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New Year, New Trends for Gardening and Outdoor Living

In addition to bringing us into a new decade, 2020 delivers new trends for gardening and outdoor spaces. Many of these trends mimic what is popular with everything else in our lives, as we see a strong push for efforts such as environmental friendliness, saving time, and utilizing the latest tech on the market. Most ideas are feasible to introduce without doing a major upheaval to existing space and are perfect suggestions for those who have not yet embarked on the mission to build up outdoor spaces. 
Eco-Friendly  Artificial may be more appealing. This may seem a bit anti-mother nature, but one way to have a consistent, aesthetically pleasing yard space is to install artificial grass. Although it is man-made, synthetic grass requires significantly less upkeep (think less mowers, less pollution) and no dependence on natural or chemical resources required to nurture live grass. For homeowners that prefer to stick with natural grass, high-tech, fully programmable irrigation systems help t…

Creating an Outdoor Retreat

You may be looking outside at a blank slate or a yard which has already become an outdoor oasis. With visions of tranquility and relaxation in mind, there are quite a few things that can be done to initiate or further enhance your backyard retreat. 
Privacy
Generally, the first step to creating this place of bliss, would be to make it restricted to family members or guests. Putting up a fence that limits visibility and access to outsiders is a possible solution, or you can use more natural elements such as trees and shrubbery to line the perimeter of your property. Read more about creating privacy in our previous blog post (https://bit.ly/2QYqvaL). 
Natural Additions
Populate with plants! Add some landscaping or find decorative planters in an array of colors and patterns to house your preference of flowers and other greenery (be sure to understand what works for your climate, optimal placement for sun exposure and planting timeline). Any of these can be placed on decking, patios, and with…

Protecting Your Outdoor Spaces During The Winter

Winter is here, which means that you should officially be checking off the outdoor winterizing that’s been on your to do list for months. Outdoor spaces can be a cherished secondary living space to us, especially given the level of time and money that we dedicate to the design and upkeep. When the spring comes, we often jump at the chance to set all of our outdoor items up, start planting, and restart lawn maintenance. But, when the leaves start falling and a chill hits the air, we long to hold on to those endless summer nights. For this reason, many people put off important maintenance required to preserve external assets.
Striving to minimize damage to patios, decks, sunrooms and other outdoor objects should be at the top of your to do list during the fall each year. Preventative tasks will help prevent costly repairs or replacement. With a little bit of sweat equity or help from third parties that specialize in this process, you can assure that you are taking the appropriate measure…