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Sunday, January 19, 2020

New This Month

Benefits of Composting: Think Compost This Spring!
Are you a victim of “green guilt?” According to a 2010 survey of residents in 15 countries, more than one third of the developed world feels they aren’t proactive enough when it comes to recycling and conserving water. If you are among the many looking to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle, the solution starts in your own backyard. By simply incorporating all-natural compost into gardening and lawn maintenance routines you can help conserve water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Home Playground Planning & Purchasing Information

Despite the lingering winter, spring really is right around the corner and we’ll be out in our yards enjoying the spring and summer weather before we know it. So if you think you might want to add a nice play set to your yard for the kids this summer now is the time to take a look at Play Set requirements and determine what type might work for you. The following recommendations were developed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and highlight the most important safety information you need to know about planning, constructing, and maintaining an outdoor home playground

A Short Primer on Wood Molding
Architectural wood molding in a historic house is usually more elaborate than molding in modern homes, where simplicity of line and easily available ‘standard’ designs are favored.  In older homes the standards differ from today’s standards, and in more expensive homes the molding may have been created for that house alone.