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
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
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
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
When you need new countertops, there are a wide assortment of different material options available to you. Vinyl is a popular choice because it is affordable and readily available, no matter where you are located. However, natural stone stands out among the pack as a superior choice that may be just what you've been looking for. Use this information to learn more about why your next countertops should be made out of natural stone.
9 September 2015
Your countertops are among the most expensive parts of your kitchen, and they are also one of the most noticeable components of this part of your home. Not surprisingly, it is important for you to understand how to repair some of the more common issues that your kitchen countertops may experience. If you are unsure of how to address these issues, you may delay having repairs done, which can make it more likely that these damages will become worse.
21 August 2015
Manufacturing has a huge impact on earth's resources. For example, to make a metal roof, miners must first extract ore from the ground. This ore is then transported to a refinery where the raw metal is extracted from the ore and may then be mixed with other ingredients to make an alloy. This metal must then be transported to a manufacturing plant where it is made into a roofing material. In contrast, the process for making slate or cedar roofing is much more simple.
7 August 2015
While the use of a water-filtration system in your RV helps clear the water of sediment and contaminants that can make you sick, the type of system that will work best for your RV depends on your needs. If the water you use in your RV is dirty or has sediment, you need to filter all of it. Because some filtration systems clean and purify water better than others, it helps to have an understanding of what the different types of units do.
24 July 2015