waterfall to sit and relax by

  179. Crystal F says:

    I would get some new chairs for my front porch. It would make it look so much better and we would be able to sit out there. thank you!

  180. Alycia M says:

    We need some outdoor lighting along our path.

  181. I would like to finish the back steps (its part of the back porch).

  182. Candice Hull says:

    We just moved to a house with no shade outside and our average temp has been around 100, so that is top of my list
    thank you

  183. Sarah B. says:

    I want to put in a patio. :-)

  184. Doug W says:

    I need to start by weeding and adding new mulch.

  185. Donna L says:

    I would get new patio furniture and grill.

  186. Geoff K says:

    I’d build a nice fence around the garden and refinish the deck to get it summer-ready!

  187. crystle tellerday says:

    get a new grill

  188. ann fuller says:


  189. Karen Farrow says:

    Plant flowers

  190. would love a whirlpool bathtub,

  191. jodi bradshaw says:

    we spend so much $ at lowes in the summer. i buy stuff to grow my garden and we buy tools.

  192. Abi R. says:

    I would put it towards a playground for my little ones!

  193. Need flowers, new grill

  194. Lesa McMahon says:

    I would love to have a huge garden. Yummy fresh veggies all summer long!

  195. Vivien L says:

    I have my trees pruned and the yard tidy for visitors.

  196. Jessica K says:

    I clean up the yard, cut the grass and rake the leaves.

  197. Britni Bradford says:

    New patio furniture

  198. lisa lo says:

    Need a nice screened enclosure or else you don’t get to go outside. The mosquitos are overwhelming here and even if you cover yourself in bug spray they will still find the few spots you missed.

  199. steph says:

    plant some flowers!

  200. Betty says:

    I would plant more flowers on the patio area

  201. Christina says:

    Have my sweetheart build wooden outdoor furniture, and then buy cushions and a big umbrella and table!

  202. peg m says:

    i have a flower corner in my backyard that never grows…i would love to put fresh good dirt and fertilizer there to help.

  203. STEVE STONE says:

    we need to waterproof our deck and chairs.

  204. Margaret Skinner says:

    You make it look so easy!
    Margaret Skinner

  205. Theresa Jenkins says:

    It’s bee 15 yrs since we had a pool ….now that we have grandkids I love to put one back in.

  206. Sheila K. says:

    I would pressure-clean my back patio!

  207. Diane says:

    I would love to get a nice bench for out back!

  208. Cynthia W says:

    I would get the pool cleaned up.

  209. Michelle S says:

    I would plant summer-friendly plants that don’t need a lot of watering.

  210. Glenn Peterson says:

    I would get new patio furniture

  211. Denise says:

    We need to do our yearly brush-clearing on our hill.

  212. Rita Alarcon says:

    Getting the pool ready for swimming.

  213. ky2here says:

    We make sure everything is clean and safe before we have family and friends to our house.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  214. Lisa Rossi says:

    I would use it to put up a fence to keep my two boys safe with they are outside.

  215. Katie R says:

    We would repaint the exterior, replace the shutters and plant flowers.

  216. val belley says:

    make a shed

  217. Selene M. says:

    Clear overgrowth, stock up on insect repellent, get the chairs out of storage, check out the grill and get ready for fun.

  218. Tiffany says:

    I would build a playground for my kids.

  219. Jannie Bryant says:

    The biggest thing is controlling the fleas. Texas summers are brutal.

  220. Nicole C. says:

    I would buy a new patio set.

  221. dario says:

    we have zero furniture outside we need a patio set or a bench a swing anything

  222. peggy says:

    I would love to plant flowers

  223. Melissa says:

    Get a saw so I can cut down some trees!

  224. Teresha` says:

    I want to set up a hammock

  225. Karhma says:

    I’d plant more grass or sod it. The previous tenants destroyed the yard.

  226. Trish F says:

    Rip some overgrown shrubs out of my landscape and replace with something nice. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  227. Lisa F. says:

    I need to get better fencing for around my flower beds.

  228. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Clean the grill and lawn chairs

  229. Cheri Anne says:

    I set up my outdoor patio furniture, buy a propane tank, and put some music on.

