Tips on Creating the Perfect Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit

Ready to create warm memories in your own backyard?  Then a fireplace or fire pit is the perfect addition to your outdoor living space.  According to industry experts, outdoor living has become more than just a trend.  As the outdoor living concept becomes evergreen, more homeowners are enjoying the investment they make on outdoor amenities.  They also enjoy a…

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Handy Outdoor Fireplace, Fire Pit Safety Tips

Fall is in the air, and many of us are looking forward to gathering around an outdoor fire feature with friends and family. Whether you’re roasting marshmallows or simply star gazing, outdoor fire places and fire pits spark great memories.  While enjoying these treasured moments, it’s important to keep safety a top priority. Here’s our Top Ten Fire Safety Tips…

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Do’s and Don’ts for Creating Walkways and Garden Paths

Not only are walkways and garden paths convenient, pathways can highlight certain landscape features while diverting attention away from imperfections. Whether you’re making a convenient path from the driveway to your front door, or encouraging visitors to pause and meander through your garden, here are some handy tips on how to create the perfect walkway within your landscape: When creating…

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A Healthy Landscape Offers Physical and Mental Health Benefits

We’ve talked about the ROI of landscape investments yielding up to 20% in the value of your home, but since Earth Day and Arbor Day are approaching, let’s take a moment to appreciate everything a healthy landscape has to offer – including the emotional and physical health benefits. Health Benefits of a Healthy Landscape Scientific studies have documented the positive effects…

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Choosing Concrete or Pavers for your Outdoor Space

When creating an inviting outdoor space, hardscaping with concrete or pavers will help define the place and make it easier to use. From paths to patios, hardscaping provides a durable foundation that you can enjoy for years to come.  But how do you choose between pavers and poured concrete?  Both are great options, although there are some things to…

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Make Your Outdoor Space Your Happy Place with an Entertainment Space, Fire Pit and Patio Heaters

It’s a scientific fact: Spending time outside will make you happier.   According to a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, five minutes outside is all it takes get the beneficial mood-boosting effect. But the more time you spend outdoors, the better. To achieve this, experts recommend doing anything you’d normally do inside, outside for happier results. We are…

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Plan Now for Fall Landscape Enhancements

What’s your favorite part of the Fall season? Whether it’s pumpkin-flavored anything or the upcoming holidays, we have a lot to be thankful for every autumn. And if you ask me, the weather here is ideal in Fall, and our team really enjoys being outside in temperate weather. Warm days and cooler nights means everyone can enjoy more time…

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Creating The Perfect Shaded Outdoor Seating Area

There’s no doubt that summer is hot here in Georgia, but that doesn’t mean you should be stuck inside with the air conditioning. A shaded seated area is the perfect solution for enjoying the outdoors despite the hot summer sun. A shaded seating area offers a break from direct sun, cooler temperatures and the opportunity to add creature comforts such…

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Your Ideal Outdoor Kitchen

Whether you are hosting a party or cooking a routine weeknight meal, the kitchen is often the most popular gathering place in a home.  This summer, why not take it outside?  An outdoor kitchen is a wonderful addition to any home, and will make cooking something to look forward to every night.   The team at Handy Andy Outdoors can…

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February is a Great Time to Create (or Update) Your Landscape Plan

Whether you simply want to add a few accents, or you’re ready to create the outdoor living space of your dreams, February is the perfect time to get your landscape plan down on paper. There are a number of reasons why February is the great time for landscape planning.  First, Fall and Spring are generally the best times to plant,…

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