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  1. Perfect Shade and Seating Accessories for Football Games and Parties

    Perfect Shade and Seating Accessories for Football Games and Parties

    The change in seasons brings a new season of activities with it. Some of these include attending sporting events as sports like football begin to reach a fever pitch. Fall is a great time to host football parties outside. One of the primary challenges is the weather. If you are excited for the next season of tailgating to happen but don't want it to rain on your parade, we have got some great setup options for you, from portable canopy tents to sturdy backyard gazebos.

    What Is a Tailgate (or Football-Themed) Party?

    First, before you learn all about the awesome things you can do to have a stellar tailgating party, you need to understand exactly what it is! Some of you seasoned football fans will be able to skip right past this section since you are more than familiar with the concept.

    For those who aren't yet familiar with the fun of tailgating—A tailgating party is one of the most common ways to host a football-themed party outside. It is a social event that you hold on or near the open tailgate of a vehicle. A tailgate party can be in your backyard, but it is often held outside the football stadium before and during the game.

    You can also host other kinds of football-themed parties if you don't have a vehicle that lends itself well to tailgating. Of course, some people would argue that such vehicles don't exist, but those would be the hardcore tailgating fans.

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  2. Event and Party Tents: Should You Rent or Buy?

    Party Tent

    Event tents are an excellent shelter for turning an otherwise good party into a great one. Whether it’s for a corporate event, tailgate party, or an epic backyard barbecue, party tents are always a hit with guests and help create a memorable day that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. But should you rent or buy event tents?

    Well, there are pros and cons to both renting and buying your party tent, and so in this article, we will look at everything you need to know about event tents so that you can decide if you want to rent your tent for a legendary one-time party or buy your tent so that you can have awesome parties for years to come.

    What is an Event Tent?

    Before we go over the pros and cons of buying a party tent vs. renting one, we should first explain that the terms event tent and party tent are used interchangeably. You probably already guessed it, but a party tent is a large outdoor tent or shelter that you put up for your guests to party in.

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    Why are Party Tents Necessary for Outdoor Events?

    There are several excellent reasons to use an outdoor

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  3. Rediscovering The Outdoors: Backyard Activities for Family Fun

    Rediscovering The Outdoors: Backyard Activities for Family Fun

    Do you love the outdoors, but aren't a fan of traveling to do things outdoor with the family? There are plenty of things you and your family can do right in your own backyard!

    Now is the perfect time to look at your backyard in a whole new way. Whether you choose to redesign your garden with a whole new plan or embark on new backyard adventures with your family: now’s the perfect time to rediscover your backyard space.

    Check out these backyard activities you can do while you’re stuck at home, by yourself, or for family fun:

    Have a Backyard Campout

    There’s no need to go deep into the woods or to a campground to have an outdoor sleepover with your family. A backyard campout gives you the best of both worlds. You get to sleep in the fresh air, under the stars, with indoor plumbing just steps away!

    If you want to sleep outdoors, the choice is yours. If you do, you will need a tent, of course, and a comfy sleeping bag. If you don’t want to feel like you slept on a rock, the you’ll want to get a camping cot.

    You can add some modern conveniences to your backyard campout. For example, you can run an extension cord from the house to stream movies or shows from your laptop. Instead of building a campfire, you can use your grill to make smores.

    You’ll also want to get some durable camping chairs, as well as some camping tables, so you can kick back and relax. Also, a sturdy canopy tent will keep you protected from the elements as you spend your day camping in your backyard.

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  4. 5 Fun Outdoor Learning Activities You and Your Kids Will Love

    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 and Cornell University found that children are five times more likely to eat salad when they have grown it themselves.
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  5. From Greenhouses to Animal Shade: How These Affordable Farming Supplies Can Benefit Your Land

    From Greenhouses to Animal Shade: How These Affordable Farming Supplies Can Benefit Your Land
    Every farm, big and small has essential equipment that makes a farmer’s life easier and contributes to a successful season. But beyond that, these must-have agriculture tools increase output and benefit lives of the farmer and animals alike. Items like livestock shelters and greenhouses will enhance your ability to get the most out of your land. Here are some affordable farm supplies to add to your toolkit on the farm. However, many types of farming supplies can get expensive. Finding affordable farming supplies and solutions is often important for farmers to help them keep costs down, while simultaneously improving their output and efficiency in both farming and livestock cultivation.

    Affordable Farm Supplies for Increasing Crop Yield

    Some of the most useful farming supplies that help growers extend the amount of time they can cultivate crops are greenhouses. Some farmers may even choose to start certain crops in the greenhouse before transplanting. A greenhouse kit with a smaller footprint can help farmers in multiple different ways.
    “You can continuously be producing crops if you have a market for it,” says Kimberly Moore, PhD, Professor of Environmental Horticulture with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Moore says farmers already know how to maximize their yield in the field. But a greenhouse kit could allow farmers to continue to grow the crop when it can’t be in the field due to weather conditions. “If they have a niche market, they can be growing herbs for a local restaurant and create a specialty greenhouse,” she said.
    Smaller kits can also act as a trial period for farmers who haven’t tested a commercial greenhouse, but may expand in the future. “I suggest buying small first and really learn how to grow in one and control the light and humidity to maximize the effect,” Moore said.

