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Month: September 2018

Three Tips for Building an Eco-Friendly Deck

Three Tips for Building an Eco-Friendly Deck

Building an eco-friendly deck is a huge undertaking. From concept to completion involves many steps, putting together many different components and using building materials that you might not be familiar with. Here are three tips to help make the process easier.  Do All Your Research Up Front Try to do as much research as you can up front. Research the kinds of materials you want to use, your lighting, your furniture and so on all at once.If you do it…

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Energy Efficient Heating on Your Patio

Energy Efficient Heating on Your Patio

If you live somewhere cold, the heating of your patio and your deck becomes a big concern. After all, you don’t want to only be able to spend time on your patio during the summer months.What are your options for heating your patio, especially if you’re energy conscious?  The Old Options In the past, most people opted to heat their patios using traditional gas or propane heaters.While these heaters were relatively inexpensive up front – about $200 each – their…

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Decorate Your Patio with a Sustainable Garden

Decorate Your Patio with a Sustainable Garden

One spectacular way to decorate your patio while adding green-ness is to grow a sustainable garden. A sustainable garden is a garden full of organic plants that you can actually eat. Not only does it make your patio look better, but can be part of a nutritious meal. Keep in mind that your “garden” can be as simple as just a handful of plants, no more than a couple square foot in space. It could also be much more intricate,…

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