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    Winter Preparation: What to Do with Your Outdoor Items

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    For many, wintertime means the arrival of snow, ice, and bitter cold temperatures. This chilly weather means people spend less time outside, and more time staying warm by the fire. But that doesn’t mean you should forget about protecting all your valuable belongings through this weather. Here are some great tips for winter preparation, and how you can make sure your outdoor items stay safe year-round. Winter Preparation for Your Vehicles Let’s face it: Vehicles are one of the priciest investments you make from year to year. Whether you have a large truck that helps you load gear for work, a motorcycle you take out only on weekends, or a boat you’re putting away for the winter, keeping your vehicle in good shape is important....

    How to Transform a Freestanding Carport Into a Year-Round Shelter with a Carport Enclosure

    How to Transform a Freestanding Carport Into a Year-Round Shelter
    With a carport enclosure or carport covers, you can treat your freestanding carport more like a makeshift garage or outdoor shed of sorts all year long. You won't have to worry anymore about rain or snow damaging your valuables because a carport enclosure creates a durable and protective barrier. Let's go over the different types of carports and how they work. The Benefits of a Freestanding Carport Enclosure Carport enclosures are easy, quick to install, and help transform your carport into a valuable storage unit or living space regardless of the weather. Added Protection from the Elements The biggest and most obvious benefit of carport enclosures is the extra coverage it provides for everything inside the carport. How much protection will largely depend on the...

    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....

    Essentials for Fall DIY Backyard Projects

    VERSA SHED DIY Backyard Projects
    Is there a more perfect time of the year than the fall? The temperature is comfortable, the leaves are changing, and everyone wants to be outside. It’s also a great time to get to all those DIY backyard projects before the winter weather starts to roll in. Before you get started on your to do list, here are some essential products you need to make your tasks that much easier. Organizing the Patio Ahead of Winter One of the most popular DIY backyard projects is cleaning up your pool, patio, or deck ahead of winter. Outdoor storage sheds can be a practical addition to your backyard space, patio, or deck. A Spacemaker deck box is an attractive and versatile outdoor storage bench with roomy, convenient...

    Building a Sunroom Addition: How a Sunroom Adds Style and Value to Your Home

    Building a Sunroom Addition
    Has the weather been chasing you indoors? It can be hard to enjoy your backyard when it’s too sunny or too cold. If you’re tired of fighting with the elements, building a sunroom addition is a stylish way you can make the most of your yard. A sunroom addition can transform your backyard. Building a sunroom will enable you to enjoy your yard year-round and relax outdoors without worrying about the weather. With a sunroom kit from SOJAG, you can easily add style and value to your property. Read on to learn how to build a sunroom in your yard, and get ready to spend more time outside. Advantages of Building a Sunroom on Your Property Sunrooms are a great addition to any property. They’re...

    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,...

    Sheltercation with Style

    Our homes are our retreats, at least we like to think they are. As we shelter at home, now more than ever it’s paramount to create outdoor spaces that evoke feelings of bliss, joy and escape. For me, I relish in creating spaces outside that make me feel like I am on vacation in my own backyard, sheltering at home. But how, right? It is so much easier than you think, you just need the right pieces to create your own vacation retreat at home and have your own Sheltercation experience. The old adage says your outdoor oasis should be an extension of your home with the same palette and design aesthetic but that is not the golden rule anymore. Who says you need to…

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