Learning to Garden: It is Easier Than You ThinkLearning to Garden: It is Easier Than You Think

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Learning to Garden: It is Easier Than You Think

I used to pull into my driveway after work every day and wish I had beautiful flowers growing in my yard, like many of my neighbors. My parents didn't garden when I was a child, and I thought it was a talent that just didn't run in my family. I decided "what the heck?" one day and started researching gardening tips. I learned how to plant the right flowers in the right places, so they get just enough sunlight. I also learned a lot along my gardening journey, and I now have a beautiful yard filled with flowers that I planted myself! I decided that I wanted to create a blog that helps everyone realize that they can have the yard of their dreams. I hope you learn a lot here that helps you finally have a yard that you love!


What Do The Ratings On Doors And Windows Mean?

While shopping for new doors and windows for your home, you have undoubtedly noticed the ratings stickers affixed to them. The information on the stickers can be confusing, but it is important to understand them if you want to find windows that offer the highest levels of energy efficiency. To help you make an informed decision, here is what you need to know.  What Is Heat Gain and Loss? Once installed, your doors and windows can lose heat through air leakage, heat from the sun, the interior walls, and conduction through the glass and frame. Read More 

Get Your Gutters Geared Up For Winter

With the long winter ahead, it makes sense to think about what you can do to protect your home from the inclement weather. Be sure that you assess and pay attention to your home's gutters, since this system is what can protect your property from the precipitation and water that runs off your roof. Some ways to prepare your gutters for the coming season include: Give them a good cleaning. Read More 

Three Maintenance Tips To Keep Your Septic System Free Of Problems And Costly Repairs

Your septic system is an important part of the mechanical systems in your home. It is what deals with all the plumbing waste if you do not have a conventional sewer service. Septic systems also need to have regular maintenance, such as pumping to ensure that they are working properly. If you do not want to have costly septic system repairs, here are some tips to help you with the maintenance and care of your system:    Read More 

What You Need to Know about Exterior Waterproofing Membranes

For homes that experience seepage and flooding, an exterior waterproofing membrane might be an ideal solution for the problem. After having your home's foundation inspected by a licensed contractor, you may decide that this option works best for you. Here is what you need to know about exterior waterproofing membranes before you proceed with the project. Solving the Problem from the Outside Exterior waterproofing membranes seek to solve the problem of water seepage by preventing the water from making contact with your home in the first place. Read More 

Three Common Plumbing Issues That Call For Professional Help

When you encounter a plumbing problem in your home, you'll often have to make a quick decision between attempting to fix the issue on your own or calling a plumber to handle the job. Different jobs require different approaches; if you're comfortable with several do-it-yourself tasks, solving a plumbing problem in your own can be immensely satisfying. One the other hand, starting to work on a plumbing job without the right degree of expertise can complicate the problem and lead to significant water damage and a sizable cleanup bill. Read More