25
Jul

How to Re-Landscape Your Yard

Some of our friends enjoy DIY and home projects as much as we do! Here is one of friends, Katie, talking about how she re-landscaped her yard.

Whether you’ve moved into a home where the landscaping isn’t quite your style or you want to spruce up something you’ve done before, removing and recreating your yard can be easy and cost effective if you do it yourself.

Step 1: Remove old plants, bushes or trees

You will need to start with a blank canvas in order to add new foliage to your outdoor space. Removing small plants is easy to do by digging with a shovel and some gloves, but for larger trees and bushes, it will take a bit more work. Read more...

24
Jun

First-Time Homeowner’s Advice for Using a Chainsaw

The truth is, nobody has ever really thought of me as Joe the Lumberjack. My experience with yard work has always been limited to raking leaves and mowing the lawn.

When my wife and I purchased our first home, we were excited because the neighborhood is what we like to call “woodsy.” There are tall trees and bushes everywhere so even though our neighbors are relatively close in proximity, it seems as though each house is tucked away in its own small forest. Read more...

24
May

How to Build a Vinyl Fence

how-to-build-a-vinyl-fenceVinyl is a great material to use for a long-lasting, great looking and eco-friendly fence. Although it will cost more than wood initially, it will not rot, mold or succumb to insect, animal or weather damage. That makes it cost effective; it will far outlast any wood fence. Two or more people can install a fence in a relatively short amount of time. There are a few steps you will need to follow. Read more...

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