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New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

I have to admit that I am very frugal, but I have to be with my large family. When heating and air-conditioning bills were just becoming too much to bear, I finally caved in and bought new windows that I was told were more energy-efficient. They weren't as expensive as I thought they would be, which was great news. I had them installed just before winter began, and I received the lowest heating bill for the month of November that I had received in years! I was so happy that I had those windows installed, especially after being so hesitant to spend the cash on them. I created this blog to help other frugal people like me realize that sometimes spending money on home improvements really does pay off in the long run! I am now looking into new home insulation to save even more cash!


New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

Resurrect Your Landscaping From Boring To Drop Dead Gorgeous

by Michelle Davidson

If you have become complacent with how your yard looks, you may be overlooking the possibility of your home lacking curb appeal. The exterior of properties is just as important as the interior, and a beautiful landscape does not have to take a lot of creativity and work on your part. There are a few things that you can do to make your landscape more appealing, and if you lack the time or interest in tackling it yourself, a landscape company can be used as a resource. The following represent some actions that can be taken to improve the appearance of your property in a short amount of time. 

Correct brown spots under trees.

Some people do not understand why their lawns have cumbersome brown spots located beneath trees. Perhaps you have tried things such as watering the grass in the area, but the grass underneath trees on your property may still appear drab. This issue may be the result of several factors, but it is often the result of trees soaking up nutrients in the soil via their roots. If the problem is related to tree roots, then you can improve the appearance of the affected areas by adding mulch around the base of the tree. The addition of a stone wall or a stone base around the mulch can add further aesthetic appeal. 

Excavate trees as needed. 

Your home is likely a beautiful one, but if it is hard to see your home from a distance, then it is possible that you and your family are the only ones aware of your home's beauty. Having too many trees on your property can obstruct the view of your home from the street. Keep in mind that old or sick trees may pose more problems such as potentially falling and causing property damage or injuries. Dense trees and other types of tall vegetation may also interfere with the amount of sunlight that reaches your property. 

Plant and fertilize problematic areas as needed. 

If you do not have any flowers around your walkway, consider adding some. Ensure that you select the best flowers according to your geographical location. A landscaping company can help you determine this if you are unsure. Planting shrubberies around the front of your home can also add visual appeal. Fertilizing your lawn is the best option for ensuring that your lawn has the nutrients needed to encourage your grass to grow. You might also benefit from consulting with a landscaper like http://www.headmanlawncare.com about planting grass or investing in artificial grass if you do not like the appearance of your existing grass.