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    Caring for Your Tarp Building in Winter

    Come wintertime, having the perfect outdoor storage building for your vehicle and snow removal equipment is invaluable. Whether you’re storing your automobile or a snow blower, you can ensure your belongings will stay safe in a tarp building. Strong, sturdy fabric garages and fabric sheds are excellent, affordable tarp buildings that can handle tough weather all year long. They’re great for keeping vehicles and plows ready for action, as well as for storing your offseason gear and equipment. However, it’s important to make sure your tarp building is prepared for the possibility of snow or other winter weather. Before winter comes, fabric buildings need to be cleaned and inspected to confirm they are up to the task. We recommend you take the following steps to make...

    On Site Workshops: Storage and Shelter for Any Industry

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    Businesses that conduct work outside require sturdy, dependable shelter to get the job done. Temporary buildings like fabric sheds, garages, canopies, and storage buildings make excellent on-site workshops for a variety of businesses. If your business is growing at a rapid pace, or it is simply outgrowing its existing space, a temporary building may be the right short-term solution. What Is a Temporary Building? Simply put, a temporary building is a structure that is not meant to be permanent. A temporary building like a garage, shed, or carport is cost-effective, and makes the perfect on-site workshop. There are a few ways that they differ from permanent structures. For example, the materials used to construct a temporary structure are different. While a permanent building could consist...

    Simple Landscaping Ideas for an Attractive and Functional Backyard

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    Your backyard is the natural outdoor extension of your home. Coming up with simple landscaping ideas that promise to enhance your backyard space can be a fun (albeit tedious) project for any homeowner. You can transform your backyard into party central, a quiet sanctuary for you and your family, or something that’s nice to look at from your kitchen window. Before you dig in, you need to draw a scaled map of your backyard. Your map should include all existing sheds, trees, walkways, fencing and gates, playscapes, patios, decks, and irrigation systems. Then make an overlay to show what you want to add and remove. Developing the best possible backyard landscaping ideas for your needs often starts with some tough questions, such as: Who will...

    Winter Equipment Storage Solutions

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    Whether you need your snow blower after a blizzard or just an ice scraper on a frosty morning, it’s so important to have all your winter equipment ready and accessible when you need it. However, it’s not just for convenience: when your winter equipment is protected from the snow, ice, sleet, and corrosive materials, it will work efficiently and will need to be replaced less often. From small storage sheds you can keep near your front or back door to detached garages you can keep in your backyard or on your driveway, there are many great portable storage options to keep your winter equipment safely stored and ready for use. Let’s look at some of our favorite types of units for winter equipment storage, and how...

    Grower’s Guide: Tips for Successful Winter Gardening

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    When the days get shorter and the nights get colder, it doesn’t mean you have to give up your gardening hobby for the winter season. With winter gardening, you can turn your agricultural hobby or desire for fresh produce into a year-round activity. Winter gardening may be easier in areas where winter weather in the United States is milder. However, with a standard greenhouse or a cold frame greenhouse, it’s very possible to grow a variety of root vegetables, fruits, and herbs in Canada and the parts of the United States that are known to have cold temperatures throughout the winter season. What Is Winter Gardening? When temperatures drop, can you still garden? The answer is a resounding yes. In fact, many garden lovers and...

    Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide

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    One of the most exciting times of the year is packing up for a relaxing getaway to the beach. Enjoying family time in the warm weather with your toes in the sand is one of the best parts of summer. Having the right beach gear helps you have a safe and hassle-free vacation. Before you head out to take on the waves, ensure you have everything you need for a successful beach day with our Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide. Summer Beach Gear with Safety and Convenience in Mind Although a day swimming in the water with family seems like it’s all about fun, too much sun exposure can be dangerous to your skin and your health. It’s important to protect yourself from harmful UV…

    Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer: The Benefits of Sun Protection

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    As soon as the temperature starts to rise, it’s time to take advantage of outdoor activities and spending time with family in the sunshine. But with the extra fun comes increased risk of skin cancer. Sun protection is your best line of defense when it comes to skin cancer prevention. The American Cancer Society says staying in the shade can be one of the best lines of defense for your skin. What is Skin Cancer? What exactly is skin cancer? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation and Skincancer.org, it is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells usually caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation. The CDC suggests someone is at a higher risk of getting skin cancer even from a few bad sunburns. There are multiple...

    Winter Greenhouse Tips

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    By the time your fall harvest is completed, you will need to decide what you’ll do with your greenhouse for the winter. There are several things you can do with your portable greenhouse or commercial greenhouse: you can take it down and store it for the winter, remove the cover for the season, or leave it right where it is. However, no matter your decision, you will need to winterize your greenhouse. Need a great portable greenhouse option? Here are some of our favorites: Backyard Round Raised Bed ShelterLogic GrowIT High Arch ShelterTech High Tunnel Our Favorite Aspect About It Perfect for starting seeds in a raised bed and extending the growing season. The 12-foot high arch is tall enough to grow plants high. Nearly...

    Pops Ups and More for Winter Sports

    Just because it’s cold or even snowing doesn’t mean you should forget to utilize shelter at sporting events! Whether it’s tailgating before your team’s football game, or for resting on the slopes, pop-up canopies are perfect for all winter sports! Here are perfect solutions for outdoor recreation this winter. Take Cover During Winter Sports Just because it’s not summer time anymore doesn’t mean you should skimp on shelter. Protecting your skin is just as important in winter. According to Accuweather, sunlight reflects off snow the same way it reflects off a pool in the summertime, which can still cause a sunburn. So, before you hit the slopes, why not make sure you have a reliable shelter to protect you from the elements? If you’re looking…

    Winter Storm Prep: What to Do With Your Backyard Buildings

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    The first big snow of the winter season can be an exciting time. But there’s nothing fun about winter’s fury when the slush and sleet arrives and you aren’t prepared. If you don’t have your winter tools ready on time, you may be facing an uphill battle when trying to clear the driveway or scrape ice from your windshield. Here are some winter storm prep ideas to make sure your backyard storage building is ready for this season. Winter Storm Prep to Keep Your Building Safe An outdoor storage shed or backyard garage can certainly become damaged over the years if you don’t protect it from the elements. The first thing you should do for winter storm prep is to consider insulating your shed. Controlling…

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