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Fourth of July is on the horizon, and you’re busily getting ready for your party in your new gazebo. Haphazardly throwing together a soiree is not the best idea; instead, you should take the necessary steps to plan it out for a day and night of perfection. Food At Fourth of July parties, most people are looking for summer staples. Including hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs and barbecued chicken is a smart idea. However, you should also include foods that are… Read More »

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Summertime, and the living is easy, right? Long, hot days and sultry nights are calling you to relax, but keeping things loose can be tough if you also want to entertain. Fortunately, you have options. If you have a gazebo, a cell phone, and the number of your nearest pizzeria on speed dial, summer party planning can be as hassle-free as the season. First of all, your gazebo is a natural party hub, a place where guests can get out… Read More »

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There are many factors to consider when determining the best material to use for your outdoor gazebo furniture. Aside from mere aesthetics, it’s important to keep in mind the conditions the furniture will encounter throughout the season so you can maximize your outdoor enjoyment. Ipe wood Ipe is a strong and dense tropical hardwood found in Central and South America. This durable wood is valued for its natural resistance to decay, as well as its natural insect resistance. Ipe also… Read More »

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Mosquitoes carry all types of diseases, but the chemical compounds found in many repellents have their own risks. If you want a natural solution that’s safe for your family and even the pets, then you may need to get a little more creative and look beyond the drug store shelves. Lovely lavender Dress up your patio by hanging a colorful ribbon from the lights, and then spritz that fabric with lavender oil. You’ll love the scent, but the winged invaders… Read More »

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Your gazebo is an excellent place to get out of the sun, which is not to say you won’t feel the summer heat while you’re sitting under the pergola. As we all know, shade is one thing, cool and comfortable is another. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to cool your gazebo and gain respite from the heat. Outdoor fans Not every fan will do for your gazebo. Outdoor fans are made with all-weather plastic blades and special materials… Read More »

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Nothing says fun or fires up the fancy quite like Halloween—haunted houses, corn mazes, hayrides, costume parties, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and, yes, candy. Although the days are shorter and the air crisper, friends and family can—and will—enjoy the season outdoors, especially if you dream up interesting and inventive ways to celebrate. Games Get your game on and give it a Halloween twist. You can either pick and choose from the countless suggestions already available on the web—all you need to… Read More »

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A nip in the air, falling leaves and shorter days are all tale tell signs of fall, the perfect time to plan family meals outdoors! The best outdoor meals are those that require simple preparation, are easy to cook, and quick to clean up. When it comes to an outdoor repast, think tailgating, backyard barbecues and one-pot suppers over an open campfire. Tasty tailgating Fire up the grill for tasty tailgating! Fall brings lots of football games and fun with… Read More »

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