Green Okie Blog

11 Inspirational Designs for Your Pergola

If you’ve recently decided to install a pergola, you’re probably scouring the internet for design ideas. Whether you’re in the middle of construction or haven’t yet broken ground, we’ve got a few...

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How to Budget for Your Backyard Project

For many homeowners, their backyard is just as important as the interior of their home. And, like the inside of your house, your outdoor spaces need the occasional renovation or revamp. However,...

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Choosing the Wrong Stain

After a long winter, your outdoor wood features could probably use a little attention. Cleaning and refreshing the finish on your pergola, deck, and fence should top your spring to-do list...

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8 Ways to Enjoy Your Backyard Every Day — Rain or Shine

Even though your backyard isn’t technically part of your house, there are still several ways you can make the most of it every day. It can be especially easy to forget about your backyard during...

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What Type of Concrete Should I Get?

Concrete can serve a surprising amount of purposes beyond industrial projects. It’s a versatile, budget-friendly alternative to stone and block. If you’re looking to construct or renovate a patio,...

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Don’t Forget These 5 Backyard Must-Haves!

When you’re feeling cooped up, getting some fresh air can be just the thing you need to save your sanity, especially these days. When you look at your yard, do you see an inviting place to kick...

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Avoid Making These 4 Common Stain Mistakes

The warm weather has finally returned, so you know what that means: time to restain your outdoor wood. The right stain protects and extends the life of the wood and highlights its beautiful...

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Pergola or Patio Extension: Which is Best for Your Home?

Adding a cover is hands down the best way to get the most use out of your patio all year long. Whether you want to relax in the shade on a blistering summer day or sip coffee and enjoy the smell...

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Fall Back in Love with Your Outdoor Space

Do you remember the feeling that you had when you walked into your home for the first time? You probably had butterflies, excitement for the memories you’d create, and optimism about the endless...

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Where NOT to Put Your Fire Pit

A fire pit is a fun, useful feature that works in virtually all backyards. You can use it as a gathering place for friends and family, a cooking tool, and a source of warmth and light. Members of...

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