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DIY Your Own Container Gardens

Among the accessories and props we bring on photo shoots, live plants and flowers are great at adding a lived-in feel to our photos. Typically, we work with existing plants at each shoot location, but every once in a while we pot our own to bring along. While buying a pre-made arrangment at your local florist or home improvement store is the easiest, sometimes it’s nice to get … Continue reading DIY Your Own Container Gardens

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Whether you’ve stored, covered, or left your POLYWOOD furniture out in the elements, it’s nice to freshen it up before breaking out the barbeques. Luckily, cleaning our furniture is super easy! The Quick Clean – also known as the ‘I have guests coming over! clean’ soap warm water clean cloth The ‘Spring Clean’ This is great for any stubborn stains as well. homemade mixture of 1/3 bleach and 2/3 water clean … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Tips

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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

The first day of spring is right around the corner—it’s finally time to put away your winter clothes, get your POLYWOOD furniture out of storage, and, of course, CLEAN! Okay—I’m definitely looking forward to the first two over the last, but the tradition of spring cleaning is a necessity for some of us. It’s a little shocking when the sun finally comes out again to … Continue reading Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Go Green with 3 Earth-Friendly Apps

Our everyday lives are so busy, that sometimes we forget to recycle or forget that the styrofoam cup of coffee we just purchased isn’t so great for the environment. Earth Day reminds us to stop and take a look around. This is what we are leaving behind for future generations. It’s time to step up and take care of it! Setting plans in motion is … Continue reading Go Green with 3 Earth-Friendly Apps

Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens

If you are making an effort to reduce your carbon footprint and lead a more sustainable life, try growing your own garden this summer. Organic raised bed gardens are a great choice for a beginner, and chock-full of awesome benefits. Why a Raised Bed Garden? One great feature of raised bed gardens is the control you have over the soil. If the condition of your … Continue reading Tips for Organic Raised Bed Gardens

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Beginner’s Guide to Composting

There are so many benefits to starting a compost bin or pile. By recycling your kitchen and lawn waste, you reduce your carbon footprint and minimize your contribution to landfills. Composting is also a key element in growing a successful, flourishing organic garden (link to raised bed post). It helps the soil retain water, improves its composition and acts as a nutrient-rich, natural alternative to … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Composting

Host an Outdoor Movie Night

Take advantage of a clear, mild Evening and gather up your family and friends for an outdoor movie night under the stars instead of under your roof. Here’s what you’ll need to make sure it goes off without a hitch. Technology Don’t let the tech gadgets scare you away from an awesome outdoor movie night. It’s actually quite simple to set up. All you need … Continue reading Host an Outdoor Movie Night

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DIY Stylish Compost Bin

A compost bin is hard on your landscaping, because it really doesn’t fit. If you don’t have a natural spot to place it, a compost bin will stand out like a sore thumb. This do-it-yourself stylish compost bin will complement your landscaping. Supplies: Wooden pallets (3-4) Saw Hammer Screws or nails Any type of flexible wire mesh Small door hinges (4) Staple gun/staples (optional) Simple … Continue reading DIY Stylish Compost Bin