Housework, of course, does not stop at the house. And once spring arrives, it's rush hour on patios, flower beds, and lawns.
Yet tidying up around the outside of the house is not a top priority.
After all, planning gardens and parties is a lot more fun than preparing the yard and garden before them.
But since a winter-fresh outdoor area is a necessary part of making the fun stuff really fun, why not get the kids to pitch in on outside chores and cleanup as well? The backyard family living articles below can help you get you started.