Posts by Hector
How to Choose: Painting vs Staining a Deck
Thinking about painting vs staining a deck to update it? Here’s how to choose the best method that’s right for you! A wooden deck comes with an array of benefits: it looks great, it provides a nice dedicated space for you to relax and enjoy the outdoors, and it can even add value to your…Read More
How to Keep Dogs Off of Patio Furniture
When you go into your patio, what you want is to find your chair ready and waiting, without having to deal with an unexpected occupant—or the hairy remnants of its presence. This sort of problem does have quite a few solutions, and many of them can be executed without too much effort on your part.…Read More
Top Patio Heater FAQs
Summer is gone; your patio isn’t. It makes perfect sense to refuse to say goodbye to that cozy space just because temperatures are starting to drop. The good news: with an appropriate heater, you don’t have to. Before you get started, though, review this top patio heater FAQs for all the tips and tricks! A…Read More
Why do My Outdoor Lights Flicker? How to Fix Flickering Lights
Seeing your outdoor lights flicker while you’re enjoying your yard or patio is, at least, unsettling; it might be more than enough to get your mind racing. Why is this happening? Should I be worried? And if so, how much? That’s what we’re here for. Here, we will be covering several possible that could get…Read More
Best Patio Furniture for Heavy People: Top Reviews
A patio is even more comfortable if it has some furniture in it, for us to sit and lounge in. Heavy people, however, may have a harder time finding proper accommodation, as a great many seating pieces are happy to settle for an often woefully low weight capacity. For this article, we have gathered some…Read More
Best Outdoor Furniture For High Humidity
All of us would say yes to comfort in the patio, but who wants soggy cushions and cracked frames? All it takes is the right kind of furniture, and even an outdoors area with high humidity in the air can be as cozy as your favorite common room. Ready to know more? Check out our…Read More
What Kind of Logs To Use For an Outdoor Gas Fire Pit?
It’s hard to deny: using gas for your outdoor fires is too convenient to ignore. That said, nobody could blame you if you just can’t bring to say goodbye to the classic sight of logs keeping you warm. And you don’t have to!, as long as you choose the right type of log. That’s why…Read More
How to Cure a Chiminea & How to Fix Cracks
If you’ve ever resided or traveled through the Southern United States (Arizona, for example), or around Mexico, odds are you have encountered a chiminea: a sort of pot made of clay, with a wide mouth on the front for your firewood, and a tall, round, slender neck for the smoke to come out of. Contrary…Read More
What Is The Best Type of Firewood For a Fire Pit or Fireplace?
For those of us who still rely on a fire for heat or ambiance, it may be all too easy to just chuck any bits of wood we have into our fire pit, or our fireplace. Firewood selection is more complicated than that, however. In this article, we will discuss the types that are best…Read More
Can you Have Lava Rock and Fire Glass in the Same Fire Pit?
Have you heard of them? Lava rocks and fire glass? They are both elements that can provide unique benefits when added to your gas fire pit—in fact, you need to have at least one. Here, we will cover what each one is, what perks they offer, and what there is to say about putting both…Read More