The summer months are almost upon us, and many homeowners are looking for ways to increase the usability of their outdoor space. There are many additions that can be made to your backyard so that you can enjoy drinks, food, or simply conversation with friends and family.
Swimming pools are an exciting new addition to any home. Instead of having to truck multiple kids over to the community pool, where the chlorine levels are so high they turn eyes red, instead there's an opportunity for outdoor fun and exercise right in your backyard. Getting a pool isn't a decision one should enter lightly, however. When it comes to upkeep and responsibility, there are several important facts you need to keep in mind.
Did you know that there is one important instance where fences are not a good idea? A recent article in Science makes the point that fencing in endangered species does more harm than good. Many animals need large territories for the purpose of finding water and resources for survival. Studies have also shown that fences can impact the predator-prey dynamic.
Your fence design serves many purposes including privacy, protection, and security. Your fence design should be chosen to accordingly depending on the purpose for installing a fence. You will find these helpful tips in the article.
Iron fencing provides an everlasting beauty for your residential property so long as you take the proper steps of maintenance! Avoid rusting and any other problems you might encounter down the road by checking these maintenance tips out in the article.
"A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden" is an important adage to remember for friendship. If it's your yard, though, you might want to get your fence repaired, so that your flowers don't get trampled before they're admired.
Timeless and traditional, wood fence remains one of the most popular types of fences with today’s homeowners. The possibilities are endless when designing a fence unique to your needs and architectural preferences.
First an earthquake, then a hurricane! From the sound of our phones this week, we know that many of our friends out there suffered some type of property damage during Hurricane Irene. No matter how well you prepare for a storm of this type, the force of the wind on your trees and other structures can have devastating results.
In the same way you prepare to keep your house and family safe during a major storm, you can prepare your yard to minimize damage. Here are some measures you can take:
If you’re going to fence in your yard, you will inevitably choose to install a gate. After all, a gate provides access and you will want to be able to move conveniently from one part of your yard to another. But you don’t always want access granted to just anyone. A good fence with secure gates and latches will give your home and property added security and protection.
You have choices when it comes to gate hardware, and some of the newer options help prevent a gate from being left open by landscape companies or meter readers. Have you ever come home from work, let the dog out, and then two minutes later you see your dog running loose across the street? All because the lawn care people serviced your yard that day and left the gate open! Self-closing, self-latching gate hardware may be the answer for you.