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Container Gardens

The long, dark, cold days of winter tend to give project-loving homeowners the blues. But you don’t have to wait for spring to add cheer. A few thrifty home improvement projects can spruce up your home and your spirits. Here are some ideas on how to beat the winter blues.

First of all—this...

Decks, Patios and Porches

Spring is finally here, and now is the time to go outside and tend to your yard after the beating it took this winter. One of the most unsightly problems is weeds poking out where they don’t belong. Many people think the only way to get rid of the weeds in the cracks of your patio is to spray...

Drainage

If you think a few leaves and twigs in your gutters are harmless, think again. Regular gutter cleaning is the single most important key to avoiding major and expensive home repairs.

Gutters perform one duty: controlling the water around your home. If debris keeps gutters from doing their...

Pests

Spring is here, and it’s time to start preparing garden beds and getting your home’s outdoor spaces ready for warm-weather relaxing, dining and entertaining. But unfortunately, the return of spring also heralds the eventual return of bugs and pests that might want to take a bite out of your...

Pruning and Trimming

Preventing holiday break-ins by increasing your home security during the holidays should be part of your plan during a busy and wonderfully hectic season of shopping and gift-giving, decorating and celebrating with friends and family. Unfortunately, it's an equally busy time of year for home...

Wood Deck Construction Vs. Brick Patio Paving

Creating an outdoor living space beyond the four walls of your home is gaining ground as one of the most popular home improvement projects of all. Whether your outdoor room will be a brick paving patio or a wood or composite deck, creating an outdoor room is the least expensive way to extend...