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5 Easy Gazebo Decorations for Autumn in New England

Gazebos
Autumn in New England is simply gorgeous with its brightly colored leaves and crisp breezes. If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the season, and there’s no better place to do that than in your backyard gazebo. If you live in MA, NH, or another northeast state, use one of these quick and easy gazebo decorating ideas to create the perfect autumn haven for your family. 1. Fall Garlands Garlands are perfect for decorating the posts of your gazebo. Head over to your local craft store and pick up some autumn-themed runners…
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What’s the Difference Between a Pergola and a Gazebo?

Gazebos, Pergolas
If you live in New England, chances are you relish spending summer weekends outside, enjoying the weather your family and friends. However, it can get hot out there in the sun, so you may be thinking about installing a backyard structure to provide shade during your gatherings. This begs the question, though: Should you install a gazebo? Or a pergola? If you’re wondering about the difference between pergolas and gazebos, here’s what you need to know about these two structures and some tips on picking the right one for you. What Is a Gazebo? Gazebos are outdoor structures that are…
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Where Should My Shed Go?

Storage Sheds
Investing in a new shed can be a great idea. Sheds give your home extra storage, functionality and can look great in your yard. But for use and style, it’s important that you place your new shed in the optimal location. Follow these tips so that you’ll know where to put your new shed so that it works for your yard. Think About Function First Are you planning to build a garden shed? Are your using it for a ride on mower? Are you storing snowmobiles or other tools? Place your shed closest to where you’ll want it when you’re…
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Custimzed Cedar Pavilions New England

6 Ways to Use a Pavilion on Your Property

Pavilions
Installing a pavilion near your home can help improve your property. Not only do these beautiful and simple structures add aesthetic appeal to your yard, they can also add function and versatility. If you’re looking to get more use of your yard, whether you have 1 acre or 100, a pavilion can be the right answer. Check out six ways that a pavilion can upgrade your property and give you a fun, useful new space. 1. Create a Barbecue Shelter with Your Pavilion Many homeowners love to grill or barbecue outside. From summer burgers and hot dogs to early autumn…
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Barbecue Pavilion & Pergola Ideas

Create the Ultimate Barbecue Shed

Storage Sheds
In summer, autumn, or even in winter, grilling and barbecuing are some of the best ways to prepare dinner. Whether you’re looking to cook for some friends at a backyard tailgate before the big game or prepping dinner for the family, it’s important that you have the optimal set up for your grill and yourself to make the best possible meals. Aside from the grill itself, the best tool for this can be a great companion shed to store everything you need. That way you can go from having a neat, clean, good looking yard to barbecuing with all the…
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How A Gazebo Can Improve Your Yard

Gazebos
Gazebos aren’t simply great looking centerpieces for a public park or town square. These beautiful structures are perfect for your yard or property as well. Coming in a large number of shapes, sizes, materials, and colors, gazebos can significantly improve your yard (as well as your property value). Check out some of the ways a gazebo can upgrade your space. It Adds Utility to Your Yard One of the biggest way that a new gazebo can improve your property is by changing the way you use your yard. A rectangular gazebo can quickly become a summer dining area, ready for…
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NE Summer Shed Ideas

6 Summer Shed Must-Haves

Storage Sheds
Summer is here! Make sure your shed is prepared to help you with every fun summer activity that comes up. Spend a little time this year getting your shed ready for the summer. Along with regular use and maintenance, ensure that your shed has all or some of these features so that you’re ready for every warm weather activity. 1. A Great Hose  Whether you’re watering your garden, your lawn, or setting up a sprinkler for the kids, you’ll need a quality hose. The summer is so short, don’t waste it with a subpar, old hose. Set up a watering…
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What Shed Size and Style is Right for Me?

Storage Sheds
Investing in a shed is a great idea for any homeowner. It allows you to add functional style to your yard for everything from storage to a specialty space. However, a shed doesn’t work if you get the wrong style or size. Nobody wants a shed that hogs the whole lawn or one too petite to fit your lawnmower. It’s critical to find the right shed for you, your needs, and your space. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the right shed size. Measure Your Yard Do you know the exact square footage of your yard? Few…
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Backyard Maintnence Tips for New England Properties

The 7 Most Important Summer Yard Care Tips

Backyard Care
With the typically unpredictable New England weather, summer is one of the only times throughout the year when you get to really enjoy your yard. Keep your yard looking great and ready to use all season long with these handy tips. 1. Hydrate Your Yard A healthy lawn needs about one inch of water per week. Whether through rain or watering, ensuring your grass gets this weekly amount can help it stay green and springy. When there is hotter, drier weather, more water may be needed. In areas where water bans are in effect, consider alternatives such as rainwater catchment systems…
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How to Organize Your Storage Shed in One Afternoon

How to Organize Your Shed in One Afternoon

Storage Sheds
Whether a gardening workshop where you tend to exotic flowers or a simple storage space for all of your outdoor adventure gear, your shed can serve a number of purposes. But whatever your shed is to you, it’s important that it is clean and well organized. Here are a few tips to help you get your shed from messy and cluttered to tidy and sorted in just one afternoon. Start by Cleaning When your shed is overwhelming and messy, it’s important to start by simply cleaning and sorting. Pick a nice, warm day when you can empty your shed onto…
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