22 December 2015
Roller shades provide a stylish and accommodating way to gain privacy in your home. While installing roller shades is usually simple, there are some potential problems that could arise after installation occurs. Here are three problems you might face, and some simple ways to correct them so that your roller shades will work properly. 1. When rolling up, the shade drifts to one side. Properly installed roller shades should roll up without drifting to one side or the other.
28 November 2015
Pavers need sand to help hold them in place and to also prevent weeds and pests from destroying the pavers. How you apply sand to your pavers will affect how well the sand will hold in the face of adverse weather conditions, strong wind and persistent weeds. Also, adding sand properly will bind the pavers together with friction joints. Choosing The Sand First, select the type of sand you will use.
6 November 2015
Statistics show that 37% of all U.S. households are rentals. If you are living in a rental property then you may find it difficult to personalize your living space. Landlords don't usually let tenants paint walls or remodel kitchen appliances, but there are some simple ways you can transform your rental space into an area that reflects your personal sense of style. Dressing up the plastic mini blinds commonly found in rental properties is a great place to start the personalization process.
14 October 2015
When your sprinkler system isn't working properly, you're literally pouring money down the drain. It's vital to make sure that you spot problems with the sprinkler system as quickly as possible so that you can adjust or replace the faulty portion. Once your sprinklers are back in good working order, you won't have to worry about water not getting to the right places in your garden. Check the Sprinkler Heads
23 September 2015
Are you preparing your lawn for the coming winter? While most people don't give a lot of thought to their grass as the cold weather approaches, doing a little planning and preparation will help you maintain a green lawn in the spring. Here are 4 steps for prepping your yard for winter. Blow Out the Sprinklers If you have an irrigation system installed, you will need to prepare it for the winter by performing what's called a "
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.
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
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.
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:
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.