Building A Small Cottage In The Woods? Skip Public Utilities

Posted on: 1 September 2016

If you are building a small cottage out in the woods and aren't sure what type of amenities are worth paying for and what utilities you should make self-sufficient on the property, there are some things to consider. You want to be sure that you don't have to depend on the city and the nearest town when you want to flush your toilet, get a drink, or when you need to heat the cottage. [Read More]

3 Off-Season Maintenance Tasks To Do This Summer For Your Fireplace

Posted on: 27 July 2016

Just because you are not using your fireplace does not mean that there is nothing that you need to do with it this summer. Here are three maintenance tasks that you should complete during the summer months when your fireplace is dormant. Remove All The Ashes The first thing that you need to do is remove all the ashes and soot that are sitting inside of your fireplace. Leaving the ashes and soot to sit inside of your fireplace all summer will create a foul odor and will lower the air quality levels in your home. [Read More]

3 Things You Need To Know About Purchasing A Vacant Lot & Surveying It

Posted on: 27 July 2016

If you are purchasing a vacant lot, it is important that you have the lot surveyed before you finalize the purchase. Here are three things that you need to know about having your land surveyec when you are purchasing a vacant lot. #1 You Need An ALTA Survey There are numerous types of surveys that a surveyor could prepare for you. You are going to need an ALTA survey, which stands for American Land Title Association, which is an organization that sets the standard for surveys. [Read More]

A Primer: When Should You Remove a Tree from Your Lawn?

Posted on: 7 July 2016

Beautiful lawns can sometimes be difficult to maintain, and it can be just as difficult to realize what steps need to be taken in order to achieve a beautiful lawn. Occasionally, a tree on your lawn simply isn't working for one reason or another. Listed are just a few signs that you should remove a tree from your property. Overgrown Trees Sometimes it is easier to remove an overgrown tree than it is to perform a massive pruning job. [Read More]