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Garden Bird Houses: A Sanctuary for My Feathered Friends

I'm a dedicated nature lover. Anything I can do to ensure the well-being of my feathered friends makes me happy. Observing avian wildlife in my backyard is even better. This is why I own several birdhouses. My favorite is the acrylic birdhouse that clings to my French patio door. This birdie sanctuary is transparent and crystal clear. It allows me to view nesting birds without disturbing them. The themed birdhouses I've purchased at various garden stores and specialty shops add a splash of color and exciting decor to my yard. In my small collection are farmhouse themed birdhouses, nautical themes, colonial themes and even a birdhouse "mansion". As you can tell, these birdhouses bring me as much pleasure as their intended occupants. You might say these pieces are "for the birds", but I know they're more than that.

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4 Ways To Take Care Of Your Canvas Canopy

A canvas canopy can provide you with sun protection when you are outside. It is a great way to create your own space when at an outside event. An outside canvas canopy can be a great investment if you like to spend a lot of time outside with your family. To ensure that your canvas canopy lasts, you need to know how to take care of your canopy.

#1 Use A Stain Repellent

The first thing you need to do is use a stain repellent on your canvas canopy. A stain repellent is generally a substance that you spray on the outside of your canvas canopy. It creates a thin coating on the outside of your canopy. This thin coating prevents water from getting into your canopy and prevents dirt and stains from sticking to your canopy. Think of it like a protective layer of wax for your car – it makes your canopy easier to clean and keeps it protected.

#2 Clean Your Canopy

After you use your canopy for an event, be sure to take some time to clean your canopy. It is relatively easy to clean a canvas canopy, especially if you clean it on a frequent basis and prevent dirt from building up on your canopy.

To clean your canvas canopy, you don't need to use any special soap. You can use basic dish soap or hand soap to clean your canopy. Pair the soap with a soft bristle brush, and use the soap and brush to clean your canopy.

Be sure to rinse the canopy clean with some fresh water.

#3 Pay Attention to the Frame

It is just as important to take care of the frame on your canvas canopy as it is to take care of the canvas covering. If the frame breaks down, you'll have to invest in a new one. Most canvas canopy frames are made out of either steel or aluminum. For steal or aluminum frames, you can once again use dish soap or hand soap to clean the frame. Instead of a soft bristle brush though, you are going to want to use a brush with a slightly harder bristles.

#4 Store It Carefully

Don't put the canvas cover away when it is wet. Make sure that the canvas canopy is dry when you store it. If you store the canvas canopy when it is wet, there is a chance that mildew and mold will develop. Keep the canopy stored somewhere nice and dry to protect the integrity of the canvas canopy over time.

Contact a company, like EVANS AWNING, for more help.