5 DIY Gardening Projects for Summer

Are you a seasoned gardener who spends hours outside, carefully tilling soil, weeding, and planting? Or is your green thumb not so green? Whether you’re a master gardener or someone who can’t keep a plant alive, gardens—even small ones—add a tailored look to any outdoor space. Fortunately, you don’t have to go all in with hundreds of sculpted bushes and hard-to-care-for plants. Here are five … Continue reading 5 DIY Gardening Projects for Summer

Upgrade DIY Projects

Easy DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

As summer approaches, it’s prime time for some DIY projects for your outdoor living space or garden area. Whether you’re looking to entertain guests on your patio or porch, or spend some time outdoors to up your home’s curbside appeal, we’ve got three project ideas that range from rustic and challenging to practical and easy.   Aged Terracotta Pots You’ll Need: Terracotta pots Garden lime … Continue reading Easy DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

How “Forest Gardens” Are Saving Lives in Africa

Lack of opportunity. Hunger. Malnutrition. Each of these coexists throughout Africa and results in crippling inequalities that lead to endless cycles of poverty. While eliminating these issues goes a long way toward providing a better life for those in the developing world, the solution isn’t as simple as just throwing money at the problem. That’s where Trees for the Future comes in. Trees for the … Continue reading How “Forest Gardens” Are Saving Lives in Africa

Outdoor Party

Outdoor Party Ideas on Chilly Nights

Looking to throw a party but the weather is still colder than you’d prefer? Don’t head for the indoors. You can still invite family and friends over and host a successful gathering… Even during the coldest time of the year. We’re all about coming up with ways to extend entertaining to the outdoors, no matter the temperature. But how do you host guests without turning … Continue reading Outdoor Party Ideas on Chilly Nights

Winter Drinks

10 Warm Winter Drinks

‘Tis the season to stay cozy and warm! And what better way to warm up your insides than with a few piping-hot beverages? Whether you’re hosting friends and family at your home for the holidays, or you’re just wanting a single cup of comfort, here’s a roundup of some of our favorite hot holiday drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)… with a twist.  The White Nun … Continue reading 10 Warm Winter Drinks

Trees for the Future

Introducing Trees for the Future: Our Partner That’s Changing Lives in Africa

The United Nations estimates that one out of every nine people suffers from chronic undernourishment. That means almost 800 million people go hungry every day. Developing countries like those in the Sub-Saharan African region have a much higher rate of extreme hunger than anywhere else in the world. To help combat the effects of starvation and poverty, Trex Outdoor Furniture has partnered with Trees for … Continue reading Introducing Trees for the Future: Our Partner That’s Changing Lives in Africa

Environmental Cost of Wooden Furniture

What Is the Real Cost of Wooden Furniture?

When we think of the word “eco-friendly,” images of freshly paved bike paths and rows of solar panels typically come to mind. While using alternative sources of energy and pedaling to work are great ways to contribute toward reducing your carbon footprint, it’s also important to take advantage of less obvious opportunities to help the environment. The production, distribution, and disposal of solid wood furniture … Continue reading What Is the Real Cost of Wooden Furniture?

Indoor/Outdoor Furniture

6 Ways to Use Your Outdoor Furniture Indoors… And Why You Should

Sometimes decorating a new space is a pain. How do you tie the room together with those hand-me-down pieces? What new furnishings should you incorporate? What colors should you introduce? How much is in the budget? But what if there was a solution that involved using a cheaper option… or even something you may already have on hand? Well… why not think a little outside … Continue reading 6 Ways to Use Your Outdoor Furniture Indoors… And Why You Should

Winter Decorating 102: A Refresher Guide for Outdoor Living (When the Temperature Dips Far Below 102 Degrees)

In 2016, we offered readers some of our best tips for turning your patio into a festive wonderland. We called it Winter Decorating 101, and you can still find fabulous ways to warm up with hot chocolate, cocktails, trees, fire pits, and more in that post. A lot has changed in life since we authored that piece. A reality television host serves as president of … Continue reading Winter Decorating 102: A Refresher Guide for Outdoor Living (When the Temperature Dips Far Below 102 Degrees)

Storing Furniture During Winter

You’ve raked and bagged leaves, covered outdoor faucets, and stocked up on snow gear. But what should you do with your outdoor furniture when winter comes? To extend the life of your patio furniture, if at all possible, make storage preparations now for things you don’t want left in the cold later. What you can leave out: Composite furniture Outdoor pieces made from composite materials, … Continue reading Storing Furniture During Winter