How to Enclose a Patio for Winter

How to Enclose a Patio for Winter

November 2, 2022
How to Enclose a Patio for Winter

You can use several methods to winterize your patio, including sun shades and plastic walls. Each option has various benefits and drawbacks. You can consider the functionality of each choice to decide what works best for you. Patio Enclosure Ideas for Winter Having a patio in Texas is great for three out of the four […]

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5 Beautiful Plants for Your Shaded Area

October 31, 2022
5 Beautiful Plants for Your Shaded Area

Once you’ve created an outdoor oasis that protects you from the heat of the Texas sun, you have a new challenge on your hands: landscaping. Whether you plan to maintain a shade garden in a bed bordering your patio or just want a few hanging baskets to brighten up your outdoor room, choosing plants that […]

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10 Easy Dog Shade Ideas

October 19, 2022
Easy Dog Shade Ideas

If your dog spends long periods outside during the summer, it’s essential to keep them protected from the sun. Dogs overheat more easily because their thick coats of fur trap heat. Providing a sun shade can keep your dog cooler. 12 Easy Ways to Create Shade for Dogs If your dog loves the great outdoors, […]

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How to Get Rid of Flies on Your Outdoor Patio

October 17, 2022
How to Get Rid of Flies on Your Outdoor Patio

If you have flies swarming outside your house, you can use several methods to rid your space of these pests. Most strategies are relatively simple, like keeping your patio space clean. You can also look into natural bug repellents to discourage flies from coming nearby. Getting Rid of Flies on Your Patio Nothing ruins an […]

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Can You Get Sunburned in the Shade?

October 12, 2022
Can You Get Sunburned in the Shade?

Yes, you can get sunburned in the shade. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 99,000 new melanomas are diagnosed each year. To protect against melanomas, people take umbrellas and sit underneath the shade in hopes of protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Sadly, shading yourself can still leave you sunburnt. The reason why you can get UV rays in the shade […]

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Screened Porch or Open Porch?

March 24, 2021
patio columns

Enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of your porch is a simple, relaxing pleasure. If you want to add a porch to your home or renovate your current one, you can opt for a screened or open porch design. To decide which is best for your needs, consider the pros and cons of each. Screened […]

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Guide to Outdoor Lighting

March 17, 2021
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 lights are best for […]

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11 Easy Ways to Increase Your Backyard Privacy

February 24, 2021
11 Easy Ways to Increase Your Backyard Privacy in Texas

  Do you spend a lot of time in your backyard or on your patio? Whether you enjoy playing with your kids or lounging with a good book outside, backyard privacy is important to you. As much as you love your neighbors, your backyard or patio is an extension of your home, and you don’t […]

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How to Keep Birds Away From Your Patio

February 16, 2021
birds on patio

Sitting on the patio and listening to the birds sing their soothing songs can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. But when our feathered friends get too close, they can quickly become a nuisance. No one wants to clean up after birds or deal with excessive noise. And some birds may decide that your patio, […]

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Solar Shades vs. Window Film: Which Is Right for You?

December 14, 2020
window blinds

If you need privacy and protection from the Texas sun, you may be weighing solar screens versus window film and wondering which is better for you. Making the right choice can make your home more comfortable, so you want to consider the benefits and drawbacks of each. Solar shades and screens can both help you […]

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