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Very little compares to homegrown summer produce. If you’ve harvested the last of your late-summer bounty and have already started the countdown to spring planting, you may want to reconsider your timeline. You’ve already pulled out your tomato cages and tilled in the ...
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Finally, fall has come. Across much of the country, sweltering summer days are giving way to chilly mornings and long sleeves. As a kid, I dreaded the arrival of fall, or more accurately, the arrival of leaf-raking season. Although our yard covered less than half an acre, it ...
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Painting is often the easiest and most cost-effective method of updating your home’s interior. However, just slapping a new paint shade on your walls is a well-worn decorating trick. If you want to do something completely new and exciting, consider incorporating decorative paint ...
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Several things start to change as summer rounds into fall: the days grow shorter, the air feels crisper, and—at least in my house—Saturday and Sunday’s regularly scheduled programing becomes all football, all the time. Autumn is many people’s favorite time of year, if not for ...
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As hurricane season rages on, we’re each of us reminded of the damage water can wield in our homes. Extremely corrosive to building materials, water leaks or flooding can cost thousands of dollars in repairs and can create an unsafe living environment if not ...
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Ah, the many joys of homeownership. With privacy and the ability to be the ruler of your own domain topping that list, at the other end would have to be the responsibilities and consequences that go along with that. For homeowners lucky enough to have their own ...
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I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine living anywhere without heating or air conditioning. It appears the rest of the country agrees, as air conditioners can be found in three-quarters of homes in the US. That said, there are a number of air conditioning and heating options to ...
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Shade trees are a great addition to any yard—not only are they scenic, but they can also provide shade to your lawn and your home, which can result both in a cooler outside spot during the day and lower energy bills in the summer. Not to mention, healthy ...
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When it comes to going green, energy efficiency is the buzzword du jour. And energy efficiency is important! It saves you money, it lowers your carbon footprint, and it’s the right thing to do for the health of the environment. But when you’re taking care of routine ...
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It may seem impossible for you to turn your landscaping dreams into reality when you don’t have any idea where to even begin. How do you transform a yard riddled with weeds into a well-manicured haven? How would you convert a dull contractor-grade yard into a ...
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