Fall Yard Clean Up Tips 

Fall clean up tipsAutumn is here and before you hibernate there are still a few fall yard cleanup chores that must be carried out. Yes, you spent the whole summer outside pulling weeds, cleaning the deck and watering the flowers. You deserve a break, but your lawn needs to be properly put to bed and your home needs to be prepared for the upcoming winter and spring.

So roll up those sleeves one more time so you can witness your home blossom when the warm weather returns. Here are some helpful fall clean-up tips!

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When to Plant Your Garden 

Friday, June 20, 2014 8:55:00 AM Categories: Backyard Improvement Green Living Outdoor Living

vegetable gardenIt has been a long, cold winter for most of the country. Even some of the southern states had freezing temperatures in April! This lingering cold has thrown a kink in many people’s gardening plans. You may have planted in March and then lost some of your garden in late spring freezes. If you did, you aren’t the only one. Determining when to plant your garden depends on a variety of factors including the plant, your location, and the date.

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Solutions for a Wet Basement 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:00:00 AM Categories: Basement Remodeling Home Improvement Tips

Wet Basement Solutions

For homeowners, a flooded basement is one of the worse scenarios imaginable. Not only do all of your contents get damaged, the smell of a damp, moldy basement can be a health hazard, especially for people with allergies or lung diseases. It may seem overwhelming, but flooded basement cleanup can be approached in a systematic and organized fashion.

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A Monthly Home Maintenance Check List 

Friday, February 28, 2014 7:00:00 AM Categories: Home Maintenance

Stanek WindowsMaintaining your home on a regular basis is smart. If you catch a problem in the early stages, it is easier to correct it before it becomes a huge expense. For example, if you have a slow drip under your kitchen sink, a timely fix not only saves on your water bill, but it can prevent damage to the inner floor of the cabinet and the potential growth of mold. A checklist makes it easy to keep track of what needs to be done each month.

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Winter Lawn Care 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 7:00:00 AM Categories: Home Improvement Tips Home Maintenance

winter lawn careWinter lawn care probably sounds silly to some home owners. Why would you need to take care of your lawn in the winter when you can’t even see it most of the time? It’s a valid point, but it’s important to remember that lawn care does not cease in the winter. Your lawn requires care year-round and that includes the winter season.

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How to Prepare for a Winter Storm 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:00:00 AM Categories: Home Maintenance

Winter Storm Preparation

‘Tis the season to be jolly. It’s also the season to make sure you are prepared for whatever the unforgiving winter has in store for you and your family. Winter weather preparedness and winter storm preparedness are key elements to the holiday season that we can forget about or overlook while we are busy shopping for loved ones and making travel arrangements. Being prepared for the worst of winter is always important. Winter storms can give us simple light snow for the kids to play in or they can turn into brutal blizzards that bring with them freezing rain and ice. Some storms and blizzards can affect several states at once.

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4 Reasons to Add a Fence to the Backyard 

Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:24:00 AM Categories: Backyard Improvement Outdoor Living

Backyard Fence

Fences are somewhat of an American household icon. In the past, fences were used to distinguish property lines or meeting places for social interaction between neighbors. Although fences are still common, not every home purchase includes a perimeter barrier.

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