Guide to Outdoor Lighting

Guide to Outdoor Lighting 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…

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Sunburn Relief and Home Remedies

Sunburn Relief and Home Remedies 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…

Common Insects in Texas

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 Clean Screens on a 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 a fast, easy way to clean your patio screens before company comes over, make sure to follow these steps.

an old empty wooden peeling blue bench suffering from photobleaching

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 color of a material fades away over time due to exposure to light or sunlight. Just like how rays from the sun can damage skin, it can damage material too.