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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal


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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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Understanding Common Tennis Court Problems And Their Solutions
2 June 2018

When you're trying to maintain asphalt tennis cour

Why A Water Filtration Would Be A Good Addition To Your Home
10 April 2018

If you have found yourself on the fence when it co

Basement Headaches: 4 Tips To Help Avoid Wet Problems And Costly Repairs
6 March 2018

Homes on basement foundations are vulnerable to wa

Getting Your Seasonal Well Pump Ready For Winter
24 January 2018

Much of the Earth's water is located underground,

3 Ways To Get Your Well Ready For Winter
7 November 2017

Before winter hits, make sure that your well is re

Understanding Common Tennis Court Problems And Their Solutions

When you're trying to maintain asphalt tennis courts, it's important that you understand some of the most common types of damage and what can cause them. It's easy to think that you can just cover over the damage with resurfacing, but if you don't deal with the underlying problem, it's just going to reappear later, and it may even cause more extensive damage beneath the new surface. Here's a look at a few of the things you need to know to keep your tennis courts in good condition. Read More 

Why A Water Filtration Would Be A Good Addition To Your Home

If you have found yourself on the fence when it comes to adding a water filtration system in your home, you will want to keep reading. The more you read, the easier it will be for you to see why this type of system would be such a beneficial thing to have set up. Here are some of those benefits. Your Clothes Will Last Longer Think about all of the money that you spend on clothing and how long they last. Read More 

Basement Headaches: 4 Tips To Help Avoid Wet Problems And Costly Repairs

Homes on basement foundations are vulnerable to water damage and problems with wet messes. If you want to avoid problems in your basement, there are some things that you can do to prevent these problems, such as maintenance to keep excess water from the foundation or servicing the sump pump. Here are some of the things that you can do to prevent damage to your basement: 1. Exterior Maintenance to Keep Water Away from The Basement Foundation Read More 

Getting Your Seasonal Well Pump Ready For Winter

Much of the Earth's water is located underground, which is why your vacation home may rely on a well to supply it with the potable water your family uses each day. Seasonal wells can serve as a valuable resource, but you will need several pieces of equipment in order to transfer water from the well into your home. One of the most important pieces of equipment is the well pump. A well pump is responsible for generating the suction power needed to move water out of your private well, through a series of pipes, and into your home's plumbing fixtures. Read More 

3 Ways To Get Your Well Ready For Winter

Before winter hits, make sure that your well is ready for winter weather as well. You only need to do a few things to get your well ready for winter. #1 Keep Landscaping Away From Your Well You want to keep landscaping activities away from your well. You do not want to put down fertilizer or weed killer need the area around your well. The fertilizer and weed killer could seep into the soil and get into your well. Read More