About Take a Yard

Give Your Backyard a Makeover

From patio furniture, grills and fire pits, to gazebos, garden tools and power equipment – we’ve got everything you need to transform your outdoor living space. 

Founded in 2020, our editorial team works hard to create and publish informative and entertaining content on all aspects of the outdoor living experience.

The name of this site was inspired by the term ‘give an inch and take a yard’ – meaning in this context we want you to be generous to yourself in the ambition you have for your outside space.

About Our Founder Loz James

Hi, I’m homeowner and property investor Loz James. I’m the main writer and editor on this site – and I manage a team of talented writers and editors to bring you the very best outdoor living content.

Loz Highlands
Loz & Anna

I’m thankful to live in a lovely family home with my wife and three children. We have a large garden and enjoy outdoor entertaining and BBQing with friends.

I’m also a landlord with a portfolio of rental properties, so combined with our own house I have years of experience in creating and managing outdoor spaces. Here’s the first rental apartment I purchased:

Over the last decade, I’ve been involved in landscaping projects, building patios and pathways, installing garden drainage systems, and building fencing and gates.

Gate project
Fencing & gate project
Path project
Pathway project
Garden hammock
Garden seating & hammock

I’m also professionally certified in the use of chainsaws, so I cut and process all the wood for both our fire pit and wood-burning stove. I’ve just ‘gone green’ with my latest model – a Stihl MSA 120C electric chainsaw – and it’s one of the best I’ve ever owned!

Stihl MSA 120 C

In addition to this, I possess over 20 years’ experience in copywriting and SEO – so I thought it would be a great idea to bring together my love of outdoor living with my digital marketing knowledge to create a really valuable resource.

So that’s the inspiration behind Take a Yard. It really is a labor of love, so me and my team very much hope you enjoy your time here.

Thank you for visiting, we appreciate it 🙂

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