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WHEN TO CLEAN YOUR POOL FILTER

August 26th, 2018|

CLEAN IT AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR I am a pool owner. I look after my pool myself, brushing the walls regularly, checking the water, adjusting the chemicals and my favorite job, skimming the [...]

WHAT IS FLASHING AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

August 26th, 2018|

A THIN STRIP Flashing is a thin strip or layer of waterproof material that prevents water getting in where it shouldn’t. You will find flashing on the exterior of your home around windows and [...]

PORCHES MAKE A COMEBACK AS A PLACE TO UNWIND

August 26th, 2018|

In days gone by, the porch was the center of activity and served to connect a neighborhood. The action all took place at the front of the house, rather than at the back, where a [...]

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5 OUTDOOR ADDITIONS THAT CAN ELEVATE YOUR YARD

August 26th, 2018|

When the weather is a little grey and dreary, thoughts of summer punch and BBQs can bring an easy simile to one’s face. Now is the time to take a good look at your [...]

SPRING INTO ACTION AND LIVEN UP YOUR PATIO

August 26th, 2018|

SCRUB AWAY The cheapest way to refresh your patio is with suds, a scrubbing brush and a lot of elbow grease. Outdoor furniture is not easy to keep clean It has to withstand all [...]

NURTURE AND UPDATE YOUR WOODEN DECKING

August 26th, 2018|

There is something earthy and solid and appealing about a wooden deck. It is a perfect scenario for relaxing, reading, snoozing, eating, chatting, drinking and cooking, particularly if it is kept in beautiful condition [...]

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OUTDOOR FABRICS THAT CAN WEATHER THE ELEMENTS

August 26th, 2018|

When I first moved to Southern California from Vancouver, Canada, I just wanted to be outside all the time. I loved, and still love being able to eat outside, have drinks on the patio, [...]

10 LANDSCAPE IDEAS TO MAXIMIZE CURB APPEAL

August 26th, 2018|

Landscaping is right up there with kitchens and bathrooms when it comes good investments for future home resale. When we bought our present home, the realtor description stated - $250,000 worth of improvements. That [...]

SHADE YOUR YARD INSTEAD OF YOUR EYES

August 26th, 2018|

However much we may crave the sun after the winter months, the sun beating down on your head can make you hot, give you a headache and make you squint. When you are sitting [...]