Trex decking with furniture and railing

Expert answers to common questions about composite decks

When planning a deck project, choosing the right material is key to the enjoyment and value youll get from your outdoor living space. Today, there are more choices in decking materials than ever before, including high-performance composites, which are increasingly replacing wood in backyards across the country — and for good reason.Todays homeowners want to spend their time enjoying their outdoor living spaces — rather than maintaining them, says Leslie Adkins, vice president of marketing for residential products at Trex... read more
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Oh, deer! Keep hungry herbivores on the move with a year-round spray protection program

Few sights make homeowners more furious than an attractive landscape destroyed virtually overnight by hungry deer. Rose bushes and ornamentals? Nipped off every bud. Expensive shrubs? Browsed within an inch of their lives. Trees? Damaged, disfigured and sometimes dead.Deer — and their wilder relatives, moose and elk — usually leave a path of destruction in their wake, and...
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How to keep pests out of your chimney

As temperatures drop, many people will start spending more time in the warmth of their homes. Animals dont have the luxury of extra heating and take whatever refuge they can find, making chimneys a convenient place for pests to seek shelter. The team at Terminix has some helpful information to share so that homeowners can be better prepared...
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How to create the perfect, four-season outdoor living space

Creating an outdoor living space will give you an extra "room" to enjoy in all types of weather, even as the temperatures drop. You can start small with an inexpensive patio set and charcoal grill on a new deck, go all out with a fully installed kitchen, fireplace and living room, or something in between. It depends on...

Backyard birding: Prep now to attract birds this winter

Ready or not, bad weather is on its way. Before the snow starts falling, take some time to transform your backyard into a safe refuge for winter-weary birds before unpredictable, harsh weather begins. The experts at Coles Wild Bird Products suggest timely tips to encourage birds to seek sustenance and shelter in your backyard this winter.Start by taking...
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