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  6. The AccelaFrame: 5 Places to Use Your Easy Up Canopy

    The AccelaFrame: 5 Places to Use Your Easy Up Canopy
    If you spend any time outside, buying an easy up canopy is a no-brainer. The AccelaFrame Canopy 10 x 20 ft. is a hassle-free way to keep yourself or your property out of those harmful UV rays.  It’s a durable option that will provide you with 200 sq. Ft. of shade in just 15 minutes. Here are 5 places you can take advantage of this ShelterLogic Canopy.

    Put Your Toes in the Sand

    easy up canopy Imagine sitting on your portable chair at the beach, listening to the waves crash and waiting on a hot dog from the grill. The only problem is, the sun is beating down on your head and you’re squinting while trying to read your book. The AccelaFrame Canopy will keep you cool while providing all the shade you need for you and your family. This canopy is big enough for a family reunion on the beach, or even a birthday party for your kids. As a bonus, you won’t spend hours setting up like some canopy tents. This easy up canopy will be ready to go before your children even have time to start building sand castles! And with the locking pin system, you’ll know it can stand up to a windy day by the water.

    Keep the Backyard Barbecue Cool

    easy up canopy Whether you’re enjoying a summer cookout, or you’re grilling hot dogs over a bonfire, guests at any gather
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  7. How to Assemble an AccelaFrame Canopy

    How to Assemble an AccelaFrame Canopy

    How To Assemble An AccelaFrame Canopy

    The Evolution of the Canopy – Why spend time on assembly when you can spend it enjoying your day? At ShelterLogic our goal was to cut down on the assembly time of our canopies. That's why we've developed the AccelaFrame Canopy: a revolutionary canopy with faster and easier assembly. Check out our video to see just how easy it is to assemble an AccelaFrame Canopy. The AccelaFrame Canopy's revolutionary design offers faster, easier assembly compared to other lines of canopies. As the only canopy engineered to save you time, the AccelaFrame Canopy features ShelterLogic's quick assembly system. With less loose parts, the AccelaFrame Canopy comes partially pre-assembled, which cuts assembly and disassembly time down to approximately 15 minutes. The AccelaFrame Canopy doesn't only have speedy assembly, it's strong too. Built to last, this revolutionary product features the strength of a pipe canopy, so it's likely to last more than one season. Get the canopy with the unique combination of strength and ease of assembly whether on the job site, camping with the family, or at your next farmers market. What's more, you can pack it up and take it with you anywhere you go. It's our most versatile shade solution, yet! With patent-pending technology, the AccelaFrame is the accelerated shade solution for the on-the-go lifestyle! You can learn more about the AccelaFrame Canopy here. Anchoring is the responsibility of the owner. Proper anchoring is critical to the overall safety and longevity of your ShelterLogic® product.
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  8. How-To Install Shade Sails from ShelterLogic for Your Pool or Patio

    How-To Install Shade Sails from ShelterLogic for Your Pool or Patio

    Shade Sails Look Great and They're Built to Last

    Here at ShelterLogic we try to create affordable and unique shade solutions and patio covers that will last more than one season. We're big fans of our Shade Sails and Shade Cloth, and we're not alone - our customers love them too. Scott Dawson of Trumansburg, NY purchased a ShadeLogic 12 ft. x 12 ft. Square Sand Heavy Weight Sun Shade Sail in August of 2015, and it's on it's second season. We first heard from Scott last year when he Tweeted us a photograph of his backyard, showing off his stylish outdoor patio fully equipped with a ShelterLogic Shade Sail. With the warmer months just around the corner, we wanted to ask Scott what he thought of last year's Shade Sail purchase and catch up with him to find out how well his Shade Sail is faring this season. Scott agreed to give us a testimonial and some insight on why he chose ShelterLogic Shade Sails for his patio and how he is still happy with his choice. Scott's outdoor patio and Shade Sail Scott's outdoor patio and Shade Sail
    We love that we don't have to constantly move an umbrella around our table to have good shade, and also love that it floats above our seating area without a bulky pole to hold up an umbrella," Scott explained in a recent testimonial. We [took] it down for the winter, so the weight of the snow (which we sadly didn't get much of this year) wouldn't damage it. We put it back up once that threat was gone, in late April this year. We have a unique configuration in our backyard, as we had two natural anchor points on our house, but none for the other two corners. I didn't want to have to put up dedicated
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