Build Firewood Rack with Roof

This is an awesome video that walks you through the process of building a super cool firewood rack completed with a roof and enclosed sides. They make it look easy and the end project is amazing! If you want to create a firewood rack complete with a roof, check it out! Learn how to build…

How to Build a Firewood Rack DIY

DIY: How to Build a Firewood Rack

If you have a wood burning fireplace or stove, that means you’ve got a wood pile. And if you’re lacking a firewood rack, chances are that a heap of unorganized wood is sitting by your back door creating an eyesore. Even if your firewood is stacked neatly outside the door, you still need to make…

Canning versus Pickling

Canning Versus Pickling: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered how to preserve all that food in your garden? Learning about canning and pickling foods is a valuable tool. Not only can you create opportunities to store foods from your garden, you can also stock up on things from the store and can or pickle them! Pick up Ball canning jars…

Painting Versus Staining

DIY: Staining Versus Painting Your Deck

It’s the age-old question for deck care: staining versus painting? So, which is better for your deck, staining or painting? Simply put: it’s a matter of personal preference. Whether you stain, paint, or simply just seal your deck, it is extremely important that you protect your deck with regular maintenance! Is it Time to Paint…

Lawn Before Lawn Repair

DIY: Lawn Repair 101 – How to Fix Bare Spots

Ahhh! A lush lawn of perfect green! It’s what we all dream about when it’s summertime. The soft, rolling green backdrop to our cookouts, ballgames, BBQs and entertaining. That said, if you have a lawn with bald or bare spots, it can be frustrating to diagnose and fix. Do I Need Lawn Repair? It’s not…

Exterior Siding Maintenance

Exterior Siding Maintenance 101

An important step in prolonging the life of your exterior siding is regular cleaning and maintenance. Depending on your home’s type of siding, maintenance steps may include washing, conditioning, staining or painting. You wouldn’t want to skip a needed step, or spend time on maintenance that isn’t required. So, let’s review some basic exterior siding…

Deck stain

How to Properly Clean and Sand Your Deck

If your deck has seen better days, it might be time for a facelift. Many people feel that refurbishing their deck is a daunting task. However, once you have the right tips to guide you through the process, you’ll find it so easy, you’ll be relaxing on the new deck with a drink in hand…

Patio Ideas

Create an Outdoor Patio Space Your Family Will Flock to this Summer!

Are you thinking about updating or installing a beautiful patio space? Don’t forget to think about paver patterns! Creating an outdoor space with eye-catching paver designs is a great way to entice visitors, guests and family to spend more time out on your patio. It’s also an easy project that you can do yourself. And,…

Exterior Painting Project

Planning an Exterior Painting Project in 5 Easy Steps

If your home exterior is looking drab, one easy way to make a big impact is with a fresh coat of paint. Springtime and early autumn are good times of year to tackle your home exterior painting project. The temperatures are warm enough for easy drying, but without the excessive humidity associated with summer months.…

garden bridge

DIY: How to Build a Small Garden Bridge

What could be more charming than a small wooden bridge to accent a water feature or help you step over uneven sloping in your garden? And, it’s easier than you think to create your own bridge! Just follow these simple instructions for a sturdy, arched garden bridge with handrails that you can paint or stain…