Cover Your Outdoor Space With Shade Sails

April 12, 2014 Dan Ashbach 1

Steve and I were looking for an outdoor patio cover that was a little different, and that didn’t require major construction either. We found it in shade sails. Popular in Europe for quite awhile, they are catching on in the US quickly because of their…

Outdoor Room Ideas

April 1, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

The garden is an extension of your home, so there is no reason you can’t give just as much attention to your outdoor rooms as you do your indoor ones! Just remember to look at your outdoor room in the same way…floor, walls, ceiling, furniture and…

Ornamental Edibles

March 29, 2014 Dan Ashbach 1

I’ve always loved having edibles in my garden. It isn’t a new idea, cottage gardens in Europe traditionally combined growing vegetables for the family along with table flowers, due to the small spaces most people had in those times. And cottage…

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

March 11, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

Outdoor cooking is becoming more and more popular. Even in the northern latitudes you are seeing outdoor kitchens and fireplaces being built on patios. We […]

Create an outdoor space that ‘wows’

January 21, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

(BPT) – Whether you own a cozy cottage or mega mansion, as a homeowner, you likely embrace the outdoor living trend. But when you look at your deck or patio, does it leave something to be desired? By taking a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, you can…

Gardening 101 for Families

January 12, 2014 Dan Ashbach 0

Gardening 101 for Families (via If you’re new to gardening, you might feel intimidated by all the things you need to know; soil condition, […]