Koi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Why is there so much talk about pond liners? Which ones are UV protected, or stronger, or last longer? I am by no means an expert on liner technology, nor have I ever used them in my 26 years of designing and building waterfalls. If you’re a “liner guy” disciple, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh … Read moreKoi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Landscaping…How Does Your Garden grow

thanks to The landscaping of the exterior areas around your house should be as personal in taste as your interior decoration. A driveway and garden are usually the first impressions a visitor has of your home. They should always be as trim and well cared for as your house itself. Naturally, landscaping, like most things, … Read moreLandscaping…How Does Your Garden grow

Screened-In Porches and Decks Extend Your Living Area

Is your home getting too small, or have you always wanted a screened-in porch? It can be possible to add a deck or patio or any home and increase your living area. Building companies, like Design Builders Inc., can create new space that ties seamlessly into your existing structure. They have a few tips that … Read moreScreened-In Porches and Decks Extend Your Living Area

How to Care for a Flagstone Patio

Adding a flagstone patio to your home will provide your household with a whole new living area and come in very handy when you want to entertain your friends or family. This type of backyard accent will boost the value of your home and at the same time provide an area for you and your … Read moreHow to Care for a Flagstone Patio

Sealing Your Patio Pavers – 11 Keys to Successfully Sealing Your Patio

When my neighbor first decided to install a paver-block patio behind his home, he chose paver stones for several good reasons. He thought they would last longer than other materials like wood, or poured concrete, he thought they had a really “rich” elegant look to them and most of all, he thought that they would be maintenance free. Well, he almost had it right. They do look great and they’re incredibly durable, but it wasn’t long before he learned that they aren’t completely maintenance free.

After several seasons of rain, snow and sun, the patio just didn’t look as good as it first did when he had it installed. The sun was beginning to fade the color in some areas, the sand between the stones had been washed away by the rains and weeds had started growing in the gaps between the pavers. He even began to see ant colonies beginning to form using his precious paver sand as their new home.

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Using Photo Wallpaper As Outdoor Wall Art

Waterproof

Being waterproof is obviously an important feature of outdoor wall art. Even damp conditions may cause the design to run or it could completely destroy a good looking piece of modern art. High quality satin paper from Bags of Love is designed to withstand the damp and can be used in covered outdoor areas to improve the outside of a building and add further appeal to your garden.

Durable

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A Guide to Backyard Safety

source Backyard safety is a year round concern, but especially so in early spring, when it’s time to prepare your backyard for safe summer fun. Take a walk through your yard, using this article as a guide to backyard safety and make a list of anything that needs to be repaired or replaced to protect … Read moreA Guide to Backyard Safety

Home Improvement: How to Build a Flagstone Patio

If you are planning on building a patio, why not try using flagstones? Flagstones are easier to install than concrete and very durable. They have a non-slip surface and there are a variety of colors to choose from. They come in green, brown, red, pink, beige and other colors in between. You can match your … Read moreHome Improvement: How to Build a Flagstone Patio

How Much Do Pavers Cost?

Pavers are the granite countertop for your driveway, pool, or patio. They are the best hardscaping product available to homeowners today. Their durability and aesthetic qualities are unmatched by any other product. On a residential scale, pavers can cost between three dollars a square foot all of the way to twelve dollars a square foot. … Read moreHow Much Do Pavers Cost?

How to Install Patio Screen Doors

There are a couple of types of patio screen doors, but the main type of screen door is hung on the outside and has rollers or glides located at the bottom and top. These are a simple door to remove and install so do not be intimidated by the job. All it will take is … Read moreHow to Install Patio Screen Doors