Opting for xeriscape landscaping does not mean that your yard will be devoid of color and vibrancy. It just means that you have to make smart decisions about landscaping your lawn. If you are new to xeriscaping, here are some tips to ensure that your lawn does not end up looking like a barren wasteland. Prepare your lawn. If your lawn has plants or grass that is not drought friendly, you need to take the time to remove it before starting your new lawn.
24 February 2017
Using mulch in your yard's landscaping is a great way to keep weeds down and make the area visually attractive. There are many options to consider to use as mulch materials, such as gravel and wood chips. Here are some tips to consider when installing organic and inorganic mulch in your yard. Prepare the Mulch Site Before you install a layer of wood chips or gravel, be sure to make room for the mulch.
26 January 2017
Homes over 50 years old hold a lot of charm and character. Along with distinct craftsmanship and appeal, there can be flaws in the original design or overall age in the foundation of the home. If you currently have a small leak in your basement, or the water begins to rise every time there is a heavy rainstorm, it may be time to call in the pros. Here are a few benefits of having your old farmhouse basement waterproofed.
10 January 2017
If you have just moved into an area that has the good fortune to be less impacted by hurricanes and tornadoes than other regions, you might think you'll be OK buying regular windows when you buy your home. While you might not need the strength of the impact windows for those specific weather phenomenon, having impact windows is still a good idea. The windows have enough strength and are constructed well enough to provide you with a lot of advantages.
12 December 2016
If your asphalt shingles are suffering from black stains, you are most likely concerned about where they are coming from and how to remove them. Black algae tends to grow on asphalt shingles in areas where humidity levels are high. Here are some steps you can try in removing these distracting stains and how to keep them from recurring in the future. Use An Appropriate Solution To Remove Stains Head to your local hardware or home goods store to see if you can locate an appropriate cleanser made especially for the removal of black algae from asphalt shingles.
21 November 2016
When you live in an area where hurricanes are common, you need to pay close attention to your roofing choice. Too light or loose, and it will blow right off, leaving your home exposed to the wind and rain. While many homeowners in hurricane areas opt for concrete tiles or slate roofs, there is another less-common choice to consider: copper. Copper roofing might not be very common, but it offers a number of benefits in windy, rainy, coastal hurricane-prone towns.
27 October 2016
A new garage door can improve the curb appeal of your home, as well as enhance home security and help insulate your garage. There are many different styles of doors to choose from, which can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some things to consider to help narrow down your choice. Price If your budget for a new door is tight, you probably want to choose a stock door off the shelf.
10 October 2016