Pool Maintenance in the Fall and Winter Months

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Many people think that there is zero to no pool maintenance needed in the fall and winter seasons. Many pool owners won’t swim in their oasis as much as they do in the summer. However, your pool still needs maintenance. What changes in the fall and winter months is how you should monitor the chemicals in your pool. Believe it …

Best Christmas Gift Ever: A New Pool

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It’s tough to come up with awesome Christmas gift ideas that your whole family will love. But we think Clark Griswold had the best Christmas gift idea ever… If you’re not familiar with Clark Griswold, you’ve gotta watch the classic 1981 movie Christmas Vacation. In the film, Chevy Chase, plays the main character, Clark Griswold, who dreams of surprising his …

Fireplace or Fire Pit? Adding a Warm Feature to Your Landscaping

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Since the beginning of time, gazing into a warm, flickering fire has proven irresistible. Today, you can enjoy that cozy ambiance with a beautiful outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Dogwood has years of experience in creating the perfect fireplace/fire pit feature for homeowners looking to incorporate an inviting addition to their property. Imagine relaxing with a quiet drink at the …

6 Tips for Functional Outdoor Living Spaces

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Whether you have a small backyard or an expansive one, making your living space functional is key. After all, what good is owning a home if you can’t entertain, relax and have fun there? Check out these six tips will help you infuse beauty and charm to your outdoor spaces. 1. Establish Clear Traffic Patterns Despite the size of your …

Benefits of Off-Season Pool Construction

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One of the perks of living in Georgia, is being able to enjoy your swimming pool year-round. Although we had some surprises with winter weather, it does’t mean you had to close your oasis. On the contrary, many find a way to enjoy their pool year around. Naturally, the early spring to mid-summer is often the busiest season for in-ground …

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Retaining Walls – Beauty and Function

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Previously, we talked about the importance of hardscaping and how it can help transform your yard from a simple lawn with shrubs and trees into a beautiful, fully designed, landscape that will be the envy of the neighborhood. Features like patios, walkways, and driveways often draw the most attention, but there is one feature of a yard that combines function …

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Install Pool Lights for the Perfect Nighttime Swim

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The proper pool illumination will transform your nighttime swimming experience. Oftentimes, it’s the subtle additions that make the most difference. This statement certainly rings true when talking about swimming pool lights. Pool lights allow you to swim, or simply soak, in the refreshing water late at night, or early in the morning, when the sun is no longer shining. Pool …

The Advantages of Installing an Outdoor Kitchen

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Americans are no strangers to cooking outdoors, especially in the summertime. Ever since the Food Network started, we couldn’t resist watching Bobby Flay preparing a great BBQ on the rooftop. We also can’t help but watch do-it-yourself channels, showing off different people’s ideas and designs of outdoor living spaces. Who wouldn’t want to have their own outdoor family room? Or …

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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing an Outdoor Living Space

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Are you looking to design an outdoor living space for you and your family? Well, you aren’t alone. According to the AIA’s Home Design Trends Survey, it’s the single most popular “special function room” among homeowners in the United States. The survey found that consumer demand for outdoor living spaces increased by 38% from 2012 to 2017, attesting to its …

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Paver Patio Design Basics: How to Choose Colors, Shapes, and Patterns

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HOW TO CHOOSE PAVER COLORS Your paver colors should harmonize with the tones of your home environment, which is why we offer many paver color options. You can avoid monotony by combining colors, or by using blended hues to provide a little character your driveway, walkway, or patio paver design. Remember, not everything needs to match perfectly. Hardscape colors should …