Animals can be tough on trees. Both young newly planted trees and mature old trees can fall prey to an animal. The trick to keeping your landscape trees safe from this type of damage is to know the common causes so that you can work to prevent it from happening. The following tips can help. Tip #1: Mulch Mindfully Mulch around the base of a tree helps prevent weed growth, protect roots, and conserve moisture.
11 March 2016
When it comes to lawn issues, there are few matters that are more pressing than deciding what sort of material you want a privacy fence to be constructed from. The deciding factors are many, and include issues that range from cost to efficiency to aesthetics. Throughout the course of this brief article, you'll learn about a few of the types of materials from which your fence can be constructed. Cedar Wood Fencing
17 February 2016
If you want a full basement and you only have a half basement or a cellar, you'll want to talk with a structural engineer. There are a variety of factors that will determine if you can expand the basement. The age of your home, the strength of the structure, and the soil around your property can affect your hopes of getting a full basement. Here are a few things you want to ask the engineer about.
28 January 2016
If you have done a lot of work to the inside of your home to update it but the outside is still an eyesore, it's time to make some changes. Making the exterior of the home match the interior will provide a lot of benefits, and you don't have to redo everything at once. There are a lot of small things that you can change, but starting with the siding is a great idea.
8 January 2016
Building a gravel road or long driveway on your rural property is a great way to avoid getting stuck in the mud when it rains, a common occurrence with dirt roads. Unlike some other types road or driveway construction, building a gravel road is something a determined do-it-yourselfer can do themselves, as long as they have the proper equipment. A little help from family members or friends is a big asset as well. This article offers a few critical tips for anyone who wants to tackle this ambitious project.
3 January 2016
Has your central air conditioning system cooled your house for years but is now having problems with cooling efficiency? The inefficiency of the system may stem from your not investing in preventive maintenance throughout the years. Find out below what kind of maintenance your air conditioning might need to regain efficiency as well as what a new system is estimated to cost. What Kind of Maintenance Does an Inefficient Air Conditioner Need?
18 December 2015
That drip of water, the moisture spots on the ceiling, the telltale water lines on the walls; it all indicates that you have moisture making its way inside of the house somewhere, but figuring out where is not always as easy as most homeowners think. Even though it is easy to assume that water seeming to come in from overhead must be from a bad roof, this is not always the case.
1 December 2015
The siding on your home is a big investment, so you want to get the most for your money. The siding you choose should add to the visual appeal of your home and enhance it's protection too. When making your choice, you need to compare the cost of the initial investment in siding materials against the cost of ongoing maintenance. When all factors are considered, fiber cement siding might be your best option.
13 November 2015
Dome style roofs are popular for gazebos and architectural details such as dormers or turrets on a main house. The roof essentially resembles an upside down bowl with sharper angles, which can provide a great deal of visual interest depending on the roofing material used. If you have a dome roof that you need a roofing company to repair or replace, there are a few important considerations when selecting new roof materials.
27 October 2015
When you're a homeowner that's about to invest in a new seamless gutter system, there are a few things you should consider before you start. Seamless gutters are a great investment for your home, because they can offer a lifetime of worry-free protection and beauty when properly installed. But because there are so many options on the market, not to mention ways in which these gutters can be installed, there are some things you need to know before you have anything installed.
13 October 2015