Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Step 4 - A little bit about sod prep

Instructional Video from Park Avenue Turf on lawn sod preparation for installation.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Step 3 - Grading and Sprinklers

Instructional Video from Park Avenue Turf on sprinkler installation to make your new lawn sod installation a success.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Step 2 - Soil Preparation

Instructional video from Park Avenue Turf on best techniques for preparing your soil for lawn sod installation.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Step 1 - Measuring your lawn and putting a plan together

Instructional video from Park Avenue Turf on putting together a game plan for best installation of your new lawn sod.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

How To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

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When it comes to our homes, we tend to focus the majority of our time, money and effort on maintaining and improving the inside--after all, that's where we spend the most time, isn't? This is all well and good, but the fact remains that 'curb appeal'-- the way your home looks from the street--is still an important factor in impressing buyers and achieving a sophisticated aesthetic for your house. Here we've put together a list of some improvements you can make to the outside of your house, from some simple landscaping work with some quality outdoor tiles to maintaining the windows, garden and paint job.
Not having a green thumb is no excuse not to have a neat garden. You may not want to spend every weekend pruning, weeding and planting, but there are varying degrees of maintenance required by different types of garden and it is perfectly possible to create a low-maintenance front yard that still looks elegant. Choose shrubs that require minimum watering and weeding, and install a weed-cover to stop them from getting through in the first place. If you don;t want to hassle about with mowing the lawn frequently, design a layout (or have one designed for you) that involves tanbark, wood chips and rocks. A garden that looks structure and looked-after suggests a house that's the same, which is a great first-impression to make on anyone--especially potential buyers!
Windows and Paint
Window frames are one area that always seem to be overlooked when it comes to home maintenance, but it is startling how much of a difference they make! It's just like when someone gets a new pair of glasses to replace their old, out of date ones. You know that there's something different about them but you can;t figure out what! Updating or re-painting old window frames will add a neatness and freshness to your home that is sure to impress. Similarly, keeping the paint job fresh is an important element in improving the overall curb appeal of your home. A paint-job (much like a good hair-dye!) can reduce the age of your house (or at least how old it looks) and if you choose a different, more modern colour, it can completely revamp your home's image.
Paths, Walkways and Driveways
Another element that will add structure and elegance to your home is the addition of a paved path or walkway to your door. You can also improve the entrance to your property with a new driveway using sandstone pavers or concrete. Defined walkways can create an illusion of more space and grandeur in a front yard, and make a lasting impression on passer's by and neighbours alike!

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Mosaic Fountain-DIY

A pebble mosaic created by the homeowners is the focal point of a fountain. This video is part of Yard Crashers Top 10 show hosted by Ahmed Hassan . SHOW DESCRIPTION :With Yard Crashers, you never know what you're gonna get. Licensed landscape contractor Ahmed Hassan ambushes unsuspecting homeowners at the home improvement store, follows them home, and creates eye-popping backyard transformations. This informational show counts down the top 10 ways he transforms a yard, from water features to super-size decks to amazing outdoor spaces for entertaining.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Stone Walkway-DIY

Here are the DIY Basics on updating a stone walkway. This video is part of DIY Basics show . SHOW DESCRIPTION :DIY Kits and Basics are short video tips with simple, printable instructions and specific product lists of everything you'll need to get the job done right.