When spring rears its head in St. Louis, so does the gardening bug. While you’re busy planting all the fresh tomatoes and zucchini for your dinners this summer, some furry friends are making their way in for the first bite. Or even make an entire meal out of your hard work. Read More
With the growing demand for low-maintenance, high-quality fencing materials, PVC fencing (or polyvinyl chloride fencing) has skyrocketed to the top of many homeowners’ want lists. Unlike wood, PVC materials stand strong against storms, fade, and decay. This keeps your fence looking its best and it ensures it will last longer. Read More
A wood deck offers months of family fun in the great outdoors. It also requires hours, if not days, of deck maintenance each year to keep that fun going strong.
According to industry professionals, wood decking needs to be stained every two to three years to keep it in tip-top shape. But in St. Louis, staining a deck may be required more often thanks to fading and wear from summer’s blistering sun and winter’s ice and snow. In most cases, decks take on a two-tone look as the vertical railings keep their shade while horizontal floors and steps take the beating from use and weather.
Daylight savings time can be a drain on lovers of the outdoors. With the sun setting right after the workday here in St. Louis, most of us are living in the dark the moment we get home, unable to enjoy the backyard we work so hard on throughout the year. Read More
A new year means it’s resolution season again. In the month of January, many of us will make the commitment to better ourselves by getting outside more, being smarter with our money, or finally get organized. And most of us we’re good about it – until around February. Read More
As with any home improvement project, a little research can go a long way in finding the right fencing materials for your needs and budget. Unfortunately, a little research can quickly turn into a big time commitment as you visit website after website and go from store to store to compare fencing products and brands. Read More
Thanks to a tight budget and an even tighter schedule, decorating for the holidays can sometimes feel overwhelming for many homeowners. But making your house picture-perfect doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive, especially when you have Mother Nature and quality home features to help! Read More
When you’re up against a tight home improvement budget, the lure of the lowest priced fencing materials is often too enticing to pass up. While you may feel victorious with your find today, down the road, that cheap fencing can take a big bite of your wallet and swallow up your free time. Read More
When St. Louis homeowners – especially the do-it-yourselfers – start planning a fence installation project, their first stop is usually at the big box stores. Their belief is that Home Depot fencing or fencing from other national home improvement chains is a better fit for a tight budget. Read More
When the icy St. Louis winter hits, your home is your escape from the cold outside. But if you don’t follow some basic fall home maintenance duties this autumn, Mother Nature can slip through the cracks and come indoors, bringing the cold and possibly a few chilly critters along with her. Read More
Here in St. Louis, fall means bonfires, apple picking, and Oktoberfest. At the same time, we also need to get our yards winter-ready. While not nearly as fun as tossing around the pigskin or hitting up the pumpkin patch, yard maintenance is critical since Old Man Winter can be particularly brutal on homeowners here in the Midwest. Read More
Installing yard fencing is just the first step to creating the outdoor oasis of your dreams. The right landscaping design can take you away from the world beyond your fence – where you can relax surrounded by beautiful plants, soothing water features and refreshing shade trees. And just as satisfying, it can bump up your home’s curb appeal and its resale value! Read More
A fence installation project can add immediate value to your home and provide the privacy and security you always wanted. But as with any home improvement project, there are lots of things to consider before jumping in. From choosing fencing materials to setting a budget, having a plan in place today can save you from any headaches down the road. Read More
The right accessory can tie a look together and show off your personal style – whether you’re throwing on an outfit or finally planning that big deck installation project.
No matter if your taste steers toward traditional or trendy, Maintenance-Free Outdoor Solutions (MFOS) in St. Louis can help you create an outdoor space that’s as unique as you are. MFOS offers a variety of railing accents that complement the overall look of your new deck and fit your budget. Plus, all accessories we carry are professionally installed and backed by our satisfaction guarantee. Read More
They say good fences make good neighbors. But if yours intrudes on your neighbor’s property, a friendly relationship can quickly sour. By obtaining a land survey prior to your next deck or fence installation project, you can prevent the risk of a neighborhood squabble and possible legal action down the road. Read More
Whether you’re buying a new house in St. Louis or upgrading the one you currently have, consider adding yard fencing to your to-do list. While fencing requires an upfront investment, it’s one of the smartest ones you can make to add value to your home and to protect everyone inside.
Whatever yard fencing ideas you have in mind, there’s an option to meet your taste and budget, from ornamental and simulated stone to vinyl and aluminum. Best of all, maintenance is a cinch so you can spend your time focusing on the dozens of other home updates you need to tackle. Read More
The white-picket fence symbolizes the suburban, small town ideal, where 2.5 kids catch lightning bugs on hot summer nights, a Golden Retriever runs after balls in the backyard, and BBQ’s are held every weekend. But what we don’t picture are the problems that come with wood fencing materials. That white-picket fence is bound to split and crack, rot causing the posts to lean, and mom and dad spend what should be lazy summer days on painting and repairs. Read More
No matter how great your wood fencing looks after installation, it’s no match for the wrath of Mother Nature, especially here in St. Louis where the weather changes minute-by-minute. Hail, ice, storms, and sun can all wreak havoc on your new fence, causing you to spend your weekends on repair work instead of relaxation.
If you’re deciding between fixing or replacing your current wood fence, it’s important to determine whether the time and money you’re spending for upkeep is worth it. Read More
It’s summer in St. Louis. The smell of fresh cut grass and backyard barbecue linger in the air, and the sound of Cardinals baseball drifts through the open windows. It doesn’t get any better than this. Unless, of course, you’ve got a backyard man cave. Read More
Deck Designs for Upgrades and Modern Living
A deck is a great way to add functionality and style to your backyard, while also improving resale value. Deck designs have come a long way, too — from multiple levels to retaining walls, outdoor lighting to railings and everything in between; you’ve got plenty of choices. Read More