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The curb appeal of your home is all based on the way that you care and tend to the exterior of your home.

The exterior of your home requires TLC and maintenance from time to time in order to prevent major expenses further down the road.The yard, landscaping and gardens outside of your home are all things that can be done by yourself inexpensively as long as you have a plan, some tools and a budget.

When looking to change the exterior look of your home it is important to have a budget in place. This allows you to see what you can afford in the way of functional upgrades and cosmetic details. Doing it yourself allows you to personally change the overall look to the exterior of your home to meet your tastes and expectations.


Building a Stone Path

Building a Stone Path

Building a stone path provides practical and convenient access to your yard. Although building a stone path is a labor intensive process, the end result provides not only ease of access to your yard but a unique feature to enjoy the pleasantries your property has to offer. The building process is fairly straightforward and what may seem like a

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Fencing Tips

Fencing Tips

Good fences make good neighbors. Installing a fence on your property is an excellent way to maintain your privacy, beautify your property, and can instantly turn a yard into a private sanctuary. However, mistakes in the planning stage can lead to a privacy fence that is inadequate for your needs, and which may only serve as an eyesore. The

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Installing Vinyl Siding

Installing Vinyl Siding

Despite the fact that it looks like a complex material to work with, vinyl siding is actually the easiest type of siding for a homeowner to repair or replace. Knowing the interlocking panel system is vitally important, but once you know the system, the only special tool that is needed is an unlocking tool (or zip tool), though if

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Low-Maintenance Decks

Low-Maintenance Decks

With the development of composite materials that have much of the look and feel of traditional wood products but without many of the drawbacks, deck-building has advanced a great distance in recent years. Wood composites, vinyl decking, and aluminum decking all offer low-maintenance options for the home owner, without the hassle of having to refinish or reseal the material

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Planting a Tree

Planting a Tree

While planting a tree may seem like a relatively easy task, there are some steps you need to make sure you follow to ensure you plant a healthy tree that will thrive for years and years. There is more to planting a tree than sticking it in the ground and hoping for the best. First, make sure you pick

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Removing an Old Roof

Removing an Old Roof

Replacing an old roof is a big job, but this guide can help you to do so safely and as efficiently as possible. It will also show you how to take steps to minimize any damage to your landscaping and make clean up as easy as possible. Although building codes do allow homeowners to directly install new shingles over

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