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  1. Gazebos and Pergolas: Finding the Right Permanent Outdoor Canopy for Your Home

    Gazebos and Pergolas

    Outdoor shelters are great for backyard parties, but temporary pop-up tents can be a hassle. Putting them up and taking them down is time-consuming and the rental costs quickly adds up.

    Many smart homeowners are choosing to skip portable tents altogether and opt for a permanent outdoor canopy instead. An outdoor permanent gazebo or pergola is a great investment! Installing one on your property can save you time and money and increase your property value.

    However, before you commit to any type of permanent structure, it pays to do your research. The following guide will provide you with everything you need to know, from the many benefits of outdoor canopies to tips for choosing the right structure and how to prepare your property.

    Benefits of Installing a Permanent Outdoor Canopy

    If you frequently entertain in your backyard, then installing a permanent outdoor canopy is a great idea. Not only is it an aesthetically pleasing addition, but it will also protect you from the elements, making your backyard gatherings much more pleasant.

    While this is a huge advantage, the benefits don’t stop there. Permanent outdoor canopies are versatile, convenient, and cost-effective. Here's a closer look at some of the reasons why adding a pergola or gazebo c

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  2. Planning an Upgrade for your Swimming Pool Area

    Planning an Upgrade for your Swimming Pool Area
    Is your pool area in need of a fresh new look? Whether you want to completely remodel your swimming pool or just give it a facelift, this is the perfect time to do a backyard makeover. An inspiring pool design can breathe new life into your property and increase its value.

    With these simple tips, you can plan an upgrade for your swimming pool area and make the most of your outdoor space. Then, take your pool design from great to amazing with personalized touches.

    Why Update Your Pool Design?

    If you’ve had a backyard pool for a few years, it’s time to update your swimming pool design. Modernizing your pool and equipment will increase safety, keeping your family out of harm's way both in and out of the water. Upgrading your pool will also reduce water and energy consumption which will bring down your monthly pool costs.

    A backyard makeover can completely transform your yard, creating a place your whole family will love. Updating your swimming pool will increase the functionality of your pool area and help you make the most of your outdoor space.

    Tips for Upgrading Your Backyard Pool Design

    A backyard makeover doesn’t have to be complicated. You can recreate your outdoor living space with a few simple changes. Whether your redo the pool or add a great poolside shelter, you can enhance the beauty of your yard and create a safe space for your whole family to enjoy. Get ready to lounge by the pool in style with these backyard makeover tips.
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  3. Great Fall Patio Decor You'll Love

    Great Fall Patio Decor You'll Love

    No matter the season, amazing patio decor is always in style. Having a gorgeous backyard space can give you an area to get away from the stresses of everyday life. It can even make your home the life of the party during any family get together. Fall patio decor goes beyond just tables and chairs. It includes accessories such as stylish storage boxes and buildings, fantastic shade solutions, and more. Choosing the right furniture, accessories, and patio décor can turn your backyard into a relaxing oasis...

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  4. If You Can’t Go to the Game, Have a Backyard Tailgate Party

    If You Can’t Go to the Game, Have a Backyard Tailgate Party
    Can't go to the game, race, or concert? That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the same tailgate party experience at home. here's what you need to make it happen
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  5. Looking for Elegant Outdoor Shade? Check Out These Backyard Gazebo Ideas

    Looking for Elegant Outdoor Shade? Check Out These Backyard Gazebo Ideas

    No matter the season, it’s always fun to entertain friends and family. Whether it’s a get together for the big game, or a holiday gathering, enjoying food and fun outdoors never goes out of style. Sometimes shade can be at a premium when it comes to those outdoor parties. A fabulous way to give your guests comfort while adding style to your backyard is by adding a ...

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  6. 6 Landscape and Garden Accessories to Give Your Backyard a Fresh Look

    6 Landscape and Garden Accessories to Give Your Backyard a Fresh Look
    In the spring, the trees begin to bud, birds start to chirp, and crocuses poke through the ground. Despite the natural beauty, when you look at your backyard, you might not like what you see.

    Spring is a time for renewal, and that includes your backyard. It may be nice to add some annuals to your mix of perennials and other greenery. But you don’t have to replant everything to give your backyard a fresh look. Sometimes it just takes the right accessories to spruce up your backyard landscape and garden.

