Home & Garden
Trouble in the Gutter

Trouble in the Gutter

Gutters are designed to move water to the downspouts.  The water takes with it leaves and other debris which easily plug downspouts when unprotected. Enter: The gutter strainer or gutter basket. Read More…

"Plug your Lawn" - Natural Fall Lawn Care

“Plug your Lawn” – Natural Fall Lawn Care

It may not be pretty for a week or so but it is a key step in natural lawn care: Plug or aerate your lawn every fall. What is it?… Read More…

Generator Installation Trouble - Five Questions to Avoid Costly Problems

Generator Installation Trouble – Five Questions to Avoid Costly Problems

Fall and winter are upon us.  Winter storms and prolonged outages without heat & hot water are no fun. Prime time for generator salespeople: But watch out!!!!… Read More…

What Color should your Shutters be?

What Color should your Shutters be?

Shutters often have a huge visual impact on the look of a house.  They add dimension and “dress up” even old windows. But don’t just choose black Read More…

"Universal Design"- Does it Exist?

“Universal Design”- Does it Exist?

Look at the images of three different walkways - designed and man-made walkways showing three different patterns.  Can you guess where each is located? US, Europe or China…? Read More…

What are your Squirrels telling you?

What are your Squirrels telling you?

The last time I observed squirrels eating as much as this year we were in for a long and hard winter.   Perhaps it’s time to get your house & property ready… Read More…

3 Places where Mold loves to grow in your Home

3 Places where Mold loves to grow in your Home

Mold can be dangerous to your health. Here are three generally overlooked places where mold loves to grow: Read More…

Runway to Gardening Heaven

Runway to Gardening Heaven

What do gardeners do most?  They weed…. Unless you love to weed, this fabric Read More…

Security Lighting - Solar Style

Security Lighting – Solar Style

Do you have poorly lit staircases or other potentially hazardous spots on the outside of your house?  It’s been on your to-do list but having to get an electrician to bring in power has stopped you.   Fear no longer… Read More…

Outdoor Furniture - Refresh it!

Outdoor Furniture – Refresh it!

Being exposed to rain and harsh sun rays means outdoor furniture takes a beating.  Worn furniture never looks inviting.  You likely spent a lot of money on it.  What are you to do to get back that fresh look? Read More…

Spring Cleaning - Three easy-to-do Home Improvements

Spring Cleaning – Three easy-to-do Home Improvements

Spring clean up can be fun:  Take your home from “tumble to tidy”.  It’s a great feeling!  Here are three great simple-to-do projects that are guaranteed to … Read More…

This Tree Humans love & Deer hate

This Tree Humans love & Deer hate

Do you recognize this beautiful tree?  Hint:  It blooms only for a short time and it gets better with age… Read More…