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 […]

January 5, 2017

Patio Design Tips For a Functional & Relaxing Outdoor Space

Careful planning is a must for creating a truly practical and relaxing outdoor living room. You will need to consider the space requirements, comfort, architectural style, color harmony and traffic flow, just as you would with designing an indoor space in your home. Also, you may come across more challenges with an outdoor room, such […]

September 30, 2016

Deck or Patio, What’s Right for Your Backyard?

Do you know why some homes have a deck while others have a patio? Patios are always at ground level while decks range from just about ground level to the roof of a garage or even the roof of a house. While it’s true you get to decide, there are many factors that will influence […]

September 30, 2016

Louvered Opening Roof – A New Modern Trend

Backyards have evolved from a simple outdoor concept with a pool, patio, and deck to a modern outdoor living area complete with a full kitchen, sitting area, living area, and an entertainment system. With every homeowner wanting to completely transform their outdoor living environment into an extension of their living space, gazebos, pergolas, and patio […]