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How to Clean Your Garage and the Tools Inside It

March 7, 2018

Depending on your habits, cleaning your garage could feel like a piece of cake or it could feel like an exercise in futility — either way, it’s got to be done. (Especially if the condition of your garage could earn you a guest appearance on Hoarders.) An unkempt and inappropriately used garage is a horrible…

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How to Conserve Water on Your Lawn & Garden

March 6, 2018

Do you know if you water your garden and lawn correctly during the spring and summer months? Chances are — you’re probably not. Some plants require more, some require less, and a lot of the time — people will use an uneducated guess and overwater everything. Overusing water is a foolish mistake and every homeowner…

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How Should I Prep My Garden for Spring?

March 5, 2018

At long last, we have made it. The dreary trudge of a Connecticut winter has passed, and we stand poised to welcome in the spring. A standard for many families in age-old ritual is preparing a garden to bloom. After all, nothing quite says, “Spring!” like a well-tended and blossoming garden. And let’s be honest…

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How Big Should I Make My Patio?

March 1, 2018

Connecticut has some of the most beautiful springs and summers of all time! And there’s nothing better than being able to sit out on your patio and enjoy the weather. There are many people who want to build out their current patio, but don’t know what size they should make it. Well, you don’t want…

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How to Repair a Retaining Wall

February 23, 2018

In some landscaping designs, the retaining walls can be absolutely essential for a number of reasons. They can be essential for proper irrigation of plants set up around them and often aid in preserving the integrity of nearby structures by adding stability to the land and rerouting excess water runoff away from them. Unfortunately, in…

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Is Your Outdoor Lighting Enough?

February 20, 2018

There are many key factors that go into creating the perfect outdoor milieu — and one of those prominent features is the landscape lighting. Three popular methods to achieve outdoor lighting are the use of fireplaces, fire pits, and landscape lighting. Each of these outdoor devices delivers a unique feeling to each person’s outdoor setting.…

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Does Insurance Cover Snow and Ice Damage?

February 12, 2018

Winter storms might look pretty as you stare at the snowfall from the comfort of your heated home. However, the snow and ice that is left behind from these storms can certainly do some damage to your home and property. You think to yourself, “good thing I have homeowners insurance,” — but how much is…

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How Can I Add Curb Appeal to My Home During Winter?

February 6, 2018

Wouldn’t you agree that the exterior of your home isn’t the best looking during the wintertime? With all of the half-melted snow, road salt, dead grass, and any storm damage — the winter elements sure can give your property a beating. But that doesn’t mean you should settle for a home that isn’t beautiful year…

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How to Stop Concrete From Cracking

January 24, 2018

Are you sick and tired of looking at the cracked surfaces that surround your home? If so, then it’s time to replace them with new concrete. When replacing a concrete structure such as a driveway or back patio, there are measures you can take that will prevent the concrete from cracking in the future. Add…

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What to Do When a Tree Splits

January 16, 2018

During the winter, snow storms with harsh winds and heavy snowfall can cause damage to the trees on your property. After each storm, you should inspect your property to ensure no damage was sustained. If any of your trees become damaged, it’s important to know when trees are capable of saving, and when you should…

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