The Beginner’s Guide to Sidewalks

One of your home’s most important exterior features is its network of sidewalks. These are important not only for getting from point A to B, they are also a major aesthetic and safety consideration. Your sidewalk must be maintained to prevent accidents and can become damaged by both weather and plant life. The following is … Continue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to Sidewalks”

Carports vs. Garages

As one of your most valuable assets, your car deserves some protection. By adding a carport or garage to your property, you’ll shelter your car from the elements, create extra storage space, and boost the value to your home. There are some differences in how each of these buildings can benefit you, though. Which one … Continue reading “Carports vs. Garages”

Homemade Ice Melt for Steps, Walkways, and Driveways

Steps, walkways, and other surfaces covered in slick ice are not only an annoyance, but can also cause serious injury. Spreading around gritty material such as kitty litter or wood chips can give you a little traction, but it won’t get rid of the ice. That doesn’t mean your only option is an expensive chemical … Continue reading “Homemade Ice Melt for Steps, Walkways, and Driveways”

How to Remove Rocks from the Soil in Your Yard

Rocky soil can create a multitude of problems for your yard. Not only can they damage equipment, but rocks can also make it difficult for deep-rooted plants to grow and can also interfere with building a new addition. Clearing your yard of these objects can be tedious when done by hand, and it isn’t always … Continue reading “How to Remove Rocks from the Soil in Your Yard”

How to Fix a Muddy Yard

Whether the cause of your muddy yard is a rainy climate or a couple of active dogs, there are ways to get the situation under control so you can enjoy your lawn again. With a little creative landscaping, you can prevent excess water from pooling where you don’t want it and create space for walking, … Continue reading “How to Fix a Muddy Yard”

Choosing the Right Type of Deck Wood

When preparing to build a deck, choosing the right materials can have a major impact on both your budget and the final outcome. Aluminum and plastic deck materials have gained some popularity, but wood remains the most popular option. The following are different types of wood commonly used in decking, as well as the pros … Continue reading “Choosing the Right Type of Deck Wood”