Creating A Lovely Home

How To Determine How Much Stone You Need For Your Driveway

If you are calling around to different stone suppliers to purchase a bulk amount for your driveway you may be confused as to what and how much you need. Different suppliers may use different measures for what they are selling. Here are a few tips to help determine just what you need. Cubic Yards While most suppliers sell by the cubic yard, some sell by the ton. To determine the cubic yard amount you simply measure the length and width of the driveway and multiply the figures to come up with the square feet of the area. Read More 

Four Hidden Costs of Hard Water

You naturally want to avoid unnecessary expenses, which is why you may be putting off the installation of a water softener. Unfortunately, this may be a false economy. Failing to soften hard water can actually end up costing you more in the long run, as the following will show. Problem #1: Ruined fixtures Lime and calcium aren't usually the only minerals in hard water. Iron is also often present. This can lead to ugly orange and brown stains in sinks, tubs, and toilets, which can necessitate a premature replacement of the fixtures if you don't like the look of the stains. Read More 

3 Ways to Involve a Tree Service When You’re Involved in Real Estate

When you're involved in either side of the real estate process—selling your home or trying to buy a home—you rely on a long list of professionals. Home inspectors, photographers, and various people in the trades can all play a role in helping you to sell or buy. One professional service that you can turn to during this time is your local tree service. Regardless of whether you're attempting to sell your home or buy another, you can rely on your local tree service for a variety of tasks. Read More 

Tips For Preventing Mosquitoes In The Back Yard

The summer months are the time to enjoy being outdoors and spending time with your family in the backyard. But if you have a mosquito infestation, no one will want to go outside, since the bites can be hard to deal with. Use the following tips to help prevent mosquitoes in your yard this summer: Eliminate Standing Water Mosquitoes need standing water in order to reproduce, so eliminating water sources can make your backyard much less attractive to these nasty pests. Read More