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 …

What Will The Installation of a Lawn Sprinkler System Do for My Yard?

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Unlike the inside of your home, your lawn is seen by the community and your neighbors every day. Believe it or not, your lawn and landscape can increase your home value as well. Lawns big and small, play a huge role in the curb appeal of your home. Proper care and maintenance are crucial to the overall ROI of your home inside and …

How to Identify Landscape Drainage Issues

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When your landscape isn’t draining properly it can undo all the hard work you’ve put into your outdoor living space. In order to preserve your landscape design, try to identify problems quickly so they can be fixed before they get worse. Here are some common landscape drainage issues and how to identify them in your yard. Signs of Landscape 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 …

Outdoor Living Spaces

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Tips for Brightening Up Your Outdoor Living Spaces in 2018 Your outdoor living spaces can either amp up the quality and atmosphere of your home’s design plan or do the complete opposite. All it takes is some planning and imaginative, creative designs for your new outdoor space to go from dream to reality. Whether it’s a balcony or a full-blown …

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

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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

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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 …