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Recycle Christmas Tree

5 Ways To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

It’s the sad time of year again where using the holidays as an excuse to exempt yourself from reality has expired.  It’s time to answer the email from Janice in accounting, and get back on track with real life. The beautiful Christmas tree in the corner of your family room that majestically transformed your entire house in to a winter wanderlust? Yeah, that has to go. Sad face. So what do you do with the tree you and your family decorated so elegantly? Here’s some ideas!

  1. Rinse, Re-use, Recycle! – Plant that guy right back where he came from. Of course it has to be a living tree with the roots still intact, but channel your inner hippie and enjoy your tree for many more years to come.
  2. Give back to Mother Nature – She has provided you with a glorious tree, now it’s your turn to give back to Mother Nature, and her animal friends. A nice way to get rid of your Christmas tree is by turning it in to a bird feeder. You can put it in the ground, or stay lazy and keep it in its stand. Get the kids involved – make a cranberry and popcorn string, toss some stale bread in and around it and… BOOM! You’ll have chickadees, cardinals, song sparrows, and many other birds of kin taking shelter in your backyard.
  3. Garden galore – Cut off the branches, and use the trunk to edge the garden you’ve been planning for so long now. Hello 2016 garden goals!
  4. Cozy on up – Feeling self-sustaining? Chop the tree up and use it as fire wood, duh!
  5. Recycle the boring way – Many communities will have tree-recycling programs. This is a nice way to give back to your community, as the program will chop the tree up and probably use the wood for parks and public spaces.
Christmas Ideas for Your Patio

Christmas Patio Gift Ideas Pt. 1

As we enter into the holidays and people are doing their Christmas shopping, we get phone calls and e-mails asking if there are gift ideas for the patio this Christmas. We love getting these calls, as our talented customer service and sales team knows our products very well and can recommend a number of products for a patio or deck. I asked them what are some of the more common ideas and what is one or two unique gift ideas. If you have suggestions, please add them in the comments. By no means is this an exhaustive list either, but rather a few suggestions from everyone here at All Backyard Fun.

1. Alfesca Fornetto Wood Fired Oven and Smoker

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What’s better than smoked meats? How about the ability to also bake pizzas? This Alfresca Fornetto Wood Fired Oven and Smokers is designed to warm quickly, so this outdoor oven reaches optimal baking temperature in minutes. Adjustable ventilation controls allow precision cooking. Ample shelving and a detachable smoker chip box expand the oven’s versatility, letting you smoke, roast, or bake everything from cookies to pizza, meats to pies.

2. Soundcast Outcast Jr. Wireless Outdoor Speaker

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We’ve all been there, you’re outside and the sun is shining and you decide to have a party. Finding a speaker or system with great sound quality and rugged enough to be outside is hard, so the good folks at Soundcast engineered the Outcast Jr. speaker for all your outdoor music needs. This system is shipped without transmitter so that if you wish to use the UAT or later add a second OutCast Jr. for left and right channel configurations which the system is capable, of you can do so. There is an alternative system that includes the iCast transmitter.

3. Terraflame Georgian Lanterns 

Terraflame Georgian Lantern from All Backyard Fun

These beautiful lanterns by Terraflame are a popular outdoor accessory for any patio or deck. Accent the outdoor patio or even an indoor table or mantel area. The fluid lines topped by an architectural metal lid completes this amazing indoor outdoor lantern. These lanterns need Sunjel canisters for fuel, which is sold separately.

4. Hampton Marine Grade Polymer High Back Chair

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The Hampton Marine Grade Polymer High Back Chair is made using prime HDPE, a durable material that will not rot, swell, blister, fade or chemically break down when exposed to humidity, water or sunlight. The material is 100% recyclable as well as environmentally friendly. MGP is easy to clean and is proudly made in the USA. Not to mention, this chair is very comfortable! There is a padded sling option, and I would definitely recommend that option as the padded fabric is much more comfortable than the standard sling fabric.

5. Polywood South Beach Adirondack Lounge Chair

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The South Beach Adirondack chair is the perfect recycled plastic Adirondack chair because not only is it stylish, it’s also designed to last for years of comfort! With 13 difference colors to choose from, you can relax in it knowing that you’ve matched it to complement your patio decor. A curved seat-back allows for a more ergonomic feel and additional comfort compared to other Adirondack chairs with straight seat-backs.

Part Two

As a reminder, if you are placing orders for Christmas be sure to give us 3 weeks from order to delivery. If you are wanting suggestions, please give us a call at 800-451-2550