Creating More Living Space Outdoors

  • Myths About Residential Wood Flooring

    26 July 2021

    Depending on the age of your house, it may be approaching the point where the flooring will need to be replaced or upgraded. There are many options of flooring that are available to homeowners considering this project. While wood flooring systems can be among the most attractive and affordable, there can also be significant misunderstandings when it concerns what should be expected from this flooring solution. Myth: Wood Flooring Will Always Be The Same Color

  • Basic Canvas Awning Maintenance Tips You Should Know

    14 May 2021

    Would you like your residential canvas awnings to last longer and retain their great looks? One of the things you should do is to keep them clean. If you let dirt accumulate on the awnings, mold and mildew issues will ensue.  Besides elements like bird droppings, dust, and dirt leave unpleasant stains on the fabric, which affects its general appearance. So, how can you keep your residential awnings in great shape?

  • Top Benefits Of Choosing Natural Stone For Your Home's Exterior

    20 April 2021

    Whether you are in the process of building your home or if you are completely redoing the exterior, one decision that you might be struggling with making is the type of material that you want to have used on your home's exterior. Natural stone is a good choice, whether you choose to use it alone or if you use it in addition to brick, vinyl siding, or some other type of siding.

  • Five Steps For Eradicating Grass From Annual Flower Beds

    26 January 2021

    Annual flower beds add a pop of ever-changing color to your home's landscape, but they can look unkempt if weedy grasses invade. The following steps can help you prevent grass issues in flower beds.  1. Apply a Full-Spectrum Grass Killer A full-spectrum grass killer will kill all types of grass, from invading lawn grasses to tenacious crabgrass. "Full-spectrum" means that it will target both the leaf blades of actively growing grass, as well as the roots and any exposed seeds.

  • Affordable Reupholstering Methods

    9 October 2020

    Linen and other delicate textiles that are used to upholster furnishings can not withstand heavy usage or liquid spills without showing signs of wear. If you are looking for some reupholstery options that are budget-friendly or that will preserve the original fabric coverings, consider purchasing materials upfront, hiring a private upholsterer, or investing in some removable covers. Cheaper And More Sturdy Fabric Options If the linen coverings are in poor shape and you have attempted to sew tears or remove stains and were unsuccessful, invest in a fabric that is cheaper and more resilient than the original fabric type.

  • A Landscaper That Provides These Services Can Be Valuable In The Fall And Winter

    30 November 2016

    When you hire a landscaper, you may be taking advantage of services such as lawn care, maintaining your flowerbeds, and pruning your hedges. Although diverse, the one thing that these tasks have in common is that they're required during the summer. This doesn't mean that you should only partner with a landscaping professional during the warmest months of the year, though. Many landscaping companies offer services that can be valuable throughout the year.

  • Protect Your Home's Foundation Through Proper Gutter System Maintenance

    3 November 2016

    When properly installed, a gutter system can help to protect the foundation of your home from the devastating effects of rainwater. It does this by guiding water away from the home's foundation, something that usually goes a long way towards reducing hydrostatic pressure buildup. By doing so, it usually ends up reducing the rate of foundation crack formation, basement water leaks, and even mold attacks in the home. However, these are benefits that one can only enjoy when his or her gutter system is properly maintained.

  • Was Your Corian Countertop Recently Cracked During A Storm Or Earthquake? What Are Your Repair Options?

    14 October 2016

    Although Corian is an attractive and durable surface material, it's not very flexible—and if your home has recently been affected by area floods, a minor earthquake, or another foundation-shaking weather event, you may find yourself dealing with small cracks in the surface of your kitchen and bathroom countertops. What can you do to fix these blemishes yourself? Read on to learn more about the minor repairs you should be able to handle on your own, as well as a few situations in which professional help may be needed.

  • Install A Birdbath On Your Property That Is Surrounded By A Decorative Border

    19 September 2016

    Install a birdbath that is surrounded by a decorative border by completing the steps below. Afterwards, set up some bench seats around the border so that you can enjoy watching birds as they cool off in the water. Materials measuring tape spray paint (designed for marking the ground) rake garden gloves electric ground tiller garden shovel topsoil birdbath garden hose decorative stones small shovel flowering plants small shrubs bench seats Mark And Clear The Property

  • Three Things You Should Be Using Sand For In Your Yard

    23 August 2016

    If you're trying to map out your landscaping plans for next spring before the fall weather comes in, you should talk with your landscaper about the benefits of building next year's garden with sand. If you're not familiar with the roles that sand can play, there are a few things that you should know. Filler Material Sand makes a great additive to help balance out soil. If you opt for coarse sand, the granules are larger and can settle in between soil components.