Rain Gardens

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // June 20, 2024

Rain gardens are bowl-shaped areas in a landscape designed to capture and soak in rainwater from roofs and driveways. Special plants are chosen that can have “wet feet” for a few hours. Rain gardens add beauty to your yard while reducing the time and resources you will spend maintaining a lawn. These gardens filter pollutants […]

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5 Reasons To Hire a Landscaper Instead of Doing a DIY Landscape

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // June 13, 2024

Even though a DIY landscape seems like it’d be a fairly simple project (who doesn’t love spending time in the garden?), transforming a landscape on your own may not be the best use of your time and money. Before you pull the trigger on your DIY yard, think about these other 5 valuable things a […]

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15 Curb Appeal Front Yard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // June 6, 2024

Homes with high curb appeal can increase a home’s value up to 7%, according to a joint study by the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Alabama. That means with a $300,000 home, you could be looking at $21,000 more for your sale, just for improving the way your front yard landscape. On the […]

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16 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // May 30, 2024

Handle these simple repairs and improvements yourself to keep your home safe, comfortable, and healthy. All that sheltering in place—and staring at the same walls while working, studying, and playing at home—is prompting folks to spruce up their digs. In 2020, Americans spent nearly $440 billion on home improvement products, an 11 percent increase over […]

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How to garden during a 100+-degree heat wave

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // May 23, 2024

Don’t.  Seriously, don’t try to do any gardening when it’s as hot as it is in my part of North Carolina right now. We are predicted to see — and feel — a string of at least five days with highs hovering around 104 or so; humid nights may drop into the upper 70s if […]

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8 Ideas To Drain Water Away From Your House

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // May 15, 2024

How To Divert Water From The Home As a homeowner, not much is scarier than hearing you have a water issue. The first thing that comes to mind is the foundation. The good news is there are a number of ways you can lower the impact water can have on your home by redirecting its […]

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Mixing Flooring Types – Dos and Don’ts

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // May 3, 2024

If you’re considering mixing flooring types in your home, you may feel a little hesitant— which floor types match best? Is it ok to mix materials? What’s the best way to ensure a consistent aesthetic in your home? We understand these and other questions homeowners have when it comes to creating the perfect look. In […]

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6 Gardener-Approved Tips to Attract Helpful Pollinators in Your Yard

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // April 25, 2024

As far as planning the perfect summer garden goes, even the most novice of gardeners know the basic necessities: sunlight, water, and healthy soil. If you really want your garden to thrive, though, you need to plant the right mix of plants, too. The best backyards and gardens include a few plants that are known to attract healthy pollinators, […]

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10 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks That Save Time (and Actually Work)

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // April 18, 2024

Between cooking messes, dirty dishes, and everyday spills, your kitchen goes through a lot in one week. It’s easily one of the most trafficked rooms in the house (not to mention where you prep your meals), making it even more important to clean regularly. Whether it’s a sauce-splattered stovetop or coffee-stained counter, cleaning every surface in your kitchen […]

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These 10 Features Help Homes Sell for More Than Expected

Posted by Jacqueline Richards // April 10, 2024

Selling your home at all is a feat, but selling it at a higher price than expected is a major victory worthy of celebration. So many factors—from paint colors to outdated appliances—can make your home harder to sell. But it should come as some consolation that there are some features that not only can make your home […]

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