Sunny Days Are Ahead

By: Greg Sampson


Tis’ the season has a whole new meaning in New England when we reach Memorial Day. Our outdoor space is our destination to enjoy the sun with family and friends until the leaves begin to fall. Here are some of my favorite products to upgrade your outdoor space for another amazing summer.


For The Pool


Ariel by Solar-Breeze


Turn on, drop in and go. With a single button start, Ariel is easy to start up and start cleaning your pool right away. Ariel is fully solar-powered, and with a powerful backup battery, Ariel can run 10 hours and more off a charge if there is no sunlight available. No need to buy extra long cords to fit your pool length – Ariel does not use cords or hoses. Ariel functions great in pools of all shapes and sizes, and even pools with a salt base or chlorine base. She functions in water salinity of up to 6,500 ppm, and whether your pool is indoors or in the heat, Ariel can withstand temperatures between 40 degrees F and 130 degrees F. With less pool pump run-time needed, pool owners preserve the life of their pumps, use less costly electricity, and reduce the number of pollutants that would have been attributed to their pool maintenance routine.


Ledge Lounger

from $329

Whether you are looking for an in-water barstool, a luxurious lounge chair or even a beanbag pillow float Ledge Lounger is the spot to look. The best part is all their products can be used out of the water. Ledge Lounger offers in-water and outdoor furniture along with accessories for the ultimate pool experience. High quality, durable, and stylish so you can relax in water, in style. The Ledge Lounger goal is to always inspire stylish outdoor living for your pool, patio, and beyond. Their diverse collection of in-pool and outdoor furniture, accessories, and games will help you create your best outdoor life for countless sunny days ahead.



For The Patio


Yukon Ultimate Bundle by Solo Stove


Enjoy the biggest, baddest smokeless fire pit out there. This bundle has everything you need to wow your friends and family around a roaring fire. The Solo Stove Signature 360° Airflow Design™ gives you a smoke-free, roaring fire in minutes. Entertain family and friends with its mesmerizing flame. You can use your Yukon without the worry of damaging heat-sensitive surfaces as the stand raises up your fire pit, allowing cool air to pass through its vent holes. The Sheild protects you from flying sparks and can be removed to add wood or roast marsh mellows and cook some dogs with the included sticks. The firepit tools and shelter round out this must-buy fire pit.



Ruggabel Outdoor Rugs

$90 – $439

Ruggable will make any outdoor space feel more like an extension of your home. These stain-resistant, fade-resistant, and machine-washable, our outdoor area rugs and runners make it easy to create an outdoor oasis on your patio, deck, or porch. Ruggables are available in a wide range of styles and colors and are made with a thick fabric and textured weave that’s comfortable underfoot. Just like their indoor designs, Ruggabel outdoor rugs are super easy to clean. Simply sweep or shake the dust-out, then wash them in the washing machine. They’ll be spic and span in no time.



For The Yard


Custom Artificial Turf Putting Green

Price Varies

All golfers dream of having their own pitching or putting green. Create your own all-weather, low maintenance custom artificial turf green and the New England Turf Store can make that happen. Not to mention, with a wide variety of styles, colors, and surfaces to choose from, installers can create the perfect setting to practice your game. In addition, these aren’t your typical “mini-golf” carpets. These synthetic surfaces are specifically designed for the serious player (or the soon-to-be-serious player). Additionally, with a variety of pile styles and backings, the New England Turf Store can simulate a variety of conditions and real-life situations you’d find on any course in the world. New England Turf Store’s artificial turf golf greens accept chips and pitches like natural greens and putt just as true as the real thing, without the hassle of maintenance or weather restrictions.



Bird Buddy


Bird Buddy is a smart bird feeder that notifies you of feathered visitors, captures their photos, and organizes them in a beautiful collection that is easy to view and share. Not to mention, Bird Buddy software not only recognizes the species of bird on camera and recognizes the species by song, but it will also be able to decode what the bird is saying! Additionally, you receive arrival notifications to your phone when a new friend arrives and control the camera from your phone while the built-in camera automatically takes pictures of birds that stop by, so even if you miss that rare bird, Bird Buddy will make sure it leaves you a postcard.