Retaining Walls & Their Purpose

Retaining Walls & Their Purpose

Landscape retaining walls are an important feature. Not only do they hold back dirt and soil, but they can add extra aesthetic appeal to an otherwise boring and bland property. An element that’s both functional and visually appeasing, modern retaining…
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YWH Building Codes for Sheds

Building Codes for Sheds: Facts and Tips

So, you need some extra storage space outside, and you’ve decided it’s time to build a shed. That’s great, but do you know where to begin? The first step is to familiarize yourself with the building codes for sheds. Believe…
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Downspout Solutions For Your Home

Think downspouts and drainage on the outside of your home couldn’t possibly be all that important? Well, think again. Those downspouts work with your gutters to ensure your entire home is protected from water damage. Without downspouts, water from your…
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Accelerated Weathering: What It Is & How It Helps Your Home

You’ve probably purchased a product to improve the exterior of your home. On that product’s packaging, you’ve likely read promises about how well it works, how long it lasts and how much better it is than its competitors. When reading…
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Roof Membrane Installation: What You Need to Know

A flat roof can add a unique look to your home, but if it’s not installed correctly or has been exposed to years’ worth of heat, snow and weather, it can start to leak in rain or snow. How can…
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YWH 3-27

Buying a Pool: Above or In-Ground?

Summer is around the corner. You and your family have had many discussions over the years and have finally decided to go for it — you are buying a pool! That was the easy part. Now, you must decide what…
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Vegetable Garden Basics for the Newbie

A vegetable garden is a wonderful way to enjoy the sun and soil. It can be hours of pleasurable activity, planning, nurturing and eating. Fresh vegetables taste better than any bought in the store. Whether you’ve been dreaming of a…
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YWH 2-21

Gravel Driveway vs. Paved Driveway: Pros & Cons

Apart from adding instant curb appeal to your home, an attractive and well-done driveway can have functional advantages as well. A gravel driveway is a great option for those who want to cover a large amount of space while keeping costs…
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Lot Lines: What Are They and Why Do They Matter During a Home Renovation?

Pro tip: While “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” is a hilarious improv show, it’s not so funny when it becomes an accurate caption for your home renovation project. Let’s be real, no one wants to get bogged down in the…
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Building a Carport For Your Home: What You Need

Other than your home, your vehicle is your biggest investment. So protect it. A carport will protect your paint and dashboard from sunburn; it will also put a smile on your face the next time you unload groceries in a…
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The saying is “You can’t judge a book by its cover” and the same goes for a house. But if you’re either buying or selling, it can really affect a home’s price because guess what, looks matter! While you may not need to spring for an entire renovation, a small outdoor project can go a long way in terms of impressing visitors.

If you have a green thumb or love to D-I-Y, you’re going to love these ideas! You’ll find everything from gardening ideas to tips for choosing your next home improvement project.

Here are some of my favorite articles from the “Outdoor” category:

Want to learn how to do a specific project to beautify your home’s exterior? Send me a message on my contact page!