Winter Tips

  1. Using Misting Fans to Keep Your Houseplants Healthy This Winter

    Using Misting Fans to Keep Your Houseplants Healthy This Winter

    For many people, houseplants are almost pets. You worry about them when you go on vacation, ask your friends to look in on them, and sometimes spend hours on the internet looking up a possible wilting condition. Of course, in most cases, all your houseplant needs is a reasonable amount of light, soil nutrition, water, and ambient humidity. Unfortunately, even if you stick to a strict watering and sunlight schedule, the inside of a winter home when the heater kicks on is often much drier than is healthy for the leaves of a houseplant. Most plants require not only water through their roots but also a reasonable amount of humidity in the air. Otherwise, they will lose moisture through their leaves which can cause brown spots and wilting. This is why many gardeners swear by misting, the act of spraying a light mist of water on your home, office, and green houseplants in order to keep their leaves moist and the air around them a little more humid. Of course, here at Cool Off,

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  2. How to Design and Build a Stone or Brick Patio

    How to Design and Build a Stone or Brick Patio

    There’s nothing more rewarding than getting your hands dirty, investing your time, energy and sweat into creating something of your own. Designing and building a brick or stone patio is an excellent project that will reap benefits year after year. If you’re considering taking on this project, here is some practical, step-by-step advice to help ensure that the end result is a resounding success! brick-patiosStep 1 – Choose Your Location There are a lot of factors that go into choosing a location for a brick or stone patio. First and foremost, you’ll want to select an area that’s large enough to suit your needs. You’ll also want to pick a spot that’s convenient. After all, you’ll want to get as much use out of the area as possible once the project’s

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  3. 11 Ways to Upgrade Your Patio from Good to Great

    11 Ways to Upgrade Your Patio from Good to Great

    The calendar, along with the dropping temperatures in many areas, may serve as a reminder that the winter is all but officially upon us. Believe it or not, however, the time to start thinking about enjoying your backyard or patio area is now. In fact, by starting now and planning well in advance, you’ll be ready to get a jump on your outdoor makeover so it’ll be ready to use as soon as the weather starts to take a turn for warmer temperatures. Not sure where to begin? Here are 11 ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

    1. Utilize All Your Space – You may already be using an area that’s designated as a patio for enjoying your time outdoors or even entertaining during warmer months, but now’s a great time to look around and see if there are other areas that you
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  4. Creative & Fun Holiday Gift Ideas & Patio Accessories Buying Guide

    Creative & Fun Holiday Gift Ideas & Patio Accessories Buying Guide

    Believe it or not, the holidays are fast approaching, which means many of us will be scrambling to come up with the perfect gift idea for each of our loved ones. But what about those on your list who are incredibly hard to buy for? What about the person who “has everything”? How can you manage to find the ideal gift that will not only wow them, but will have them thanking you for weeks, months and years to come? Here are a few ideas for you to consider.


    Patio Heater – This is the perfect time of year to start thinking about how best to stay warm, and there’s no better solution than a patio heaters. Not only will this keep those on your gift list cozy as the temperatures continue to drop, but they’ll also get the added bonus of being able to enjoy their time outdoors for longer. And since you’re the one who thought of the most awesome gift idea, you know you’ll be at the top of their invite list, so it’s a win-win!

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  5. 5 Reasons You Need to Invest in a Patio Heater

    Whether you own a home or a business, investing in a patio heater can provide you with a great number of benefits. In addition to the obvious feature of adding warmth to your outdoor space, patio heaters can also provide the perfect cozy ambiance and even pull together your outdoor décor. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing one or more of these products, here are 5 compelling reasons to help you make the most informed decision. patio-1


    Reason # 1: Patio heaters let you hold onto the summer season a little longer. Most of us cherish those warm days and even warmer nights spent outdoors with friends and family, but unfortunately the summer can’t last forever. Before you pack away your outdoor furniture and resign yourself to ente

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