A Clean Home for the Holidays in 5 Days

Follow this guide to get your house clean before the festivities begin and your family and friends arrive. Every day we’re getting closer and closer to holiday events, and if you’re hosting a gathering at your home this year, you’re likely starting to feel the pressure of throwing the perfect party. Undoubtedly, “clean the house”…

12 Garden Tasks to Do Before the Holiday Rush

Here’s a game plan for getting your yard winterized, your garden put to bed and your entry spruced up for the holidays. There’s plenty to do this time of year, with the holidays around the corner and gardens nearing the end of the growing season. There’s a case to be made for skipping any major fall…

10 Things to Consider for a Sustainable Landscape Design

Talk to your designer about materials, water use, maintenance and other elements that impact your yard’s footprint. If you’re renovating your landscape and would like to create a more earth-friendly garden, the best thing you can do is talk to your design team about it early on. “Being upfront about your desire for sustainability from…

3 Keys for Keeping a Clean Home with Pets

They say a house is not a home without a pet, and how true it is! We love our furry family members just as much as our human ones, but they do tend to err on the messy side. Pet owners are faced with all sorts of extra chores, from vacuuming up stubborn pet hair (and the…

North Texas is home to some of state’s top lake real estate markets

Several DFW-area lakes dominate the Lake Real Estate Market Report for the summer of 2019. Lakeside living doesn’t have to be costly, but it sure can be. That’s a takeaway LakeHomes.com’s 2019 market report on lakefront real estate. Across North Texas, 13 lakes ranked among metrics that ranged from biggest overall market to most affordable…

9 Inspiring Gardens Gain Privacy and Screening With Plants

Boost your privacy outdoors and screen adjacent buildings with planting ideas from these diverse gardens. Whether you’re living with neighbors close by, have less-than-ideal views or are looking for more privacy anywhere in your yard, hedges and screening plants can be major problem solvers. When it comes to choosing the right hedge plant for the…

7 Tips for Healthy Lawns in Hot Summers

Summer heat is here, and that might mean less water in your area. Does that mean you need to let your living landscapes suffer? Is watering your yard or lawn frowned upon by neighbors? Having a healthy yard and respecting Mother Nature is still possible, even in drought or high heat conditions! Keep your lawn looking good in…