  230. Michelle W says:

    I need a new patio set so I can enjoy the outdoors

  231. Lee Black says:

    We really need to put in a patio! Right now we have no patio, and so that is our first priority outside

  232. Tamra H says:

    I’d love to buy the materials to make a fire pit. Would be nice to use on summer nights!

  233. Annette D says:

    Would love to plant some new bushes and flowers

  234. Amanda M says:

    I would love a nice swing and a new patio set.

  235. Ravzie says:

    I need to paint the deck! Thanks.

  236. Christina Hidek says:

    I would get some big planters for my front porch to add some Summer curb appeal.

  237. Patricia Treskovich says:

    plant flowers

  238. gardening tools! :)

  239. Tiffany Winner says:

    stain the deck

  240. Emily Morelli says:

    If we had a porch awning we could spend much more time outside.

  241. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    Get the patio ready and our garden.

  242. Wanda McHenry says:

    I’d have to refresh the flower garden’s soil and place new mulch down to create a fresh look!

  243. Christine Smith says:

    A patio set would be great.

  244. Amy Woods-Smith says:

    pressure wash the patio furniture

  245. Penny B W says:

    I would power wash my deck and get new cushions for my furniture!

  246. TRACY SIMMS says:

    We try to keep the grass cut..thanks,

  247. Diane says:

    I would love a bench for my backyard.

  248. Rebecca says:

    Set up sprinklers!

  249. Brittani says:

    We need some new plants!

  250. Sammi says:

    plant summer flowers and veggies

  251. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I would fix up my porch…maybe sand and re-stain it.

  252. Sharon says:

    I’d get a pool

  253. Ariel Henry says:

    We need some new patio furniture!

  254. Robin Metzner says:

    We are painting the porch and need some new porch furniture.

  255. Tina W. says:

    I need to get rid of some weeds to make our outdoors a better environment!

  256. Brittney House says:

    Buy some new patio furniture

  257. ferriz says:

    i would get a few planter boxes and plant some flowers.

  258. jennifer says:

    I would put down new sod and plant a ton of flowers!

  259. tamar says:

    I have to install a deck

  260. Angelica says:

    New chairs for the porch would be nice

  261. Daniel M says:

    fix the screens for the back deck

  262. laura says:

    plant a garden and get a grill

  263. gina says:

    Plant more grass

  264. Douglas Houston says:

    I prep the soil in my flower bed for planting

  265. James Van Hooser says:

    Buy a new lawnmower.

  266. Andria says:

    My grill is in bad shape. I would get a new one.

  267. Jeanine says:

    I would put down new boards on my deck.

  268. Wayne Tanaka says:

    Plant more flowers.

  269. Gretta says:

    Build the kids a clubhouse

  270. Kelly Mills says:

    I would just put out some nice patio furniture on my deck.. because i live in an apartment.

  271. Heather S says:

    plant flowers around the patio

  272. Terri Moore says:

    I would plants lots of veggies in the garden, set up water games for the kids and maybe build a putting green for the hubbie

  273. Jennifer Beaty says:

    I could really use a gazebo!

  274. Debbie R says:

    We are still cleaning up from the tornadoes here from 4/2011. Now that we are beginning to make a dent in the clean-up I would like to replant & replace flowers in the flowerbeds which were demolished and start some new trees.

  275. Angie says:

    I’d start with some bugspray.

  276. Mona Z says:

    I would love to start a garden! I’s also need some nice lounging chairs, maybe a swing too for my nieces! :)

  277. LAMusing says:

    Plant some flowers and maybe get an outdoor area rug

  278. Megan Turner says:

    We got the playyard refinished and cleaned up back yard.

  279. Lucy Schwartz says:

    i would like to get on of those racks for the garden hose. Right now it is in a pileready to be used but untiddy.

  280. Melanie K. says:

    There are so many things, but I would love to get some more mulch, shrubs, and flowers! I need to do so much to the outdoors! And some paint for the fence!

  281. Debbie C says:

    I would repair my wood fence.

  282. Denise Donaldson says:

    I would get new lawn furniture

  283. s riches says:

    I planted lots of bulbs. Right now the gladiolas are beginning to flower

  284. Regina says:

    I would love to have a deck.
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

  285. Lynda Del says:

    I’d powerwash and re-stain my wooden deck and fence.

