• Two Reasons To Keep Glass Separate When You Recycle

    If you want to recycle as many materials as possible, you've no doubt sent a lot of glass to your town's recycling facilities. However, if you have a tendency to mix the glass in with other recyclable materials, you could be making all of the materials, from the glass to whatever else you have, unrecyclable. Glass itself is highly recyclable and rather easy for companies to reuse. But the way you treat it when it comes time to recycle it is vital for the success of the recycling effort, and keeping the glass separate is the best way to help. [Read More]

  • Need To Clean Up Your Yard? 3 Places Pests Could Be Hiding

    Have you been putting off cleaning your yard? If you have, there might be things in your yard that could be hiding potential pest infestations. One way to find out if you have a pest problem is to start looking around your yard. Start by looking around the perimeter of your home, and under any piles of debris that you might have in your yard. If you've been noticing an increase in pests such as roaches and mice around your home, you might have hiding places that you didn't know about. [Read More]

  • Putting Off Having Your Septic Tank Pumped? 3 Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

    Do you know how to tell when your septic tank needs to be pumped? If you don't, you might be in for a very rude awakening someday. The easiest way to know when to have your septic pumped is to schedule it for a prearranged time, such as every three years. If you don't remember to take care of your septic it will remind you by causing undesirable failure for you. [Read More]

  • Helping A Hoarder Clean Their Home

    If you know someone who has accumulated all kinds of belongings that seem to have overtaken the home, you may want to try to help them organize. Hoarding is a psychological disorder that will need to be evaluated. The person may need to speak to a counselor about the problem. While they try to get help for this disorder, the home will need to be cleaned to get a fresh start on their recovery. [Read More]

  • What To Do With Your Fall Leaves

    Those red, orange, and yellow leaves that hail the coming of fall are beautiful to look at when they're on the trees, but with the first brisk wind, many homeowners begin to dread the coming chore of gathering and disposing of all that foliage. There are many ways to deal with fallen leaves, however, that don't require weeks of raking and bagging or the expense of paying someone to do it for you--and even have the added benefit of enriching your yard. [Read More]

  • Landscape Planning For Around Your Above-Ground Pool This Winter

    While you're getting your pool ready for the winter, consider doing some landscaping this fall so you'll have an even more enjoyable space next spring. The landscaping work can all be done now so it's ready for entertaining and relaxing with the family next year. Here are some pool landscaping design tips to start you thinking about how you want your area to look: Less Work and More Fun Choose greenery for the pool area that is low maintenance. [Read More]