Pardon My French…Drain

Three ways to fix yard drainage problems The lawn and landscaping around a home is often a matter of pride for homeowners. A beautiful, healthy lawn gives a great first impression to visitors and looks great every time the owner leaves or comes home. One of the most common reasons for an unattractive lawn is poor drainage. Proper water drainage …

Tips for Winter Home Maintenance

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Even though Texas winters aren’t as harsh as some areas of the country, winter home maintenance is still a necessity. Cooler weather and storms can wreak havoc on your home and being prepared is your best line of defense. Here are some suggestions for winter home maintenance to get you started.  Tune Up Your Furnace Your furnace should be inspected …

Winterizing Your Sprinkler System

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Temperatures in Texas have finally dropped meaning it’s time to winterize your sprinkler system. There are some things that you might skip over when you prepare your home and outdoor living space for winter, but properly preparing your sprinkler system for winter’s cold weather shouldn’t be one of them. Why Winterize Your Sprinkler System? When cold weather hits, it can hit …

Caring and Cleaning for Outdoor Furniture

Your outdoor living space can take a beating since it’s exposed to sun, wind, rain, and snow, but that doesn’t mean it has to look like it! Follow these tips for cleaning outdoor furniture and keeping it looking good over the long term. How to Clean Outdoor Furniture For most outdoor furniture, the name of the game is knowing how to clean …

Warm Up On Cool Nights with a Fire Pit or Fireplace

Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are becoming more and more popular. They add visual interest to your landscaping and can make your yard feel more complete. They also provide a focal point around which you can gather with friends and family. And, most important, they can extend your outdoor entertaining season. There is no reason to end outdoor entertaining just …

Gift Ideas for Your Outdoor Adventurer

Christmas shopping season is upon us. Black Friday is right around the corner, followed swiftly by Cyber Monday. Outdoor enthusiasts are often difficult to shop for. If there’s one on your shopping list, here are some gift ideas for the outdoor adventurer in your life. Multi-Tool Device If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you need small tools on a regular basis. …

Elements of an Outdoor Living Space

Being outside provides many benefits, from boosting your mood to improving your short-term memory to increasing your levels of vitamin D. You could go for a hike or do yardwork or play a sport, but in our busy world, you’re probably not going to do any of those things regularly. Having an outdoor living space where you can relax, spend time …

Circle D Construction Exposed

What started as a company that provided sprinkler system installation and reconfiguration has become so much more than that. Circle D Construction still provides North Texas clients with the best in sprinkler system installation and offers clients everything needed to make outdoor living more enjoyable. From custom designed hardscaping, patio covers, pergolas – and even outdoor kitchens – Circle D …

Why Should you Winterize your Sprinkler System?

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Even though the likelihood of deep freezing temperatures and heavy snow is usually very small in North Texas, it is still a good idea to winterize your sprinkler system by the time winter arrives. This will help avoid any damage to your system just in case unusually cold weather hits. If water is left in your irrigation lines or valves, …

Making Your Guests Feel Right at Home

When you invite people to stay over at your house, you want them to feel welcome and comfortable. There are many things you can do to be a good host, beginning with ensuring that the guest bedroom makes them feel right at home. Make sure the guest bedroom addresses as many of their needs as possible. Your guests will appreciate how …