How to Prepare Your House for Winter

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Winters in Texas aren’t as harsh as some areas of the country, but winter home maintenance is still an absolute necessity. Cooler weather can wreak havoc on your home causing damage that could cost time and money to fix. Proper maintenance on things like your outdoor drainage systems, sprinklers, furnace, and pipes can protect your home and help you be …

How to Choose an Outdoor Construction Contractor

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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 great design for your new outdoor space to go from dream to reality. Whether it’s a new sprinkler system, an arbor or pergola, or even a full-blown outdoor living and dining …

6 Sprinkler System Maintenance Tips for New Users

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Like all good things, sprinkler systems require maintenance to work at their most efficient level. Failure to maintain your sprinkler system can negatively affect its performance and longevity. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to improve the performance and lifespan of your sprinkler system. Without further ado, here are 6 sprinkler system maintenance tips for new users. 1. Set …

Maintaining Your Patio: Concrete and Flagstone

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Outdoor living spaces like patios add value to your home, while also increasing your ability to entertain and enjoy your environment. You have a wide variety of materials to choose from in order to create a patio, but concrete and flagstone are two of the more durable and aesthetically appealing options. Both of these materials can stand up to harsh weather; however, …

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 …

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 …

How to Maintain your Patio or Deck

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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 …

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, …