Make the most out of your outdoor space
Mar07

Make the most out of your outdoor space

With spring rapidly approaching and warmer weather on the horizon, we figured our readers likely would want to know how to maximize the usefulness and enjoyment of the outdoor space at their home. To get answers for those topics, we turned to Lisa Herd of Snyder Brick & Block in Dayton, Ohio.   “To get the most out of an outdoor space, homeowners can concentrate on ways to take them as far into the seasons as possible,”...

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Hot Tub Deck Designs That Add Depth to Outdoor Spaces
Dec16

Hot Tub Deck Designs That Add Depth to Outdoor Spaces

Danielle Adams of Bullfrog Spas contributed this guest post to the Housetrends blog.   Consider your back yard—are you getting the most out of your space? Finding the proper placement for a hot tub can be difficult, which is why choosing to custom build a deck to fit your hot tub and add depth to your yard may be your best option. Here are 3 things to consider when designing the perfect deck for your hot tub. Use Materials to Set...

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5 Steps to a Brighter Winter Landscape
Nov10

5 Steps to a Brighter Winter Landscape

Bill Dysert of Exscape Designs in Chesterland, Ohio contributed this guest post to the Housetrends blog. The winter landscape can be a dreary thing in many parts of the country, especially when there isn’t enough snow around to sufficiently cover dead foliage and barren trees. But this doesn’t necessarily mean your outdoor landscape can’t continue to be a bright and colorful retreat for you and your family. By taking the following...

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What Do You Want To See In Your Landscape?
Oct04

What Do You Want To See In Your Landscape?

Peter Wimberg of Wimberg Landscaping in Cincinnati contributed this guest post to the Housetrends blog. I know it’s late in the season and you’re really just kind of tired of working in the yard. There’s football to watch, soccer games to take the kids to, holiday travel plans to make and so on. But, just a few minutes taking stock of your landscape now can help it become something truly special in 2017 and beyond. Here are some...

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Avoid Winter Damage By Sealing Concrete Driveways
Sep22

Avoid Winter Damage By Sealing Concrete Driveways

With cold weather just around the corner, Mike Palubiak thinks homeowners need to face one especially cold fact: winter’s thaw and freeze cycle is a serious threat to the lifespan of their pricey concrete driveways. Luckily, fall is the best time to take action to avoid it. According to the owner of Perfect Power Wash, concrete is a lot more vulnerable than most folks think. “Despite its appearance of being rock solid, concrete is...

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Importance of Fall Lawn Fertilization and Aeration
Sep19

Importance of Fall Lawn Fertilization and Aeration

As summer turns quickly into fall, homeowners are now beginning the annual scramble to get their lawns in top shape before winter arrives. We turned to the landscaping professionals at Exscape Designs in Cleveland to share their advice on how to ensure a healthier lawn today and in the seasons ahead. If your lawn is like most, it’s probably suffering from this year’s unseasonably hot and dry summer. Fortunately, there are a couple...

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