#1AMcooks: Coconut Watermelon Breeze

Today is National Rum Day. Although rum is delicious when mixed with pop, here’s a more fun rum recipe to try this summer. Ingredients: 16 Oz Cubed Chilled Watermelon 1 Cup Coconut Water 1 Large Lemon Ice Cubes Fresh Mint to Garnish Step 1: Add watermelon, coconut water, large lemon, and ice cubes together in ...

How To: Build a Paver Patio

Having a patio encourages outdoor enjoyment including lazy, relaxing afternoons spent with friends and family. If you’ve been considering getting a paver patio, now is the time to do it. Don’t assume that constructing a patio requires a huge expense or a vast amount of hard work. Anyone can handle the installation of a simple ...

How To: Clean a Deck

Now that your summer months are filling up with plans for hosting picnics and barbecues, start the season right by giving your deck a thorough cleaning. A little effort now will let you enjoy your outdoor space all season long—and extend its life for years to come. Come summertime, the deck practically becomes an extension ...

How To: Clean Patio Cushions

It’s the time of year to clean off your furniture cushions, especially if your cushions have been out all winter long. The exposure to moisture isn’t good for your cushions because there is potential for mildew growth. Luckily, many cushions are designed with removable covers that can be slipped off and thrown into the washing ...

How to Maintain your Grill

With Memorial Day weekend kicking off the summer grilling days, now is the time to do a few maintenance checks to keep your grill running smoothly the rest of the season. Test the gas hose and connectors for leaks by coating them with some dish soap mixed with a little water. Turn on the gas ...

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