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Plastic Park Benches

By admin - Last updated: Sunday, September 4, 2011

The growing trend in the green movement is buying outdoor furniture that is made out of recycled plastics.  Plastic park benches are now becoming a common site in many of our state and local parks.  With this new trend becoming popular in parks many individuals are now buying plastic recycled park benches for their own gardens and outdoor spaces. Read the rest of this entry »

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Vinyl Fencing Versus Wood Fencing

By admin - Last updated: Sunday, August 21, 2011

The look of vinyl fencing and wood fencing are very different, but they also have many things in common.  Fencing is used to keep livestock in, mark off property lines or to keep children or contained to a specific area in a yard.  Fences are also a great focal point in many types of landscaping designs.  Many homeowners are not sure if vinyl fencing or wood fencing would be a better fit for their individuals needs.  This comes down to wood fencing verses vinyl fencing. Read the rest of this entry »

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How a Pergola Roof Can Make Your Back Yard More Beautiful

By admin - Last updated: Sunday, August 7, 2011

In late medieval and early Renaissance gardens pergolas linked pavilions, extended from a building’s door or provided shelter from direct sunlight for an isolated terrace or pool.  Pergolas have vertical posts or pillars that support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice roof.  Freestanding pergolas provide sitting areas that allow for breeze and light sun while still protecting inhabitants from the harsh glare of direct sunlight.  There are several ways a pergola roof can makPergolae your back yard more beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »

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Decorative Baluster Ideas for Your Plastic Deck

By admin - Last updated: Sunday, July 31, 2011

If you believe the expression “God is in the details” then installing decorative balusters can make an ordinary deck heaven on earth.  Whether you’re changing out the rails or building a brand new deck, balusters affect the overall look and theme.  Decks are versatile outdoor spaces used as entertainment areas for parties and barbeques or quiet retreats for reading a book or taking in the sun.  Decorative balusters are the reason why the home with the bCedar, tigerwood deck with copper ballusters overlooking Lake Sammamishest deck wins in the eyes of potential home buyers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Plastic Boat Trailer Rails

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Those that love being on the water in a boat know the enjoyment of boating on a lake, river or ocean.  Before one goes out and purchases a boat, one should take into consideration how the boat is to be transported.  This is where selecting a boat trailer comes into play.  Experienced boaters know that the proper boat trailer and boat trailer rails can mean the difference between a fun filled day on the water or sinking like the Titanic.
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Why is Plastic Lumber More Expensive than Wood?

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The most common use of recycled plastic trash bags and waste wood fibers is plastic or recycled lumber. The main advantages of using recycled lumber products are that it is more durable than wood, is heat resistant, insect proof and versatile and comes in a wide variety of different styles and colors. Recycled plastic lumber products contain no toxic chemicals, unlike those in conventional lumber.
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Composite Decking

By admin - Last updated: Monday, November 8, 2010

Many of us enjoy sitting on our decks during the summer months, but one thing that many of us hate are the bugs. Wood decking has a tendency to attract bugs such as termites, wood bees and wood roaches. Bugs can cause not only a problem when trying to entertain; it can also be dangerous for humans if they are stung. Wood bees and termites for example look at wooden decks as a food and a prime-breeding environment. Composite decking does not attract insects and is now fast becoming a popular choice among those that use their decks on a daily basis.

Composite decking is easy to care for. Homeowners that do not have a lot of time to devote to maintenance love the ease of care. Traditional wood decking has to be repainted, stained or resealed every few years to help keep it looking good. Composite decking comes in a variety of colors and since the material is already impregnated with the color there is never a need to paint this decking material. Composite decking is also easy to clean. All one has to do is simple wash it off with water to keep it looking good all year long.

Since composite decking is easy to take care of and comes in a variety of colors, many are now choosing this newer material over traditional wood decking. By installing a deck made out of composite decking, homeowners know that their outdoor investment will look beautiful for years to come.

