Lawn Aeration Guide: What, When & How To Do It

Lawn Aeration

What Is Lawn Aeration?  In simple terms, lawn aeration allows the soil underneath your lawn to breathe. An aerator has tines that are forced into the ground leaving behind a finger sized plug of soil. This penetrates the root and thatch layers to allow water and air into the soil where it can reach the […]

Most Common Wood Staining Mistakes

7 Most Common Wood Staining Mistakes  While the basic principles of staining wood are fairly simple, there are a few common wood staining mistakes that beginners run into. Depending on the error, these mistakes can be costly, time consuming and just plain annoying. I want to review the most common wood staining mistakes made by […]

Best Deck Stain for New and Old Wood

Best Deck Stain

Best Deck Stains for New and Old Wood Deck stain is the ideal way for showing off the natural grain and beauty of wood. Choosing a high quality exterior wood stain is essential to protect your wood from the sun’s UV rays, wind, rain, snow and even mold and mildew. Exterior wood stains provide protection […]

Modern Horizontal & Vertical Fence Design Ideas

Most people install a fence for privacy, defining property lines or keeping pets and children safe. However, fencing can also serve as an architectural piece that compliments the exterior of your home. Fencing can be made of wood, metal,  There are so many options and styles to consider outside of the basic designs from old. […]

7 Best All Natural and Eco-Friendly Cleaners

I think it’s important to share the benefits of using all natural cleaners, whether you buy natural cleaners from the store, or make your own. It’s easy, fun and economical to make your own effective cleaners that are safe for your health and the environment. Here’s a printable PDF copy of all natural cleaner recipes that you can […]

Grasscloth Wallpaper: Everything You Need to Know


What is grasscloth? Grasscloth is wall-covering made from hand woven strands of natural fiber and un-pasted rice paper backing. The fibers consist of sea grass, bamboo, hemp, cork and burlap. Thin cotton thread is knit together with the material of choice, then it’s adhered to a backing typically made of delicate rice paper. It produces […]

Exterior Paint Colors that Add Curb Appeal to Any Home

Well-chosen exterior paint colors can add significant curb appeal to any home. Coordinated paint colors highlight the home’s details while also showing your sense of style and personality. With that being said, choosing colors that coordinate can be a difficult task and is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Hiring a painter and […]

Refinishing Wood Furniture: A Beginner’s Guide

I really enjoy refinishing wood furniture and I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. I’ve put together this step-by-step guide to help DIY’ers and beginner’s with their wood refinishing projects. First things first… does your wood furniture really need to be refinished?  Things to consider: Is the construction high quality? Is it solid wood […]

Is Your Home At Risk? Biggest Threats to Keeping a Healthy Home

keeping a healthy home

A home provides safety, shelter and security. Because we spend more than 50 percent of our lives indoors, it’s important to make sure you have a healthy home. Good mental and physical health depends on homes that are well maintained and free of hazards. Understanding, identifying and eliminating the dangers that may be in your […]

Review: Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner & Polish

There are so many floor cleaners available for purchase, so how do you know which one will be most effective in addition to being safe for your hardwood floors? When it comes to cleaning my own hardwood floors, there’s only one product I’ll use and that’s Bona’s hardwood floor cleaner and polish.  To give you […]