Category Archives: Outdoor Living

Why Do I Need a Home Weather Station

With technology where it is today, it is so easy to get weather updates online, on our mobile phones or simply watching a national or local weather channel.  The problem with those reports is that they are not taking a weather reading in your back yard.  The weather report you are getting is a general…


Outdoor Spray Misting System

It’s always hot here in San Antonio and many of my clients that want their homes remodeled are asking about Outdoor Patio Mist Cooling System.  They systems are are a great idea for outdoor cabana’s, decks, swimming pool areas or patios.  Mist cooling systems push water through minuscule nozzles at an incredibly high pressure (about…


How to stain and seal a deck

A big source of problems and complaints for all wood finishes is over-application of the coating. Many do-it-yourselfers and even some painting contractors believe that when it comes to coating, more is better. This is simply not the case and is particularly a problem for decks. Most deck finishes are designed to penetrate the surface…


Keep plants from freezing during the winter

Sheltering outdoor plants from severe winter weather can prevent a wealth of problems, ranging from broken branches and damaged roots to certain plant death. Use simple materials–some of them already in your yard–to strengthen plants to endure the elements of winter. Follow these simple steps to ensure you keep your plants safe during winter: Step…

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