8 June 2017
Whether you live in the deep woods or just on the edge of town, you likely face the threat of wildfire reaching your home. And, while all homeowners can be affected by fire, fast-moving and often difficult-to-fight wildfires are an even scarier danger than normal. So, how can you take steps to protect your home? Here are four top ways. Install Hardscape Immediately around your home and other outbuildings, it's best to remove most greenery that can catch fire and replace it with attractive hardscape features.
3 June 2017
Whether it's the warm Gulf waters or the dramatic Pacific Northwest coast, living by the shoreline is a dream come true for many people. And, while it's certain to bring a lifetime of happy memories, seaside life can have some unique challenges for your outdoor landscape and hardscape. What are these challenges, and how you can you meet them? Here are 4 of the most common. Erosion Between the wind, the rain, and the saltwater lapping at your shores, coastal environments can erode quickly and steadily.
23 May 2017
When a real estate transaction takes place, a land survey is required for the title insurance company, the lending company and in some situations, the sellers and the buyers. Unfortunately, not all surveys provide the same information, so if you are in the process of buying property, you may need to get several different surveys in order to show the information required for each party involved. For example, the lending company may require different information than the title company, which means you would be required to get two different surveys.
18 May 2017
Just as with the interior of your home, you want to make sure that your exterior looks great as well. Part of making sure that your exterior looks great is to keep it as clean as possible. However, because the exterior of your home and the surrounding area is always being exposed to the elements, it can sometimes be difficult to keep this area as clean as you would like it to be.
15 May 2017
For new homeowners, learning more about lawn care can be an excellent way of ensuring that the property is kept as attractive as possible. When it comes to maintaining your property, the lawn will be one of the most important parts of the landscaping to maintain due to it covering most of the grounds. Following some basic pieces of advice would help you minimize the more routine problems that a lawn may experience.
30 April 2017
Whether you simply lack the time to care for your lawn, or you prefer to leave the landscaping to a professional, there are a few landscape maintenance services that every customer should be receiving. These will keep your yard in tip-top shape and make it the envy of all the neighbors. Irrigation System Tune-Up The Ohio Irrigation Association recommends giving your irrigation system a tune-up each year before you begin using it for the summer season.
30 April 2017
When your soil is dry and sandy, growing lush, green plants is more of a challenge than when you have rich, loamy soil to work with. However, this does not have to mean your yard stays empty and barren. With the tips below, you can have a lovely landscape in spite of your sandy soil. Work compost into the top layer. Removing all of the sandy soil and replacing it with loam is probably not an option unless you have an enormous budget.