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Planting New Grass on Top of Old Grass

Posted on: May 30, 2017 1:00 am - in Articles

Source: SFGate Maintaining a healthy lawn can be a lot of work. Unfortunately, sometimes you will encounter problems with your lawn that can’t be fixed by watering, fertilizing and a regular mowing schedule. If your lawn is thinning or developing bare spots, sowing new seed is likely required. While you can always remove the existing […]

A Guide to Renovating Your Outdoor Space

Posted on: May 27, 2017 1:00 am - in Articles

Source: Huffington Post Source: Liza Hausman If you’re thinking about sprucing up your patio or landscape now that warm weather is on the way, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey by Houzz, 18 percent of U.S. homeowners plan a patio or landscape addition or replacement in the next two years. As with any […]

How to Lay a Budget-Friendly Gravel Path

Posted on: May 25, 2017 1:00 am - in Articles

Source: This Old House By: Alexandra Bandon What’s the point of a well-maintained yard if trying to get around it means trampling the marigolds and leaving your paw prints in the perfectly clipped lawn? The best landscapes guide amblers with paths—well-defined ribbons that say, “Hey, go this way,” and, gently, “Keep off the grass.” Sure, […]

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Sump Pump

Posted on: May 23, 2017 1:00 am - in Articles

Source: Bob Vila By: Joe Provey If you’ve ever wondered, “What is a sump pump?” then you’re lucky, because you probably don’t need one. But for the unlucky owners of wet basements, here’s the scoop: A sump pump sits in the basement, either beneath (in the case of a submersible pump) or above the floor. […]

8 Ways to Protect Your Home Against Tornadoes and Hurricanes

Posted on: May 20, 2017 1:00 am - in Articles

Source: Popular Mechanics This year has blown away the annual average for deadly tornadoes in the U.S. (28) with a barrage that numbers 50 and counting. This April was the worst tornado month on record, and storms throughout the year have ripped through Alabama, Massachusetts, Missouri and elsewhere. And now, as tornado season winds down, […]

10 Best Landscaping Ideas

Posted on: May 18, 2017 1:00 am - in Articles

  Source: Southern Living Your home may be your castle, but rather than surround it with a moat, use any of these ten wonderful yard landscaping ideas to add warmth, color, and texture to the place you love to live. From growing blooming shrubs, to planting annuals and perennials, to deer-proofing your garden, there are […]

How to Remove Black Mold

Posted on: May 16, 2017 1:00 am - in Articles

  Source: HGTV By: Sean McEvoy   Black mold can be an insidious problem for homeowners, potentially leading to a costly removal process and even a host of health problems. But by learning how to get rid of black mold safely and effectively, you can protect the health of your family and the value of […]

Amazing Roof Decks to Copy

Posted on: May 13, 2017 2:00 am - in Articles

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Whether situated in the city or scenic countryside, roof decks are a hot spot for entertaining and relaxing. Take advantage of your home’s roof space with these creative outdoor hangouts that provide a fresh and functional view from the top. Read more …

Build Your Own Pond

Posted on: May 11, 2017 2:00 am - in Articles

Source: Popular Mechanics By: Joseph Truini If you’ve always wanted a backyard pond, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of homeowners already have them and thousands more are installing them every year. Why all the fuss over a water-filled hole? Well, for one thing, gurgling waterfalls are inherently appealing. Also, with the growing popularity of […]

How to Build a Porch Swing

Posted on: May 9, 2017 3:30 am - in Articles

Source: The Family Handyman Enjoy the gentle sway of a porch swing on a summer night. With these clear how-to instructions and photos, you can build a classic porch swing in a weekend. Swing design The smooth, gentle glide of this porch swing will keep you daydreaming for hours. In fact, you may lose your […]