Author Archives: Marina

Care of your stone patio

Because the investment in a stone patio is so great and long term, you will want to know how to take proper care of it. Here are a few things you can do: Have  your patio sealed. It will protect it from the elements, and it will also be a lot easier to clean When… Continue reading »

The latest in outdoor fireplaces

We’ve reached the point where fireplaces are de rigeur in upper scale homes. People simply love the look and the (literal) warmth they give off. More recently there has been a movement to port that warmth to the outside in the form of outdoor fireplaces. It’s really all a part of the outdoor living movement… Continue reading »

Water gardens for your patio

A water garden is a place on your patio that is used specially for the display of aquatic plants. A generic water gardens are pretty easy to set up, but you need to decide whether you want clear water or if you will be satisfied with a murky one. Clear water ponds will require a… Continue reading »

Mildew on stone patios

If you live in a humid are, you will often find that you stone patio will get mildewy. Sometimes this is caused by improper draining, or if there is inadequate airing of the stones, as in the case of a patio that is surrounded by vegetation. Fortunately there are ways to combat this scourge. There… Continue reading »

Fire pit placement

If you are thinking about building a fire pit, you will need to decide where it will go. It sounds simple, but many people learn the hard way that you just can’t put them anywhere. You will naturally want to make sure that the fire pit is clear of anything that can catch on fire… Continue reading »

Cleaning a stone patio

Stone patios look great and they hold up outside well, but they sometimes need to be cleaned.* Here are a few tips to help you out: The first thing you should do is clear the patio of everything that doesn’t move. This will include furniture, flower pots, lighting fixtures etc. Next sweep the patio and… Continue reading »