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Maintaining your outdoor living space is easier than you think

Some homeowners hold off on investing in beautiful outdoor living features like a patio, deck, fireplace or outdoor fireplace because they believe it will require a lot of seasonal maintenance. But these enhancements actually require much less attention than you think. Decks Cedar decks normally have a lifetime of 20 to 25 years and require minimal maintenance. In the spring, we recommend that you lightly power wash your deck and apply a natural, clear stain to it. This is mainly for aesthetic purposes. In the fall, try to keep leaves from accumulating on your deck. As they deteriorate, they may discolor the cedar and make it harder to clean. Composite decks are primarily maintenance-free. Pavers and patios Pavers and patios should be washed in spring… Read More »

Popular outdoor living features: There’s something for everyone!

A custom-designed outdoor area can extend your living space, solve an outdoor challenge or provide a relaxing place to enjoy the great outdoors. Regardless of your space, budget or style, there are a myriad of outdoor features and their benefits to consider. Patios Patios are among the most popular outdoor living features. These ground-level spaces, typically constructed of low-maintenance paver stone or concrete, adjoin to your home, making them an accessible and convenient extension to your existing indoor space. You can customize patios based on your budget, surroundings and personal style. Have fun with paver patterns and add a little pizzazz and function to your front, side or back yard. Decks This cousin to the patio is typically constructed of durable wood or composite, can… Read More »

How to select a landscape contractor

how to select a landscaping firm

Beautiful landscaping can transform your outdoor living area into a dream come true. But selecting the right landscaping contractor can sometimes seem like a nightmare. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. By following a few simple guidelines, you can find a contractor who can transform your vision for your yard into a gorgeous reality. Start with a vision One of the challenges when selecting a landscaping contractor is clearly communicating your personal vision for your outdoor living area to the contractor. To help the landscape designer “get” what you have in mind, collect images of designs you like, recommends La Rosa landscape designer Travis Bischoff. Tear them out of home magazines, or print them from website photo galleries. Be prepared to tell the… Read More »

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