2015

Ideas For Making Sustainable Landscaping Choices

When you are looking to redo your landscaping design of your yard, you may be wondering what you can do to be sure that all of your landscaping choices are eco-friendly and sustainable in nature. Luckily, there are a myriad of options available to you to create a unique and beautiful landscaping design choice for your yard while also being sustainable and eco-friendly. Get to know some of the more interesting possibilities that you can choose from so that you can get a few ideas and get started in your landscaping redesign project. Read More 

Designing Your Landscape? Plan For Erosion Control

If you are designing a new landscape for your yard, part of the planning of it should be for erosion control. You have likely seen erosion from major excavations, but you can also have erosion in your landscaping. You may not see mudslides or gullies in your yard, but erosion could still be happening. If you see exposed roots, mud on your pavement, or water splashes on your grass when you walk on it after a heavy rain, you likely have some erosion going on. Read More 

Unexpected Cold Snaps: Take Steps To Make Your Heating Oil Last Longer

Unexpected cold snaps can put the freeze on your heating oil supplies, especially if your home or oil-fired furnace isn't prepared for the drastic changes in weather. If your furnace doesn't work properly, or your home lacks sufficient insulation, you can use up more heating oil than you need to stay warm. Here are things you can do right now to make your heating oil last longer, even during cold snaps. Read More 

Is Your Roof Ready For Winter? If Not, Follow These 4 Tips

With the winter season fast approaching, is your roof ready to handle the wrath that Old Man Winter brings with him? Here are four things you can do to start preparing your roof for the winter season: 1. Perform a Full Inspection of the Roof. Before you can determine what preparations are necessary for your roof to tackle winter weather conditions, you first need to perform a thorough inspection. Keep an eye for any damage that occurred between your last inspection and now. Read More 

How To Adjust The Water Pressure Of A Well System

Inadequate water pressure is not only annoying, but it can cause delays in washing dishes or clothes. Owners of water wells can increase or decrease the pressure in their water well system by adjusting a pressure control switch. Unlike a municipal water source, the pressure in a well system slightly increases and decreases with each pump cycle. As water is used, the pressure in the water tank drops. When the pressure reaches a set point, the pump switches on temporarily and refills the tank. Read More