Flower Options For Xeriscape Gardens

A xeriscaped garden doesn't have to depend upon cactus plants, yuccas, or other succulents to provide a touch of color. There are many flowering plants that can grow well in low water conditions. The key is to pick plants that grow well in your natural climate with little outside irrigation. The following list can help you select a few options.   Seasonal color For color in spring, few options beat the flowering bulbs, which include daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths. [Read More]

3 Ways Your Neighbors Can Damage Your Driveway & What To Do About Them

In a perfect world, everyone would get along with their neighbors. But since the world is far from perfect, there are times when neighbors have relationships that could rival the Hatfields & McCoys. Sometimes, feuds between neighbors stem from one neighbor doing something to cause damage on the other neighbor's property, such as their driveways. Here are three examples of how someone can damage their neighbor's driveway and what you can do about it if it happens to you. [Read More]

Hiring Painters for Your Home? What Type of Protective Equipment Is Required?

If the spring thaw has revealed your home's exterior paint to be chipping or cracking, you may already be getting quotes on a new coat of paint for your siding, gutters, and trim. While a new interior paint job can usually be tackled by most homeowners, painting the outside of a multi-story building can be a potentially dangerous prospect for anyone who doesn't have the proper training or safety equipment. Read on to learn more about the fall-protection equipment and other safety equipment your painters will need, as well as any obligations you may have as the property owner to ensure that the individuals with whom you contract are operating in a safe and responsible manner. [Read More]

7 Kitchen Accessories For A Camper, Motorhome Or Recreational Vehicle

Do you own a camper, recreational vehicle (RV) or motorhome? If so, food preparation space may be limited. Kitchen accessories geared towards RV use can maximize the space you have. Rather than choose traditional sized gadgets and appliances, you might want to choose compact accessories that offer the same benefits and features as their full-sized counterparts. In addition, look for convenient kitchen helpers such as add-on drawers that fit underneath a counter or table, as well as food preparation toppers that fit over the stove. [Read More]