Pet Friendly Plants for Your Patio When planning a new patio space, you may be including a garden or decorative potted plants in your space. Here’s a list of options that are both aesthetic as well as pet safe.
7 Rules to Recreational Fires If you’re within Springfield city limits, there are rules to how and where you can burn a wood fire outdoors. Once you’re outside city limits, these seven rules are good guidelines to follow for a safe fire season.
Propane Tank Safety Whether it’s for your grill or your firepit, Maschino’s suggests having one tank in use and one tank filled for backup but there are rules you should follow when you do that. See how to use and store your tanks below!
Where You Can and Can’t Place A Firepit Firepits are a great addition to your patio but they may not be an option if you don’t have the appropriate clearances for them. Explore the requirements below to make sure your patio plan is safe!
What Wood Is Best To Use In My Fireplace Or Stove? When it comes to burning, wood is wood, right? Not necessarily…There’s a lot of factors that come into play with how different woods and the state of your wood can affect the efficiency of your fireplace.
How to Prevent a Chimney Fire in A Wood Burning Fireplace Chimney fires are caused by the buildup of creosote in your chimney igniting once it reaches its flash point at only 165°F. To put it in perspective, wood catches at only 390° and can easily get up to 1,000° in your fireplace.
What Are The Difference Of Patio Fabrics? There are all kinds of fabrics used in outdoor upholstery; from acrylic and polyester to newly engineered olefin and even post-consumer recycled options. We’ll go over the differences below and where some are better used than others.
Where Should I Focus My Budget When Buying Patio Furniture? When shopping for patio furniture it’s important to consider not only your aesthetic and functional uses, but the pros and cons of each kind of furniture as well. Investing in a quality patio set is just that, an investment, for the next decade or longer.