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A lot of people think that they have to pay a fortune to look after a lawn, particularly if they hire the services of a company such as TruGreen Lawn Care. This is actually not true, however, TruGreen, for instance, has a real community feel to it, working together with people across the Knoxville, TN area to make sure they have beautiful lawns. Not just that, while they don’t do their work for free, they have extremely friendly rates. And it is also important to remember that professional companies save homeowners a great deal of time. And time, as they…

I have owned my house for just over 3 years now and because of financial restrictions, for the first two years that I was in the property, I did nothing inside it by way of decoration. Last year I decided that it was time for a change and so I decided that bit by bit, I would give my interior a makeover. As someone who is not particularly arty, and who can’t create a beautiful home such as the likes of Gary Friedman could, I decided to look elsewhere for inspiration. In truth, I pretty much stole ideas from other…

Keen to do some DIY but don’t have a ton of space or time? You don’t have to spend a long time on a DIY project to create something beautiful and worth your while. Start small and dedicate two nights a week to a DIY project and see how you get along. If you’re a DIY novice, it’s best to start slow. In the end, you might even find yourself wanting to spend more time on it. You can find some easy tips and plans online, but here is some inspiration if you truly have no idea where to start.…

Are you in the market for a new central heating system? You might have just built a new home and need to fit out a heating system. Or perhaps you have just moved and want a system that better fits your heating needs. You might even just want an upgrade to a more efficient model to unlock the energy savings. There are many reasons why you could be in need of new central heating. However, no matter the situation, your decision to purchase a central heating system should not be taken lightly. There are several things you should think carefully…

Have you hired a contractor recently? What was your experience? How could it have been improved upon? The answers to these questions will depend partly on how you prepared for your time with them. Whether you’ve just new windows or an extension put in, or are looking to hire a contractor to do some garden clearance because your outdoor space has transformed into a jungle, there’s a lot that you can do to get the best possible experience with your contractor. Here we outline the ways you can do so: Do your research Before you even think about getting in…

It’s one of the most traditional home improvements in the country, but delve deep into conservatories and there are all sorts of myths that can start emerging. A couple of decades ago they were immensely common and after declining in popularity briefly, their popularity is back in full swing. Through the course of this guide we will now take a look at the rooms in detail and highlight some of the main myths that are commonplace in the industry, and how you should ignore them at all costs. Myth #1 – Planning permission This is perhaps the most common myth…

Summer is right around the corner, so if you don’t want to sweat your way through it you’ll need to get your air conditioning unit in check. You may have noticed that after a while your air conditioning unit appears to be pumping out less air. Less air means less efficiency. Less efficiency results in an air conditioner that isn’t very effective at cooling your home. There are a wide range of things that may be to blame for a less efficient air conditioner. Most of these problems can be solved by a bit of DIY cleaning and maintenance. If…