Outdoor Patio Trends in 2016

Nearly all humans love and even have a basic need to be outdoors. All five senses kick into high gear, and everything seems more vibrant and vivid as we feel the sun and wind, smell fresh-cut grass and flowers or just sit outside. Nothing beats outdoor living when the weather is right. The extent of […]

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The Do’s & Don’ts of CMUs

The following are a few of the typical Dos and Don’ts when it comes to installing concrete masonry units (CMUs)… Do: Spread the mortar bed joints to a uniform thickness with fresh mortar Do: Tool after mortar is partially set, but before fully set. Don’t: Throw away mortar scrapings or slushing mortar into joints. Do: […]

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Choosing The Best Fire Pit for Your Backyard

Nothing brightens up a backyard entertaining space quite like a fire pit. With this beautiful addition to your home, you can turn any night into a stargazer’s paradise and extend the usefulness of your outdoor space on even the coldest days with special patio fire pits. From roasting s’mores to building a glow for pool […]

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Bringing Butterflies to your Garden- A tip from Garden Smiths

Not much is more beautiful than butterflies gracefully fluttering about in your backyard.  Garden Smiths, Inc. is well versed in creating gardens full of butterfly-attracting plants to make your landscape a haven for these wonderful creatures.  Other than planting more butterfly-friendly perennials and shrubs, you can capture the attention of butterflies by adding a few […]

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