How to – mow your lawn the right way

Mowing the lawn is a classic ritual of homeownership, and a well-manicured yard is a point of pride for many property owners. Even though this task is relatively simple, it’s easy to make several common mowing mistakes. Make sure you’re a cut above the rest by brushing up on these mowing best practices. 

Tips to make the most of your outdoor space

Summer is the perfect time to create an inviting outdoor space for your home. The possibilities are endless when it comes to sprucing up your yard, deck, patio or balcony. Here are some considerations to keep in mind before you get started.

How to – clean and maintain patio furniture

Now that spring has returned, patios across the country are being put to good use. If your outdoor furniture is overdue for a thorough spring cleaning, here are some general maintenance tips to make sure it stays in great shape for years to come. As always, reference your furniture’s manuals for the specific instructions for ...

How to – clean your gutters

Spring has sprung, and for many parts of the country, that means rain is on the way. If you own a home with gutters, don’t let a leaky basement or eroded flower beds be your first sign that your roof’s drainage system is clogged. Set some time aside to tidy up your gutters as part ...

How to – prevent frozen pipes in winter

With freezing temperatures reaching from the Northern States to the Deep South this winter, it’s important to protect your home from the cold. That includes guarding against the potentially catastrophic damage that can result from frozen and burst pipes. Plumbing is at risk of freezing whenever the outside temperature reaches 20 °F or below, especially ...

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