Understanding Your Onsite Wastewater Treatment System

If you live in a rural area, or a home that has not been hooked up to the municipal sewer, you have some type of onsite wastewater treatment system. Regardless of the type, which could be a cesspool, septic tank, or a mound system, you need to understand the basics of how things work to keep the wastes from coming back into the house or floating up to rest in your yard. Read More 

4 Common Problems With Residential Retractable Awnings

Adding a retractable awning to a porch or patio can make a huge difference. An awning can provide shade to make it more comfortable to spend time outside during warm, sunny weather, protect plants from too much sunlight, and also help keep a home cooler by blocking heat from coming in through windows. But like all things in a home or yard, awnings may need repairs from time to time. Some of the most common residential awning repairs include the following: Read More 

2 Small Touches For Giving Your Bedroom A Rustic Lodge Ambiance

Even if you live in a town or city, you may love the way a rustic lodge in the country feels, especially in the bedroom. Because of this, you may wonder what you can do to bring the rustic feel of the outdoors into your bedroom. If so, use one or both of the following small touches that can give your bedroom a rustic lodge ambiance.  Make Halved Branches into Picture Frames Read More 

Reasons Every Homeowner Should Consider Stone-Coated Metal For Their New Roof

When it comes time for a new roof, choosing the perfect material isn't always easy. Sure, you could decide to just replace it with the same thing that's already there, but what if you're feeling like you want a change? If you're thinking about the best combination of cost-effective material and long-lasting durability, you may want to think about stone-coated steel roofing. You'll get all the benefits of metal roofing with the beauty of stone. Read More 

Four Landscaping Tips For Yards With Clay Soil

If your yard has clay soil, landscaping is going to be a bit more challenging than with rich, silty soil or well-drained loam. However, clay soil does not mean you can't have a beautiful landscaping. Follow these tips to ensure everything grows in lush and green in spite of your soil type. Test your soil pH. Clay soils are often professed to be nutrient-poor, but this is just a myth. The truth is, clay soils are very rich in nutrients, but many are too alkaline -- and the alkalinity makes it difficult for the plants to access the nutrients. Read More