Tips For Creating An English Cottage Garden In Your Yard

There's nothing quite so charming as an English cottage garden. Such gardens feature a profusion of pretty plants and flowers. An English cottage garden appears to have simply sprung up, adding layers over the generations. Of course, such beautiful chaos actually takes planning. Add the charm of an English cottage garden to your yard. Start with Typical Plants A cottage garden should have a romantic feel perfect for a stroll. Better Homes and Gardens suggests the following plants for your garden: Read More 

3 Things To Consider When Buying Gas Logs For Your New Home

Are you moving into a new home with a gas fireplace? Or are you moving into a home with no fireplace, but want to install one? Either way, gas logs could be a good solution for you. A gas log is a gas burner that is constructed to look like a stack of burning logs and is used in a gas-fueled fireplace. It offers the functionality of burning gas or natural propane to give off heat, but also an aesthetic similar to a natural wood-burning fireplace. Read More 

Resolving Land Disputes Between You And Your Neighbor: How Land Surveys Help

If you read the classified advertisements in the newspaper, you know that it remains the number one spot for cities to post new construction announcements and public hearing announcements. Often, most neighbors are unaware that someone next door to them is about to construct an addition, a new garage or install a fence until these public notices are posted. The purpose for the notices gives neighbors the time and the right to attend a public hearing that grants the property owner the permit to build. Read More 

Why You Need To Pay Attention To Invasive Plants

Whether you're a homeowner on a small lot or on a multi-acre ranch, you need to pay close attention to outdoor invasive plants and trees. Invasive plants can quickly envelope areas and choke out native species that are necessary for maintaining a natural and healthy ecosystem. Though invasive plants differ from state to state, and even region to region, they all share in the same patterns of habitat destruction that cause consistent problems for any landowner. Read More 

Private Eyes Are Watching You – How To Shield Your Backyard From Neighbors

Do you long for some privacy in your own backyard? Today's homeowners are often stuck in close quarters with neighbors on all sides -- many with multi-story homes -- and feel like it's impossible to be truly alone. But it can still be done, with some clever landscaping and hardscaping techniques. Here are 5 ways to create your own private haven in any yard.  Put a roof over your head. Read More