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  • Window Covering Ideas For Picture Windows

    Large picture windows can provide an excellent view while also making a strong statement in a room. While gorgeous, sometimes you will want to close off the window for privacy. This is where the right window covering comes into play. The following are a few options that work well for picture windows. Shutters Shutters work well in rooms with a traditional design style. You can get them in natural wood or painted in the color of your choice. [Read More]

  • 2 Benefits Of Using Precast Stone For Your Sidewalk

    If you would like to have a stone sidewalk for your home, there are a couple different ways that you can go about having it installed. One excellent way to have it installed is to use precast stone. Precast stone is made before it arrives at your property, so it will already look like pieces of sidewalk when it is brought to your home. Using this type of precast stone for your sidewalk can have so many different benefits for you, and this article will discuss 2 of them in more detail. [Read More]

  • Pipe Bursting: Is It Right for Your Sewer Line Replacement Project?

    If you need to replace a damaged sewer line on your property but don't want the project to take up too much time or cause substantial damage to your landscape, try pipe bursting. Pipe bursting is a unique technique used to lay down new pipelines without digging into the landscape. The technique not only saves time and additional expenses, but it also helps protect your landscape from damage. Here are a few things to know about pipe bursting and how you can prepare for the installation of your line. [Read More]

  • Planting Trees That Resist Fruit Beetles

    Large fruit beetles are not only a nuisance, they're also extremely destructive. One infamous fruit beetle featured in the book "silent spring" is the Japanese fruit beetle. These beetles are a severe agricultural pest, and a lot of money has been spent on efforts to reduce their numbers. In the average yard, these large beetles can be scary looking when they come at you, making them an undesirable backyard visitor. If you want to keep these pesky beetles away from your yard as well as help reduce their population, there are certain trees you can plant that will keep them away. [Read More]

  • Want An Easy To Clean Kitchen? 3 Things To Keep In Mind When Buying Cabinets

    Remodeling your kitchen or simply making a few changes to improve its function and appearance can be a great way to make your kitchen more enjoyable to cook in and even entertain guests. If you're unsure of what kinds of changes to make and one of your main goals is to make sure that your kitchen is easy to keep clean, you'll want to pay close attention to the cabinetry. [Read More]

  • Three Ways To Add Some Fun To Your Outdoor Space Using Shade Sails

    If you're looking for a way to provide some outdoor shade and make an artistic statement at the same time, consider putting up shade sails. Available in a range of colors and sizes, these flexible bits of cloth are eye-catching and versatile. Below is a brief description of shade sails and three places they work well. Shade Sails Described Unlike awnings, which are usually attached to a home or patio side on one end, shade sales are installed using anchor points or poles. [Read More]

  • 3 Things Homeowners Need To Know About Annual Bluegrass

    Annual bluegrass is a common weed that you may discover growing amongst your grass. Here are three things homeowners need to know about annual bluegrass. What does annual bluegrass look like? Annual bluegrass looks somewhat similar to regular grass since it's a type of grass weed. Its leaf blades are generally yellowish-green, so you'll be able see lighter patches in your lawn where the regular grass has been displaced by annual bluegrass. [Read More]

  • Spruce Up Dull Picture Frames With These 5 Easy-Peasy DIY Tips

    If you are like a lot of people, somewhere in your home or storage space, there is a cardboard box or plastic tote filled with old picture frames that are a a little too dull to use in your current decor. Yet, you just cannot seem to get rid of these frames because you just know one day, you will come across a fun project, idea, or some type of use value. [Read More]

  • 2 Ways To Help Your Houseplants Thrive

    Many people love the way that a live plant can add beauty to an interior living space. However, even though plants are beautiful and help promote clean air within a space, they must receive proper care in order to thrive. Most people have witnessed the demise of a houseplant. Drooping or falling leaves, mold or insects on an indoor plant can indicate that the plant is dying. Here are a few things that you can do to help keep your house plants in optimal condition: [Read More]

  • Strategies That Can Keep Pests Away From Your Home

    When it comes to pest proofing your home, it's important to start outside. Although you're concerned with critters such as mice and insects making their way into your home, you might inadvertently be encouraging them to approach the walls of your home, which can then lead to them making entry. While you should always call a pest control service if you believe that your home has an infestation, the following three steps can reduce your risk of having such a problem. [Read More]