Gutter Maintenance And Repair Tips

Gutters serve a purpose on your house. They catch the rainwater that falls off of your roof, collecting it and guides it away from your home and your foundation. Gutters do need some maintenance in order for them to do their job properly. Maintaining your gutters does require getting up onto a ladder, and can be hard work. Leave it to a professional if you aren't sure about tackling this job yourself. [Read More]

4 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Home Warranty

A home warranty can be a great way to enjoy added coverage and peace of mind, especially when it comes to the major components of your home. Specifically, a home repair warranty could help to cover costs of major repairs and even replacement of appliances and other components that may not be covered by your homeowners insurance policy. Still, whether you're purchasing a home warranty or have one that came with your home, there are some tips to keep in mind if you want to make the most of your coverage. [Read More]

Redefining The Modern Backyard -- It's Not Just Lawn And Flowers Anymore

If you've decided that you want more from your backyard than just a lawn and a few ornamental plants, you're certainly not alone -- one of the biggest trends in home living currently involves personalized outdoor spaces meant to enhance the quality of life of household occupants. Fully-fledged outdoor kitchens and dining areas crafted with weather-resistant materials are becoming increasingly common, for instance, and they can be as elaborate or as simple as you like, from basic barbecue setups to pizza ovens made from natural stone. [Read More]

Grow Ground Cover, Not Grass

Many Americans care a great deal about having a beautiful lawn. In fact, for many men, their lawns are their pride and joy, and they take pride in trying to have the best yard in the neighborhood. But the ease and convenience of ground cover plugs are making some consumers re-think their lawns. Here are three reasons to consider switching to ground cover instead of grass. Lawns Really Aren't That Green [Read More]