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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Must know about Underwater Lights

Underwater lights are LED lights that are usually solar powered and that light up our watery lives. They can be used in pools, ponds, on decks, on boats, in fountains and anywhere we feel a waterway needs some sprucing up.

Underwater lights for boats make your boat stand out and illuminate the water around it. They express a certain style and can either feature one colour or be colour changing depending on what you like. For boats, of course it is important that these lights are easy to install and that they stand up to the water, so they are water tight and easy to keep looking great year after year. The big cruise ships have been using them for years as they make a statement in the ocean, and now even the smallest of vessels can be brightened up by their presence.

Ponds may have water features or not and water features may be self sufficient or be a part of a pond. No matter, they have an underwater light for that. Imagine your fountain illuminated in shades of pink, purple, blue and green as the water shoots out, or, illuminate your pond for added interest and for better night viewing. Pond lights can be installed into the walls of your pond or simply float on the top. The floating variety come in a wide range of shapes and feature water lilies and orbs to name but two. The floating lights can be changed at will and can also be used out of the water around your pond for added interest.

Do you like fishing? Well, chances are you do a lot better if you are fishing off a dock that has installed underwater lighting. The lights attract the fish to the area and voila, success! Dock lights are also a safety feature that lead boats back from sea lighting their way and also make the dock stand out for passersby to notice.

Deck Out For Summer

Step 1– Start from the outdoor area as it is prone to weather stresses. The walkway is the first thing to be dealt with. Flush the dirt in the walkway and find out the damaged bricks or tiles or pavers. Avoid voids while arranging tiles. Otherwise, they can cause maintenance problems. For concrete walkways, use masonry crack filler.

Step 2– As people prefer to spend their time on the lawn which is referred as a Vitamin D soaking, Take care of the lawn. Remove all weeds and garbage in the area to make it fresh. Apply weed-killing fertilizer if you are unable to weed out. Cover the bald patches by sowing grass seeds.

Step 3- De-gunk the bird bath which is placed in the outdoor area. Prepare a solution by mixing chlorine bleach with warm water. Rinse it thoroughly otherwise it may pose problems. Alternatively, you can also use vinegar. Remove the water and fill the solution in it. Leave it for some time before scrubbing.

Step 4– Clear issues pertaining to the furniture. Dust off the unused furniture and paint them with weatherproof solutions. If you have sprinklers in the lawn, then check for winter damages. Many a time, the plumbing system is subjected to cracks and damages. So renovate them to enjoy the summer breezes.

Step 5– Work on flower beds as they define the beauty of the outdoor area. Remove weeds and dust. Till the soil and apply mulch to make it fertile.

Step 6– Cushions enable users to spend more time on the outdoor furniture. Before using them, wash their covers. For fabric upholstered furniture, clean them with a soft scrub brush and warm water mixed with a detergent solution.

Step 7– Check for any damages for the front door and windows. Cover the post-winter gaps with a sealant. Tight the screws as they may be contracted in the winter season. If possible apply a weatherproof paint to bring back its old charm.

Backyard Pool Area Decoration

While you are planning for having excellent decoration to your backyard pool then you must gather some awesome ideas regarding how you can do the decorations.

Choose stripped awnings: Decorations with awnings are always an eye catchy idea and in the case of designing of the pool surrounding, this special decoration will really give an awesome look. You can select shades of striped fabrics to make the pool extremely attractive.

Placing shade sail: While you are planning for decorating the pool area, you can try to get out of traditional designs like shades with umbrella and instead of that you can simply go for shade sail. This will definitely give it a modernized look and also will make the pool excellent.

Paradise setting: Pool area decoration is always a special type of decoration and here you can definitely think to go out of the way. If the pool area is vast enough then you can give it a natural look by arranging rocks and diving boards of wood. Placing these items, the area will become more aesthetic to the persons present here.

Use decorative stones: Different types of decorative stones are available in the market with which you can simply decorate the pool in a unique way.

Decoration with a flower garden: If the pool area can be decorated with natural flowers then this will give a natural look to the area.

Stone border: The backyard pool can be given an attractive and gorgeous look by making the border with stones. You can choose the color of the stone according to your choice and make the garden simply awesome.

More greenery: A backyard pool area can be made more natural if you go for more greenery. This will definitely make your mind fresh and you will feel to be within nature.

Making Outdoor Fireplace

You can use concrete because it is easy to work with but to make it attractive you will have to tint or paint it. Another important thing to do is assemble all of the proper tools ahead of time. What tools you will need will depend on the type of fireplace you are building, including the shape and size. For a large fireplace you may need to rent a small excavator or power tamp while a small one may only require a pickaxe or shovel. If you have decided to use brick and lay it yourself you will need the equipment that is necessary for bricklaying. If you decide on concrete you will need a cement mixer and a trowel.

The next thing to consider is how you are going to power the fireplace. If you have decided to use gas you will have to have a professional to run a gas line from the fireplace to your home. This has to be done safely and correctly to help ensure the reliability of the outdoor fireplace and to make sure there is no gas leak that could cause it to explode or catch fire. If you are going to use a wood fire then you will need to dig a pit so the fire will be beneath the surface of the fireplace area and enclosed to help prevent spreading the fire and stray sparks. If you are unsure if you can complete the project call a professional to do it.