If a few clapboards of your home's old wood siding appears damaged by water or insects, you may wonder if it's okay to repair the damaged clapboards and leave the rest in place. Although wood siding has its own unique features and benefits, it can cause problems once it's damaged, including water leaks. Simply repairing the damaged clapboards might not keep your home's wall and other structures safe when it rains.
Owning your own backyard is like having a little piece of paradise where you can relax, take in the weather, and play some summer recreational activities. But, maintaining a backyard lawn often requires a lot of work and time. Instead of putting in so much effort to keep your backyard looking great, you can implement some hassle-free methods that eliminate a lot of the work and still allow you to enjoy your backyard.
Destructive storms are every homeowner's nightmare -- but even with TV and radio stations broadcasting warning after warning when trouble is in the vicinity, you might be out of town or out of the information loop until it's too late. If a storm has attacked your neighborhood and wrecked your property, here are some tips for picking up the pieces. Dealing With a Downed Tree A tornado or other acute weather event can pull a tree up from the roots, pushing it over onto your lawn or leaving it hanging perilously over your property.
If you own a business in a part of the country that often gets winter snow and ice, you may be dismayed to notice that the spring thaw has created multiple tire-bursting or alignment-wrecking potholes in your business's parking lot or access drive. As water seeps into tiny cracks in the asphalt and freezes, it expands to displace the surrounding pavement, causing it to buckle. Vehicle tires striking this vulnerable pavement can only worsen the problem, often sending large chunks of asphalt flying as they pass by.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, the average American household uses approximately 320 gallons of water each day, and 30 percent of this is used outdoors. If you're spending far too much trying to keep your lawn and garden lush, you might be considering xeriscaping. Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping that allows you to have a beautiful lawn and garden without using as much water as a traditional landscaping plan.