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Homeownership comes with many expensive projects, and it is natural to want to try and handle some tasks yourself to keep costs down. For a handy homeowner, outdoor home repair is a tempting place to save money. Roof repairs, gutter cleaning, and even tree ...
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Every day, more electric vehicles (EV) are hitting the road, and an increase in public charging stations makes the idea (and feasibility) of electric vehicle ownership more appealing. In the US alone, there are over 16,000 charging stations and 43,705 charging outlets. Whether ...
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Buying a home is a multistep process that requires mounds of paperwork before you even reach the closing table. From checking your credit report to signing on with a real estate agent to getting approved for a mortgage loan, the process is quite in-depth, consuming, ...
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Luckily for Georgia homeowners, peaches aren’t the only plant that grows well in the sweltering summers and mild winters of the Southern state: Georgia’s climate is perfect for keeping a lush, healthy lawn throughout the year. The key is planting the correct grass for ...
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Summer vacation has ended, the kids are back in school, and it’s still hot. It never ceases to amaze me how it stays so hot for so long. I’ve lived in the South my entire life, and I think my brain has deluded me into thinking “Maybe it won’t be ...
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Home maintenance is never-ending, right? Just as soon as you fix that loose board in the fence, the kitchen faucet starts to leak at random. And then you notice that the bathtub is starting to drain slowly. Sigh. Just add it to the list. But the flipside of all this ...
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Gutters are an important part of your home, and they need to be regularly cleaned in order to function properly. Simple in theory, but if you’ve ever spent an afternoon up a ladder digging leaves out of the gutters, you know it’s no simple task. Gutter guards can make ...
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If you’re worried about your home or yard every time it rains, it’s probably time to start thinking about possible solutions to your drainage issues. My mom’s house has been plagued with a number of drainage issues inside and out because the house is on a slope that ...
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This is a personal account of what one might do when a large piece of a tree falls into a neighbor’s backyard. For a more professional account, you can read this article about fallen tree removal. Picture this nightmare scenario. It’s 1:00 AM. You hear a sudden crack. It’s ...
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Where there’s water, there’s life. While this may be a rallying cry for astronomers in search of ET, it’s a far more troubling prospect for pool owners. One of the most common pool problems is the flowering of new life in the form of algal blooms. Algae is a catchall ...
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