Ways to deal with a bad contractor

  Planning a home remodeling project can be a hassle. Unfortunately, even the best laid plans sometimes go awry – particularly if there is a problem with the contractor. Even for homeowners who took the time to interview and vet contractors and their remodeling contracts, issues can still arise. Poor workmanship, unexpected or unexplained delays, […]

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Plants that withstand the colder seasons

While many parts of the country need winter plants that can survive frost and sub-zero temperatures, gardens in California have fewer restrictions during the winter. Despite our warmer climate, many plants still go into hibernation during the winter; because of this, it is important to choose plants that can provide background color and structure to […]

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How to prevent common gutter problems

Gutters are not just decorative; they serve an important purpose in protecting our homes against water damage. Gutter problems can cause plenty of headache and hassle for homeowners. Fortunately, may gutter issues are preventable through regular maintenance and upkeep. The following are some of the most common gutter problems – and how to prevent them. […]

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Home maintenance updates to prepare your home for the fall

The last weeks of summer are here and fall is right around the corner. When the seasons change, there are a number of things homeowners can do to prepare their home for the changing weather. The following are six ways to prepare your home for the fall. Clean and stow the mower Mowers, weed whackers, […]

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