News & Blog: Outdoor Living

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted in: Decks, Home Improvement, Outdoor Living, Fun Stuff

Nothing says summer more than Fourth of July fireworks, hot dogs and watermelon. Living in the Washington DC area, we are fortunate to have any number of major fireworks displays practically in our backyards, including the National Mall.

Our beautiful beaches on the Eastern Shore will also be a popular destination this weekend. If you aren’t brave enough to fight the crowds at either of these locations, the we suggest an alternative: Stay home and relax in your own backyard!

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Best Father's Day Gift Ever

Best Father's Day Gift Ever

Posted in: Decks, Home Improvement, Outdoor Living, Fun Stuff

Forget about the tie or wallet, new golf clubs or latest cell phone.

What Dad wants is a new deck or patio. Specifically, a new deck or patio for his new hammock. You’ll be remembered for giving the best Father’s Day gift ever–a place to take a nap.

Long® Fence has low-maintenance decks in vinyl and composite so Dad can spend more time on the important stuff like resting his eyes. Most of our deck designers are dads, so they know a thing or two about all the best Dad options.

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Get Your Game On this Memorial Day Weekend!

Get Your Game On this Memorial Day Weekend!

Posted in: Outdoor Living, Fun Stuff

The forecast for the Washington Metro area this Memorial Day weekend is near perfect. After being inundated with rain for most of the spring, sunny, dry weather is predicted for our three day weekend. What a great time to get outside and get moving!

And what better place to move than right in your own backyard. You know it well–just one step outside your back door. Leave the car keys on the table, forget about $4.00 a gallon gas, and go play a game.

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Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Posted in: Outdoor Living, Fun Stuff

May means it’s time to plant annuals, clean the porch, and dust off the charcoal grill. Yes, I said charcoal. Gas grills are great, but I still love the flavor of a burger cooked on my kettle grill. What I don’t like is using chemical lighter fluid to start the fire. For years, I used electric starters which work well until you leave them out in the rain or they simply disintegrate after years of use.

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Add Holiday Cheer to Your Yard

Add Holiday Cheer to Your Yard

Posted in: Outdoor Living, Fun Stuff

Your home is often center stage when it comes to outdoor holiday decorating, but all elements of your landscape including your fence, deck and patio can become props. Here are some ways to add holiday magic to the outdoors this year.

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Winter Prep for Your Outdoor Living Space

Winter Prep for Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted in: Decks, Home Improvement, Outdoor Living

The time has come to leave outdoor living spaces and ride out winter’s cold indoors. But before you batten down the barbecue and stow the patio cushions, don’t forget to take care of wooden structures – like decks, and pergolas that must bear the elements.

Routine maintenance of these structures can ensure they weather the winter well and are ready for you to enjoy come spring. Plus, beautiful, well-kept outdoor structures enhance curb appeal and your home’s resale value.

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