Improve Drainage And Reduce Water Bills By Using Rain Barrels

Posted on: 30 March 2015

It never fails. Every time it rains, a small lake forms in your backyard. Though you may be tempted to ignore the problem, doing so can lead to serious issues developing such as damage to the home's foundation or problems with a septic system. One way to handle a drainage problem that could also reduce your water bill is to use rain barrels to capture some of the water that falls in your yard. [Read More]

Choosing The Best Materials For Outdoor Beach Furniture

Posted on: 11 March 2015

Choosing outdoor furniture should be dependent upon your climate. If you live by the beach or seashore, your outdoor furniture must meet certain criteria to withstand fading from the sun and damage from moisture. As you shop for your outdoor beach house furniture at places like Modern Home 2 Go, there are more aspects to consider than merely a nautical theme. The Most Suitable Materials for Outdoor Beach Furniture When selecting your outdoor chairs, tables and accessories, a major consideration should be the materials you choose. [Read More]

2 Ways To Fend Off Washing Machine Damage

Posted on: 19 February 2015

When you are in the middle of your Saturday morning chores, nothing is more frustrating than a washing machine that calls it quits. To finish your laundry, you might find yourself hefting baskets of dirty clothes to your local laundromat or spending all evening at your in-law's house. However, you don't have to let a broken appliance ruin your weekend. Here are two ways to fend off washing machine damage: [Read More]

3 Pacific Northwest Spiders That Are Beneficial For Your Garden

Posted on: 27 January 2015

As springtime arrives, you may start to see hordes of baby spiders coming out of their eggs. Luckily, in the Pacific Northwest, there is only one potentially harmful type of spider out of nearly 800 species: the Hobo Spider. Beyond that, the local spiders range from perfectly harmless to potentially beneficial, especially throughout the garden. If you can refrain from squishing the spiders you see outdoors, they may return the favor by protecting your plants from hungry caterpillars, aphids and ants. [Read More]