Unique Ideas for Christmas Lighting Outside Your Home
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by JT's
3w ago
Frame the Front Door If you don’t want to go crazy with a light extravaganza all over the exterior of your home, focus your efforts on the front door. You can use lights, wreaths, garlands, and other decorations to frame the entrance and add some major curb appeal. It is also fun to place a small tree filled with lights on either side of the door to really make things sparkle.  Walkway Luminaries Lighting the walkway to your home can be a great addition throughout the year, but it will add special warmth during the holiday season when the days are short. Many new luminaires are solar-powe ..read more
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4 Reasons You Need Professional Help to Put Up and Take Down Holiday Lighting
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by JT's
1M ago
For many people, the holidays simply aren’t the same without plenty of outdoor holiday lighting. However, tackling this project and decorating the exterior of your home can be a stressful and time-consuming project. That is why more homeowners are leaving it up to the professionals. Learn more about what you need professionals to help install and remove your holiday lighting. Time First and foremost, putting up and taking down holiday lights takes up a lot of time. Most of us are already juggling a busy schedule that just gets even more packed during the holidays. While hanging lights can be a ..read more
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What Outdoor Furniture Should You Put Away in the Winter and What Can Stay Outside?
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by JT's
1M ago
Most of us won’t be using our patio furniture much during the winter months. However, harsh winter weather conditions can cause damage to outdoor furniture. Some materials simply can’t withstand freezing and thawing cycles and you will want to winterize and safely store these pieces of furniture. At the same time, there are certain materials that are weatherproof and can stay outdoors. Learn more about best practices for protecting your outdoor furniture during winter. Wood Furniture Most outdoor wood furniture is made with teak, which is excellent for keeping out moisture. This type of furnit ..read more
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4 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Winter Plants
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by JT's
2M ago
Too much water or not enough sunlight can cause your plants to wither. Regulating conditions can be complicated by weather related factors, especially as the seasons change. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to protect your plants and keep them healthy throughout the winter. Move Plants Indoors If you have potted plants around your landscape, they should be moved indoors for the winter. Once the temperatures start dropping below 45 degrees F, you should protect them from the cold. Find a spot in the house where you can control light, humidity, and temperature.  Keep in mind t ..read more
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Is it Bad for the Environment to Rake and Get Rid of Your Leaves?
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by JT's
2M ago
Once the leaves begin to fall, many of us start the seemingly never ending process of raking and disposing of the leaves. The common assumption has been that leaves will actually smother the lawn and prevent it from receiving the nutrients it needs. However, raking may not be a necessity and may even be bad for the environment. Mulch Instead of Rake While removing leaves does make your yard look tidy, you could be robbing your lawn of nitrogen and other organic matter that grass loves. Instead of completely removing the leaves, your best bet is to use your lawn mower to mulch the leaves. This ..read more
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Winter Landscaping: 5 Tips for Property Managers
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by JT's
3M ago
Being a property manager comes with all sorts of responsibilities, including keeping the landscaping neat and healthy. This can become even more of a challenge during the winter as temperatures drop and you have to deal with rain and snow. Here are some tips to help you manage your properties’ landscaping throughout the winter.  Don’t Stop Watering Just because the weather has turned cold doesn’t mean that plants stop needing water. If you have invested in plants, shrubs, trees, and lawns, you will want to make sure that they are hydrated and can survive the winter and be disease free. Wa ..read more
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Hacks to Easily Get Rid of Leaves This Fall
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by Jimmy
3M ago
The colorful fall foliage is something to look forward to each year, but it can also be a hassle once all those leaves end up on your lawn. Raking leaves can be an unforgiving chore, but there are some hacks you can use to easily get rid of leaves and protect your lawn’s health.  Mulch the Leaves If the leaves are left whole they can create too much organic matter and prevent your turf from getting the proper nutrients while also promoting mold growth. However, if you mulch the leaves, you will be providing your lawn with some great fertilizer. Any lawnmower should be able to mince up the ..read more
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Can You Still Plant Flowers in the Fall in NC?
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by Jimmy
4M ago
In many parts of the country, fall is a time when planting slows down. However, that isn’t the case in North Carolina where fall is the perfect time to plant flowers that will bloom in the autumn and winter. Here are some great options for flowers to plant in the fall. Plants that Will Flower Until the First Freeze Snapdragon This flower is named snapdragon because some say that when you squeeze the flowers, it looks like the mouth of a dragon opening and closing. These perennials will bloom throughout the year, but do particularly well in the fall and spring. The flowers come in a wide range ..read more
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5 Best Evergreen Plants and Flowers for Year-Round Enjoyment
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by Jimmy
4M ago
If you want to get the most bang for your buck and create a landscape that can be enjoyed throughout the year, there are some great plants and flowers to choose from that will add color and texture and evolve with the seasons. Learn more about which plants may be right for your North Carolina yard. Azalea This flowering shrub can be found all over North Carolina and comes in a wide variety of beautiful and vibrant colors. They will be covered with flowers during the spring and during the fall, the leaves will change colors. When it isn’t in bloom, you can enjoy the evergreen leaves. A mature a ..read more
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What Outdoor Patio Products are Good for Winter Usage?
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by Jimmy
5M ago
One of the best parts about living in North Carolina is the short winters. That means more time spent enjoying the outdoors even when the temperature does begin to drop. Check out these great outdoor products that will help you get the most out of your patio.  Wicker Furniture If you are looking for durable patio furniture that you can use year-round and will be able to withstand harsh weather conditions, wicker patio furniture made from polyethylene is a great option. It won’t fade in the sun and it is water resistant. You won’t have to worry about storing it during the winter so you can ..read more
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