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A person wearing blue rubber gloves using a sponge with soapy water to clean their dirty, wooden outdoor patio furniture

January 14, 2022

How Do You Clean Patio Furniture?

You’ve put the meat on the BBQ, made the potato salad, put ice in the cooler, and invited your friends over for some outdoor entertainment. But, when you go to set the table, you discover the patio furniture is filthy. What now? Well, you wouldn’t invite friends over for dinner to have them sit at […]

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Patio furniture left outside during the winter months

September 15, 2021

Can I Leave My Patio Furniture Outside in the Winter?

Whether you’ve had your patio furniture for years or you’re just wrapping up your first season with your set, you’re probably wondering how you can keep your patio furniture looking and feeling great for many years to come. From throw pillows and cushions to your favourite lounger, all of your patio furniture deserves a high […]

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Uncovered patio furniture getting damaged from winter weather

July 29, 2021

The Best Ways to Cover Your Outdoor Furniture

We get all kinds of winter weather in Calgary: cold temperatures, warm Chinook winds, months of dry air, slush, and deep snow. While your outdoor furniture may be designed to last an incredibly long time, it’s a good idea to protect it from the winter weather.  From patio sets, dining tables, coffee tables, and lounge […]

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A close up on an outdoor ambient light hanging over a patio

June 25, 2021

The Best Outdoor Lighting Solutions

Building your perfect patio takes time and is not completed by adding just one piece. Whether you have patio furniture or an umbrella, there is one detail that always seems to take a patio to the next level, outdoor lighting.  Not only do outdoor lights allow you to stay outside longer on those warm summer […]

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A close up of an orange and white outdoor cushion placed on patio furniture

How to Make Your Outdoor Furniture Cushions Last Longer

We all want to be able to spend time outside comfortably. Enjoying the nice weather with friends or family makes for a pretty nice weekend! When enjoying time outdoors, there’s nothing more important than having the right patio cushions for you and your guests.  Many people hold back on buying patio furniture because they think […]

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A wooden gazebo covering tables and chairs in a backyard garden

April 30, 2021

Gazebo vs. Canopy: What’s the Difference?

If you’re looking for quality protection from sun, rain, or hail, gazebos and canopies are great investments. Both offer quality shade and protection, but what is the difference between a gazebo and a canopy? An expert can help you find the best option for your backyard if you’re stuck, but let’s identify the various strengths […]

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Wicker outdoor furniture surrounded by plants

April 22, 2021

Outdoor Furniture Trends

After being cooped up inside for the winter, it’s time to lounge outside. Warm summer days are ahead, and there’s no more comfortable place to spend them than your backyard, deck, or patio. You can socialize with your family or kick your feet up on the table, the possibilities are endless.  It can be great […]

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Fire table with multiple cushioned chairs surrounding it

The Best Ways to Heat Your Patio

If you don’t like Calgary’s weather at any given time, just wait 5 minutes! Calgary’s outdoor time is precious given our long winters. And even when the chinooks roll in, it’s still a bit chilly to enjoy an hour or two on the patio. While the springs, summers, and falls can be warm, it’s still […]

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September 16, 2020

How to Prevent Critters from Making Homes out of Your Patio Furniture

It’s hard to beat the summer experience of having a full patio set, including seating, lounging furniture, gazebos or cabanas, and even planters and storage. You can enjoy the outdoors with the almost the same comfort of living indoors, the more of it you have. But even if you keep it simple and stick to […]

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Cleaning your umbrella is essential for making it last longer.

August 26, 2020

Help Your Patio Umbrella Last Longer

It’s summertime! Get ready for cookouts on the patio, lounging by a fire, and dozing away afternoons on your beautiful and comfortable patio furniture. But with sunny summer days comes the need for shade, which is where your trusty patio umbrella will come in handy. However, if you’ve left your umbrella out during the frigid […]

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