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  1. Does Your Patio Need an Upgrade?

    Does Your Patio Need an Upgrade?

    Shade Sails and Cloths: Creative Patio Covers for Your Pool and Patio

    If you’re planning to spend a few more hours of your week relaxing by the pool, garden or patio, you’ll want to be sure your outdoor living space is comfortable, attractive and a great place to be – all at an affordable price!

    One great way to add some flair and versatility to your outdoor living space is by installing attractive and affordable shade sails or to add a shade cloth to your pergola.


    Shade Sails: Affordable and Stylish Patio Covers


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    Shade sails come in a variety of different sizes, shapes and colors and can be attached to walls, poles and even trees. They are easy to install and they make perfect patio covers. Functional and attractive, sun shades are perfect for any pool, patio, or garden and are available in a triangle shade sail or a square shade sail.

    Starting at $29.99 for a 12x12 canopy, triangle shade sails and square shade sails come in several colors. They offer sun protection and come equipped with hardware for easy setup.

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  2. How to Build a Gravel Patio in 10 Simple Steps

    How to Build a Gravel Patio

    Have you been dreaming of spending your days relaxing outdoors on your backyard patio? You'll be surprised how easy it is to make this dream a reality! While you might expect installing a patio to be a major project, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you can create a beautiful gravel patio in your backyard in as little as a day or two.

    This simple, economical project will give you years of enjoyment, so don’t let another summer go by without creating the backyard you've always wanted. Here’s everything you need to know so you can get started on installing your own gravel patio right away.   

    Why Build a Gravel Patio?

    There are many advantages to choosing gravel for your backyard patio. Not only is it a very inexpensive option, but installing a gravel patio is a beginner-level project that you can easily do without any help.

    Pea gravel is an excellent material because of its small size. This allows you to create a variety of unique designs using edging and borders for exciting gravel patio ideas for every outdoor style. The stones also drain naturally and won’t crack during winter freezes and thaws. Many homeowners also prefer the attractive, natural look the stones create.

    A gravel patio will make your backyard look beautiful and provide you with a functional space where you and your guests can dine, socialize, and relax. Even better, long-term maintenance is a breeze. This will allow you to enjoy a beautiful backyard patio that looks like new for many years. 

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  3. Creative Garden Ideas for Spring

    Creative Garden Ideas for Spring

    With the holiday season behind us, and the promise of spring around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about your backyard garden. Getting a head start on planning your garden can save you a ton of valuable time in April and is a fantastic way to spend a few hours in the meantime.

    In recent years there have been a couple of very neat trends emerging in backyard garden design, and so in this article, we'll look at some awesome creative backyard garden ideas for spring 2022; we'll also go over some general gardening tips and tricks and recommend a few great ways of adding flair and functionality to your backyard.

    Know your plant hardiness zone

    Plants and flowers are, of course, the stars of the show in any garden, but before you can plan your dream backyard garden for spring 2022, you'll first need to know which types of plants will thrive in your local area, and for that, you should consult the USDA plant hardiness zone guide.

    Different regions have different climates and different weather patterns, and as such, will be more conducive to some species of plants and not others. So, make sure you know what will work in your area, and choose your spring lineup of seeds and bulbs accordingly. Once you know what plants will thrive in your area, then you can start picking out the best flowers and plants for your garden this spring, and that’s when the fun begins.

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  4. Building a New Deck Without Breaking the Bank

    Building a New Deck Without Breaking the Bank

    Does seeing photos of happy families relaxing on their backyard deck make you green with envy? If so, you’ll be glad to know that building a DIY deck is easier and less expensive than you think.

    Not only does adding a deck expand your usable space, but it also adds measurable value to your home. While you can easily drop tens of thousands of dollars on a professional build-out, it’s not a requirement! With a little elbow grease, you can create a beautiful backyard deck that’s sure to make an impression. Follow these simple tips to build the deck of your dreams without breaking the bank.

    DIY Outdoor Deck: Project Overview

    How much does it cost to build a deck? Like most things, the answer to this question varies widely. Generally, to have a deck professionally installed, you can expect to pay $20 to $40 per square foot. This means that for a standard 300-square-foot deck, you’re looking at a cost of about $6,000 to $12,000. However, by doing your own labor and using some creative design tips, you can often build a deck for just a few thousand dollars.

    The design and materials you choose will impact both the cost and the amount of time it will take you to build a deck. Generally, you can build a beautiful platform deck in a single weekend – especially if you can recruit a few friends to help.

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  5. Treat Your Home to a Backyard Makeover

    Treat Your Home to a Backyard Makeover

    Outdoor upgrades are one of this year’s most popular home improvements. In fact, according to a recent survey, 90% of Americans agree that their outdoor living space is “more valuable than ever before.” Sadly, the survey also found that 88% of people are currently dissatisfied with their outdoor spaces.  

    If you’re part of this majority, don’t fret. A backyard makeover is easier and less time-consuming than you might think. Whether you want to increase your curb appeal or create a completely new outdoor living space, there are many simple projects that will help you reach your goal. Best of all, you can complete most backyard projects in just a few days. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.

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    Refresh Your Deck or Patio

    If your home’s deck or patio has seen better days, a simple refresh will go a long way. You can easily restore your deck by making repairs, cleaning the surface, and adding a fresh coat of stain. Not only will this improv

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  6. 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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  7. Deck and Patio Essentials to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

    Deck and Patio Essentials to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

    Now that the warm weather’s here to stay for awhile, you probably want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But when your backyard aesthetic is less than enjoyable, it can be easy to resort to the couch. This year, create an outdoor oasis you’ll want to escape to by easily incorporating a few added essentials. Give your backyard an upgrade with these must-have deck and patio products for an organized, comfortable, and attractive outdoor space.

    Refuse Storage

    Nothing puts a damper on your deck and patio more than unsightly trash or clutter. Conceal any eyesore with the multi-purpose Versa-Shed! The Versa-Shed is the ultimate trash storage solution, easily concealing garbage, bins, and much more for a great looking outdoor space. With a 2-point locking system, high-quality steel materials, and a glossy onyx finish, the Versa-Shed ensures a durable and secure storage solution. Find out more about these versatile solutions here.

     

    Deck Boxes

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  8. What are Shade Sails and Shade Cloth? Learn About These Creative Patio Covers

    What are Shade Sails and Shade Cloth? Learn About These Creative Patio Covers

    What are Shade Sails? Learn About These Versatile, Attractive and Affordable Patio Covers for Pool, Patio and More

    If you’re looking for some creative shade solutions for your outdoor living space, look no further. In our latest blog we'll answer the question, 'what are Shade Sails and Shade Cloth' and give you a peek at our selection of shade sails and shade cloth, their benefits, and how they make for creative patio covers and patio shades that are functional and attractive.


    What is a Shade Sail?


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    Shade sails are versatile patio covers that offer shade and UV protection from the sun. Made from knitted polyethylene fabric, they are a great for anyone looking for patio covers or patio shades that are attractive and affordable.

    ShelterLogic shade sails come in two shapes: square and a triangle. Our shade sails are available in a variety of colors and sizes, and can be mixed and matched to create attractive shade sail designs.

    Shade sails are versatile and can be installed on any structure, building or pole. They are versatile sunshades perfect for pools, play areas, backyard decks and more.

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  9. 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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