How to Avoid Deck Collapse and Damage in Winter

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How to avoid deck liabilities

The winter is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends. Many enjoy spending time on their decks in the winter, and it should be a place to gather, not get hurt. Unfortunately, the cold, icy weather can make for slippery decking, and too much weight can cause decks to collapse altogether.

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How to Estimate the Cost of a New Privacy Fence

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New Privacy Fence

Looking for a way to make your backyard a bit more private and separated from your neighbors? Want to allow your furry friends to have full range of your yard without a leash? Looking for a little added security? If you answered yes, then a privacy fence might just be the perfect addition to your backyard.

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Should I buy individual fence pickets or pre-made fence panels?

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Individual fence pickets create classic style, but can be a lot of work.

If you’re considering building your own fence, you’ve probably done research to determine what type of fence you want, how to prepare your yard, and what tools you will need. There is one seemingly minor, yet important question that you may still need to research, though – whether to use individual fence pickets or purchase […]

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Spruce Up Your Shore Property with These 3 Landscaping Ideas

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What are you doing to transform your shore house from blah to wow? You could upgrade your kitchen, add an addition to your yard, or even grow flowers around your entire property. The possibilities are endless. However, you won’t have a clue about what to do until you do your research. That’s why we’ve created […]

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Beautifying Your Urban Outdoor Space

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Create a calming space on your front steps!

Do you have pinterest boards filled with lush, tropical-inspired backyards, chairs placed beside an infinity pool, with a view of a beach in the distance? For many of us, like our dream house, our perfect backyard is far from the reality. This is especially true if you live in a city. For all its benefits, city living is usually not for those who relish large lots and lush lawns.

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Pergola vs. Arbor: What’s the difference?

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A nice shady pergola

A few simple landscaping structures like pergolas and arbors may be able to take your yard to the next level. They can provide shade, aesthetic interest, and even help your with your garden game. Some people use the words pergola and arbor interchangeably, while others think maybe there’s just a regional difference when it comes […]

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