Creating More Living Space Outdoors

  • 9 Tips To Avoid Bed Bugs While Visiting Family And Friends

    23 August 2015

    Bed bugs can be found in a number of unusual locations. Unfortunately, your friends and families are not exempt from having them. If you are visiting relatives this summer and want to avoid bringing home bed bugs, there is a way to keep you and your family bed bug free without creating an uncomfortable situation for your hosts.  Line your suitcases with plastic. When you and your family are packing, line everyone's suitcases with plastic.

  • You Can Replace Broken Storm Window Glass On Your Own

    2 August 2015

    Your storm windows are a way to help protect your house's windows during the winter or during severe weather. They just add in another level of protection before anything gets to your house's windows. The storm windows can also help to keep out drafts and keep your house warmer during the winter. These windows sometimes get broken. You can replace the glass in them yourself, if you choose to.  Measure the Frame

  • How To Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers

    7 July 2015

    Many brides this year will select either silk floral arrangements for their wedding flowers, or they will pay several times more for fresh cut flowers on the day of their wedding. If you desperately desire fresh flowers, but do not want to pay the florist hundreds of thousands of dollars, you can grow your own. Here are some suggestions for popular wedding flowers that you can start growing up to a year before your nuptials.

  • Keep Your Trees Healthy: 4 Reasons You Should Trim Your Trees

    17 June 2015

    If you're not familiar with tree-maintenance, you might not know that your trees will need to be pruned each year. Pruning is one of the best ways to keep your trees healthy. Here's a quick guide to help you understand the benefits of pruning your trees once a year. Improves Growth and Shape Trees that are not pruned on a regular basis, often develop problems with their growth. Some of those problems include:

  • Tips For Choosing The Best Carpeting For Your Home

    28 May 2015

    There are things to consider besides price and color when you shop for new carpeting. You need to pick carpet that matches your lifestyle so it lasts longer and maintains its appearance. There are so many options available that it's easy to get overwhelmed. Here are a few things to think about when trying to find the best carpeting for your home. Foot Traffic If you have kids or always seem to have a lot of guests in your home, you want carpeting that is durable and stands up to a lot of wear.

  • Mulberry Trees: A Growing And Care Guide

    5 May 2015

    Wouldn't it be nice to have both shade and fresh berries, right in your own backyard? With a mulberry tree, you can have just that. These hardy trees are native to China, but are now grown throughout North America. They are easy to grow and maintain, and they produce delicious, dark red berries in the summer months. Follow these tips to plant and maintain a mulberry tree in your yard:

  • 5 Tips For Keeping A Beautiful Flower Arrangement In Your Home

    16 April 2015

    Having fresh flowers in your home is a great way to liven up the space. However, you need to be sure that you are caring for the flower arrangements in the best way possible to ensure that they last a good amount of time in your home. This is why you will want to consider these five tips for keeping a beautiful flower arrangement in your home: Fresh Water is Important: One problem some homeowners experience is that some of the flowers die sooner than others, which makes the arrangement appear off-putting.

  • Moisture and Pest Control for Storage Units

    31 March 2015

    The coming of spring months bring a unique set of challenges and concerns when it comes to keeping your personal objects in storage. From simple temperature sensitivity to issues humidity problems, you may have to deal with a lot of expensive damages if you're not careful. By understanding moisture and pest threats that often happen as the seasons change, you can be better prepared to protect your stored goods or perform repairs as soon as possible.

  • 4 Reasons To Hire A Property Management Company For Your Rental

    20 March 2015

    Purchasing a residential property and renting it out can be an excellent investment. But the details and every day responsibilities of being a landlord can be overwhelming. If you are considering renting out a property that you own, you may want to consider working with a residential property management company to help make your life easier. The top reasons for hiring a property management company include: Finding Quality Tenants A rental property is an investment, so you want tenants who will pay rent on time and properly take care of the property.

  • Ensure Your New Water Source Is Really Usable Before You Dig Or Drill

    5 March 2015

    Have you just discovered a new underground water source on your land, and now you want to drill a new water well? If so, approach drilling with caution. It's always good to find new sources of water, but you must be sure the water is drinkable first, without costing yourself too much money. You also have to ensure that drilling for and using the water won't have the severe physical impacts on your land that water-well usage has had in many other areas of the country.