  286. Amy Lee says:

    I’d love to create a garden!

  287. Kathryn Perkins says:

    I break out the pool we have for kids!

  288. Aubrey says:

    i get the pool ready

  289. amy deeter says:

    redo the porch

  290. I had planned on redoing all my flowerbeds this year but it’s been too hot and too dry so I have to push that back to next summer. I do hope to be able to get a swing set up for the kids though.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  291. Jessica Rose says:

    We clean and refill the pool, and plant flowers!

  292. We definitely need a good deck. We are already falling through the one we have. And a few chairs to sit under our trees would make it good too.

  293. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    I would build some new benches

  294. That swing looks pretty cool, but I think I would finally finish my outdoor bar area with this.

  295. angie lilly says:

    I would like to make a bigger wild flower patch in my backyard so that there is less to mow and more flowers and wildlife to enjoy!

  296. Chrystal J. says:

    I would plant a flower garden.

  297. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    wash down the patio furniture and want to add a new umbrella and hammock
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  298. Kari says:

    We just got a new pool and backyard deck and now we really need some new landscaping items. I would buy some plants and bushes at Lowes.

  299. Peter Dale says:

    I would paint my porch and patio.

  300. Kristie says:

    I’d like to build a new front porch and a picnic table :-)

  301. Stephanie Gregory says:

    Sand for the kids sand box would help our yard be summer ready!

  302. paige jagan says:

    I would build a picnic table!

  303. Robin says:

    I would love to build a new deck

  304. Marie C says:

    I could use a new umbrella for the patio table and maybe a couple new chairs too.

  305. Jennifer C says:

    I could use a patio set to make my outdoors summer ready.

  306. Debra F says:

    I really need to power wash and stain my deck

  307. Heidi says:

    I would love to put this towards a patio set!

  308. Valeen N says:

    I want to get our grass growing better! We have lots of bare spots.

  309. Julie M says:

    I need new cushions for my outdoor furniture and some citronella candles.

  310. Carla says:

    I plant flowers and vegetables.

  311. Michelle Spayde says:

    I would like to expand our patio.

  312. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would pressure clean the patio and decorate with festive lights

  313. meme says:

    I would get patio furniture for my empty deck

  314. Susan Smith says:

    I’d fill in the bare grass spots, plant bushes along the fence and plant a flower garden.

  315. Roseanne says:

    Would love to make a wooden lemonade stand for my girls!

  316. Christina Graham says:

    I live in AZ so we really need lots of shade trees planted.

  317. Dawn Sollitto says:

    I would love to plant some flowers. We have grass only and there is no color anywhere in our backyard!

  318. Kelly Nicholson says:

    kelly nicholson (kelsweeps) google +

    mow the grass and drink coke

  319. Get a hammock.

  320. Corey Olomon says:

    Repair the fence.

  321. Trisha McKee says:

    Definitely more flowers and a new grill.

  322. Gianna says:

    Fresh cut grass.

  323. christal c willdebbie says:

    I would like to paint my front door, install shutters and paint the garage doors

  324. Dawn Reid says:

    Get new patio furniture

  325. Jeff says:

    I would like to plant shrubs, bushes and flowers which are native to my location and grow with minimal mantenaince

  326. Kelly Britton says:

    We need to rebuild the stairs on the front porch.

  327. Sarah says:

    I’d get a power washer to clean the sidewalks, deck and siding.

  328. joseph gersch jr says:

    plant flowers

  329. Sumer Blaker says:

    I would love to build an outdoor space for my daughter since we have finally moved into our first house from a tiny apartment. I’ve been wanting a sandbox and a playhouse and she would definitely enjoy the rope swing. My list keeps getting longer and longer and all the more expensive so I’ll take all the help I can get!

  330. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I don’t have much of an outdoor area at my appartment, but I really need to get a new grill grate for my weber and some new cleaning tools. And maybe a couple of new lawn chairs.

  331. Richard Hicks says:

    want to build the kids a nice sand box

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  332. Tracey Byram says:

    I’ve cut back the bamboo in the backyard, planted a flower garden and a vegetable garden.

  333. carol lewis says:

    Bought our epo home12 years ago and we are still working on it. Ugh. Need to rebuild the 2nd story deck rail. And paint the exterior and redo the wood on the front porch. All the wood is rotten.

