While some people prefer a very in-your-face style of home security presence, there are others who lean more towards a subtle, multi-purpose approach to ensuring their home’s safety. One way to accomplish a more low-key, yet attractive level of security is to install landscape lighting around your home. Landscape lighting […]
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Even if you’re not a tree hugger, there’s a lot to love about having trees in the yard. But hey, rot happens. And so do overgrown branches. And pests. When it’s time to look for a professional to tend to your tree needs, go through this check list from the […]
When the sun goes down do you run back inside? Are you still a little afraid of the dark? Invest in some low voltage lighting on the patio and in the garden to extend your hours of outdoor living this season. Low voltage lighting is different because it can be […]
We love the smell of fresh cut grass like the next person and taking pride in a well manicured lawn is an accomplishment, but in the current age of water conservation there are alternatives to natural lawns that outweigh the real stuff in every aspect (except being alive). Recently we […]
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So what does it take to make your place look great? Not big bucks or a lot of time. ShopSmart, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, shares 10 projects that can be done in a weekend for $150 or less: Punch up the numbers Cost $1 to $40 House numbers […]
Helpful iPhone apps keeping rolling in and there are plenty to satisfy the DIY enthusiast on the go. We previously covered the iHandy Carpenter as well as the Benjamin Moore paint app. Here are a few more iPhone Apps starting with this handy paint selection tool from Sherwin-Williams, as well […]
We are big fans of trees being used as landscape elements to add detail or shelter to your home. But many times the tree begins to overstay it’s welcome and the branches become unmanageable or the roots pull up the pathway or lead to damage to your foundation.
Hot tubs and jacuzzis are an eye-sore for many homeowners who otherwise have built the perfect modern landscape in their backyards. But Surfacedesign Inc. was up to the task of incorporating the “soaking tub” into their clients modern yard and they pulled it off by creating a ipe wood cover […]
It’s proven that curb appeal counts a lot towards how soon and for how much your home will sell. With just a few minor and inexpensive changes to the outside of your home, you’ll raise the value that will most certainly result in a net gain when selling your home. […]
Landscaping your home should not be considered an afterthought if you are planning to upgrade the value of your home through remodeling or other renovation. A nicely appointed home landscape can also increase the speed and value at which your home sells. Before taking a run to your nearest nursery […]
There are many trees that change with the seasons but these beauties really flourish in autumn and their fall coloring can be a spectacular addition to your landscaping. Red Maple Japanese Maple Shagbark Hickory White Ash Quaking Aspen Paper Birch White Oak Gingko Biloba (Maidenhair Trees) Flowering Dogwood
Now that the weathers warm and the days are longer it’s time you put some effort into your outside space. Start with performing a thorough cleaning of your front, back, and side yards. Remove anything from your yard that isn’t absolutely necessary. This includes old mulch piles, leaves, sticks, trash, […]