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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Decluttering Your Yard: Tips from Konmari to Create a More Serene Outdoor Space

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Keep only the items that spark joy - and serve a purpose

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo was released in 2014 and many of the people who read it did, indeed, find it life-changing. In the book, Kondo details her method, known as Konmari, to determine what you no longer need and be able to release it, therefore decluttering your home and only allowing things which “spark joy” to remain.

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Wood vs. PVC Decks: Which Material Should You Choose?

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A classic wood deck

No pressure, but choosing the material you want your deck is one of the biggest decisions you can make. While wood is still considered the most popular deck material, manufactured PVC or composite decking has continued to gain popularity for its low-maintenance properties. The material you choose will have an effect on your deck’s longevity, […]

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8 Signs You Need a New Deck

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Structural Damage

Thinking about improving your backyard deck, but aren’t quite sure whether you really need to work on it now? It’s possible that old weathered deck will last you through another snow-filled winter, rainy spring, or blistering summer. At a certain point, all the TLC in the world isn’t going to cut it. So how do you know it’s time to replace a deck? We put together some signs to look for when you’re trying to make old deck hold out just a bit longer but in reality, you need a complete deck renovation or replacement.

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Expert Answers to Your New Deck Questions

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A custom wood deck installed by The Deck Authority

If you’re thinking about adding a deck to your house or replacing a current deck, you’re likely full of deck building questions. Luckily, the experts at The Deck Authority have the answers you need. Read more to discover deck questions and answers for the educated home owner!

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