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What Shed Size and Style is Right for Me?

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What Shed Size and Style is Right for Me?

 Investing in a shed is a great idea for any homeowner. It allows you to add functional style to your yard for everything from storage to a specialty space.However, a shed doesn’t work if you get the wrong style or size. Nobody wants a shed that hogs the whole lawn or one too petite to fit your lawnmower. It’s critical to find the right shed for you, your needs, and your space. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the right shed size. Measure Your YardDo you know the...

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How to Winterize Your Yard

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How to Winterize Your Yard

Fall may be one of the most beautiful seasons for New Englanders, but as most are all too aware, what follows is anything but pleasant. Homeowners may be able to curl up by the fire with a nice mug of cocoa to stay warm, but that same luxury does not extend to lawns or outdoor fixtures.Winterizing your yard is just as important as stocking up on salt and sturdy snow shovels. Preparing your lawn for the cold season can ensure that it stays vibrant and healthy come spring, meaning you...

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Gazebos FAQ: What Kind of Wood is Used?

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Gazebos FAQ: What Kind of Wood is Used?

The pine lumber used in the construction of our gazebos, no matter what the shape, is a treated # 1 southern yellow pine that is kiln dried both before and after treatment. Kiln drying is crucial, as it virtually eliminates the chances of the lumber splitting or twisting.To further protect your investment, the 4″ x 4″ support posts (which have a tendency to split if used as a single piece) are actually a combination of two 2″ x 4″s and a 1″ x 4″, similar to a laminate beam. This...

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