July 18, 2017

Tips for Up-keeping your Wooden Deck

If you think about it, wooden decks take a lot of abuse. They get a lot of foot traffic, and because their horizontal surfaces are constantly exposed to sunlight and allow rain to pool on the surface, they’re more vulnerable to weather than any other type of wooden structure. That pooled moisture, in turn, attracts […]

July 12, 2017

Summer Backyard Living Trends

Natural Materials Homeowners are sourcing wood and natural stone materials to produce an organic design throughout the garden and craft an outdoor living space that is more old-fashioned and real in appearance. With this transition from modern to traditional, people typically favor freeform decks and DIY-inspired fixtures like swing seating; furniture is made of wicker, […]

July 7, 2017

Deciding Between a Sunroom or a Screened Porch

Making the most of your outdoor space when weather permits is typically a high priority, especially when you life in a four season climate. It’s also important to consider the different elements and pesky insects that can interfere with your outdoor plans. If you want to make better use of your porch, deck or patio, you […]

June 15, 2017

Helpful Tips for Deck & Patio Maintenance

DO seal your wooden deck every few years. Save yourself some hassle and choose a one-step product that combines stain and sealer. DON’T sand your wooden deck before sealing unless it’s really necessary. This step is only a good idea if your deck’s surface has become too rough for comfort, because it adds several steps […]

June 10, 2017

13 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Small Outdoor Spaces

Brighten Up the Bland This patio features a new table and containers with a colorful patina. Buy cheap containers on closeout at a local home and garden store and then take thinned latex paint and do a wash for an aged/weathered look. Shop End-of-Season Sales In a small space, you are already saving money by […]

June 5, 2017

6 Landscape Design Trends For 2017

1. Taking landscapes to new heights — and unusual places. The commercial landscape industry first pioneered “green roofs” atop city skyscrapers. Now, we’re seeing green roofs and living gardens in unexpected settings, such as ballpark restaurants or even double-decker buses. Homeowners are thinking above the ground level when it comes to their landscapes, too. Savvy homeowners […]

May 22, 2017

Ways to Easily Enhance Your Outdoor Space

It can often be difficult to know exactly what to do with your outdoor space. Although you want it to be beautiful, it needs to be functional as well if you want to make the most out of this space. There are a few things you can do to design a beautiful space, as an […]

May 16, 2017

Tips on Turning Your Outdoor Space into an Investment

For many homeowners, it can be hard to justify spending time and money on your outdoor space if you plan to sell your home in the future. While all homeowners want their garden to be easy to access, tranquil and a source of entertainment, you may be unsure about committing to a full redesign. However, […]

May 9, 2017

2017 Trends 2017 for Patio Furniture 

1.  Organic Textures Natural and more organic textures in woven furniture frames, fabrics, and faux stone. Vinyl wicker manufacturers are producing more realistic textures for the frames. The result is a beautiful piece that you have a hard time discerning that from the real thing! Faux stone made to resemble concrete or wooden planks is another […]

January 12, 2017

Hiring a Patio Professional

Know what questions to ask when choosing professionals for your outdoor patio project Finding a professional is the next step. After reviewing the websites that list landscape architects and garden designers and talking to friends and neighbors who are satisfied with their patio, schedule to have several come to your home to give you their […]