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Spring Exterior Maintenance Projects

In some parts of the country, spring is making an appearance. If it hasn’t shown up in your town, it will soon. That means it is time to decide what home maintenance projects you want to tackle this year. Without a doubt, there will be more projects then there will be time or budget, so you will need to prioritize.

Safety is priority one. For the most effective safety inspection try and see your house as a visitor arriving for the first time. Is your house number easy to find during different lighting? Is the path from parking spots to the... 

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Cleaning Your Concrete Patio and Driveway

oxygen bleach is an eco-friendly cleaning solution for cleaning a deck, patio and many other home areas

When we’re outdoors, we seldom look down at the concrete patio, driveway or sidewalk we’re walking on. What we forget is these outdoor living spaces need care and cleaning just like the rest of the house. Spring is the perfect time (temperature) to put a few hours into cleaning your concrete patio, driveway along with some gardening. It only takes a few hours to protect your patio so it looks great all through the summer and fall. You’ll be glad you did this chore in the spring, as you enjoy many months relaxing and reading,┬ásun bathing, grilling hamburgers and steaks,... 

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What’s in Your Backyard?

Each of us has a different visual picture of a backyard, based on our childhood home, the house where we live today or maybe there’s a dream landscape you drive by on the way to work? Backyards can be small or large with multiple acres. There are no rules about how much of the yard should be landscaped versus natural, open panoramas or small, intimate spaces for family dinners, and more.

Before you take stock of what is in your backyard, why not dream about the things you like or want to do in your backyard. One family might want frequent... 

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