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What is the Difference Between Pillars and Columns?

August 18, 2020

The terms pillar and column are often used interchangeably to describe a vertical standing architectural structure. They both serve as functional and attractive design elements to add to homes or buildings, but actually have different purposes and reasons for their construction. Let’s take a look at those differences:   What is a Pillar? A pillar is…

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How to Compost at Home

August 13, 2020

If you’re looking for a way to reduce your food waste and minimize your carbon footprint, composting is the solution! Compost is organic material that can be used to help plants grow by adding it to the soil. This organic material can be made of food scraps and yard clippings that would typically end up…

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Best Types of Grass Seed For Lawns in Connecticut

July 30, 2020

When it comes to planting grass in Connecticut, you’ll need to pick a grass that can withstand and handle the rough winters ahead. Because of this, cool-season grasses are ideal for your property. Here are some of the best ones to consider planting on your lawn: Kentucky Bluegrass As one of the most popular in…

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What SPF Sunscreen Should I Use?

July 21, 2020

We’re sure you’ve heard this before, but wearing sunscreen is so important! But do you know which SPF sunscreen you should be wearing and what is SPF anyway? Here’s what you need to know to make sure your skin is properly protected from the sun’s damaging rays: What is SPF? SPF, or sun protection factor,…

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What Retaining Wall Material Should I Choose?

July 14, 2020

Retaining walls are stabilizing structures used to hold or retain soil to create flatter areas along sloped ground. There are a variety of materials to choose from when it comes to constructing retaining walls. The most important things to consider when choosing will include size, cost, durability, and look. Take a look at these different…

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Ways to Lower the Amount of Mosquitoes in Your Yard

June 17, 2020

Spending time outdoors during the warm weather with friends and family makes for amazing memories and fun times; don’t let pesky mosquitoes ruin it! While it’s impossible to get rid of these unwanted intruders altogether, there are several ways to reduce the amount of them significantly on your property.  Here are some helpful tips: Get…

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Top Vegetables to Add to Your Garden

June 9, 2020

Growing a successful vegetable garden is a great accomplishment! As well, tending to a garden can be a great outdoor activity during the warmer months for just you or with the whole family.  Not to mention, all your hard work will pay off when you have access to fresh vegetables right in  your backyard! While…

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Tips For Maintaining Your Gas Grill

June 3, 2020

Summer is made for grilling in your backyard and spending quality time with family and friends. Make sure those fun times are never stalled by a dirty or broken grill by keeping it properly maintained with these easy tips: Regularly Check The Propane Tanks It’s important to regularly check the internal parts of your grill…

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What is the Difference Between Trellises, Pergolas, and Arbors?

May 29, 2020

Are you thinking about adding something new to your outdoor property? Well, trellises, pergolas, and arbors are all structures you can put in your yard to add dimension and style. But each of these structures is unique, and it’s easy to mix them up. To decide what would be best for you and your yard,…

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Tips for Decorating Your Patio Space

May 22, 2020

Your patio space is an extension of your home and also the perfect place for entertaining and enjoying your outdoor space.  That’s why you’ll want to make sure your patio feels just as homey as the rest of your house does! These simple decorating tips can help you to elevate your patio space, and make…

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