Category Archives: Home & Garden

Home and Garden

Water Garden Landscapes

Landscape-Water-gardenWater gardens transform an outdoor living space into a beautiful paradise where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy quality time  with family and friends. Water features become the focal point of  any garden with their melodious tunes and natural ability to  attract a variety of birds and butterflies.  Whether you tuck a decorative fountain near the entrance of your home or create a backyard habitat with an ecosystem  pond and waterfall, you’ll find each day is enhanced when you place a water garden into your landscape. Continue reading


Home and Garden

When it’s time to “SELL”… 

YOUR PARENTS’ HOME

Tips-for-selling-your-home-2014The family home is where most people want to remain as long as possible as they age. The memories, familiar surroundings and the fact that the home you grew up in most likely is paid for, makes it ideal for your aging parents.

However, each year brings unsettling decisions closer and closer as your parent’s health will start to deteriorate. Hopefully, the decline will be gradual and graceful, because an acute need for admission to a nursing home could mean the loss of your parents home due to the Federal Medicaid spend-down requirements. If you are facing this situation, you should seek a competent Elder Care Attorney immediately. Continue reading


Home and Garden

How to Stage Your Home with Color

Experts say that staged homes sell faster and for higher prices than those that are not, and paint color is a low-cost but effective way of showcasing your home.

Paint-Color-TrendsNeutralize: The colors potential buyers see when they enter your home should be neutral so that the buyers will not be distracted by someone else’s style. They should see the walls of your home as a blank canvas on which to project their own preferences and style. But “neutral” doesn’t necessarily mean white. Using subtle color can actually enhance the buyer’s experience, so repaint walls that have strong colors with rich neutral hues. Continue reading


Home and Garden

Simple Tips – To Keep Your Pool Clean

Backyard-PoolFor many homeowners, there is nothing better than inviting family and friends over to cool off from the sun’s warm rays in the comfort of your own outdoor living space featuring a backyard pool. But as every pool owner knows, keeping their pool clean and maintained for everyone to enjoy can take a bit of work. Continue reading


Outdoor Living

Upgrading Your Outdoor Space

Out-Door-Space As spring approaches, here are six of the top trends that will influence the look, feel and function of outdoor spaces in 2016.

Outdoor rooms: Thanks to advances in all-weather materials, furnishings and accessories, you can outfit an outdoor living space in much the same way that you would any room in the home. As a result, expect to see decks with features such as integrated benches with upholstered cushions, privacy walls and ornamental post caps and railings with decorative balusters similar to those found inside the home. Continue reading


Deer Feeding – Protect your Landscape

DeerDeer are beautiful, graceful animals we cannot deny it. However, when it comes to where deer decide to dine, most of us just don’t want them outside our windows foraging through our foliage. Their beauty and grace comes with the destruction – even devastation – of our well-cared-for and often expensive landscaped yards and gardens. If you think your yard is out of the woods since summer’s over, think again. Deer damage can actually get worse in fall and winter. Continue reading