5 Best Ways to Heat Your Patio in Winter

5 Best Ways to Heat Your Outdoor Space in Winter

Honestly, there are more than 5 ways to heat your outdoor living space in winter. However, I feel like all of these other methods kind of fit snugly into 5 categories and so we’ll be going over those 5 main categories.  In my opinion, the 5 best ways to heat yourself and your outdoor living…

10 Ways You're Ruining Your Lawn

10 Ways You’re Ruining Your Lawn (Beginner’s Guide)

Homeowners often battle to maintain a green, healthy lawn for their home and there is a lot of information that is wrong. An example of this is the question: Does watering grass in the sun burn it? Watering your grass in the heat of the day under a bright sun will not burn it. The…

Best Materials for Raised Garden Beds

Best Materials to Build Raised Garden Beds (Helpful Guide)

The material you choose for your raised garden beds all depends on your budget and what materials you might have access to. In some cases, we just used what we have available, and that’s fine. But the question is, what are the best materials available for building your raised garden beds?  The best material for…

4 Ways to Cool Your Outdoor Space

4 Great Ways to Cool Your Outdoor Space (Beginner’s Guide)

Patios and well, really any outdoor living space is the prime location for everything from family get-togethers to hosted dinners, to simply enjoying the outdoor air while working on a paper. But I’m from the Southern United States, and summer days can get hot and steamy.  Before you let the hot temperatures drive you inside,…

7 Things to Know About Raised Bed Gardens

7 Things to Know About Raised Garden Beds (Starter Guide)

If using raised garden beds is the right choice for your gardening style, you may have some questions. Even if you’ve done your research, things come up.   If you do the proper planning and maintenance, your raised bed gardens will give you a great return on your investment of money and time.  In this article,…

What Outdoor Furniture Lasts Longest

How Many Years Can Quality Outdoor Furniture Last? (Helpful Guide)

With all the different types of outdoor furniture, one can wonder which of them lasts the test of time. This article delves into which is the longest lasting.

How to fix a garden shed floor

How to Fix Garden Shed Floor?

The floor of a garden shed is one of the most important parts of the building. It provides structural stability. If it’s damaged, it can be a safety hazard. You’ll want to repair a damaged floor as soon as possible.  Fixing a garden shed floor is straightforward. The time and effort will depend on what…

How many sheds can I have in my backyard?

How Many Sheds Can I Have in My Backyard?

There are plenty of reasons to have more than one shed in your yard.  How many sheds you can have in your backyard is determined by many variables, including zoning and HOA restrictions, the size of the sheds compared to the size of your yard, and city versus country living. Want to know more about…

Do Sheds Add Value to your Property?

Do Sheds Add Value to Your Property?

Sheds might seem insignificant to many homeowners, but there are a lot of advantages to having them on your property.  Sheds add value to your property if they are well-maintained, add to the aesthetic of the home, and are well-developed for their intended use.  So, how much and how do sheds add value to a…

Do Metal Sheds Get Hot?

Do Metal Sheds Get Hot? (Answered)

Metal sheds get hot because they are excellent conductors of heat and therefore absorb heat from the sun. The inside of an enclosed metal shed can get dangerously hot in the summer.   Why Do Metal Sheds Get Hot? Metal is a good conductor of heat and will transfer heat from one part of the shed…

Deck Skirting on a Budget

Deck Skirting – On a Budget

Deck skirting can run on the expensive side, but you can save money if you are okay with repurposing things you already have available or just taking a DIY approach.  Some things you can use for deck skirting are premade deck skirting, lattice, vertical boards, or plants. You decide based on what you have available…

Best plants for hay fever sufferers

Best Garden Plants for Hay Fever Sufferers

You can still garden if you are a hay fever sufferer. Usually, you want to try plants with small blooms that bloom infrequently. But there are some flowering and decorative plants that you can still plant and have around without worrying about how they will affect your allergies. I’ve researched a list of plants that…

The Great Rake Comparison

Metal vs. Plastic Rake – Rake Those Leaves!

When the leaves start falling from the trees, there will be a lot to rake. It’s a landslide of leaves that just won’t stop – and I now live in a place that doesn’t even have any actual trees on the property!  We just happen to have trees behind us, trees across the street, and…

Do Mosquito Foggers Work?

Do Mosquito Foggers Work? (Answered)

Mosquitos. If you live in a semi-damp place with warm weather, you know what they are. We all hate those annoying little creatures sucking our blood, buzzing in our ears, and ruining our outdoor time. There are lots of ways to get rid of them, but mosquito foggers are the most common.  But do mosquito…

All About Outdoor Kitchens

All About Outdoor Kitchens – What To Do When You Want One

Outdoor kitchens are fast becoming the final centerpiece for a perfect outdoor living space. Why? Because they are a fantastic way to expand your living and the entertaining area outside while being of practical use to everyone.  An outdoor kitchen is an excellent addition to any home. Not only does it add value to your…

Removing Ice from Sidewalks

What Are Some Great Ways to Clear Ice From Your Walkway?

Ice does not often happen in North Carolina. So, when a freeze is forecasted in my area, I like to ensure my home will be accessible for my family and me. The last thing I want is for someone to slip on the ice outside my house.  The easiest way to prevent slips and falls…

What Are Creosote Logs, and Should I Use Them?

What Are Creosote Logs, and Should I Use Them?

If you’re new to using firewood, it’s easy to get confused about what creosote is, how it has been used, or how to get rid of it. Creosote logs are not made with creosote but are made to get rid of it. They are chimney-cleaning logs that can be burned with any fire. They release…

What Cable Size to Wire a Shed

What Size Cable Do I Need for Wiring a Garden Shed? (Explained)

There are a lot of factors that come into play when you’re trying to figure out what size cable you need for your garden shed. The gauge of your cable will depend on how much electricity you need to get from your source – your home – to the destination – your shed. The longer…