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Fall Back on Your Shed

Backyard Care
Now that we’ve fallen back, our days are getting shorter – resulting in the need to make sure we’re maximizing our daylight hours. As the leaves start really falling, it’s important to stay on top of yard cleanup and prepare for the colder days. Head to your shed and pull out your rakes and leaf blowers to clean up all of the fallen leaves on the ground. While you’re out there raking, take the opportunity to assess the grass and make sure your shed is stocked with the fertilizer and weed control necessary for lawn maintenance. Fall is the best…
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Pergolas: Enhancing Your Outdoor Space

Pergolas: Enhancing Your Outdoor Space

Pergolas
Winter’s not here yet! Get out there and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather while it lasts. Our pergolas offer the best of outdoor living. It truly is a great time to enjoy the warmth from a fire pit, whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or relaxing after a long workweek. Having the right outdoor space will enhance any Fall gathering. Better Homes and Garden offers some great ideas on how to use pergolas to capture the ideal outdoor environment to meet everyone’s needs. They are not only the foundation for providing a tranquil escape right in your backyard, they…
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Book Review: “My Cool Shed”

Storage Sheds
There are endless home improvement and inspiration books out there, but one that stands out in our industry is My Cool Shed: An Inspirational Guide to Stylish Hideaways by Jane Field-Lewis. It is truly amazing to see all of the ways people design, decorate, and use the almighty shed. The book has great photography and showcases some pretty interesting finds. You can buy the book on Amazon, and do a “Look Inside” to get a good feel for the photos and overall style. The description on Amazon is: Building on the success of My Cool Caravan and My Cool Campervan…
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Outdoors: Gardening for the Fall

Gardening
As we approach the Fall season, it is easy to think gardening season is over. But that certainly does not have to be the case! There is plenty that you can do outdoors in your garden, both to keep it looking great during the season, and also to get work done now that will show through in the Spring. Focusing on maintenance and soil makes sense for this time of year as well. There is a lot you can do to nourish your soil in the Fall so that it is better prepared for the Spring. HGTV has some great…
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Discounted Storage Sheds

Storage Sheds
New England Outdoor offers discounted storage sheds, along with gazebos and other outdoor structures, which allow you to save hundreds of dollars opposed to purchasing new. We always feature these on our website, and they are definitely worth checking out to see if the style you want is currently available!
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New Shed Installation Services MA NH

Sheds: Out With the Old, In With the New

Storage Sheds
Many of our customers have existing storage sheds that they want to replace. We make the process as easy as possible! 1. Acknowledge that your current shed is not doing what you need it to do. Whether the shed is just too old, or if it is not the right size or style to match your storage needs, we can handle the removal and replacement. Image of old shed to be removed by NEO. 2. Have us take care of the removal. New England Outdoor offers shed removal services to safely disassemble your existing storage shed. All removal services are…
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The Family Business: New England Outdoor

The Family Business: New England Outdoor

New England Outdoor
As soon as anyone discovers New England Outdoor, they are quick to realize that we are, first and foremost, a family business. Three generations of the Bartolotta family have owned and operated NEO since 1969. The Bartolotta family employs over 20 highly trained carpenters whose lives revolve around manufacturing the highest quality storage shed possible. We consider our employees part of our family, as many of them have been with us for over a decade. Being family owned and operated is really important to us, and a lot of our customers are quick to point out that our company pride…
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Made in the Shade: Keeping Cool with Pergolas & Gazebos

Gazebos, Pergolas
HGTV has some really great photos that are sure to inspire you to spruce up your outdoor space, with a focus on pergolas and gazebos. Best of all, they offer some much-needed shade to help maximize your outdoors time this summer! Whether you are just looking to enhance what you already have (maybe with some new gardening?) or interested in purchasing your first pergola or gazebo, it never hurts to start with some pretty pictures and a look at what other people have done. Both pergolas and gazebos come in wood or vinyl, and have a variety of styles. It…
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Outdoor Home Improvement Projects: What Will You Do This Summer?

Home Improvment Tips
Summer is officially here, and it is finally feeling that way in New England. So, with the warm weather and longer daylight hours, it’s the perfect time to make some outdoor home improvements! In fact, Zillow reports that the 60% of homeowners who plan to make home improvements this season mostly intend to do outdoor projects. This is obviously an idea that we’re on board with. There is no limit to what you can do with your outdoor space, and we encourage you to explore your options.  Projects can be as small as reorganizing your shed or as big as…
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Creating the Perfect Backyard Sanctuary

Going Gazebo: Wood vs. Vinyl

Gazebos
People often ask us the same question when thinking about buying a gazebo, “which is better, vinyl or wood?” Well, the answer is not universal – it depends on your specific needs, budget, and desires. Let’s breakdown the two options: You should go for a WOOD GAZEBO if: You love attention to detail All deck boards are milled at our plant to be smooth and rounded on the edges, ready for bare feet on day one with no splinters or knots. Our railings are each made using three 2″ x 4″ sections for maximum sturdiness, safety, and structural integrity. Additionally,…
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