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  • Bug-Proofing Your Backyard

    Bug Proof your yard

    Winter is little more than a memory, spring is in full swing and before you know it, it’s going to be summer again. That means long evenings spent on the back porch, grilling out with your favorite summer salads and packing away all your winter coats for the season. Unfortunately, spring and summer also come with a few not-so-fun things as well. One of those things that might put a damper on your season is the arrival of all the summer bugs.

    Not only can bugs make you miserable as you sit outside trying to enjoy the summer, but they can also have genuinely harmful effects on your trees, bushes, flowers and other backyard trappings. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. Whether you’re dealing with mosquitoes, moths, caterpillars, beetles or some other kind of pest, you don’t have to just put up with them. There are plenty of practical solutions to this problem.

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  • How to Build a Duck Blind

    How to Build a Duck Blind

    As summer cools into fall, that means only one thing for waterfowl hunters across the country — the start of duck season is just around the corner. With season lengths and bag limits now being announced earlier than in previous years, you can start planning for hunting season months in advance. From scouting for the best spots to monitoring flight patterns of your favorite migratory bird species, you can prepare to have the best duck hunting season of your life. If you want to down as many ducks as possible this season, building an awesome duck blind may be your ticket to success. A good duck blind will allow you to hide comfortably for effective hunting all season.

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  • Protecting and Maintaining your Bamboo

    Protecting and Maintaining Bamboo

    Summertime is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start getting your outdoor space ready for entertaining.

    When it comes to decorating your property's exterior fixtures, you might enjoy a natural, earthy element in addition to the unique look and feel of both natural and artificial materials that create a Tiki theme or island-style aesthetic. Adding this tropical touch to your fencing is easy when you incorporate the flair of bamboo materials into your interior design or exterior property decoration. In addition to its interesting appearance and ability to provide a tropical touch for your property, bamboo is relatively easy to install and relatively simple to replace as well as sustainable, durable and convenient for use in hotels, resorts, restaurants, other businesses or private properties.

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  • How to Decorate Your Interior Using Bamboo

    Decorating your interior using bamboo

    Bamboo is a material that represents breezy nature and the tropics, but it doesn't have to remain outside. It also has a place in interior design, especially for spaces trying to capture the essence of island life. The use of bamboo in design has fluctuated in the past. In recent years, interior designers have been drawn back to bamboo in their creations, and they prefer it over industrial styles due to its natural appearance and the unending possibilities of this material.

    The eco-friendly and stylish element of bamboo changes the ambiance of a room into a true tropical escape. Join the bamboo trend by incorporating bamboo in clever and attractive ways. Check out the following ideas to decorate inside your home using bamboo or dressing up your establishment with this material.

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  • How to Install Bamboo Fencing on Chain Link

    DIY installation of bamboo fencing on chain link

    Beautiful fencing stands out — it shows that you care for your property and want to create a private, atmospheric space.

    Whether you want to upgrade your commercial or residential property, durable, attractive fencing is a quick way to boost your curb appeal and your property value. But if you already have a fence installed, replacing it with new materials can be expensive and time-consuming. Many property owners are faced with a dilemma — do they stay with an outdated chain link fence, or do they invest large amounts of time and money into installing an entirely new fence with new materials and designs?

    Fortunately, installing bamboo fencing over existing chain link is a moderately easy project that instantly upgrades the look and atmosphere of your yard. Beautiful, eco-friendly and strong, bamboo is the perfect way to transform your space, and you don't need to tear down any existing chain link to build a new fence with this durable and versatile material.

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  • Designing and Creating Your Tropical Backyard Space

    Designing and Creating DIY Tropical Backyard Space

    Do you dream of relaxing in a tropical paradise whenever you need to escape? If you look at your backyard and envision lush landscaping, an inviting seating area and a colorful Tiki bar, you've come to the right place. Whether your yard is small or large, you can create a piece of paradise with the right plants, decor and furnishings. In this post, we'll share tips for creating a tropical backyard DIY-style. After you design your tropical outdoor space, you'll look forward to spending time in the yard, and you may find it hard to leave.

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  • A Dozen Creative Bamboo Fence Ideas

    Creative Bamboo Fencing Ideas

    Bamboo has been prized for centuries as a useful and beautiful building material. Today, bamboo is increasing in popularity as many people discover its many benefits. Bamboo can bring the beauty of nature to any space — indoor or outdoor. One way you can incorporate bamboo into your home or business is by using bamboo fencing.

    In this post, we'll learn more about why you should consider bamboo for your next project, how to use bamboo fencing and how to install a bamboo fence. Then, we'll look at 12 creative bamboo fencing ideas to get you inspired!

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  • 12 Fun and Easy DIY Bamboo Projects

    Fun and Easy Bamboo DYI Projects

    If you are looking for an affordable, attractive and eco-friendly way to enhance your home, look no further than bamboo. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable building and construction materials in the world. With proper harvesting, those bamboo plants will keep growing for years to come and will continue to add life-giving oxygen to the planet. Bamboo manages to look timeless, organic, chic and modern all at the same time, making it an extremely versatile material for furniture, decor and more.

    In this post, we're going to look at 12 fun bamboo projects for both inside and outside your home that are easy to complete. Before we get started, let's go over a few general tips for working with bamboo:

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  • How to Build a Palapa

    How to Build a Palapa

    Beaches, resorts and water parks have a distinct tropical ambiance that's enhanced by many accessories and features, but the shelters that stand out at these destinations are the thatch-roofed structures — palapas. Palapas are found on coastal establishments and other themed locations, and these tropical huts offer an enjoyable setting to lounge in and avoid harsh sun rays.

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  • How to Build a Bamboo Roof

    How to Build a Bamboo Roof

    If you want to upgrade your exterior space, bamboo roofing can create a beautiful and interesting backyard look by adding tropical appeal to patios, tiki huts or umbrellas. Bamboo also provides great durability and longevity when cared for properly.

    When building a roof out of bamboo, you can choose any style you want, including a bamboo frame with thatch or a bamboo tiled roof. In this guide for building a DIY bamboo roof, we will discuss a few styles of bamboo roofing and how to build a roof out of bamboo for your exterior living space.

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