When we moved into our new (to us but not newly built) house (first time home buyers!!!) the backyard was literally dirt. All dirt. Nothing back there but native Arizona soil. At the time, we thought “Woo hoo! Clean slate! Let’s see what we can do back there!” But now that it has been 6 months since we moved in, we’re going “Dang… we need to do something back there….”
Earlier this year (when it was still cool outside) my husband began our Best Backyard Ever Quest and built us a Pergola. Many of our family members weren’t familiar with this term (did we make it up? I’m pretty sure we heard it from the DIY Network) so just to give you an idea of what I’m talking about- it’s a wooden structure with purpose of shade for an extended patio. Here is our Pergola:
Don’t judge. We have a long ways to go with our patio back there. But our next step with Pergola is a deck underneath it. Before we can move on to adding more wood elements to our backyard, let’s discuss the best care for your outdoor wood projects.
Flood® Wood Carehas many products for your wood care solutions such as exterior wood stains and even wood cleaners (say what?) that will protect your wood and preserve your beautiful project. Flood® Wood Care was founded in 1841, which means they are experts in this specialty and have experience to prove it. Their website has so many helpful tips and also explains each stain and finish for even the newest home buyer (like myself) to understand. If you’re like me, you do your research on products before going in and purchasing them so the website was VERY helpful and informative.
What wood elements do you have on your property?