5 Outdoor and Exterior Home Remodeling Trends for 2018

  When looking at this year’s home remodeling trends, intimate outdoor gathering spaces take the cake. Patios are poised to overtake larger backyards as the most sought-after way to enjoy the outdoors and add value to your home. Whether you love to entertain a few neighbors, barbecue for the extended family, or simply catch up […]

Spring Maintenance Tips For Your Home

After a long and grueling winter, let’s bring on spring! Spring’s warmer weather brings a sense of renewal and is a great time to get your home ready for the warm summer months ahead. Consider tackling these indoor and outdoor maintenance projects: Gutters & Downspouts Gutters and downspouts are an often-overlooked project that demand attention […]


  Now that the New Year has rolled around, you’re probably brimming with an abundance of new goals and possibilities for yourself. Some of those goals may be to exercise more, save money, run a half or full marathon or spend more quality time with your family. That being said, if you’re a homeowner, wouldn’t […]

Waking Up Your Landscape: Spring Clean Up

Happy Spring! As you sit inside anxiously awaiting consistently warm weather, here are a few things to keep in mind as you start preparing your yard work list for getting your landscape up and running for the season: 1) Grasses and Perennials? Do you have a lot of grasses and perennials in your backyard that […]

Composting for Beginners

Happy Halloween! ?It is time to starting thinking of ways to get rid of your decaying pumpkins sitting on your front porch. Home composting is great for the environment, compostable materials take up 25% of landfills.  You would think that if these things will decompose in your yard they should do the same in thing […]

Winter is Coming: Fall Home Maintenance

Brr…you can start feeling the nip in the air. Fall officially starts on the 22nd. It is time to start getting your home ready for the rough Chicago winter. If you didn’t catch our blog post last week it was about getting your garden and yard ready for all of that snow ❄️. You can […]

Winter is Coming: Fall Yard Clean Up

What your lawn needs. Months of pressure from people, pets, and lawn mowers leave the soil beneath your grass hard and compacted. If a large rain causes puddles to form your yard needs to be aerated. A small yard can be tackled by punching holes with a garden fork every few inches.  For larger square footage […]

How to Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal for Fall

Now that Labor Day is over ?? bring on the pumpkin spice lattes! Fall is by far the best season, all of the warm colors and cozy sweaters. Fall is also the time to jazz up your front porch and yard. Searching for some inspiration? We have TONS of ideas on our Pinterest board but we decided to […]

DIY Budget Gardening Hacks

Gardening on a budget is do-able no matter your style. There are just some things that new gardeners need to learn. And we are here to help! Personally I like planning my whole gardening around perennials. Planting them in rows by order of when they bloom. Some of my favorites are; Dahlias, Irises, and Daylilies???. […]

7 Plants To Protect You From Mosquitoes

Everyone hates mosquitoes. Trying to eliminate them from your yard can sometimes be just as infuriating. All of the chemicals in the sprays and yard bombs can wreak havoc on your eyes and noses. We’ve found some au natural methods to reduce the amount of skeeter bites you get this summer. 1. Basil This is […]


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