A Garden and Outdoor Patio Go Hand-in-handA Garden and Outdoor Patio Go Hand-in-hand


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A Garden and Outdoor Patio Go Hand-in-hand

I love to garden, and when my family moved into a new home, I was very excited at the thought of getting to plan a brand-new garden! We moved to a completely different climate, so there was a learning curve to finding out which flowers and plants would thrive in the new location. Thankfully, the project was a success, but I realized that our family didn't get to enjoy the beauty of our garden without an outdoor living space to lounge on in the backyard. We soon found a local contractor with amazing ideas on how we could turn out yard into a beautiful, outdoor oasis. I enjoyed helping him plan and watching him build our new backyard patio, and I actually learned a lot during the process. I am eager to share what I have learned with others on my new blog!

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Why Is My Washer Overheating?
26 October 2017

An overheating washer is a sign that something is

3 Things That Tell You It's Time For New Windows
26 October 2017

If you want to make sure that your home is safe, s

How To Prepare Your Tractor For The Winter Weather
25 September 2017

If you have a tractor that you use for farming or

Five Things You Can Do To Troubleshoot Sump Pump Malfunctions
30 August 2017

When a sump pump begins malfunctioning, it's impor

How To Fix Hardboard Siding
28 July 2017

Hardboard siding is a blend of wood, resin, and wa

Why Is My Washer Overheating?

An overheating washer is a sign that something is not working properly. Your washer may be hot to the touch or produce a burning smell. Also, your clothes may come out of the water feeling unusually hot. The following could be the culprits: Wrong Connection Sometimes there is a simple explanation as to why your washer feels unusually hot. If you are using an older machine, the cold water valve could have been accidentally connected to the hot water tap, making clothes hot after rinsing when they should be cold. Read More 

3 Things That Tell You It’s Time For New Windows

If you want to make sure that your home is safe, secure, and energy efficient, you will need to take the time to inspect the quality of the existing windows and have them replaced as needed. Check out the following signs that you have a need for new window installation. This way, you will know when it is time to start looking for the best contractor to do the work. Read More 

How To Prepare Your Tractor For The Winter Weather

If you have a tractor that you use for farming or for outdoor landscaping tasks, then you may want to start thinking about getting your tractor ready for the winter weather. There are a variety of tasks that you need to complete to make sure your tractor is ready to use when the spring comes around again or even a bit during the winter. Many of these tasks involve the fuel system, so keep reading to learn what they are. Read More 

Five Things You Can Do To Troubleshoot Sump Pump Malfunctions

When a sump pump begins malfunctioning, it's important to repair it as soon as possible to get flooding water out and to prevent water damage from occurring. The following are five things you can do while waiting for repair technicians to arrive to troubleshoot the problem and pinpoint the issue to hopefully get things repaired more quickly: Determine if the unit's float is sitting properly at the water level Float problems are one of the most common causes of malfunctions in sump pump equipment pieces. Read More 

How To Fix Hardboard Siding

Hardboard siding is a blend of wood, resin, and wax pressed together in a manner similar to paper mache. Many homeowners prefer hardboard for siding replacement because it is inexpensive and it won't shrink or swell like real wood. However, you may learn hardboard is still susceptible to holes and cracks. It is easy to fix the damaged hardboard planks without replacing all of the siding by following this guide.  Read More