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I absolutely adore flower gardens. Whenever I want to relax and view nature in one of its most beautiful forms, I sit in or near a flower garden. Smelling the aromatic fragrances of roses always instantly improves my mood. Do you have a flower garden on your property? If you don’t currently have a flower garden, consider starting one this summer. If your knowledge about flowers is limited, visiting a local home and garden center is a great idea. An expert at this kind of business establishment can help you pick the varieties of flowers that grow best in your part of the country. On this blog, I hope you will discover the easiest types of flowers to grow in a backyard flower garden. Enjoy!


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Traveling the Country in Your RV This Summer? 4 Types of Awnings You Can Add to It

by Amelia Sutton

Traveling by RV is enjoyable and much less expensive than traveling by car as you do not have to pay for hotel stays and you can cook your own dinners. If you are planning to travel the country in your RV, you should consider adding an awning to it. This will give you a place to sit outside without the sun beating down on you. Below are four different types of awnings you can choose from, as well as some more information about them.

Retractable RV Awning

A retractable awning is convenient because you do not have to take it off and on. This is because you can use either a hand crank, or the push of a button if your awning is motorized, to open and close the awning. This means it always stays attached to your RV.

Fixed RV Awnings

Fixed awnings are permanent awnings that are placed over the doors and windows of an RV. This protects you from the sun and rain. These awnings always stay attached, however, so this is something you should consider. They are not expensive, but they could possibly fall off while you are driving.

Slide Out RV Awnings

Slide out awnings are also inexpensive, and you can close them by sliding them under the RV's roof. You can then easily pull the awning out when you are ready to use it. These awnings are easy to install and you could likely do it yourself. You can choose a motorized awning to make things easier when opening and closing it. This way you will only have to press a button. An awning that you have to manually open and close is less expensive however.

Roller RV Awnings

Roller awnings are generally made of vinyl and extend further than slide out awnings. This gives you and your family more room outside, and you'll still have protection from the sun and rain.

This type of awning is attached to rollers and then fitted onto your RV. Just as in above, you can choose electric awnings or manual.

Aluminum Awnings

The frames used for RV awnings can be metal, which is strong and durable. Anodized aluminum is also often used for these awnings and this material can withstand extreme temperatures. Anodized aluminum is also resistant to corrosion caused by weather.

Acrylic and Vinyl Awnings

The canvas placed over the awning is made of either acrylic or vinyl. Both fabrics work well and it is generally a personal choice of what you like best. Both will hold up to high winds and the weight of the water when it rains. The canvas will not flap when it is windy and will not sag.