Clayton Blog

Spring is here and we are excited to enjoy the warmer weather! Enjoying your home in the spring is more than getting to sit on the porch or crack open the windows. It also means getting outside and trying your hand at some landscaping!

 

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Take our latest quiz to find out which Clayton porch best fits you and your family's lifestyle! Ready to find out which kind of porch is perfect for your outdoor evenings?

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A walkway is not only important for providing you with a safe, dry path to your home – it also serves as an invitation to your guests.

 

The better looking your sidewalk is, the more welcoming it is, and with a little maintenance, your walkway will gladly direct and welcome your house guests year round! Here are ideas from the most basic to the most creative styles that you can easily do yourself!

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While most new homeowners are highly focused on finding the perfect furniture, artwork and rugs that will accentuate his/her taste, others have different concerns.

 

What’s the best way to make sure your home stands out from your neighbors’? Spice up the curb appeal and add some funky lawn decorations! And man, I found some really funky lawn ornaments. 

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If you’re thinking of buying a new home, why not receive a starting gift to start an awesome outdoor space too? Clayton’s Made in the Shade deal gets you up to a $4,000 Lowe’s gift card with the purchase of a new Clayton home.*

 

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As the heat of summer comes to a close, so does the season of fresh fruits and veggies. If you’re like me and have grown too much produce to use before it expires, you don’t want to waste it all!

 

We’ve already filled our friends’ houses with the fresh food too. Since you and I don’t want to throw away all our garden efforts, I’ll share my tomato canning guide with you.

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A retaining wall is a structure that is used to hold or retain the soil behind it. Many different types of materials can be used to build a retaining wall such as concrete blocks, treated timbers, rocks or poured concrete.

 

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Topics: Lawn and Garden, Do It Yourself Projects

 

If you’ve decided to start your own garden this year, then you’re probably looking for a variety of different plants to grow in it. Raspberries are a delicious fruit that aren’t too difficult to grow, can be planted just about anywhere and are often used in dessert recipes like white chocolate raspberry cheesecake and raspberry patch cream pie.

 

Today, I’m going to give you a brief how-to on growing raspberries, so you’ll have some tasty fruit to use in delightful recipes!

 

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To continue our outdoor series, I’m going to talk about popular planting methods for potatoes. It’s up to you if you want to use potatoes from the market or order seed potatoes – I’ve found that there’s not much of a difference. If you want different varieties, then you should order seed potatoes.

 

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Does Rosemary Grow All Year? 

 

You can indeed grow rosemary and enjoy it all year long! Whether growing rosemary inside your home or getting ready to put it outside, we’ve got tips to make it even easier to grow all year.

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