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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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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

3 Reasons To Put A Cover On Your Air Conditioning Unit
7 November 2017

Right now, you might not have any type of cover on

Are You Ready For The Cold Weather? 3 Heater Problems That Could You Could Face This Winter
5 October 2017

With the coming of winter, it's time for you to st

Questions About Addressing Sewer Pump Problems
8 September 2017

Sewer pumps are fairly common devices that can pro

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 

3 Reasons To Put A Cover On Your Air Conditioning Unit

Right now, you might not have any type of cover on top of your air conditioning unit. Of course, putting a cover on your unit isn't necessarily required, and you might find that your unit works just fine right now without one. However, putting a cover on your unit can actually be highly beneficial. Here's why. 1. Prevent Theft One good reason to consider putting a cover on your air conditioning unit is because it can help prevent theft. Read More 

Are You Ready For The Cold Weather? 3 Heater Problems That Could You Could Face This Winter

With the coming of winter, it's time for you to start thinking about your heater. One small heater problem can leave you without warm air for a while. Most of the time, heating issues are caused by minor problems that are easily fixed. For instance, poor air flow through the vents can be the result of a dirty air filter. Your heater not turning on may be caused by dead batteries in the thermostat. Read More 

Questions About Addressing Sewer Pump Problems

Sewer pumps are fairly common devices that can provide a home's plumbing system with several important benefits. Yet, a homeowner will often be unaware and uninformed about these devices. This can contribute to problems arising with the home's plumbing as homeowners may not fully appreciate these devices or the steps for keeping them functional. What Is The Purpose Of The Sewer Pump? To remove the wastewater from your home and to transport it to a sewer, your property may potentially require a lengthy sewer line. Read More