The Right Ground Cover And Modern Gutter Guards

Home & Garden Blog

If you love having a gorgeous back yard but you don't want to put a lot of time into maintaining it, there are some steps you can take that will provide just what you want. Besides keeping things simple, you'll be doing the environment a lot of good, too. 

Ground Cover - Get rid of your grass! Think of the hours that have to be spent mowing your lawn, fertilizing it,0 and keeping it free of pests. Now add the amount of water that is needed to keep it green and beautiful and you'll see that a different kind of ground cover is a good idea.

  • Flagstone is one beautiful option, and so is brick. If you want a touch of green, consider planting a ground cover between the flagstones and the bricks for an old world look.
  • Cement is another way to cover your ground, and it can be sensational. Gifted artisans can give your cement the appearance of a pebbles, bricks, wood planking, tile, or even gorgeous marble. If you don't want anything that elaborate, it can simply be stained. 
  • The great part about flagstone and cement is that they require very little upkeep. You can just take the garden hose to either one and spray them clean. Age will simply make them more beautiful.

Gutter Guards - Gone are the days of gutter guards with seams that meant that the home owner needed to clean them often. Especially after rain or wind storms, it was expected that there would be an accumulation of nature's garbage. In addition, old gutter guards needed to be painted periodically.  The latest in seamless gutter guards means that they basically take care of themselves.

  • The great part about modern gutter guards is that they won't be clogged by leaves, pine needles, twigs and other natural debris.
  • The paint finish on state-of-the-art gutter guards is usually guaranteed for life.
  • Look for a company that has trained and experienced men and women to install the gutter guards.
  • The gutters themselves are very affordable and can be installed very quickly.
  • Once the gutter guards are installed, you'll never have to give them much thought again.
  • The company that installed your gutter guards should clean them free of charge for as long as you own your home.
  • Be sure to get a contract that spells out the exact pricing and the guarantee.

Congratulations on making your back yard easy to care for. Talk to a professional like Conifer Gutter Service for more information.


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Renovation Advice In Language You Can Understand

If you are new to woodworking or are thinking about remodeling your home, you might be trying to learn a little more about professional construction. Unfortunately, not every instruction guide is created for novices. When I started learning home repair basics, I found myself absolutely dumbfounded by some of the complicated advice I received from online tutorials and books from the library. Fortunately, I was able to learn a lot about construction by working with my friend for a few summers, and I want to share that information with you. My website is full of helpful advice on every topic from basement remodeling to electrical repair, so that you can be successful.