    Your backyard is the natural outdoor extension of your home. You can change the look of your yard by adding practical accessories for storage, shade relaxation, and more. Also, you don’t have to break the bank to give your backyard space a facelift!

    Here are six items you can use to freshen up your backyard and garden landscape this spring:
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  7. Simple Landscaping Ideas for an Attractive and Functional Backyard

    Simple Landscaping Ideas for an Attractive and Functional Backyard
    Your backyard is the natural outdoor extension of your home. Coming up with simple landscaping ideas that promise to enhance your backyard space can be a fun (albeit tedious) project for any homeowner.

    You can transform your backyard into party central, a quiet sanctuary for you and your family, or something that’s nice to look at from your kitchen window.

    Before you dig in, you need to draw a scaled map of your backyard. Your map should include all existing sheds, trees, walkways, fencing and gates, playscapes, patios, decks, and irrigation systems. Then make an overlay to show what you want to add and remove.

    Developing the best possible backyard landscaping ideas for your needs often starts with some tough questions
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  8. Decorate Your Backyard with These Fall Landscaping Ideas

    Decorate Your Backyard with These Fall Landscaping Ideas

    When fall arrives and leaves are changing, it’s the perfect time to begin preparing your yard for winter. You can take stock of what thrived through the last season, while planning what’s next for your garden. Here are some fall landscaping ideas that will make your yard the envy of the whole neighborhood!

    Fresh Start for Fall

    When beginning the fall landscaping process, suggests to give your yard the proper chance to thrive with a quick clean up. That means removing weeds and dead plants, and giving your grass a nice cut. Tidy up your landscaping, and spread mulch around shrubs and trees. The mulch actually protects roots from frost, while giving your garden a face lift. After that, you can decide what to plant in your area that will last through the winter. Pro Tip: For more on what to plant in your garden or greenhouse this fall, check out our prior blog on the topic.

    Create an Outdoor Oasis

    Part of getting the garden ready for fall is making sure your backyard space looks its best before the winter weather arrives. Consider adding character to your space with the Sequoia Gazebo. Gazebo’s are perfect for an outdoor garden, and a quiet place to enjoy the outdoors while sheltered from the sun. They’re also a great area for gathering when your family comes over for any fall parties! This gazebo has a durable water-resistant cover that will protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays. This gazebo also includes:
    • Strong steel frame that resists corrosion and rust
    • Easy assembly without the need for additional parts
    • Secure wide cross beam trusses for extra stability

    Fall Landscaping, deck boxFall Landscaping Accessories

    Part of the fun of landscaping in the fall is organizing your backyard space. You want it to look vibrant as the beautiful autumn colors take shape. Organizing also means storing items from last season. That might mean tucking away garden tools or patio items you won’t be using come winter. You’ll need something stylish, yet durable to ensure your belongings are safe. These gorgeous deck boxes are perfect for indoor or outdoor. Versatile and sturdy, they come in anthracite or espresso and couldn’t be any more convenient! The deck boxes also have:
    • Galvanized steel for rust resistance
    • Easy open lift for quick access to your items
    • Almost 135 gallons of storage space
    When it comes to fall landscaping, don’t skip those beautiful pops of color throughout your yard to really make your space sing. When it comes to decorating your patio area for the season, these versatile umbrellas... will keep you cool and give you some extra light at night. Whether you place them at your patio table or outdoor deck, this will be a crowd pleaser at your next get together. The umbrellas include 3 tilt
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  9. Patio Decorating Ideas That Will Transform Your Outdoor Space

    Patio Decorating Ideas That Will Transform Your Outdoor Space

    Creating a beautiful outdoor patio area expands your living space, and gives you a wonderful place to enjoy nice weather and time with family. When decorating your patio, think comfortable and cozy. Choose accessories that will compliment your style, but also serve a purpose. You want your outdoor space to be just as enjoyable as sitting in your living room. These patio decorating ideas will help create your perfect outdoor...

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  10. 5 Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

    5 Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

    Whether your home is on the market or not, finding easy ways to add curb appeal to your property matters. What exactly is curb appeal, anyway? It’s how attractive your home looks on the outside from the street. And we're not the only ones looking for easy ways to add curb appeal is so important: a whopping 94 percent of Realtors suggest making outdoor i...

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