Category Archives: Outdoor Living

 Deck Lighting Ideas

Light Up the Night with These Deck Lighting Solutions

When you are coming up with deck lighting ideas, you may want to think outside the box. Today there are many deck lighting solutions that are not only functional, but are also environmentally friendly, interesting, and even fun. (more…)

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How To Hang a Porch Swing

7 Easy Steps to Help You Select & Hang a Porch Swing

Adding a porch swing to your home adds charm, comfort, and style. Porch swings come in a variety of different styles, from wood porch swings to wicker porch swings, so you should be able to find one that will match your home decor as well as give you a comfortable place to sit and relax. Once you decide on which porch swing you like, it’s time to get it installed so you can enjoy it! We’ve put together 7 easy steps to help guide you in your swing selection as well as show you how to hang your porch swing. (more…)

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Outdoor Fountain

Simple Steps to Keeping Your Garden Fountain Looking & Functioning at its Best

A beautiful outdoor fountain can make a great focal piece for any garden or patio. Through proper care and good cleaning, your garden fountain can run smoothly through the test of time. There are several types of outdoor fountains to choose from depending on your personal taste, the size of your patio or garden area and how much time and maintenance you are willing to invest. (more…)

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Choose the Right-Sized Outdoor Patio Umbrella in 3 Easy Steps

How to Measure Outdoor UmbrellasOne of the easiest ways to update your patio table is to update your outdoor umbrella. To replace your current outdoor patio umbrella, you will need to figure out what size of new outdoor umbrella to order. Outdoor umbrella size is simply determined by the width of the outdoor patio umbrella. Here are 3 easy steps that will show you how to measure outdoor umbrellas: (more…)

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14 Aug '12

Solar Lights FAQs

Solar Lights FAQs

Get Answers on Some of the Most Common Outdoor Solar Light Questions

Where is the best place to display my outdoor solar lights?
Outdoor solar lights need direct sunlight to receive a full charge during the day. At night, the solar outdoor lights will need the darkest area of the yard, away from any light source such as a street light or outdoor wall light. (more…)

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How to Choose Solar LightsWhen shopping for solar lights, it’s important to match the solar light to the function you want it to perform. Solar Path Lights, Solar Accent Lights, Solar Task Lights, and Solar Spot Lights each will give you different results. (more…)

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Why Choose Solar Lights

Simple Answers to Common Questions on Why & How to Choose Solar Lights

One of the easiest and most economical ways to enhance the look of your home’s curb appeal is to invest in outdoor solar lighting. Solar outdoor lights can make your home safer as well as enhance certain outdoor features, and better yet, most are ready to install right out of the box – no wiring required. Because outdoor solar lights require no wiring or power source, they give you the flexibility to place your lights just about anywhere, as long as there is direct sunlight for charging during the day and complete darkness for illumination at night. (more…)

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Cleaning a Pool

7 Steps for Cleaning a Pool

On a hot summer day, who wouldn’t want to submerge in a cool and refreshing pool? At the end of a long day, what better way to relax than to float? Enjoying all that requires some regular attention to pool equipment. The water in your pool is an ever-changing environment that calls for both attention and maintenance. For many, this means employing a professional service technician to come by once or twice a week. You can, on the other hand, take care of your pool yourself by following these steps. (more…)

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Outdoor Furniture Care

Easy Steps to Cleaning & Maintaining Beautiful Outdoor Furniture

Whether you just invested in new patio furniture or the outdoor furniture set you have is several years old, you’ll want to keep it looking its best for many years to come. Regular cleaning is key to maintaining your patio furniture’s longevity as well as its beauty. (more…)

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How to Measure Outdoor Furniture for Patio Cushions

Here are Some Easy Steps to Measure Your New Patio Furniture for Outdoor Cushions

If you don’t have patio cushions, then you will need to measure your outdoor furniture to ensure you purchase the correct patio cushion. Measuring your outdoor furniture for cushions can be done by following these easy steps. It’s also a good idea to make sure the patio cushions that you are looking at have weather-resistant fabric and are intended for outdoor use.  (more…)

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