Ponds are a lovely addition to any yard or garden. They are aesthetically pleasing and serve as a rich habitat for wildlife, such as frogs, birds, butterflies, and fish. If you don’t maintain your backyard pond on a regular basis, however, your pond can become an eyesore and be overwhelmed by weeds and overgrown plants [...]


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Relaxing in a hot tub is a rejuvenating and stress-relieving experience. Keep your hot tub sparkly clean with these maintenance tips.   How to Clean Your Hot Tub  Drain your hot tub and clean it about once every three months. Use a non-sudsing, non-abrasive cleaner and soft rag to remove any dirt that builds up. [...]


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Now that you’ve built a waterfall in your backyard, you’re probably wondering how to maintain the beauty of your new aquatic feature. The key to maintaining a clear, beautiful waterfall is to keep the water “balanced”. In order to do this, you must ensure that the water has proper levels of calcium hardness, total alkalinity, [...]


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Summer is well on its way to Columbus, so many people are excited about cooling off in their swimming pools. Summer is the time of year when pools get the most use, so it is also the season when our pools require the most maintenance. If you don’t maintain your pool, algae growth and other [...]


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You just made an investment in a beautiful paver patio or walkway. Now you’re wondering how to protect your investment and maintain its beauty. Pavers come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Paver patios and walkways beautify your landscaping and boost your home’s curb appeal. However, dirt, weeds, and wear and tear can [...]


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May 20th

Despite the importance of roofs, many people treat them as an afterthought until they notice a leak. Your roof is a critical component of your home’s exterior and can dramatically impact your home’s appearance. That’s why it’s important to choose roofing material carefully. Many roofing manufacturers have computer programs that allow you to visualize what [...]


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A flat roof is a roof that is laid horizontally and consists of an under layer and a topcoat. Some flat roofs have a minor incline. Flat roofs are considered one of the most energy-efficient roof options. They are characteristic of modern architecture and reflect the broad horizontal lines found in nature.  Flat roofs boast architectural appeal [...]


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A hip roof, or hipped roof, is a type of roof with sides that slope downwards to the walls with a fairly gentle slope. The “hip” is the area where one section of the roof meets another. A hip roof has a uniform angle pitch and no vertical ends. Hip roofs are designed with four [...]


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A mansard roof has four sloping sides that become steeper halfway down. It is a four-sided, gambrel-style roof with two slopes on each of its sides. The lower slope has dormer windows and is at a steeper angle than the upper slope. New homes in Columbus, Ohio with a mansard roof have an additional [...]


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Have you always dreamed of having a pond in the backyard of your Ohio home? A tranquil, scenic pond can add the perfect touch to your yard and provide you with a peaceful getaway located just steps away from your house. Not only are ponds aesthetically pleasing, they are also an interesting, ongoing project to [...]


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There are few better ways to relax and put the stress of the day behind you than in a hot tub tucked away in your very own backyard paradise. Hot tub hydrotherapy is purported to have many stress-busting benefits because it warms the body, loosens stiff muscles, relaxes the joints, eases discomfort, and improves circulation. [...]


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Most of us have experienced the beauty and serenity of a waterfall in nature. A waterfall feature allows you to recreate the soothing sounds and majestic appearance of a waterfall right in your own backyard. An outdoor waterfall can serve as a focal point in your yard. What’s more, the soothing sounds of water striking [...]


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