News & Blog: Outdoor Living

First Page of 3 Last Show per page, 26 total

Wood Fence: Create Your Style

Posted in: Fencing, Product Info, Outdoor Living

Timeless and traditional, wood fence remains one of the most popular types of fences with today’s homeowners. The possibilities are endless when designing a fence unique to your needs and architectural preferences.

Read More
Winter Paver Care

Winter Paver Care

Posted in: Product Info, Outdoor Living

With temperatures dipping into the forties and precipitation being more prevalent, this is not the best time of year to seal your pavers because they never fully dry out. You can extend the life and beauty of your pavers with a good cleaning. Brick cleaning is usually done to remove tree sap, mold, mildew, other stains and fallen leaves. Once you have cleaned your pavers, remove any additional fallen leaves so they do not stain the bricks. Brick cleaning is much more effective to paver areas that were previously sealed so be sure to seal your pavers next spring, when the weather warms up.

Read More
Don't Forget to Winterize Your Automatic Sprinkler System

Don't Forget to Winterize Your Automatic Sprinkler System

Posted in: Product Info, Outdoor Living

Winter has not fully set in so if you have not had your in-ground sprinkler system winterized, now is the time to do it. The approaching holidays keep everyone busy, but if you wait much longer, it may be too late!

Your sprinkler system saves you time, money, and keeps your landscape looking its best during the spring and summer months. However, it is best to think about the winterization process once cold weather arrives and the grass goes dormant. Winterizing your sprinkler system means you take the steps necessary to ensure that your system's pipes will not freeze and break during the cold winter months.

Read More
Prep Your Wood Deck for Winter

Prep Your Wood Deck for Winter

Posted in: Decks, Product Info, Outdoor Living

Read More
Fall for These Outdoor Decorating Tips

Fall for These Outdoor Decorating Tips

Posted in: Outdoor Living, Fun Stuff

Summer has faded into autumn, but don’t let these cooler temperatures keep you indoors. Pleasant fall weather, with moderate temperatures and low humidity, should last another month or so. Autumn is a great time of year to enjoy your patio, deck or porch. Why not give your outdoor space a look that captures the spirit of the season in a simple, natural way?

Read More
Welcome to Our New Blog

Welcome to Our New Blog

Posted in: Product Info, Home Improvement, Outdoor Living

Welcome to our blog where you'll find lots of information about Long® Fence products, services and related information. Long® Fence is an industry leader in residential and commercial fencing and related products and has been serving clients since 1945. Long® Fence provides commercial clients with perimeter security fencing, controlled access solutions, gates, bollards and accessories. For the residential homeowner, Long® Fence furnishes and installs fencing, driveway gates, decks and screened porches, paver patios and walkways, railings and ironworks, sunrooms and accessories.

Read More
Surviving the Dog Days

Surviving the Dog Days

Posted in: Outdoor Living, Fun Stuff

During the dog days of summer, be sure to keep an extra eye on your four-legged friend. Dogs can suffer from heat stroke, often faster than a human. Your dog is at a greater risk of heat stroke if he is a working dog that exercises outdoors daily, or is confined to a crate, kennel, outdoor doghouse or vehicle. Although your dog needs shelter from the sun, if a kennel is your only option, be sure the area is well ventilated, shaded and a supply of fresh water is always available.

Read More
Say You're Welcome!

Say You're Welcome!

Posted in: Home Improvement, Outdoor Living

Your front porch is like a handshake, welcoming visitors, serving as a connection point with the neighborhood, and role-playing as the first (and sometimes only) impression for passers-by and neighbors.

Whether your front porch is large or small, or even if it’s more of an entrance way than a porch, there are simple things you can do to make it more inviting without breaking the budget.

For instance, one of the easiest things you can do that will have a big impact is to paint the front door. A high gloss coat of paint in a color that pops will instantly give your home a new look.

Read More
Deck-orate with Eco-Friendly Luminaries

Deck-orate with Eco-Friendly Luminaries

Posted in: Outdoor Living, Fun Stuff

With a little creativity, tin cans can become surprisingly elegant luminaries instead of trash. Save money on expensive candle decor with this fun project.

Read More
What's Next?

What's Next?

Posted in: Decks, Fencing, Product Info, Home Improvement, Outdoor Living

First an earthquake, then a hurricane! From the sound of our phones this week, we know that many of our friends out there suffered some type of property damage during Hurricane Irene. No matter how well you prepare for a storm of this type, the force of the wind on your trees and other structures can have devastating results.

In the same way you prepare to keep your house and family safe during a major storm, you can prepare your yard to minimize damage. Here are some measures you can take:

Read More
First Page of 3 Last Show per page, 26 total