Recycled Plastic Picnic Tables

By admin - Last updated: Friday, November 5, 2010

Picnic tables are not just for dining outdoors, these are gathering places for those that enjoy the outdoors. Recycled plastic picnic tables are not those generic looking tables that can be found at the local park. These outdoor tables now come in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. Many people are now using picnic tables as the focal point for their outdoor landscape.
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Why Choose a Vinyl Gazebo?

By admin - Last updated: Saturday, July 17, 2010

Those that are considering adding a gazebo to their backyard now have many options. The new vinyl gazebos that are now on the market have many advantages over the traditional wooden gazebos. Not only are they lower maintenance, they are also better for the environment since no trees have to be cut down, when compared to their wooden counter part.

Vinyl gazebos never have to be painted. These durable structures resemble wood in appearance, but since they are made out of vinyl the color will never chip, fade or need treated with harsh chemicals. With wooden gazebos that are painted, the paint will start to peel or chip when exposed to the elements over a period of time. Even when a wooden gazebo is only stained and not painted, the wood still has to be treated with sealants to keep the wood from rotting due to being exposed to wet weather. This is never an issue with a vinyl gazebo. The only maintenance that these stylish structures need is to be washed off with a garden hose to keep it looking new, year after year.

The problem with wooden gazebos is that they have a tendency to attract bugs. Insects that feed on wood, such as termites can destroy a wooden gazebo in a short period of time. By installing a vinyl gazebo this is never an issue. Insects are not attracted to the vinyl and have no desire to feed off of it like wood. Homeowners that have vinyl gazebos installed near wood find this to be a great feature.

Many are worried that a vinyl gazebo might only come in one or two styles. The fact is that there are many styles and sizes that are available. With this being said many are surprised to find with the various sizes that are available, it is easy to find one to fit into many different sizes of yards.

Vinyl gazebos can be bought in kits that one can build them. For those that want to avoid the cost of having someone erect the structure, kits offer that option of doing it themselves. There are generally no special tools that are needed. Many of the same tools that can be used on a wooden structure, can also be use when erecting a vinyl gazebo.

Since vinyl gazebos are so low on maintenance they are becoming the top choice for those wanting to add beauty to their outdoor space. Those that have switched from wooden gazebos to a vinyl one, enjoy the ease of care. Owning a vinyl gazebo gives the homeowner more time to enjoy their outdoor space instead of doing maintenance.

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Beautifying a Yard with a Signature Yard Sign

By admin - Last updated: Monday, July 5, 2010

Many home owners install landscaping in and around their house to add more curb appeal to the property. Once the trees, flowers, bushes, stone pathway and wood chips are completed though, many home owners feel that there is still something missing from their yard. That missing piece is a signature yard sign. Placing a recycled plastic signature yard sign can bring the whole landscaping design in a yard together.

Recycled plastic signature yard signs are a wonderful way to display your house number or name. There are many advantages to displaying your name or house number this way. The numbers or name is large enough to be read from the street. We have all experienced trying to read tiny house numbers that are located on a small plaque next to the front door when trying to find a specific address, or even worse trying to read the name or numbers on a mailbox while driving down the street trying to find someone’s house. This can become aggravating for not only friends and or family trying to find your home, but also for delivery people as well.

Plastic signature yard signs are not only great for those properties in the city or suburbs; they are also a good idea for those that live in rural or wooded areas also. Those that have homes that are not visible from the road due to trees, hills or a long driveway find that visitors or delivery people have a very hard time finding their home. Many people that live in rural or wooded areas like having a signature yard sign at the beginning of the driveway making their house easier to locate.

Recycled plastic signature yard signs are not only a unique way to display a name or house number, they are also better for the environment. Unlike wood signs that attract insects or rot due to weather exposure and metal signs that can rust, recycled plastic yard signs are not affected by the elements. Plastic signature yard signs will also never rust and never need paint. These yard signs stay beautiful looking year after year with very little upkeep.

Adding a unique piece to a landscaped yard such as a signature sign can help to beautify a yard and help to displaying a name or house number so people are sure to find your home easily.

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