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3 Times You Need An Arborist

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You take good care of the trees in your yard, and they are healthy and thriving, for the most part. Unfortunately, you might have a few trees that don’t look as healthy as the rest, are getting very large, or becoming difficult to prune on your own, and you aren’t sure you need a professional. Here are three instances when you need to hire an arborist from a tree service company. Read More»

Finding an Apartment for Rent if You Have Just Declared Bankruptcy

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If you’ve just declared bankruptcy, you may be wondering whether you’ll be able to rent an apartment. After all, everyone needs a place to live. Declaring bankruptcy is going to be revealed to potential landlords, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t be able to find a place. Be Upfront About the Bankruptcy When dealing with a landlord, you may want to mention your bankruptcy first. They will see it in the report anyway. Read More»

Pouring Your Own Patio With Ready Mix Concrete

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You can improve the utility, attractiveness, and value of your backyard with one small improvement: a concrete patio. Concrete patios liven up the look of an outdoor living area, while also providing functionality. Whether you want to BBQ or create an outdoor work space, your first step will be the foundation: a brand new patio. Marking Off the Patio Space The cost of your patio is going to be based primarily on square footage. Read More»

4 Ideas For Window Treatments That Will Transform Your Home

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When decorating your house, you may spend a lot of time and attention choosing the right furniture and the right wall color. However, you shouldn’t neglect your windows! Your windows and the light they let in play a big role in setting the mood in your house. The perfect curtains can tie together the look of a whole room. Here are four ideas for window treatments that will transform your home. Read More»

How to Protect Your Wooden Deck During the Winter

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Wooden decks create a hardscaping area in your yard that is perfect for entertaining guests and expanding the usable space of your property. Furthermore, wood creates a natural and luxurious aesthetic that other types of materials simply cannot replicate. However, wood is particularly susceptible to moisture damage, which means that the winter can wreak havoc on the condition of your decking boards. Taking the proper steps to prepare your decking for the winter season can help prevent future damage from occurring. Read More»

While You're Away, The Mice Will Play: How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Home While You're Gone For The Winter

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If you’re going to be heading to warmer lands this winter, it’s time to take steps to prevent rodent invasions while you’re away. An empty house is the perfect environment for homeless mice, especially if you haven’t taken steps to prevent the infestation from occurring. Here are three simple steps you can take to stop mice from invading your home while you’re away this winter. Seal Your Home If your home is going to be vacant this winter, you’ll need to make sure you seal it up good and tight. Read More»

Own A Lawnmower? Maintenance Tips To Keep It Running Smoothly

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For some people, maintaining a good looking yard is a huge point of pride. It feels great to be able to go outside at any time and bask in the beauty of well-kept grounds. It makes the house looks amazing, reflects well on the resident, and preserves the property values of the houses around it. Keeping your lawnmower working properly plays a big role in making this happen. If your lawnmower goes down, it’s going to be hard to keep your yard up. Read More»

3 Tips For Temporarily Patching A Tear In Your Canvas Awning

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During the last severe storm, one of your home window’s canvas awnings may have been torn, exposing it to the possibility of further ripping and fraying each time the wind blows. If so, use the following tips to place a temporary patch over the tear to prevent further damage until you can have it repaired. Clean the Area Around the Rip Before you apply the temporary patch to your canvas awning, the first thing you should do is thoroughly clean the area surrounding the rip. Read More»

3 Tips For Building An Off-The-Grid Tiny Home

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With the growing popularity of both tiny homes and off the grid living, it is not surprising that many people would like to combine the two. Living off the grid in a tiny home means being completely self-sufficient and energy-efficient, living a more simple and streamlined life, and avoiding the burden of a large mortgage. If you are considering building your own off the grid tiny home, just keep these practical tips in mind: Read More»

A Useful Guide When Purchasing Residential Irrigation Systems

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The only way your yard can stay green and thrive is if you have the right irrigation system. Now, there are many to choose from. To narrow down your list of choices and ensure your lawn is in good hands, keep this guide in mind.  Sprinkler Heads  Irrigation systems today come equipped with different sprinkler heads, which ultimately affect how water is distributed throughout your property. Some of the most common types you can find today include impulse, bubbler, and pop-up heads. Read More»