Fences are an iconic part of homeownership. They can help you carve out a little outdoor sanctuary that’s all your own. They can protect your children and your pets. If you have a pool, they protect the neighborhood kids, too. But as simple and as straightforward as a fence might seem to be, building one does come with some common pitfalls. Failing to research the property line. You may think you know exactly where your property line is, but you should never assume. And you need to be thinking about building the fence just inside the line. If you build..
We’re heading hard into August. And it’s not just back-to-school shopping time. It’s also time to give your lawn some serious attention. For example, this is the time of month your lawn needs some serious watering TLC. Remember not to go overboard on the frequency. Water deeply, not daily. And if you’re not a habitual early riser try to set your clock for your watering days at least…mornings are the best time to help your lawn flourish. And if your lawn is dry, dead, and sad, then mid-month will be the perfect time to install a new lawn. But..
One of the things you can do to make your home look amazing is to invest in outdoor lighting. It has the added benefit of helping you to create a home where you can enjoy yourself at any time, day or night, so long as the weather stays warm. Here’s how you can do just that, and get terrific results. #1) Know your Watts. It’s important to know exactly how much lighting power you’ll need to light up your outdoor life. Fortunately, there’s a simple formula. Take your square footage and multiply it by 1.5. That’s the number of..