How to Maintain your Patio or Deck

When warmer weather arrives, it’s time to prepare your outdoor living areas for spring and summer. Developing your plan to maintain your patio or deck right now means it will be ready when you need it. Here are some helpful tips. Sweeping One of the most important things you can do is to sweep often. Mildew, stains, and scratches are …

Choosing the Right Sprinkler System for your Yard

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To ensure you have the best possible lawn this season, you need to make certain your grass, flowers, shrubbery, and trees receive adequate amounts of water. Unless you have time to stand in your yard with a garden hose for hours at a time, installing an automatic sprinkler system is the best option. There are several types of watering systems …

Outdoor Spring Maintenance Checklist

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Now that spring is here, it is time to get your home and yard ready for the warmer weather ahead with some outdoor spring maintenance. Many homeowners think that maintenance this time of year is geared more toward cleaning. This is absolutely true because cleaning plays a big part in improving your home’s curb appeal. However, there are other maintenance …

Yard Regrading 101

Poor drainage can create annoying problems in your yard that can diminish its appearance and limit your family’s outdoor enjoyment. But some drainage problems can create more than just an eyesore. If not properly dealt with, they can cause serious damage to your home and yard. When pooling water is significant, even some drains aren’t enough to fix the problem. …

Choosing the Best Flooring for your Patio

Solid flooring for your patio provides the foundation you need to create an outdoor space you’ll enjoy for many years. There is a range of popular patio flooring options from classic materials like brick pavers to refined options like flagstone. Learning about the available flooring materials will help you determine the best type of flooring for your patio. Flagstone Since …

5 Ways to Increase your Home Value

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With the unpredictability of the housing market, it’s more important than ever to know different ways to increase your home value. While home improvements are never a guaranteed method to increase the value of a home, they will most likely put your property ahead of the competition. As you think about what you’ll improve around your home this year, consider …

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Staying on top of home maintenance is important and can avoid costly repairs. Spring is the optimal time to perform necessary home-maintenance tasks. Tolerable temperatures and longer days mean you can get a lot done, leaving more free time to enjoy the upcoming summer.   Outdoor Spring Home Maintenance Probably the most important spring maintenance you can do is inspect …

Sprinkler System for Spring

To ensure you have the best possible lawn this season, you need to make sure your grass, flowers, shrubbery, and trees receive adequate amounts of water. Unless you have time to stand in your yard with a garden hose for hours at a time, installing an automatic sprinkler system is the best option. There are several types of watering methods you can …

Big Design Ideas for Small Outdoor Spaces

One of the hottest trends in housing right now is the inclusion of outdoor living spaces. Most articles and photographs online show huge yards with generous outdoor spaces. Do you dream of the perfect outdoor living space, but are afraid your yard is too small to fit the bill? Never fear! Our ideas for small outdoor spaces will help turn …

Sprinkler Maintenance For Spring

With the seasons changing, it’s time to start thinking about your sprinkler maintenance for spring. Performing necessary sprinkler maintenance now will help ensure that your system will operate efficiently and keep your lawn watered all spring and summer. Follow these maintenance tips to get your sprinkler up and running for the season. Closing Open Valves and Drains Left Open from the Fall First, …