The Benefits of Hiring Professional Contractors

The DIY movement has inspired many homeowners to tackle home repair and remodeling projects on their own. DIY projects can be rewarding, and many homeowners who have embraced the DIY movement have discovered talents they never before knew they had. But no matter how simple popular home renovation television shows make remodeling projects appear, homeowners […]

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Get Your Mind Into The Gutter

Hurricane season can be brutal in Southeast Louisiana. Even if we dodge the major bullets, chances are, by the end of the season, we’ve withstood at least a few storms, with all the leaves and debris accumulation that goes along with them. And your gutters have paid the price. For proper gutter maintenance, you need […]

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Mums The Word

When it comes to updating your yard and garden with plants and flowers to reflect the palette and personality of the season, there are plenty of fall options that don’t limit you to chrysanthemums. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with this ubiquitous old standby and its myriad of hues, it’s worth it to browse through […]

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TLC for your P-E-T

“Fur babies.” It’s a relatively newly coined term, which reflects the deepening affection we humans have for our pets. Not content to just “own” animals, we’ve now elevated them to actual family member status, and we’re dedicated to keeping them both healthy and happy. Check out these two — soon to be three — Tangi […]

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Composting for the Garden: Easy as 1-2-3

Composting: collecting organic waste, storing it and allowing it to decompose, then recycling it as soil fertilizer. It’s a dirty job. So, why would anyone actually do this? Several reasons, actually… It’s free fertilizer Takes the place of unnatural chemicals Yields healthier soil that retains moisture better, requiring less water Reduces the amount of waste in […]

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Playful Landscaping Ideas

Until recently, your only real options for creating a functional backyard space were basically limited to a pool, playground equipment, or an outdoor kitchen. Now, thanks to a new landscaping trend, there are all sorts of creative ideas for aesthetically pleasing, all-ages backyard play. Miniature Golf. A backyard putting green may be nothing new, but […]

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