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Join Us at the Maryland Home & Garden Show

February 27th, 2018 Category: Events

Looking for something to do the weekends of March 3-4 and March 9-11? Join Outdoor Specialties at the Maryland Home and Garden Show at the Timonium Fairgrounds! We’ll be there all day on both weekends located in booth #407 which is down the main aisle in the south hall. The Maryland Home & Garden Show […]

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Protect Your Deck this Winter

November 22nd, 2017 Category: Decks, General

As the winter starts to set in, homeowners slowly retract into their homes to shelter from the cold. Commonly, this means a lot less time on your deck. What it should not mean is ignoring the care needs of your deck for the winter, as well as all of next year. The maintenance you do […]

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Fence Buying Guide

October 20th, 2017 Category: Blog, Fencing

If you are planning to add a fence to your outdoor space, there are a lot of design decisions you will need to make. Not only will you need to decide what type of fence you’d like, you’ll also need to choose the material the fence will be made of. Let’s look at the pros […]

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Outdoor Specialties is Moving to Sykesville!

September 28th, 2017 Category: Blog, Events

We have some big news! Outdoor Specialties, LTD will be moving to a new location in November located in Sykesville, MD. We will keep our current location in Hampstead, MD open through Friday November 3rd and the new location at 5975 Exchange Drive in Sykesville, MD will open its doors to the public on Monday, […]

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Do I Need to Replace my Deck?

September 14th, 2017 Category: Decks

With summer coming to an end here in Maryland you probably aren’t thinking a lot about the state of your deck, but maybe you should be. The seasons can be hard on your deck, snow, rain, ice, fallen debris during a storm. All of these things can take a toll on your deck and leave […]

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How to Make a Small Deck Really Shine

August 14th, 2017 Category: Decks, Outdoor Kitchen, Patios

Making the most out of your small outdoor space can be a challenge, but having little land to work with doesn’t mean you can’t create a functional, stylish deck to enjoy. There are many tips and tricks you can use to make your deck feel larger and more upscale, even when you don’t have much […]

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Grill Buying Guide

July 14th, 2017 Category: Blog, Outdoor Kitchen

With summer here in Maryland and Pennsylvania, who wants to spend their time in the kitchen? Adding a grill to your outdoor space can free you from having to use heating elements indoors (and increasing your A/C bill) while providing you with simple, fresh, delicious food. But with so many options on the market, how […]

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Tiny Details Matter in an Outdoor Space

June 23rd, 2017 Category: Blog, General

Oftentimes when we think about adding a deck onto our home, we only focus on the big picture. What kind of wood or composite will you use? What square footage will the deck be? What shape and what will be included? These are important considerations, but the smaller details are also important decisions, as they […]

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The Different Types of Outdoor Decking Materials

May 26th, 2017 Category: Decks

Building a deck can be a very complex but rewarding experience. One of the initial steps of deck building is choosing from the many different types of decking materials available on the market. Each material has its own pros and cons. Picking the right type of material is crucial for getting the best result. Everyone […]

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Dog Run Ideas

April 28th, 2017 Category: Fencing

If your dogs need an outdoor space to run about, but you don’t want to dedicate your whole yard to their shenanigans, a great option would be a dog run. Dog runs are smaller areas where a dog can do as they please without the worry of your dog ruining your perfectly maintained lawn. Here […]

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View Our Areas Served

We deliver our outdoor product supplies to all of Maryland, Washington, D.C., Southern Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia. Some of the counties we commonly serve are:

Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), Potomac (20817) and more.

Anne Arundel County: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

Harford County: Aberdeen (21001), Abingdon (21009), Bel Air (21014, 21015), Darlington (21034), Edgewood (21040), Forest Hill (21050), Jarrettsville (21084), Joppa (21085), Pylesville (21132), Whiteford (21160), White Hall (21161)

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