Outdoor Signature Blog
11/28/2012 |From the moment we met with the Design Specialist to the final results our experience with Outdoor Signature was Fantastic. Clay and his team of professionals were always available for our questions and met every timeline we agreed to. We selected Outdoor Signature based on their creative design and competitive pricing. We would highly recommend Outdoor Signature for your outdoor project needs. Mike and Terri Brown
We all know how important exercise is to healthy living, weight loss, building muscle strength, and endurance, but often the idea of actually exercising has just about as much appeal as a root canal without Novocain! So how can you get the exercise you know you need yet still make it fun? Look no further than your own backyard pool!
Done correctly, you can get a great workout while still having fun in the sun! Here are some tips for making sure you get a great workout that (...)
In ground pools are a great way to add to the value of your home. They can come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and they also give you the more versatility than above ground swimming pools. You can choose to have a shallow end for children and those who are learning to swim, as well as a deep end on the other side for diving boards and lap swimming.
Some benefits of saltwater swimming pools include the less expensive cost of treatment, convenience provided, as well as materials that are more environmentally friendly, and no longer need to store and use hazardous chemicals on a regular basis. All of these make the saltwater pools becoming more popular today.
As opposed to chlorine, salt water provides a softer feel on the skin and hair, does not make red eyes or skin itchy, and does not have the same chemical taste and odor that (...)
Cloudy pool water is a bummer! It ruins the look of your pool and can make swimming uncomfortable and unsafe. Why is the water cloudy? It means that there is something wrong with your equipment or chemical balance.
Check the water balance – chlorine, and ph at the least - if your balance is off, contaminants may not be dissolving properly. It could be a sign that algae or worse is on its way.
If your water is balanced, the next thing to look at is filtration. Make sure your (...)
Outdoor Signature specializes in customizing every aspect of your outdoor lifestyle. One key element is sound! We encourage our customers to install and stock birdfeeders. North Texas is visited by a wide variety of beautiful songbirds throughout the spring months.
and many different warbler species make this area home and can be easily enticed to (...)
Here at Outdoor Signature, we love to encourage our customers to make use of containers for planting. Useful to add interest and structural décor, containers are available in a wide range of sizes and colors. Obviously, there are many different styles from classic to modern, available in a huge array of hues when you are using glazed pottery. If, however, you prefer the more old-fashioned look of simple terra-cotta, we have a few suggestions.
Some Basic Shape Styles include:(...)
Now here’s something you have probably never thought of before: plant cotton as an ornamental in your garden. The perfect plant for tolerating draught and heat here in Texas, cotton is also a very beautiful plant. Works well as a background planting, standing anywhere from two to four feet tall. With moderate irrigation, the plants are tall and bushy with lush, full lobed leaves. The foliage is dark and leathery. The flowers look like small hibiscus or Althea and open repeatedly for (...)
Flying insects can cause havoc around your Outdoor Signature living space. If you are like us, you’d rather not attempt to control these pesky zingers using a lot of chemicals and dangerous toxins. Allow us to provide you with a number of suggestions for how you can control pests without pesticides. According to HomeGrown Texas, herbs are repellant to most insect pests. Insects don't like to eat herbs and they don't like to smell them. “You can take advantage of this by inter-planting all (...)
Now is the time to start your seeds! Starting from seeds can be a very satisfying endeavor. Especially fun if you have children! From now through the 1st of March is the best time to start seeds for Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Leafy Greens of all sorts, and Onions. Start flower seeds in trays and enjoy watching them sprout indoors, then after danger of frost, you can transplant them directly into the garden. This process allows you the opportunity to ensure (...)