Window Box Plants for All Year Round

Window Box Plants for All Year Round

Window boxes add charm and curb appeal to your home, but what about during those offseasons when it is too hot or too cold for plants to do well even in a container? You can extend growing season by covering…
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How to Determine the Pitch of a Roof

How to Determine the Pitch of a Roof

Figuring out the slope and pitch of a roof is an important task. Pitch adds to the overall aesthetic of your house, determines how likely your roof is to collect leaves and other debris and even impacts how much moisture…
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Ways to Decorate Window Boxes Without Flowers

Ways to Decorate Window Boxes Without Flowers

If the idea of growing something living makes you shudder with fear, you may have a black thumb instead of a green one. Whether you love the look of window boxes for added curb appeal, or your house came with…
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How to Prevent Dry Rot

Dry rot sounds pretty menacing, but don’t worry — it’s fairly easy to treat and prevent if you have the right information. Use the following tips to identify, treat and prevent this issue before it causes severe damage to your…
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Groundcover Plants to Consider Planting in the Spring

Yes, we know it’s still winter. But for gardeners, we’ve got spring on our minds. You can start to plan your yard for the warmer months now, determining what will go in which quadrant — whether your space is a…
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Tips for Replacing Your Window Awnings

Maybe they were already there when you moved in, or perhaps you were smart enough to add them after the fact. As charming as hand-hewn shutters and window box planters, window awnings lend a distinctive, sweet and somewhat provincial or…
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Gable Roofs: What Are They?

Roof types aren’t something many of us think about day-to-day. But when you’re in the process of designing or building a new house or roof, it can be all you think about. While the most popular roof types in the…
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6 Landscaping Designs You Should Leave to the Pros

6 Landscaping Designs You Should Leave to the Pros

Landscaping is something people either jump at right away when they move into a new home or wait years to start. There’s no denying that landscaping projects can be expensive — and buying high-quality materials doesn’t always mean you’re able…
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10 Best Plants for a Spring Garden

10 Best Plants for a Spring Garden

If you love to garden, you probably particularly love spring gardening. The ability to plant diverse types of lettuces and have a crop long before the summer vegetables are ready can help you extend your growing season, save money and…
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How to Protect Your Garden From Pests

Despite the charm of Peter Rabbit and even Rocky the Squirrel, their real-life compatriots can wreak havoc in your garden. They like to nibble and graze on your vegetables and floors. So do deer, chipmunks, field mice, moles, voles, birds…
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