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Lawn Tips for the Rainy Season

Lawn Tips for the Rainy Season Outdoor Living Spring

April 2017 was the USA’s second-wettest April on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has reported. The average national precipitation total for April was 3.43 inches, which is 0.91 inch above average. Only April 1957 was wetter. The rainy season wreaks havoc not only on people’s homes, but also their lawn and outdoor living spaces. Do […]

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas Outdoor Fireplace and Grill Station Cincinnati

There are many options for features for your outdoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen is a large project and commitment, so it is good to have an idea of what you want before getting a design. Before you begin the process, take a look at these different features and get some great outdoor kitchen ideas.

Create Character with Landscape Lighting

Create Character with Landscape Lighting

If you’re struggling to think of ways to enhance your outdoor landscape beauty this year, consider exploring the world of landscape lighting. Whether it’s lighting for your path, pond, or patio; there are a variety of options from local stores. Here are different varies of landscape lighting from images on Google.      *Here’s a […]

Why Pavers are worth the investment

Why Pavers are worth the investment

Though concrete is commonly used for patios, driveways, and walkways due to the cheaper cost and low maintenance, pavers are a better investment for your home in the long run. First, pavers have a longer durability with mother nature. Earthquakes, erosion, temperature, and other seasonal affects cause damage and deep cracks to concrete; destroying that […]

Keeping warm while staying on a budget

Keeping warm while staying on a budget

Based on BBC News and our own ideas, here are 5 ways to keep warm while staying within budget! 1. Close the vents in unused rooms so that the heat travels to more popular areas of the house. 2. Buy curtains or put blankets over the windows to prevent heat from escaping. During the day though, allow as much sunlight as […]

Protecting your home from frosty weather

Protecting your home from frosty weather

With record breaking temperatures across the Midwest, our bodies are not the only things we should be concerned about protecting from the cold. Here are a few tips to keep your home in mint condition. *Check your water pipes to prevent frozen bursting. Did you know when water freezes, it expands? The ice causes pressure against the pipes […]

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