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R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space

As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, theyre putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes.These days, such outdoor havens are considered valuable home extensions rather than underutilized corners of your yard. More than 70 percent of U.S. households now incorporate outdoor living spaces, reports one survey, and nearly 70 percent use those areas at least weekly in season.A favorite material for such havens is Western Red Cedar, a... read more
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5 steps to wake your lawn up for spring

There are a lot of things people miss during the winter — flip-flops, shorts and warm sunshine. But one of the things homeowners miss the most is the sight of green grass.For months their lawns go into hibernation and disappear under a blanket of snow. Once the temperature starts to rise and the days start getting longer, many...
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Ideas to help you reap big rewards from your garden

Get active outdoors with a hobby more satisfying than binge-watching another television series. As a pastime, gardening can help you eat delicious, more flavorful food while transforming your patio or yard into a colorful hangout for butterflies and bees.Many people dont realize how easy it is to have a fresh supply of crisp veggies, fragrant herbs or fresh-grown...
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Top trends to inspire your outdoor living

Outdoor living spaces rank first among special function rooms desired by consumers, according to the American Institute for Architects, and so homeowners are expected to be going all-in for the outdoors in 2018.Trex Company, a maker of premium decking and railing, has gleaned insights from contractors, homeowners and industry experts to compile the following outdoor living trends that...
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Deliver curb appeal with a DIY block mailbox

Weve all heard the old adage, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Well, that statement holds true when youre talking about a home. Whether its the landscaping, the siding, the front door, the windows, the paint, the driveway or the outdoor furniture, the initial reaction to the exterior appearance of a home is permanent....
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