Garage Door Parts You Will Replace Often

Every time you use your garage door, you place normal wear and tear on its components. There are parts of your garage door that you will replace from time to time to keep it working in its best condition. As you learn what these parts are and why they need replaced, you can be better prepared to maintain your garage door so it lasts for many years. Springs The springs on your garage door are responsible for allowing the door to open and close smoothly, whether you open your door manually or with a remote. Read More 

Tips To Help Build Your Garden

Building up a garden can take considerable time and effort. This is especially true if your soil is of poor quality. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to build up your garden over time and overcome any soil challenges. To help ensure your garden is getting the care it needs, here are some things you need to know.   Test Your Soil Just knowing that your soil is not good for growing a garden is not enough. Read More 

Beyond Safety Gear: Further Safety Measures For Tree Trimming

The most obvious safety tip for tree trimming is to have the right safety gear. This includes a hard hat, gloves, goggles, ladder, harness and others. However, tree trimming safety isn't all about safety gear; there are other measures you need to take. Here are five crucial safety measures to observe: Place Your Feet on Different Branches If you are not using a tree-trimming ladder, then you should secure yourself to the tree using a harness and rope. Read More 

Methods For Repairing Painted Wooden Fencing Marred By Dog Scratches

Dog scratches can ruin a wooden fence over time. In addition to the fact that dog scratches are generally ugly, they also leave bare wood exposed, which can cause the wood to absorb water and rot over time. Follow these steps to repair your scratched wooden fence: Step 1: Stop the dog from scratching the fence. There's no point in repairing your fence until you've found a way to stop the dog from doing the damage in the first place. Read More 

Septic Tank Maintenance: When To Avoid Pumping

Waiting too long before scheduling septic tank pumping could leave it in an unsalvageable condition, leading to damage of the tank itself and saturation of the drainfield. Since the septic system is in operation all year round, it would be better to err on the side of caution and have it inspected annually for problems such as clogging, damaged piping or a leak in the tank, instead of waiting for a problem to manifest. Read More