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Canopy Swings - Escape the Weather with One
Do you love to sit outdoors and swing for hours but have to cut your relaxing excursions short due to the intense sun or brief summer showers? Do you get tired of having to wipe down your outdoor furniture before you can actually sit in it and enjoy it without fear of soiling your clothes? If so, maybe you should think about getting a canopy swing or purchasing canopies for your existing swings.
Canopy swings offer a haven of comfort on extremely hot and sunny days or cloudy days when brief showers threaten. Instead of having to remain indoors and only getting to enjoy nature through the window, a canopy swing allows you to relax in your favorite spots no matter what the weather. Canopies also protect your valuable outdoor furniture from irritating messes such as bird droppings.
And you do not have to go out and buy a whole new piece of furniture to be able to enjoy the comfort associated with a canopy swing. You can take your existing porch swing and find a matching frame and canopy that will look like you bought them together. But if you do not have a porch swing, do not worry. That just makes shopping for your canopy swing that much more fun because you get to pick your favorite style of swing also.
The most durable canopies made for swings are made with Sunbrella fabrics. Sunbrella fabric is the premium outdoor fabric and is also the leading brand of outdoor fabrics in America. Sunbrella fabrics have been used successfully through the years to create beautiful, stain resistant and fade resistant awnings, umbrellas and furniture cushions that have withstood the test of time and the elements beautifully.
Sunbrella fabrics are made with a woven acrylic material. They are water repellent, mildew resistant and colorfast. They are UV treated to not fade for three or more years, and they are guaranteed to remain beautiful summer after summer with little maintenance on your part.
Most swing canopies are available in a Sunbrella navy or green colored fabric. They can be mixed and matched with almost any style of swing including Western, Adirondack, Cottage, Newport and Classic to create the perfect canopy swing to fit your unique tastes and decorating style.
Take for instance the Western Red Cedar Mission porch swing. This swing is beautifully constructed using kiln-dried, select grade cedar and is double-dipped oil stained to bring out the natural beauty of the cedar and to maintain it for years. You can take this gorgeous swing and add a Western Red Cedar A-Frame and a canopy to create an amazing piece of outdoor furniture that will quickly become the favorite piece of furniture in your home.
As you can see from the examples of styles available, it is easy to create the perfect canopy swing for your space. No more will you have to sacrifice style to enjoy the comfort of a canopy swing.
Jennifer Akre is a successful business owner of numerous furniture websites offering product and information about canopy swings, porch swings and other furniture and accessories for outdoors as well as indoors.
Visit http://www.AdirondackChairs-Store.com for ways you can buy and know more about decorating your home and garden in style.
A Kids Tree
During my youth kids were required to pass through a tree climbing phase as part of the transition from being a kid to becoming a teenager. Not just any old tree would do of course. The majestic oak was always a tower of strength but the limbs were too high up for it to be a good climbing tree. Likewise, the tall pecan trees that grew in our yard would have required a chain of ladders just to make it to the first limb.
Trust Your Plants - They Know How To Grow!
I've done a lot of container gardening over the years, and one thing is a given for potted plants: it's a life of constant change. Moving around from one part of the garden, patio or sunroom to another, moving indoors and back outdoors again, and of course the inevitable periodic re-potting. It's a wonder that plants do so well given this life of constant upheaval, but the key seems to be to just tend to their basic needs and let them do what comes naturally.
Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form
Sure, it makes sense that there's a buzz about vertical gardening?there are lots more of us to feed these days with much less productive land. "Let's make the best use of our diminishing resources," many are saying. And likely there are also those who dismiss vertical gardening as a fad. Mostly, though, I hear talk about increased yields. However, I suspect there are vertical gardeners like myself who have been surprised by another aspect we hadn't expected.
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Koi Pond Aeration
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There is nothing more relaxing than kicking back with a cold drink on a hot summer day. Or unwinding with a big backyard barbeque with all of your neighbors. When the weather heats up and the days get longer, you need the perfect patio furniture in your yard or on your deck in order to relax and enjoy the beautiful summer weather.
Tillandsia Airplants - Dont Plant These Plants!
Watch out, it's a tillandsia! Have no fear, I said "Tillandsia," not Tarantula. Although several species of this plant genus have taken on the appearance of the ominous eight-legged spider, you can rest-assured that these plants do not bite. As the largest genus of the Bromeliad family of plants, tillandsia boast of a characteristic that few other plants have, they have the ability to grow and prosper without soil. Nature has provided them with another mechanism for deriving the moisture and nutrients they need to survive. Though many Tillandsia species have a developed root system, its primary purpose is to secure these epiphytic plants to a host. Tillandsia leaves have specially developed cells called scales or trichomes that allow water and nutrients to be taken in from rain, the air, and dust. When opened, these cells give the plants their silvery-gray, somewhat ashy appearance.
Choosing the Proper Pond Pump
Whether you have a preformed or a liner pond, a pond pump is a paramount component of any water feature. Stagnant bodies of water attract mosquito infestations, which are a nuisance, and also undesirable, due to the recent outbreaks of the West Nile virus. Therefore, it is paramount that you utilize a pond pump that circulates your body of water.
How To Plan A Garden Right
Gardening is a hobby that brings joy, entertainment, and a better quality of life. It is a creative activity, the result of which is a more aesthetically appealing home.
Discount Patio Furniture ? An Easy Way to Get the Best
Buying discount patio furniture is an economical way to obtain quality furniture for your patio.
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For best health, it is important to keep your environment as chemical free as possible. With better weather coming up, consider this:
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If you are a serious gardener, you spend lots of time outdoors. And, for sure, you would rather be tending your plants than swatting mosquitoes.
Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners
The Basics of Hydroponics Gardening.
The Advantages of Both a Liner Pond and a Preformed Pond, Rolled Up Into One Box!
Learn All About Feng Shui Money Trees
A feng shui money tree is an indoor plant used in order to attract prosperity and wealth into any space. The feng shui money tree's botanical name is Pachira, and its care requires the average sun light and watering that any other indoor plant would need. Its height can reach to as much as seven feet while it can reach to be as much as three feet wide.
Mulch Your Spring Bulbs In The Fall For A Beautiful Spring Display
Flower bulbs need a good, long, winters sleep. Like some people we know, if they wake up before they are fully rested, they get kind of cranky, and then they don't bloom well at all.
Mosquito Farms? Is That What Water Gardens Are?
What is nicer that a lovely backyard garden pond. The lush growth rising above the water, graceful fish darting about and the soothing sound of the water. These are just a few of the reasons people are drawn to water gardens.
Decorate Your Outdoor Spaces on a Budget!
Many times when the weather becomes sultry, the only place we want to be is in our favorite chair on the porch, sipping ice-cold lemonade! So, if we are to spend our summer months languishing with Mother Nature, why not treat our "outdoor room" to a little freshening up, and make our time outdoors more enjoyable! Here are some great, easy ideas you can use to add your own personal style to a much used "summer home"!
Teak Furniture: The Premier Outdoor Furniture
When selecting furniture for their outdoor spaces, many people purchase pieces made with teak, a hard strong durable golden-brown wood, which is both resistant to the elements and requires little maintenance.
Cast Aluminum Furniture
In days gone by, outdoor furniture was cast from iron. Today, cast aluminum furniture is used more often. Cast aluminum carries all of the grace and charm of cast furniture, but avoids the blight of rust and peeling paint.
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