Create Your Ultimate Backyard Oasis Where You can Entertain, Play and Retreat! After a hard week at work, all you want to do is relax on the weekend and spend time with friends and family. Why travel when you can simply escape to your own backyard a private paradise with all the comforts of home? Outdoors expert Eric Liskey, Deputy Editor of Garden and Outdoor Living for Better Homes and Gardens magazine, gives us tips on how to turn an ordinary yard into an extraordinary place to relax, play and entertain all season long. Eric also discusses inspirational projects that you can do at home! From building your very own fountain to creating an outdoor kitchen and more, Eric shares the joys and benefits of outdoor living where even the smallest spaces can become a focal point for family-friendly activities. More about Eric Liskey: Eric Liskey is Deputy Editor, Garden and Outdoor Living for Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Better Homes and Gardens is America’s largest enthusiast magazine, fueling and satisfying readers desire for improving their home and their lives. With a circulation of 7.6 million and a readership of nearly 38 million, Better Homes and Gardens is a vibrant down-to-earth guide for the woman who is passionate about her home and garden and all they encompass. Previously Eric was the Editor of Garden, Deck & Landscape, a quarterly Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Media publication providing inspiration and how-to advice to homeowners seeking beautiful, livable outdoor spaces. Prior to joining Better Homes & Gardens, Liskey was Editor of Grounds Maintenance, a trade magazine for landscape and turf professionals, a position he held for 8 years. Prior to working in publishing, Liskey held a variety of positions related to landscaping and gardening, including municipal park horticulturist, retail nursery sales, landscape contracting and commercial turf care, among others. Liskey attended California State University, Fresno, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture and a master’s degree in botany. As an avid do-it-yourselfer, Liskey practices what he preaches, spending most of his spare time on home and garden projects.