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  • Stop that Stain! Expert Tips for Sunbrella Fabric Care

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    Double Chaise Lounge Salsa Sunbrella

    It's no secret that Sunbrella coverings on your outdoor furniture cushions and canopies are long-lasting and beautiful. Specially designed and made in the USA, Sunbrella fabrics wick moisture away, effectively resisting mildew and staining. Occasionally, though, a slip of the hand or Mother Nature creates what could (doh!) become a nasty stain. Your outdoor products take a lot of abuse, and like any prized item, Sunbrella cushions need care and maintenance to provide the projected 10 .........

  • Tips for Indoor Winter Gardening Fun

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    Bulb Forcing

    With the extreme drama of freezing rain in one half of our country, and unseasonably warm and irregular precipitation in the other half, it's a bit tough to offer garden advice for our readers this season. Simply put, sometimes the best winter planting happens inside.

    Have you ever created a mini bulb garden in your windowsill? Grown a little trellis of peas up the wall in a sunny corner? Well, you can. And the first week of February really is one of the best times to start these green thumb projects. Traditionally, the celebration of Imbolc, also known in the Christian world as .........

  • About Do It Yourself Fire Pit Kits

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    DIY fire pit CF-20

    Do you want a unique fire pit feature for your backyard? A fire pit with your distinct taste written all over it? We have just the right burner bowl kits for you! With these DIY Fire Pit Kits, you can create the fire pit of your dreams, knowing you'll have a top-notch burner and all the internal parts necessary to make it a reality.

    Do It Yourself Fire Pit Kits from the Outdoor GreatRoom Company are available in two types: DIY burner bowl assembly units .........

  • Sharpen Up on Gas Fire Pit BTUs

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    Outdoor Greatroom Company

    Many of you ask: What is a BTU? Here is a general rundown of fire pit BTUs.

    BTU stands for British thermal unit, and is a unit measure of energy. One BTU is equal to about 1055 joules, and represents the heat needed to warm one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. In this case it is used to describe the heat value of fire pit fuels: one standard cubic foot of propane equals about 2,500 fire pit BTUs, and one cubic foot of natural gas yields approximately 1,000 fire pit BTUs. The higher the BTU, the more heat is generated. A Read more >>

  • Father's Day Gift Ideas ~ from Living Outfitters

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    Gas Fire Pit Table

    Gas Fire Pit Table - GLASSTABLE42

    SKU# GLASS-42-K

    UPC: 811560010169

    The Fire Stone black glass fire pit table with Crystal Fire is a most elegant backyard gas fire pit. You will not be disappointed by the flame quality of this elegant fire pit, or the way the diamond colored fire gems lend the illusion of liquid melting diamonds as it burns.

    Our Gas Fire Pit Table- GLASSTABLE42 includes a .........

  • Summer Sale ~ ends June 2013

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    Oh Sizzling Summer Savings!

    We have the following sizzling hot summer savings to celebrate summer:

    Star Sheds - 10% off all items for the month of June.  Our wooden Shed Kits are delivered in a traditional kit form so some do take longer to assemble than the other types of shed .........

  • 5 perfect patio products - wooden wish list

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    Wooden Outdoor Bistro Table

    We believe in wood patio products and here are some great ones...

    5 wooden patio products, our wish list!

    Arboria Terrace Table Set
    Mini Wooden Greenhouse from Leisure Seasons
  • Patio Party! Backyard decorating ideas...

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    patio party ideas

    Lets celebrate Spring with a Patio Party! Create your festive atmosphere and set the mood with the following ideas:

    - sunny throw pillows on patio chairs
    - floral napkins and bright colored table cloth on patio table
    - sweet tea and lemonade next to your a backyard fire pit
    - and a group of friends and loved ones!< .........

  • Name your rocks after your plants!

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    Living Outfitter garden tips

    Here's a fun idea: write the names of veggies, flowers, or plants on the flat faces of stones and place them at or near the base of your plants!  (then if you need some support for your climbing trellis, choose from our selection)

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  • Compost now!

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    Photo: Want to reduce greenhouse gases AND have great garden soil?  Start a Compost Pile!  Food and yard waste sent to the landfill produce methane gas, but composting naturally traps carbon and nitrogen while turning waste into useful garden soil.  So get your compost started this spring!  www.composting101.com
    Want to reduce greenhouse gases AND have great garden soil? Start a Compost Pile! Food and yard waste sent to the landfill produce methane gas, but composting naturally traps carbon and nitrogen while turning waste into useful garden soil. So get your compost started this spring!
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