Fall is one of the most magical times of the year — and a welcome change from the hot days of summer. We take sweatshirts out of storage, sip pumpkin-spiced drinks, and enjoy a host of seasonal foods.
Summertime would be heavenly – if only we didn’t have to deal with all the annoying biting and stinging pests that arrive with the warmer weather. Many of the fun activities of the season are spoiled by having to constantly swat away the incessant barrage of flies, mosquitoes and other bothersome insects. If you’ve been driven indoors by the bugs and want to reclaim your backyard without having to resort to using sprays or chemicals, here are some eco-friendly ideas to help.
Like many families with young children, our summers seem to fly by. We have trips planned to the beach, we’re going camping and hiking, and we like to get out for a few baseball outings. However, the best part of summer is lived right in our backyards.
Many people gravitate toward the look of natural wood, but in some areas of the country, the weather doesn’t always cooperate with those materials. For example, the Mid-Atlantic region experiences a wide range of weather conditions throughout the year—everything from beating sun to driving rain—and this often leads to exterior materials sustaining a lot of damage.
Are you anxiously counting down the days until spring so you can use your outdoor living space again? To help pass the time, here are the outdoor heating trends we’re keeping an eye on. Each one enhances the usability of an outdoor living area and can offer the space new design life as well.
Signs of spring are just around the corner and so is the time to start thinking about your outdoor space. If you’re planning to add a new deck or update your current one this year, you’ll want to know the latest trends in the marketplace. To spare you the research, we’re sharing what we found to be the No. 1 decking design trend of 2018 – making your deck not look like a deck! How you ask? Here are a few ways to incorporate this trend into your deck design this year.