• The Ants Go Marching – What to Do When Ants Invade Your Home

    We have ants and they are marching! Ick. Since moving into our home about 12 years ago, the ants show up every spring when it rains hard. It’s been raining hard the last few weeks. So, they are all over my kitchen counter. They enter homes easily and when there is one ant, there are most often more to come. Some people have used poisons to get rid of ants, but there are natural and hassle-free ways to stop an ant infestation from happening in your home. We used an exterminator a few years after moving in and we were told that their ant treatments wouldn’t last too long if…

  • Patio Furniture for All Seasons

    Outdoor furniture is needed to make your patio relaxing, joyful, and a place to unwind from the stress of daily life. But when purchasing your outdoor furniture, be sure to know what material can best withstand the elements. Here is a list of the most common materials used for outdoor furniture. Metal Patio furniture is made from a variety of metals including, but not limited to, wrought iron and aluminum. Wrought iron is a strong and durable metal, making it heavy to move. Because it is so heavy, if you live in a windy climate, outdoor furniture made from wrought iron could be a great option for you. However, it…

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    Why Wicker Furniture Is the Best Choice for Your Patio

    Many people believe wicker to be the best material for outdoor furniture. It is cost effective and it adds an element of elegance to your patio. Wicker holds up well in any weather and is found to be very comfortable. Wicker refers to the style of weaving materials around a frame to make furniture. This technique has been around a long time, dating back to 3000 BC. Here is a whole list of reasons why wicker is the best outdoor furniture material that you can buy. What Makes Wicker Furniture the Best Patio Furniture This type of furniture is available in many styles as it’s made from a variety of…

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    The Best Plants For Your Patio

    Lets explore the best  plants for your patio, shall we? You could have anything from flowers to ferns and even a garden! As long as your patio has some sun, you can probably find just about anything you want to green up your patio. Container gardens and pots have been used on patios for years. Here is a list of plants that can grow in containers and are perfect for your patio. Decorative Plants 1. Flowers – Flowers allow you to be creative with multiple different types. Nearly any flower can grow in a pot, so you will have no limitations in choosing the right flowers for you. Flowers can…

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    Creating The Right Mood With Patio Lighting.

    Your patio is great for entertaining during the day. But, I bet you want to have evening parties on the patio too. Creating the right mood with lighting is easy, but more importantly, it can make your patio safe too. Lets take a look at some options for beauty and safety   1. Recessed Patio Lighting – Mounting small lights to your deck provides the light you need to your patio, and it saves space. These lights can even be walked on without you damaging the fixtures. Another pro to this type of lighting is that it’s weather safe, so you don’t have to worry about taking it down before bad…

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    Stylish Patio Storage Ideas

    There are a lot of things that need to be kept safe on a patio. Things like gardening tools, hats, blankets, and even drinks that need to be kept somewhere so they won’t get lost and ruined. Whether you have a wood deck, a brick patio, or a wraparound porch, these storage ideas will fit in nicely with the theme of your patio. 1. Coffee table cooler –  If you love entertainment, a carved limestone can double as a table and a cooler for your drinks. There is a stylish table top that slides to the side to reveal a cooler that can hold all of your drinks and keep…