  334. carol lewis says:

    did my comment go thru?
    repaint and rebuild our outdoor deck

  335. nannypanpan says:

    i would buy more annuals and weed killer

  336. melina r says:

    I would have to clean the backyard and make sure that it was safe for the kids to play

  337. Patrice says:

    I would like to put in a small fountain and plant more flowers.

  338. Jaque R. says:

    I would clean up and trim the backyard. :-) Thank you.

  339. James Coyne says:

    I would mow the lawn and water the plants

  340. Brenda Elsner says:

    I would love to do some landscaping!

  341. Flowers & an herb garden

  342. Sandra K321 says:

    I need some new plants around the front door and some other landscaping.

  343. Rebecca Shockley says:

    Redo some of the landscaping in the back yard, replace the fence, too much to mention

  344. Lisa says:

    Plant lots of flowers

  345. Whitney Lindeman says:

    We would LOVE to have a garden, since we recently moved into a house!

  346. Peter G says:

    Paint for the garage. The walls are cracking and I really need to get these fixed before moisture gets in them.

  347. tanya white says:

    I need new patio furniture and need to plant some more flowers and we are thinking about making a play area for the kids.

  348. Rosey says:

    we have this great sectioned off space that would be great for a flower garden. I would get the items we need to have fun planting and caring for them for summer fun.

  349. Stephanie A says:

    I would plant some grass for my dog!

  350. Tina white says:

    I would mulch!

  351. jules mcnubbin says:

    want to plant some trees and flowers

  352. Paula Tavernie says:

    Id like to get a porch swing to enjoy the summer evenings!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  353. Katharina says:

    I’d put a fountain in the garden area… hubby’s been mentioning it forever and it would be nice to have one. :-)
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  354. julie hawkins says:

    I’d like some pavers for the yard

  355. naomi c says:

    My back yard needs some landscaping love

  356. Rachel says:

    Trim a few trees, lots of weeding, install a new paver patio and path. Then plant lots of flowers and vegetable/herb plants.

  357. Karen Farrow says:

    we planted some flowers and put up a fence

  358. AEKZ2 says:

    We cleaned off our children’s playset and trimmed our vines

  359. shirley zolenski says:

    Get some new patio furniture

  360. Vicki D. says:

    I would use this to buy a big statue for my front yard, maybe a water fountain.

  361. DanV says:

    We do lots of weeding and gardening

  362. Emmy says:

    We would like to put up a gazebo

  363. Erica C. says:

    I’d love to get a fire pit in the backyard.

  364. Cálaeb T. says:

    i would have more flower and vegetable beds.

  365. Breanne says:

    I’d plant flowers.

  366. Amber Porter says:

    I clean all of my outdoor furniture and try to buy some new cushions.

  367. jessica schueler says:

    My front porch needs jacked up and painted and flowers or something out front..

  368. Nicholas Harris says:

    I keep my grass cut to be ready for summer outdoors.

  369. Lhumes says:

    Refinish the swingset and get the pool ready:)

  370. Ellen Levickis says:

    expand our veggie garden

  371. Jennifer C says:

    We need to plant some more grass in our yard.

  372. Monique says:

    Add a grill and patio furniture.

  373. Stacey Cockrell says:

    I would buy this cute bistro patio set

  374. Misses Giveaways says:

    I would buy patio furniture.

  375. Jane says:

    My gardens need to be weeded for me to be ready for summer!

  376. barbara wright says:

    I really need non-kink hoses!

  377. April V. says:

    Our backyard has been getting nicer and nicer as my husband works to get flowers and pretty plants and veggies growing. Right now the thing we need most is shade so that we can enjoy it during the day. So I would invest in some sort of tent like structure.

  378. Matthew Salter says:

    To get my outside ready for summer I’d get more potting soil and pots for growing veggies and fruit. I’d also get some outdoor furniture for the porch.

  379. Charity S says:

    Buy a pool with a water slide.

  380. Patrice says:

    I would buy some new patio furniture!

  381. Trevor says:

    i would build birdhouses and give them to my neighbors

  382. shnieka says:

    I would bring a little greenery and light into my dark NYC apartment.


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