When it comes to dogs (or any pet, for that matter), they love to hang out outside. If you have a patio that keeps you cool during the summer, your dog will likely want to join you.  Whether you are renovating your current patio or have plans to develop one, you are going to want […]

Although a gazebo in your backyard may only seem like a summer investment, it is, in fact, a relevant element of property to have in any season throughout the year. The key is simply to decorate it in such a way that it always fits in with its surrounding season. So what are some ways […]

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Having a deck is nice in theory, but the fact of the matter is that if you haven’t kept it up-to-date and fully functional, it’s unlikely that you get to use it much at all. If this sounds like you, it is probably high time to update your deck. Let’s look at some of the […]

Anyone in San Antonio knows that the weather is as predictable as the lottery – the sun can be out at one point in the day and then ten minutes later, the sky can break out in torrential rain. As unpredictable as the weather in San Antonio can be, it is also very diverse. From […]

As it heats up, the shorts go on and the grilling season starts. As it gets into full swing, it is important to understand that as exciting as grilling is, there are dangers that can have enormous consequences if not heeded. Here are some tips to make your grilling season a happy and safe time […]

To understand what types of plants and flowers will thrive in San Antonio, you have to understand San Antonio’s climate first. San Antonio is an area with mild springs and summers plagued with dry heat. An occasional drought is not uncommon for the San Antonio region, but in contrast, San Antonio can flood to the […]

Nearly all gardeners get stoked when spring approaches. Finally, the weather is just right to not only enjoy outdoor activities, but it is also perfect for gardening.  As you prepare to enjoy the afternoon on your patio or deck, make sure your garden is ready as well. When is the best time? While there really […]

Do you love the outdoors but hate some of what comes with it? For example, do the warmer months have you fighting off bugs and smothering heat while the cooler months leave you longing for the indoors? Maybe it’s not your comfort you are concerned about. If you have plants, you want to make sure […]

People have enjoyed the numerous benefits of gazebos since ancient times in history. From the United States to Asia, Greece and Egypt, they have been used for many reasons, including:   a beautiful addition to a garden a peaceful place for meditation a part of temple worship reading a romantic evening outdoors an opportunity to […]

When homeowners decide to use concrete for their patio or other outdoor landscaping, they most likely are hoping that it will be more durable and usable for longer than some of the other similar alternatives. The reality is, concrete is exposed to all of the extreme elements your area’s climate brings — so there is […]