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Replacement Windows and their Effect on Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Replacement windows are an ideal investment if you’re planning to enhance your home’s energy efficiency, resale value or even your...

on Oct 18, 2018

5 Small Upgrades that can Drastically Improve your Curb Appeal

First impressions matter. Whether you are going on a blind date or trying to sell your home, a strong first impression can make all the difference.

on Oct 15, 2018

How to Better Prepare for Bathroom Remodeling

There are so many things you can do – and projects you can try – to improve the bathrooms in your house. Renovating the bathroom is a...

on Oct 12, 2018

Should I Replace My AC If It Experiences a Refrigerant Leak?

A refrigerant leak is one of the most common issues of an air conditioning system. Freon or R22 is the predominant refrigerant used in almost all...

on Oct 10, 2018

6 Pro Tips for Cleaning PVC-U Windows

Cleaning windows is a chore that some homeowners do not look forward to doing since it can be a tedious, physically demanding task. However, if you...

on Oct 8, 2018

Container Gardening

by Guest on Apr 28, 2012

Container gardening can be as simple as putting a potted plant on your porch. But even the simplest garden can become a big mess or a legal nightmare without proper planning. Here are a few things to consider when setting up your containers:

  • Have good catch basins or other ways of dealing with drainage so water run-off won't annoy your neighbors, or cause stains or damage to your building.
  • Use existing structures for shade and support. Make sure your balcony, windowsill, or roof can handle what you're going to do on it.
  • For hanging supports, find a solid beam to put plant hooks into - remember, your plants will get heavier as they grow.
  • Put rollers under big pots before filling them with plants and soil, so you can move them if you need to.
  • Give yourself room to get between pots to clean. Make sure you can sweep and even mop around your plants. Inevitably, water will run off and leaves will fall.
  • Make sure you can get close enough to your plants to water and take care of them.

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