A healthy, well-tended, and weed-free landscape is easier to maintain than you think. Proper, regular lawn maintenance will keep your grass growing and looking healthy. Here are six major components to lawn maintenance that you should follow.
This winter started with a treat in western North Carolina. On Christmas Eve, residents watched rain turn to snow in the evening, continuing to fall through the next evening, becoming only the eighth "White Christmas" in Asheville history. That event set a precedent for the remainder of winter, and by now, western North Carolinians are more than ready for a pleasant, warm spring. We are ready to see the trees and flowers bloom and the mountains spring to life.
We have good news: we have passed the halfway point of winter. Spring is on its way. After months of being stuck indoors due to the cold, during a year in which we have spent far more time inside our homes than usual, you are probably ready to do some spring cleaning. Once you get your house and property spruced up, you do not want to regret that you did not tend to your wood fencing. Here is what you need to know about how to clean a wood fence.
What comes to mind can you think about winter in Asheville? Do you picture sitting by the window with a fire going in the fireplace and a cup of coffee as the snow gently falls in the French Broad River Valley? Do you strap on your snow boots and put the kids in the car to go skiing? Do you prefer to slide down the hill in a sled?
For homeowners, winter can certainly be a magical season full of snowfall and fun for your family. It can also be a time of year that is tough on your home. In Asheville, it gets below freezing about 70 times each year. Of course, there can be quite a bit of fluctuation from year to year. We see about a foot of snow and often several rounds of sleet and freezing rain annually. We also get a lot of just plain cold rain. Together these elements can weather your home quickly. Here are some tips for getting your house through winter.
There are plenty of enjoyable things to do in the wintertime. Many people like sitting by the fireplace and drinking hot chocolate while they watch the snowfall. Some even venture out to go ice skating and even have snowball fights in the backyard. Whatever your favorite winter activity is to do while it’s snowing, one of the most frustrating parts about winter is the need to shovel the snow.
Whether you are planning to leave the house, or need to use your walkways, snow can become an obstacle. If you decide to wait for the snow to melt, you could risk the chance of ice on your driveway or walkway. If you are tired of wasting time and effort to remove snow every winter and want to enjoy the better things, here are 6 removal snow tips that will make the job easier, more effective, and less painful.
Over time, you may notice dirt, grime, and other unwanted stains that tarnish the look of your house. While there may be places where you can easily clean, sometimes those stubborn and hard to reach places requires a pressure washer. Using water exerted at high pressure can blast off tough grime from your home’s exterior. This method is extremely beneficial to get rid of the unattractive build-up to restore structures from stucco, aluminum, steel, wood, and brick. Pressure washing can be performed every few years for general maintenance but also it’s a great way to prepare for exterior paintings.
Pressure washers use a high-pressure water spray that is ideal for tough cleaning. However, the task takes some skills and preparation.