Creating A Beautiful Home

  • Managing Invasive Roots To Protect Your Foundation From Damage

    8 June 2016

    Trees add natural beauty and style to your home, but their roots can cause a variety of problems with your foundation that can threaten the safety of your home. Tree removal is often a necessity, but it's possible to avoid this solution. Types Of Damage That Roots Can Cause To Foundations Trees with invasive roots grow incredibly fast and can push up against your foundation as they grow. As they grow, they can start putting pressure on the foundation, potentially damaging its structural integrity.

  • Captured And Framed: Creative Ways Birdwatchers Can Show Off And Preserve Their Best Bird Photos

    17 May 2016

    If you enjoy watching and photographing birds, nothing is more exciting than capturing the perfect image of your feathered friends. Bird photography is hard, and you may take hundreds of photos before you find one that stands out as the perfect picture. Getting your photos off the camera and on display will give you the opportunity to share your best bird pictures with others. It will also allow you to see the rewards of your patience and preserve your best shots.

  • How Can You Rid Your Lawn Of Dandelions Without Using Chemicals?

    20 April 2016

    Even if you don't mind the cheery yellow appearance of dandelions in your own yard each spring, you may grow tired of the wispy white pollen covering your lawn and the unsightly stalks that remain after these dandelions have gone to seed. In other cases, you could even be subject to homeowner's association (HOA) restrictions or covenants that require you to maintain a dandelion-free yard or face monetary fines and penalties.

  • Cue Mother Nature: How To Create Your Own Writing Room Inspired By The Beauty And Simplicity Of Nature

    25 March 2016

    Many writers dream of getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to find their muse. In fact, planning a weekend trip to a remote place is a fairly common practice for authors who need a serene location for working on their latest book.   Unfortunately, weekend trips can be costly and may not be an option for all writers. When you look to nature for inspiration, you can create your own writing room that is just as peaceful and serene as a cabin in the woods.

  • Tight On Yard Space? 3 Tasteful, Compact Finishing Touches For Your Yard

    16 February 2016

    One of the most common concerns people have when designing or redesigning their yard is how to fully express their ideas of a perfect yard in the limited space many homeowners have. Families with pets and children are even further constrained, since there needs to be ample room left over for play after a yard has been designed and decorated. To solve this problem and make room for tasteful accents, good-natured play, and some breathing room, here are three suggestions for yard decorations that are compact yet pack a serious aesthetic punch.

  • 2 Ways To Test The Septic System Of The Home You Want To Buy

    20 January 2016

    Considering purchasing a home that has a septic system? The setup might seem alien and complicated to those used to city waste systems, but a septic system can work just as easily and efficiently if the system is set up properly and maintained. As a prospective homebuyer, it is vital that you and your inspectors conduct a series of tests to make sure the existing septic system is up to order.

  • Safety Features For Garden Lanterns

    24 December 2015

    If you're planning to install garden lanterns, either for decoration or for path lighting, pay attention to all aspects of the lanterns, from the material used to the place you install them. Small lanterns don't look very imposing, but as with any item powered by a fuel and exposed to the elements, you do risk injury or damage if you aren't careful. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the lanterns.