How to tell if a tree needs pruning

Do you have a tree that you think might need pruning? Read about the main reasons to prune a tree, how to decide whether to do it yourself or to hire an expert, get a guide on how to do it yourself, and see a video of a large tree being pruned. 

Do your neighbors like you?

Do you ever feel like you need to step up your game in terms of your lawn or home or risk the disapproval of your neighbors? I got a major case of inferiority complex over holiday decorations and now I am starting to wonder if it's a universal homeowner condition. 

2019-07-14T13:22:46-04:00December 13th, 2016|Home, Homeowner tips, Owning a home|0 Comments

How to compost in the fall and winter

In some ways composting is simple - get the right mix of ingredients, a little carbon a little nitrogen, throw in some bacteria and worms if you choose, and voila! Your compost bin is rocking and rolling. But how should you prepare for colder weather? Here's a four step guide to keep your compost bin active during the cooler months.

2019-07-03T19:18:54-04:00November 11th, 2016|Gardening, Home, Homeowner tips, Owning a home|0 Comments

How to get rid of ants

I'm not squeamish about insects, so when my husband told me our yard was overrun by ants and that we needed to call an exterminator, my first thought was that he was overreacting. And my second thought was, I don't want to spend money on an exterminator! 

But, soon I had to admit that we had a real problem on our hands. If you've read my post about trying to grow new grass, you'll know that I put a lot of effort into fixing up my lawn. And now ants were making a huge mess of it with 66 three inch in diameter anthills dotting all of it. And I know how many because I counted them all!

2019-07-14T13:36:37-04:00July 27th, 2016|Gardening, Homeowner tips, Owning a home, Pests|0 Comments