DIY Garden Cleanup

Late winter, early spring is an ideal time to get a head start on cleaning up the yard in preparation for spring. Whenever there is a break in the rainy weather, milder temperatures can be a welcome invitation to get… Read More »

How Downspouts Work

Downspouts are an important part of a gutter system. Typically a metal or vinyl tube that is attached to the gutter trough it allows rainwater to exit from the gutters through the downspouts and into the ground. When gutters aren’t… Read More »

Start Planning Your Home Renovations Now

If you made some home improvement resolutions for the New Year, January is a great time to start planning. When renovating a house, there is a lot to consider. You want to add a deck to the backyard and redo… Read More »

How to Winterize Your Lawn

With fall around the corner, home maintenance isn’t just about cleaning the gutters or repairing the siding. Fall is a crucial time of year for yard work. Preparing your landscaping for cooler weather strengthens the roots of grasses, making it… Read More »

Simple Upgrades to Increase Your Home’s Value

More homeowners are opting to do renovations in the fall and winter months because it can be a cost-effective way to stretch a remodel budget – depending on the type of renovation, contractors are often less busy during October, November… Read More »

How to Solve Uncommon Gutter Problems

Many homeowners know how vital a role gutters play in protecting their home from water damage and the common problems a gutter system can experience. These include leaks, overflowing gutters, and blocked downspouts. If your gutter system isn’t really functioning… Read More »

How to Deal with a Bad Backyard View

Bringing the outdoors in is a popular way of maximizing your backyard and improving your family’s health and sense of well-being. But what if the backyard is the last place you want to spend time because all you see is… Read More »

How to Maintain Your Gutters like a Pro

Cleaning the gutters is not fun – it’s physical work on a ladder with your hands in gunk. But neglected gutters aren’t any fun either. The lesser of the two evils is to keep your gutter system free of debris… Read More »

Things You can do for Instant Curb Appeal

While curb appeal is typically associated with putting a house on the market and the home’s resale value, many homeowners are discovering that it is important in general to have their property always looking its best. It goes beyond your… Read More »

7 Reasons to Start a Container Garden

A container garden is a collection of plants – vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers, shrubs, or even small trees – planted in a pot or container instead of in the ground. People with a big backyard might see container gardens as… Read More »