How to Decorate Your Outdoor Patio in Seaside to Match the 30A Local Vibe

30A homes are known for their beachy, fun and relaxed style – and with these seven tips, you can decorate your own outdoor patio to match the 30A local vibe. Whether you’re searching for a Santa Rosa home for sale or you’re living in a Seaside, Florida home, this guide will turn your patio into …

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Why More People Are Installing Salt Water Pools in Their Florida Beach Home

  You don’t have put up with the chemical effects of a heavily chlorinated pool at your Florida beach home – you can switch to a saltwater pool. Saltwater pools still require chlorine, but not nearly as much as a standard swimming pool does.     About Saltwater Pools (And Why Your Florida Beach Home …

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Stucco: What You Need to Know

Stucco is a common choice in Florida, and it’s easy to see why – it’s versatile and it looks great. But how do contractors apply it, and what else do you need to know? How Stucco Is Applied The process of applying stucco depends upon the adhering surface. If stucco is being applied to brick, …

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Backyard trends: Save money installing your own vinyl fence

If you want the maintenance-free benefits of a vinyl fence but are intimidated by the price tag, you’re not alone. Many homeowners are initially surprised at the cost of a vinyl fence, particularly since the installation costs are generally as much as the materials. Recent trends show that more and more homeowners are saving money …

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For a greener backyard, take cues from leading-edge California

(BPT) – From implementing stricter standards for vehicle emissions to creating a state-level agency to administer stewardship of the environment, Californians have always been at the forefront of the green movement. That commitment to the environment even extends to local backyards, where California homeowners are turning to eco-friendly materials, building practices and landscaping to create …

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Improving the health of your lawn

Let’s face it: When you live in the suburbs, a healthy, well-kept lawn is a must. Before anyone even steps into your house, it’s your front lawn that makes the first impression of your home. So what’s something that can help keep your lawn healthy? Many people seem to forget about aeration. Aeration, or aerification, …

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How to judge your home’s curb appeal

If you have been trying to sell your home, you are well aware of how challenging it can be. However, there is one way that you can increase your chances of success and that is if you improve your home’s curb appeal. With fewer and fewer qualified buyers in the market it has become even …

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Ingenious gadgets keep smart gardeners playing in the dirt

Gardeners who like things easy, have mobility issues or get muscle fatigue are always on the lookout for smart gardening gadgets designed to keep them playing in the dirt. This season some of the best gardening gadgets are ingenious and, often low-tech, doing the job they’re designed to do brilliantly without added fuss or bother. …

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Old fuel can be hard on lawn mowers

(BPT) – Nothing says summer like neighborhoods coming alive with the sounds of lawn mowers and the smell of fresh-cut grass. But getting the lawn mower out of the shed and running properly can be a struggle early in the season. You turn the key and the riding lawn mower roars to life. Then the …

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Home harmonizing: Making outdoor entertaining areas as useful as indoors

  (BPT) – The trend toward outdoor living spaces shows no signs of slowing, and the newest step in the trend is blurring the lines between outdoor and indoor spaces. Outdoor spaces are truly becoming an extension of indoors, mimicking the most useful and appealing elements of indoor spaces. The trend is rewriting how Americans …

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