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3 Large-Scale DIY Projects to Tackle This Spring

With spring just around the corner and summer following close behind, now is the time to begin planning those outdoor projects that require a bit of extra preparation.

  • Over-seed your lawn. Over-seeding your lawn can fill in bare spots and give it a lusher appearance while naturally crowding out weeds. The cooler temperatures and ample moisture of springtime can give an over-seeded lawn a good head start on growth. Choose a high-quality grass seed that is appropriate for your climate. Prepare your lawn by mowing the grass short and bagging the clippings, then raking to loosen the soil and remove debris. Spread the seed as directed. Water the over-seeded area at least once daily until the seedlings have reached the height of your existing lawn.
  • Install a pergola. A pergola may be just the touch you need to define your outdoor space and bring landscaping to life. Pergola kits are widely available for purchase at home improvement stores, or follow these DIY instructions on how to build a pergola. Keep in mind that pergolas do not provide much shade, so you may want to locate your pergola near shade trees or in a location out of late-afternoon sun.
  • Build a shed. Is your garage overflowing with stored items, while your lawnmower and tools sit outside, exposed to the elements? Spring is a great time to get a storage shed to free up space in your garage, plus accommodate all the other equipment and supplies you want to keep inside, from your lawnmower to your mulch. Get a shed project started now to take advantage of the square footage this summer! Learn the questions to ask before you buy or build a shed.

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Curb Appeal4 min

What Are the Top Color Trends for Resale Value?

When you’re re-siding your home, it’s important to consider how your design choices will impact your home’s resale value. While the material you choose can make a difference, the color of your home is a great way to add value and catch a buyer’s eye.

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How to Choose Trim to Customize Your Home

The unique way you incorporate trim and siding around windows and doors can take an otherwise typical home to the next level—and protect it from the elements along the way.

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Should Homeowners in Northern Regions Worry About Termites?

In recent years, there have been reports of termite infestations in traditionally colder locations. If you are considering buying or building a home in an area where termites traditionally haven’t been a concern, it could be time to get ahead of their spread by considering building materials engineered to resist termite decay.

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Protecting Your Siding During Hurricane Season

If you live or are looking to build a home in an area that’s vulnerable to seasonal hurricanes—Florida, the Gulf Coast or the Eastern Seaboard—your home’s ability to stand up to inclement weather should be a top concern, alongside wind damage to your siding.