Tips For Lighting Your Backyard

Home & Garden Blog

Landscape lighting, when placed properly, affects the mood of your yard. If you want to create an air of nighttime luxury, borrow from nature and combine it with a few exotic techniques to creates a backyard paradise. The following tips can help you design the perfect set-up.  Tip #1: Begin with back lighting Back lighting is the most natural-looking choice, so it should be done first before other techniques are added to up the light.

20 May 2016

Choosing The Right Stone Countertop For Your Home Decor, Your Budget, And Your Needs

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When you are designing the kitchen of your dreams, one of the most important aspects is choosing the right countertops. They can make all the difference in your kitchen's decor, and you will spend a lot of time in your kitchen cooking, socializing, and eating meals with your family. When you choose natural stone as a countertop, you are choosing both a durable surface and one that has plenty of character.

26 April 2016

How To Decorate Granite Countertops According To Stone Color

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When it comes to natural granite countertops, one color does not fit all. Granite comes in a wide variety of hues, including sleek black, upscale-looking light grey or ivory, or rustic brown. You can even find marbled countertops featuring a mixture of shade. Before decorating your new granite counters, consider the color of the stone to create a cohesive style. For instance, casual, shabby chic-inspired decor might not be the best match for black granite, but there are plenty of other options that are.

29 March 2016

Tips For Caring For Your Home Generator

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When you have a standby generator for your home, it's important that you keep it running at its best in case of an emergency. In many cases, routine maintenance makes the difference between having power when you need it or still being in the dark. Here are a few tips to help keep your standby generator running at its best so that it can respond properly when you need it.

21 February 2016

Have An Air Conditioner That Isn't Producing Cold Air? Common Problems And Options


If your air conditioner doesn't get the house to a cool temperature that you can be comfortable at, it most likely isn't working properly and needs to be looked at by an HVAC professional. The Freon in the machine is a common source of problems. Freon isn't the only possibility, and other problems could be outside the air conditioning unit and in the ventilation system. Here are a few problems you'll want the HVAC contractor to look for.

25 January 2016

Points Of Entry: How Bug Pests Get Into Your Home And How Pest Control Experts "Close" Entry Points

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Insect pests, especially those that can destroy your home and invade your space with their multi-legged creepiness, find their way in through "ports of entry." Pest control experts are aware of these ports of entry, and know how to address the problem and "close" the ports of entry. Here is how to view your home in the same way as the experts and how the experts stop the pest invasions via these areas into your home.

29 December 2015

Three Questions To Evaluate A Carpet Cleaning Service

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If your carpets are in need of a good deep cleaning, a professional carpet cleaning service can help you to quickly refresh your carpets. There are a few different types of carpet cleaning services, and these companies vary in terms of their quality and methods. Here are some questions to ask when choosing a carpet cleaner.   What Cleaning Methods Do You Use? Cleaning equipment used for carpet cleaning can vary greatly.

3 December 2015

Eight Items To Make Home Life Easier When Your Mobility Is Challenged

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Whether you're recovering from joint replacement surgery, suffering from serious arthritis, or living with a permanent disability, staying in your home can be challenging. When moving is undesirable or not feasible, here are eight items you can add to your home to make life better with reduced ambulation. Going to and From Your Home When your mobility is lessened, the simple act of coming and going from your home can be difficult.

12 November 2015

St. Augustine Grass Keeps Dying In The Winter? Revive It With These 2 Tips

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If your beautiful St. Augustine grass dies in the winter no matter what you do or put on it, you need to revive it fast. Sometimes grass dies when it's exposed to excessive heat, chemicals and poor soil. Weeds and bugs that take over or eat your grass can also kill it. You can improve the health of your grass with these two tips. Don't Skip the Water Although most types of grass don't require watering during the winter, St.

20 October 2015

Redesigning Your Backyard: Ideas For You

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When it comes to the backyard in a home, many people may not put it to the best possible use. They may find themselves too busy or just disinterested in spending time out there because it is not particularly inviting or enjoyable. If you are among those people who are looking to make your backyard a more welcoming and inviting space that you want to spend time in, you may be looking for ideas as to where to start.

21 September 2015