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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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Plan Your New Shed Construction

How to Pick the Perfect Location for Your Shed, Gazebo or Pergola

Storage Sheds
If you’ve decided that you could really use a new shed, gazebo or pergola, the next logical decision is where you’re going to put it. It may seem like a simple choice, but there are a number of important factors to take into account. Know the size of the structure If you haven’t picked out your new addition, you’ll want to do so before you choose a location. After all, a 6-by-8-foot shed will be easier to place than a 14-by-26-foot gazebo. Plus, having a size picked out will allow you to test out different locations in your yard with…
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New England Lawn Prep Tips

5 Ways to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring

Backyard Care
Spring is filled with new growth, rebirth and – of course – warmer temperatures. As flowers start to bloom and trees begin to bud, make sure your lawn is ready for this lively time of the year as well. A little work on your lawn in the can lay the groundwork for a great and green season. 1. Tidy up the lawn  Once you’re certain that harsh New England snow is gone for the year, it’s time to clean your lawn. Start by walking around the area and looking for any serious damage or debris around the yard. Pick up…
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How to Winterize Your New England Yard

How to Winterize Your Yard

Backyard Care
Fall may be one of the most beautiful seasons for New Englanders, but as most are all too aware, what follows is anything but pleasant. Homeowners may be able to curl up by the fire with a nice mug of cocoa to stay warm, but that same luxury does not extend to lawns or outdoor fixtures. Winterizing your yard is just as important as stocking up on salt and sturdy snow shovels. Preparing your lawn for the cold season can ensure that it stays vibrant and healthy come spring, meaning you won’t have to worry about whether your grass will…
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Plan Your New Shed Construction

Plan Your Shed Construction Now

Storage Sheds
If you live in New England, you’re likely already prepping for the icy sting of winter. You should be loading up on flannel sheets, bringing out the winter wardrobe, and – of course – reorganizing your outdoor storage space to bring your winter tools up front. Ideally, you’ve got these resources securely stored in an easily accessible outdoor shed. Sheds and outdoor buildings are essential fixtures during the colder months. These structures not only protect your spring and summer gardening tools during the chillier seasons, but they also offer a confined space to keep and organize the outdoor tools you’ll…
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Pergolas: The Unsung Hero of Outdoor Structures

Pergolas: The Unsung Hero of Outdoor Structures

Pergolas
Durable vinyl pergolas are perfect for any climate. Close your eyes and imagine the perfect fall evening. What do you see? Can you feel the leaves crunching under your feet as you stand up to stoke the campfire? Can you smell the marshmallows starting to melt over the heat? No doubt you can picture yourself warmly wrapped in a flannel blanket swapping stories and laughing with your closest friends.  It’s chilly outside, so you’ll want some kind of structure to huddle under. But the stars are among the best part of being outside, so you need to make sure your view…
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Can a Shed Add to Your Property Value?

Can a Shed Add to Your Property Value?

Storage Sheds
The ideal home improvement serves your immediate needs while also increasing the value of your property in case you decide to put it up for sale later on. For homeowners who need extra storage and want to add curb appeal, a wood shed could be the perfect solution. Here are some ways in which building a quality outdoor shed can increase the value of your home. Extra Storage This is a no-brainer for renters and buyers alike. No one likes a cluttered home, so having ample space to store seasonal items, outdoor furniture, and decor, gardening supplies, and lawn care…
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Start Thinking About a Storage Shed for Winter

Start Thinking About a Storage Shed for Winter

Storage Sheds
Recent news reports are reminding East Coasters that the Old Farmer’s Almanac isn’t necessarily a great indicator of long-term weather forecasts – just as the source predicts an upcoming winter even worse than the last. If there’s one thing we can be sure about, though, it’s that there will be snow – possibly lots of it. When your driveway and sidewalk are housing feet of snow, you’ll want easy access to shovels, salt, and snow blowers. Lawn mowers and garden hoses standing in the way will only be an annoying obstacle and reminder of better days. An outdoor storage shed…
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Why Quality Matters in Shed Construction

Why Quality Matters in Shed Construction

Storage Sheds
When properly built, a shed can add value to your home and provide reliable shelter to your lawn and garden equipment. Conversely, a poorly constructed structure can be an eyesore and a liability, even if it’s located in a hidden part of your yard. Here are some common pitfalls of DIY shed construction and how we can help you avoid them. Poor Planning You might think that blueprints are a moot point for building a seemingly simple structure, but having a solid plan in place is key to erecting a lasting shed. Without a carefully drafted blueprint, you’ll probably end…
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