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If you’ve invested some time and energy into sprucing up your outdoor space, you might be looking for ways to extend your enjoyment of it. But as the weather gets colder, it’s likely that you’ll have to turn to space heaters, fire pits and other outdoor heaters to make sitting outside comfortable so you can continue to enjoy your outdoor space.
Q: Our condominium association was built about 50 years ago. Our development consists of six separate buildings. Each building is its own condominium plus one master association that governs all of the buildings.
If you use your deck or patio as often as we do, you’ ll find the patio door gets a workout. And the screen slider takes a beating with that continued use especially during warm weather months. If you have kids, you’ re likely to have a stray ball, Frisbee or another flying object damage the screening.
Here’s what to consider before you purchase string lights for your patio, including recommendations on some string lights to try.
For the last year or so, the idea of visiting a local restaurant and requesting to be seated outside wasn’t simply a way to enjoy a meal and a…
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If your outdoor space is limited to a balcony or patio, adding greenery to the walls is one way to make the most of your vertical space. This video from @wildseedsgarden shows just how many plants you can fit in just a few feet.
A road trip through looping down through Southern California and back north again, reminds one of diversity, bounty and beauty of the Golden State.
If you plan to enjoy your backyard this spring and summer, getting it ready should be near the top of your to-do list. Before you start mulching or planting anything new, this typically means starting by clearing out any debris, sticks and leaves that have collected over the winter, as well as sweeping the deck or any patio areas. Clearing out the front yard will also boost your home’s curb appeal.
A reader asks Napa designer Patti Cowger for help in recreating a small garden space in her new retirement home.
If you brought pots and urns indoors during the winter, you can take them outside once temperatures are consistently above 45 degrees. Place the plants and flowers in appropriate areas around your patio or deck — some plants need shade, while others require direct sunlight. If you grew plants indoors during winter with a hydroponic garden, make sure you have enough pots or urns if you’d like to replant them outdoors.
After the cold, wet winter months, your patio furniture will likely be in need of a refresh. TikTok user @ftwmichele revamps her patio set with a quick sand, a can of blue spray paint to cover up the rust, and add a bright pop of color.
The formula to backyard coziness? Start with zones, a pergola, and a water fountain. Add great friends and interesting conversation.
On the way home on a roadtrip from Napa to Glacier National Park, Gerald and Jean Hasser explore more of Idaho and eastern Oregon.
A long-ago drive through Italy helped Napa writer Gerald Hasser spread his travel wings.
Allison Levine has discovered five things that are adding some joy to spending more time at home.
Downtown Joe's will be seeking city permission for an extensive remodel.