Is 2016 the year you’re finally going to restore the fireplace? Or maybe you’ll finish installing gutters on the back of the house. Will you get that home office set up? Paint the front door? Repair the dripping bathroom sink faucet? Install a doggy door for the family pooch? Sometimes it is time and money
A new year traditionally brings about resolutions right? Be they for losing weight, being more organized or simply an overall “being better” wish, resolutions are good goals to have. Gardeners are no exception to wishing for the better: better gardens, better planning, better harvests, better record-keeping, and so forth. Following are five resolutions that we
Click images for source Your house is all decorated, full of holiday greenery and ready for family and guests. There’s an evergreen swag across the mantle and garland wrapped around the banister, a wreath on the front door and the tallest Christmas tree your living room ceiling can accommodate. It looks great and smells great.
Click images for source What’s the difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco? Many people, even some professional designers, are often flummoxed by the difference between the two styles. Here’s how to tell them apart. Art Nouveau is the older of the two styles, but it overlapped with the Art Deco movement for a few
Several years ago, after closing on our new house, I looked at my garden and decided it needed a dog. Not a tidy little dog – we already had a perfectly fine miniature schnauzer, not to mention two cats – but a nice big lummox of a dog: a German shepherd. I spent a jolly
When we moved in, the goldfish pond was a wreck with about 10 inches of fetid water, mucky with decayed leaves – and who knows what else? – brewing in the bottom. It didn’t bubble like some antediluvian swamp, but it was almost that bad. The wiring for the pump was long missing, the fountain
Many dog trainers advocate using crates as a training tool. And many dogs grow to love their crates as a safe place to sleep or just get away from boisterous children and over-friendly guests. Ever notice how your dog likes to curl up under a table against a wall or in the corner of a
Every home should be well marked with its street address. It lets the fire and police departments quickly find your house in case of emergency – not to mention help your daughter’s prom date find the right front door.
Come nightfall, humans naturally gravitate toward a well-lit place: A dark porch, driveway or patio is simply not very inviting. As you uncover the patio furniture and prepare your garden for the warm weather, check that all of the bulbs in your outdoor lights work properly. In fact, maybe it’s time to enhance your home’s