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  • Plant These 5 Flowers To Keep The Bees Buzzing

    You're probably aware that bumblebee populations are dwindling all over the planet. These insects are important as pollinators of many cultivated crops as well as native vegetation. You can provide a habitat for these endangered insects by planting certain types of flowers in your yard. Because they're attracted to strongly scented flowers, bypass the almost fragrance-free hybrids and go for the old-school, aromatic garden favorites. You can give the bees an extra edge by planting flowers that bloom in their favorite colors -- pink, purple, and yellow. [Read More]

  • Getting Out Of A Sticky Situation: Dealing With Sticking French Doors

    French patio doors give your home an elegant feel. Unfortunately, because most French patio doors are made from wood construction, they are prone to stick. When that happens, they're anything but elegant. Wood is vulnerable to moisture, causing it to swell in humidity. This can cause these delicate doors to stick in the track. In some cases, you'll have to adjust the doors to restore their function. Here's a look at what you need and the steps to take to do just that. [Read More]

  • 3 Tips To Spruce Up Your Parking Lot Without Repaving

    As you probably already know, the condition of your parking lot can say a lot about your business. If your parking lot is worn out and in bad shape, it can make your company look bad. However, you could be concerned about the cost of repaving. Repaving can be expensive, and you might want to avoid it if you can. Luckily, there are ways that you can spruce up your parking lot and make it look great without having to pay for a costly repaving job. [Read More]

  • Upgrade Your Window Treatments: Why Your Home Needs To Have Motorized Blinds

    When you are out on the prowl for brand new window treatments to enhance the interior design of your home, you may be interested in considering automated options. However, you may be wondering why this is something you shoulder consider. After all, you've been doing just fine with the blinds that have cords and wands for years. Here are a few reasons why you should consider motorized shades: Ease and Convenience [Read More]

  • Water System Maintenance: How A Submersible Well Pump Can Cause Problems

    Have you opted for using a well for water in your rural household? You must make sure that the submersible well pump is fully functioning if you want access to water. Find out below how a well pump can cause problems for your water system, as well as how much a new pump is estimated to cost. How Can a Submersible Well Pump Become Problematic? The biggest problem that you can experience from a submersible well pump is it failing to send water into the storage tank. [Read More]

  • 2 Reasons Your Boiler Pilot Light Will Not Stay Lit

    While many newer boilers do not have pilot lights, older ones do. If your boiler has a pilot light, this light must be lit in order for the boiler to work and produce heat. If your boiler isn't working because the pilot light is out, you can try relighting it, but there's a chance that it will not stay lit. This is a common problem with older boilers, and here are two things that can cause this to happen. [Read More]

  • Fencing Options For Irregular Yards

    When your yard has curves, plants or other features that make it difficult to fence in, you have to consider all of your material options. By understanding how each material can work for your design needs, you will be able to pick the right option for fencing in your yard. Chain Link A common yet very useful material for fencing is chain link. This material option allows you to work around barriers such as exterior buildings, trees and bushes. [Read More]

  • First Apartment Tips: 3 Quick Fixes For The Kitchen Sink

    You've moved into your first apartment and have settled into a life of independence – and household maintenance. Sure, your apartment complex might have a fix-it team on staff, but there might be a wait and they usually aren't available late at night. If something minor goes wrong with your kitchen sink, it's often easier for you to fix it instead of calling maintenance or a plumber. Here are a few quick kitchen sink fixes every renter should know. [Read More]

  • Cut Down On Waste And Increase Disposal - A Size Guide For Roll-Off Dumpsters

    Home improvement projects can pose several unique challenges for homeowners. One that you may not have considered is determining what to do with the large amount of waste generated by your renovation process. While many people know that roll-off dumpster services can offer great convenience, they may also be concerned about wasting space and not getting the most bang for their buck. Below, you'll find a size guide to some common types of roll-off dumpsters. [Read More]

  • Tropical Landscaping In A Non-Tropical Area

    You can have a tropical look to your yard even if you live in an area with a seasonal climate. You just need to pick the correct type of plants. There are hardy versions of many plants that are associated with tropical regions. Some of these plants can survive in a dormant state even in winter, while some need to remain potted and taken inside when winter approaches. Which plants can give your yard a tropical look? [Read More]