Posts in Category: Outdoor Living

Best Decking Material 

Monday, February 25, 2013 10:20:00 AM Categories: Decking Home Improvement Tips Outdoor Living

best decking materialSo we have this little place out in the country, right? It’s a small house that we built ourselves on a lot of land. Building a deck was as important to us as building the rest of the house. We needed a space we loved to be in, where we could bask in the beauty of all that nature surrounding us. Figuring out what kind of material to use for the deck, however, turned out to be a real thorn in our sides. Don’t get me wrong, it was worth it! And we hope you’ll benefit from some of the information we collected on the subject, in this article.

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Deck vs Patio: Pros and Cons of Each 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 1:29:00 PM Categories: Decking Hard Landscaping Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation Outdoor Living Patio Design

decks vs patiosIf your house is in dire need of some outdoor space, adding a patio or deck can increase your square foot without robbing your children of their college educations. Each option offers an area to gather with friends and family, grill out, and relax under the sun (or stars); the option you choose will likely depend on your budget, space and needs. In this article we’ll take a look at the benefits of both patios and decks so your hardest decision will be where to place the grill.

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When to Plant Grass Seed in Your State 

Monday, January 28, 2013 9:52:00 AM Categories: Green Living Home Improvement Tips Outdoor Living

When to Plant Grass SeedA lush green yard is the envy of every neighborhood, but it can be a challenge to obtain. There is much more to green grass than simply sun and water! A beautiful green yard is often the result of using the correct fertilizer, aeration technique and type of grass seed. The time in which the grass seed was planted is also an important factor.

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Stamped Concrete vs. Patio Pavers: The Concrete Truth 

Monday, January 28, 2013 9:33:00 AM Categories: Hard Landscaping Home Renovation Outdoor Living Patio Design

Stamped Concrete vs. Patio PaversEvery aspect of your home is an investment, even your exterior surroundings. Walkways, driveways and backyard patios all provide pathways that should be tied together to accent and enhance the overall personal and architectural style of your home. With that in mind, you should want these outdoor additions to do many things such as hold up against Mother Nature, be maintenance friendly and look and feel as great as it did when you first put them in.

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Wood vs. Composite Decks 

Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:35:00 AM Categories: Decking Home Decorating Home Improvement Tips Outdoor Living

Wood vs. Composite DeckingI live for warm southern nights, which around here include Pandora tuned to the Tom Petty station, food on the grill, a glass of wine in hand and my family hanging out on the back deck together, talking and laughing and enjoying the fresh air. Our deck has become an extension of the house; an extra living space on which we spend as much time as we do on the inside.

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