Well, I have spent the last two days staining our deck a Light redwood. We picked Cabot for the brand as we had had several people recommend it.. time will tell how it weathers!! The stain went on nicely and even though we power washed the deck, it turned out really well. Have to go buy the 3rd gallon to finish up, but it is looking good!! The guy at the store told us that people really should reseal their decks and wood surfaces every 3-4 years no matter how long the stain is supposed to last. Once you get the color on, just use clear to keep it and then you can use a roller instead of a paint brush. I am not sure how large the deck is, but we did count, 80 spindles!! Will be looking for a sale on Christmas lights and buy the rope kind. We had them on our deck for lighting and they lasted about 5 years and it really worked well, coming on every day at the same time, due to help from a timer.
Just the right amount of light and looks nice in the back.
The weather here is still warmer than normal, but we did get 4/10ths of an inch of rain last night and that we are grateful for! I am still watering my perennials and shrubs. The ground is so dry, that you cannot even tell it rained., it soaked it up so quickly.
As soon as it dries enough I will get out there and start on the deck. We had a wonderful weekend, but I was already booked to do Identity Theft seminars and did not get any outside things done. Going to be a busy week for sure. My knockout roses are blooming nicely and the clematis I thought had died is actually trying to drow a little bit.. yipee!
The apple orchards around here did not have a good crop. I think that really late cold spell we had in the spring and the drought all summer really did not help at all with peaches or apples. I am looking forward to going on a tour of a Fulton county that has 2 weekends of crafts and flea markets, and hoping to get some fresh apple cider if any is available.