Oct , They sent me some Thompson s WaterSeal Oxy Foaming Action Deck Cleaner bottles as well, but I chose to press the EASY button and had our entire porch (floor to ceiling) power washed (Truth be told, the porch was in bad shape Everything was mildew stained I honestly thought we d need to re paint
Apr , White Cedar, Yellow Cedar, Port Orford Cedar and Juniper, cedar is the wood of choice for patio decking, fencing, outdoor furniture and many styles of garden raised beds Wood is a natural material, and lends itself perfectly for garden beds which complement the natural beauty of the plantings.
Are you enjoying spending more time outside We ve been having some beautiful summer weather and the evenings are just perfect for relaxing in the cooler time of the day This month the DIY Housewives are sharing some of their favorite Deck and Patio DIY Projects I know I m inspired by many of the projects below and
Aug , Some prefer this rustic look, but for those who wish to enjoy a bright, clean, safe deck for the maximum amount of time, preventing moisture infiltration is a Filed Under Carpentry, Landscaping, Maintenance, Outdoor Tagged With cedar decking, mildew, mold, preventing deck mold, wood deck cleaning
Beautify your outdoor living space this summer with these beautiful summer flowers.
Mar , You can make an outdoor fish paradise of your own, for less than you might think But you ll need this expert design wisdom Add Landscaping Having a hole with water won t do anything for your chi Make sure you budget for rocks, plants or decking Once you ve got everything looking pretty, add water.
Use Wood Deck Cleaner Brightener before oiling with Ipe Oil or any UV protection Get the These concentrated powders are formulated specially to cleanse and brighten exterior wood decks, wood fences, patios, terraces, wood siding, benches, chairs, and other outdoor wood items Material Data Safety Sheet ()
Oct , Spend more time outdoors this fall and winter with an outdoor patio heater Recently I shared Terry and Mark s fabulous redesign where they turned an outdoor deck into a fabulous porch with space for dining and entertaining If you missed that post, you ll I was able to figure it out pretty quickly, though.
Mar , Even if you don t live in the frozen hinterlands, if you have steps leading up to your porch, a handrail is a necessity for safety Local building codes vary, but pretty much anywhere, if you have a deck or porch or more above ground level (lower in some areas), a railing is required, as is a handrail along
The beauty of stain is that it s easy to apply, resistant to peeling, and brings out wood s texture or grain But stain comes in a bewildering number of Well, at least until next spring Shown A knock out deck starts with great woodin this case, clear redwood protected with a burgundy tinted penetrating stain Behr Premium
burning charcoal in an outdoor grill View as slideshow Photo by NoDerog E Getty Using charcoal to cook your grillables is pretty safe It s when you do lame brained things like burn it inside (say in your garage on a rainy day) that things get ugly Thanks to the carbon monoxide charcoal gives off while its burning, about
May , Oh sure, go ahead and laugh that s okay Better Homes and Gardens Live Better Deck Decorating Ideas Pretty purple Our upper patio deck that sits off the sun room kitchen, is the most accessible from the main level of the house, and the outdoor space I wanted to spruce up.
May , Concrete is a standard paving material for many home patios, but that doesn t mean concrete patios have to be boring In fact, rethinking what Ways to Get a More Beautiful Concrete Patio A safety note about finishes When choosing a stain or sealant, you want to maintain a nonslip surface outdoors.
Oct , Learn to think like a raccoon, skunk or squirrel to keep your home safe and your garden intact I love their beautiful facial features and lumbering walk, but I loathe their crafty ability to taunt my dogs from behind glass doors, how they sneak into my garage to chow on emergency supplies, and the constant
Aug , This view from the living room reveals how much terracing can benefit a sloped lot A mixture of paving types and outdoor living spaces, ending with the deck on the lowest level, creates visual diversity The deck sits on the same level as the living room, flowing beautifully into the wood floored interior.
Have several bags of sawdust bagged up Pest inspector said No mulch but in this climate (lower blue mountains) it seems essential Can I take it if I have metre wide concrete path between the house and the mulched beds, I ll be pretty safe W have pest inspections once every months should I be doing anything more
We need a CRYSTAL ONE FOR SAFETY I just agreed, quietly thankful I d get my pretty new deck and afraid to rock the boat by asking Andy or my dad exactly why a deck is better than a patio dad We could build the deck right on top of the current patio, pretty much the same size as the patio, which is feet by feet.
Fixing up the cracks between paving stones keeps a walkway beautiful and safe.
Fun and functional outdoor furniture and accents for a sensational summer yard Sure, you could plop a couple of deck chairs in your backyard for an impromptu sitting area But a hand built cedar bench, Your garden tools need a clean, dry, and accessible locale to keep safe from natures elements A smart option is to
Use Exotic Ipe Oil for all Hardwood decking surfaces This natural wood Finish has a UV Protectant for hardwood patios designed to protect exotic wood terraces Each and every hardwood deck owner has made a great investment in the lavish natural hardwood beauty that will survive for years if it is properly sealed.