If you want to enjoy outdoor living at its finest, you need to have a clean deck and beautiful landscaping.

Wood decks require a lot of maintenance to keep them looking great.

Even after you’ve pressure-washed the deck, there’s a good chance you’ll find rotted wood, especially if the boards are old and have weathered some storms.

If you want a low-maintenance decking option, the solution is composite decking from Trex. Composite decking, made of wood fiber and plastic, has invisible fasteners and even gaps — best of all, no rotting wood!

And Trex’s RainEscape is an under-deck drainage system that uses a network of troughs and gutters to keep rain, spills and snowmelt from dripping through elevated deck boards, creating a dry space below the deck.

To match a nice deck, you need a great view, and that starts with the right tools to keep your lawn clean.

AMES Tools has plenty of them, too, including:

Ergo Gel Grip Hand Trowel: perfect for planting flowers in containers and beds — and doing it all comfortably!

Steel Tine Rake: A clear lawn requires a deep clean — and stray twigs and grass clippings are no match for this rake, which goes deep to clean and aerate.

Poly Shrub Rake: Its 60-inch handle extends your reach to keep mulch free from leaves and looking fresh!

Watch the video for more advice!

Learn more about Trex decking solutions and AMES Tools.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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