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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Although gazebos are always a smart addition–providing shade on a hot summer day, giving you a bit of privacy, and increasing your property value–you’ll get the most out of your gazebo if you add features to make it an extension of your living space. These five additions, for example, can turn your gazebo into a plush place to relax and get away from it all! Fire place What could be more inviting than a place where you can sit around… Read More »

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With the hectic pace of life that most people are faced with in today’s fast-paced world, many homeowners look forward to relaxing in their backyard gazebo. Some are placed to take advantage of fantastic views, while others are designed to create a feeling of communing with nature in a quiet setting. Regardless of the reason for retreating to a gazebo, it is imperative that it be comfortable and relaxing. It is a great place to enjoy during the day, but… Read More »

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When purchasing a screen for your household, the first thing you may want to know is how long does gazebo screen last. The enclosure for the gazebo may last anywhere from several years to a decade with proper maintenance. The life of the gazebo screen, however, depends on the type of screen purchased. Why does my gazebo need screen in the first place? There are several distinct functions for the gazebo enclosure for a home. The screen can serve as… Read More »

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Spring is just around the corner, and that means getting your outdoor oasis in order now so that you can enjoy the upcoming gorgeous weather. If you have a gazebo in your yard, or are considering purchasing one to add to your outdoor area, consider the following tips on how to maintain and care for your gazebo so that it is ready to be enjoyed in the spring. Depending on the condition of the lawn area surrounding the gazebo, you… Read More »

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You consider yourself lucky to have a sun-drenched backyard, but do you often feel like that picturesque canvas looks a little blank? Landscaping is a great way to jazz up an outdoor space, but it can be expensive up-front in time and cost. Maybe you’ve already got a pool or don’t want to or can’t add one. If you’ve got space and don’t know how to use it, is there one simple aesthetic addition that can totally transform your backyard—and in one afternoon? The tall,… Read More »

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If you’ve got a gazebo, you’re the proud owner of a versatile space that can serve as a setting for any number of activities spanning every season. It can be the perfect place for a family barbecue, a nook where you can curl up with a good book, a terrific birthday party venue, or a place to enjoy the quiet splendor of nature. Why can’t it also be a place for you and your friends to enjoy a blockbuster film in… Read More »

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The groundhog didn’t see his shadow this year, so that means spring is practically around the corner. That being the case, it’s time to start planning your planting. The right landscaping can transform your gazebo from a simple shade structure into a delightful backyard getaway. Of course, “the right landscaping” doesn’t just refer to style and color—the right landscaping is also easy to maintain, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the oasis you’ve created. Low-maintenance landscaping can be yours… Read More »

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As Valentine’s Day 2016 approaches, you may be wracking your brain for a fresh approach to the lovers’ holiday. Have you considered the romantic possibilities afforded with a gazebo? If not, maybe you should think again. Don’t own a gazebo? That’s no reason to reject the following ideas out of hand. Parks and various event venues will let you reserve those romantic settings with some advanced planning. You can even rent a gazebo from companies geared to supply party or wedding equipment, and… Read More »

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