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    The Important Benefits of Gazebo Curtains

    SOJAG Monteserra gazebo with gazebo curtains
    Gazebo curtains aren’t just a convenient way to add privacy to your gazebo and protect you from the elements in rain or shine — they are your secret weapon to creating your very own backyard oasis with vibes reminiscent of a luxury hotel. Don’t believe us? Google luxury hotel gazebo, look at the pictures, and you’ll see that the majority of them have curtains. It’s not a coincidence, folks. Putting curtains on a gazebo is like putting curtains on windows, it helps define the space, and provides a sense of privacy. Plus, it’s another tool to help capture the atmosphere you’re after whether that’s: luxury cabana, whimsical oasis, or all-season lounge. Are you ready to transform your gazebo into a stand-alone statement feature that makes you feel...

    Caring for Winter Horses

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    When the temperatures start to dip, it’s time to begin to think about how to keep your horses safe during cold weather. The good news is that horses are inherently ready to handle practically anything that winter can dish out, according to the American Association of Equine Practitioners. The biggest challenge winter horses face is staying out of the wind. Aside from making sure their water doesn’t freeze over, and perhaps even blanketing them, providing a shelter from the weather is a great way to ensure their health and well-being. However, problems can occur when strong winds ruffle the horse’s hair and disturb the insulating layer of warm air trapped beneath it. Wet weather, especially cold driving rain or sleet, can also flatten the hair...

    Pop Ups and More for Winter Sports

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    Just because it’s cold or even snowing doesn’t mean you should forget to use a shelter for winter sports! Whether you’re participating in an outdoor recreation event or watching a game live or on television, pop-up canopies are perfect for your winter sports activities. Did you know sunscreen is not just for the warmer seasons? Just because it’s not summertime anymore doesn’t mean you should skimp on sun protection. Protecting your skin is just as important because the sun’s harmful UV rays don’t take a winter break! According to Accuweather, sunlight reflects off snow the same way it reflects off a pool in the summertime, which can still cause a sunburn. Players or watched outdoors, winter sports fun can still bring a risk of skin cancer. Sun...

    Host Your Thanksgiving Gathering Outdoors This Year

    When it comes to family gatherings, 2020 has been an abnormal year. Sadly, Thanksgiving will also be different from the past. With U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releasing cautious guidance for holiday celebrations, and several cities and states have also issued warnings traveling and the size of gatherings, this could be the year to start a new tradition: holding your family’s Thanksgiving gathering outdoors. American history tells us that the in 1621, the first Thanksgiving celebration was held in Plymouth, Mass., and it appears the Pilgrims and Native Americans held the Thanksgiving gathering outdoors. While it’s largely become an indoor gathering tradition since (and the menu had changed from venison and seafood to turkey and stuffing), the CDC has recommended a change of...

    SNEAK PEEK! Black Friday Buying Guide: Buy Bundles and Save Big

    Once you finish Thanksgiving dinner with the family, you know there’s barely any time to let the turkey settle before you’re beginning holiday shopping! With our Black Friday Buying Guide, you can find the best gifts that your family can use all year long. What do Thanksgiving and football, turkey and gravy, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream have in common? They are even better when they’re paired together! That’s why our Black Friday Buying Guide is loaded with bundle deals that your family can use at the beach, campground, and home! Here is a Black Friday Buying Guide that will make your holiday shopping a breeze! Savings begin on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. EST and run through Nov. 30 at midnight EST....

    Backyard Pergola Canopy vs. Gazebo: Which Should You Choose?

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    Landscaping adds significant value to the value of the home. This can include plants or solid structures such as a backyard pergola canopy or a gazebo. Both of these structures are popular among homeowners and can enhance your landscape. However, there are fundamental differences between the two. Which one should you choose? It is important to know the differences between pergola canopies and gazebos so that you can make the right decision for your property. We're going to discuss the pros and cons of each, including their different styles and uses, to help you choose between the two. What is a Gazebo? A gazebo is a stand-alone structure developed primarily to provide shade and to add elegance or beauty to an outdoor setting. A gazebo is a self-supporting structure,...

    Have Fun This Summer with These Backyard Family Activities

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    Traditionally, the summertime is a great time to get away with the family. However, work schedules, summer camps, and other activities can keep a family vacation from taking place. But fun family activities don’t have to take place on the road. You can make memories with your family right in your own backyard! There are several family activities that you can do right in your own backyard this summer. Some family activities require strength and teamwork, while others allow you all to relax and enjoy. Also, some of these activities can bring more fun to your next backyard gathering. From giant board games to family yoga, here are six backyard family activities that will make it a memorable summer. Set Up a Virtual Campout Virtual...

    Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide

    Beach Scene - Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide

    One of the most exciting times of the year is packing up for a relaxing getaway to the beach. Enjoying family time in the warm weather with your toes in the sand is one of the best parts of summer. Having the right beach gear helps you have a safe and hassle-free vacation. Before you head out to take on the waves, ensure you have everything you need for a successful beach day with our Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide. Summer Beach Gear with Safety and Convenience in Mind Although a day swimming in the water with family seems like it’s all about fun, too much sun exposure can be dangerous to your skin and your health. It’s important to protect yourself from harmful UV…

    5 Fun Outdoor Learning Activities You and Your Kids Will Love

    Schools may close for the rest of the academic year, and summer youth activities are up in the air. So, can we keep our children’s minds busy when they stay home? There are several outdoor learning activities that can take place on a laptop or a television screen. However, there are also many outdoor learning activities that can take place right in your backyard, and don’t require the Internet! Let’s look at 5 fun outdoor learning activities that your kids will love, and can be done in the backyard: Grow Your Own Vegetables Gardening changes and improves kids’ lives, their communities, and the planet. Not only is growing vegetables a fun learning activity, it can lead to healthy habits. Food researchers at Ohio State University...

    Top 10 Things You and Your Family Can Do When You Stay Home

    It’s hard to stay home when the weather starts to get nice. You and your family may be tempted to go hiking, have a picnic in the park, or hit the playground. But until we flatten the curve with social distancing, home is where your health is. You don’t have to be bored or inactive in the house when you stay home. There are plenty of things you and your family can do in your own backyard. In fact, there may be some activities that you wanted to do, if you had the chance to stay home. Now is your chance for you and your family to take advantage of your backyard. Don’t have any family projects in mind? Here’s our list of the top...
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