Green ways to clean up leaves

Every fall homeowners are faced with cascades of red, purple, orange, and yellow leaves falling from the sky. Amid this rainbow of autumn activity, some people still have "green" on their minds -- as in eco-friendly ways they can embark on fall clean-up. Read More


Make Gutter Cleaning Safer and Easier

(MS) -- Nobody enjoys gutter cleaning. Yet it's much more important than many homeowners think. Rain flowing over windows, doors, and siding can rot fascia as well as door and window framing. It can erode the soil around your home and damage its foundation, and also cause a wet basement, mold, and mildew. To help keep gutters operating properly and to protect your investment, try these tips: Read More

All about pumpkins

A backyard can be a sanctuary for some people. It's a place to which individuals can retreat, offering an extension of living space in the great outdoors. Chances are, a homeowner prefers to have his or her yard fenced in to maintain privacy. But homeowners aren't always fond of traditional fencing materials. A natural fence can be an option that offers a bounty of benefits. Read More

Avoid strains and pains from snow shoveling

Snow certainly may be beautiful when it is delicately falling flake-by-flake to the ground. But when the snow slowly but surely starts to pile up, the beauty of a winter's landscape can turn into a formidable project. Read More

Winter Grilling Tips & Tricks

Barbecuing isn't just for the lazy days of summer. Delicious grilled meals are easy to prepare year-round. Here are a few tips for winter barbecuing that are important to remember before you get the snow shovel out. Read More