Water Conservation Tips for Outdoor Areas

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Water conservation is important, especially in hot, dry regions like Texas. Conserving water is good not only for your water bill, but also for the environment, our ecosystem, and our future. If you’re interested in finding ways to minimize your water usage, here are seven water conservation tips for your outdoor areas. 1. Plant Appropriate Species Of Plants Plants that …

Patio Cover Options

Outdoor living and patio cover options add an entertainment area that can be used year-round. They often include a grill, seating, a covered patio area, possibly a fireplace or fire pit, and in many instances casual dining areas. Patios Patio covers are common with fully roofed outdoor spaces, allowing customers to choose from a traditionally attached covering or a free-standing …

Hardscaping Projects That Add Value to your Home

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When you invest in hardscaping such as patios, outdoor kitchens, and stonework, you not only add beauty and function to your outdoor living space, you also add value beyond plants and shrubbery. Here are six hardscaping projects that add value to your home. 1. Patios And Decks A beautiful patio or deck extends your living space into the outdoors. Concrete …

Grill Cleaning Checklist for Summer

During the Texas summer, your grill becomes your most valuable cooking appliance. You use your outdoor kitchen for everything from cooking hamburgers on the weekend to preparing hotdogs for the kids or even cooking a well-deserved steak after a hard day at work. The last thing you want is to find your grill is out of commission right before a …

Summer Lawn Care Tips Made Easy

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Summer has arrived and along with it comes the beautiful sunny weather that we are accustomed to here in North Texas. Unfortunately, the hot sun and dry conditions could wreak havoc with your lawn if you are not careful. Keep your lawn healthy and looking great for backyard barbeques and parties this year by following these easy summer lawn care …

How to Clean Landscape Drains

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Landscape drains are one of those things you don’t think about until they stop working. They do, however, perform an important function on your property. They not only direct water away from trees and flower beds, preventing erosion, but they also direct water away from your home. Excess water near the house can result in a flooded basement when it rains …

Fire Up the Grill: Outdoor Kitchen Must-Haves

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Imagine your next get-together outside in the fresh air with family and friends cooking and enjoying a delicious meal. Outdoor kitchens are one of the most impressive improvements you can make to your home, and for good reason. Before you start entertaining this summer, here’s how you can transform your backyard into an outdoor kitchen fit for a culinary master. …

The Rundown on Landscape Drains

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Water from rainfall or snowmelt is typically absorbed into the ground. However, sometimes when rainfall is particularly heavy or the ground is already saturated, water can’t be absorbed quickly enough, causing it to pool. If this happens, it can create serious problems for homeowners and their lawns. When water begins to collect, landscape drains are the most common and effective …