If you are like most people, you would pass by an industrial truck tarp at an industrial supply store and never give the item a second thought for its usefulness. However, if you are the homeowner who is constantly messing around in your garden or with your landscape, this one seemingly ordinary object could completely change your green-thumb efforts. So before you pass up that industrial truck tarp without recognition, you should check out these three useful ideas for your garden.
1 December 2016
If you've recently bought a home with granite countertops, you may not have any idea when they were sealed last. You may also have questions about how to care for granite if this is the first time you've had stone countertops. Here are a few things to know about sealing and caring for granite. Do The Water Test One way to tell if your counters need to be sealed is to do the water test.
1 December 2016
After your tree has been chopped down and the wood and debris carted away, it's easy to think your job is done. However, trees can be incredibly resilient and there may still be some work left to do to get the yard you want. Safety Becomes An Issue A large stump in your yard can easily become a safety issue. Depending on how tall your stump is, it could be easily tripped over.
7 November 2016
If you just purchased a new large art piece to hang on a wall in your home, then it is important that you hang it correctly. Incorrectly hung wall art will look strange and can even be a health hazard if it falls off of the wall and hits someone. To this end, follow these time-tested tips to successfully hang your large wall art piece so it will look wonderful and be safely hung:
17 October 2016
You have a lovely patio, and you want to use it, right? You don't want a little rain or sun – even light snow – to decrease your outdoor living enjoyment. The key is to transform at least part of your patio into an outdoor lounge without sacrificing the open freedom you value. Install a Patio Louver The first step to creating your adaptable outdoor room is having a patio louver system installed.
21 September 2016
Gardening and landscaping stone can be expensive, especially if you need really large cut stones or you need several bags of decorative aggregate. If you are looking for ways to cut costs and get the stone you need, there are alternatives to the traditional stone supply brands in home improvement stores. Here are just a few of those alternatives. Farms Farmers have to stone-pick their fields almost every spring. The earth in their fields has a tendency to unearth many stones and push more up to the surface after a long and frosty winter.
24 August 2016
As a pool owner, you always do the basics to keep your pool clean. All that skimming and vacuuming and checking pH levels can get tiring. With all of the maintenance a pool requires, when are you going to be able to even take a quick dip? It seems like you're spending all of your time caring for a pool you don't get to enjoy. There are easier ways to ensure your pool maintains a level of cleanliness so you can take a break.
27 July 2016
Is it time to put a new roof on your new home or time to replace your existing roof? You obviously have multiple choices available to you today when it comes to roofing materials. But before you make your final decision, one material type that is a little less common that you might want to consider is metal. Here are three reasons why you might want to consider contacting some of the metal roof manufacturers in your area for estimates.
5 July 2016
Selling your home can be a stressful task because you will want to get the best offer possible for the property, but you may not understand the steps that you can take to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Luckily, you can use these three tips to help make your home attractive to buyers during the selling process. Update the Exterior The exterior of the house is one of the first things that potential buyers will see when they arrive at your home.
8 June 2016
Blinds, especially metal mini-blinds, can be a tempting target for any cat. It begins with a paw inserted between them to peek outside. It's often followed up by a discovery of the pleasant crinkling of the blinds as they are bent, or perhaps your cat prefers the sensation of chewing on them. Before you know it, the blinds are askew, bent, and covered in teeth marks. Fortunately, there are ways to have blinds and cats in your home, coexisting in harmony.
17 May 2016