Guide to Outdoor Lighting

Guide to Outdoor Lighting

March 17, 2021

Carefully selected and placed lighting is essential to your outdoor spaces. The right lighting adds curb appeal and safety to your property, creating the perfect ambiance and making it easier to navigate at night. If you’re looking for outdoor lighting ideas, use this guide to help you determine what types of lights are best for […]

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Sunburn Relief and Home Remedies

March 3, 2021
young woman sunbathing in blue swimsuit

Spending a lot of time in the sun can lead to the occasional sunburn. If you need sunburn relief, try some of these do-it-yourself (DIY) sunburn remedies: 1. Cool Bath A cool bath soothes your skin, reduces inflammation and helps prevent your sunburn from worsening. Avoid using soap, which can dry out and irritate your […]

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Common Insects in Texas

November 2, 2020
ants on a leaf

Common Insects in Texas More than a third of the roughly 91,000 species of insects found in the United States can be found in Texas thanks to the state’s sheer size and diversity of habitats. And everything really is bigger in Texas: Many visitors and newcomers to the Lone Star State are amazed at the size […]

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How to Protect Your Indoor Furniture From Harmful UV Rays

November 15, 2019

How to Protect Your Indoor Furniture From Harmful UV Rays The furniture inside your home is expensive and in some cases, it has sentimental value because the furniture is a family heirloom. Sunlight that enters through windows can damage the wood or the upholstery on your furniture. This is caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, […]

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Are Your Shading Solutions Dog-Proof?

March 26, 2019

Are Your Shading Solutions Dog-Proof? For many homeowners, dogs are essentially a part of the family. Many people go out of their way to assure that living spaces are more dog-friendly, from the living room to the backyard deck. Tailoring your home to an animal can be quite different from designing for people, though. If […]

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How to Complement Your Patio Bug Screen

January 30, 2019

How to Complement Your Patio Bug Screen A bug screen is a vital tool in keeping your patio space free of annoying pests. Bees and wasps can pack an unpleasant sting, while mosquitoes and flies occasionally carry diseases. Whether it’s retractable, stationary, or magnetic, your screen serves as a reliable barrier between you and your […]

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How to Clean Screens on a Porch

February 5, 2018

How to Clean Screens on Porch When you’re entertaining, there’s nothing like sitting out on the patio as the sun sets against the Texas horizon. And if you’re looking to create the perfect ambiance, unsightly dirt and debris in your patio screens may offset the majesty of your otherwise immaculate home. If you’re looking for […]

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How to Paint Security Shutters

January 25, 2018

How to Paint Security Shutters Security shutters can offer complete privacy and protection, but sometimes they can stick out like a sore thumb. If you want to paint your security shutters so they blend in with the exterior of your home, follow these steps: Choose the right paint Choose the right equipment Remove shutters Clean […]

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How to Avoid Sun Damage to Outdoor Patio Furniture

April 12, 2017
an old empty wooden peeling blue bench

How to Avoid Sun Damage to Outdoor Patio Furniture Homeowners who own patios with furniture might be aware that water and dirt are two ways their patio furniture can be worn down. But another threat to the quality of their furniture is the sun. Sun damage, or photobleaching as it’s sometimes called, is when the […]

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Winterproof Your Awning

December 1, 2016
View from shade below blue white striped awning

Winterproof Your Awning Winterproof your retractable window awnings to keep them in top shape for years of summer shade. Even in warmer southern climates, weatherization may still be necessary to protect your awning from cold temperatures, harsh winds, and frost. Inspect for damage Sweep off leaves and debris so you can check for any signs […]

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