Top 3 Ideas for Landscaping Without Grass

Contributed by Jaye

Had enough of high-maintenance, thirsty turf? Are you sick and tired of all the watering, mowing and fighting against pest and weed? If you are looking for something less expensive and demanding, yet equally attractive, natural and refreshing, there are great ways to update your backyard.

Most people want a lawn because that is the only thing they know. However, if you look hard enough, you can find amazing backyard designs which don’t include a grass lawn, like these at Ralco Landscapes in San Diego. Here are some alternatives for you to consider.

Mulching flowerbeds around the house with a freshly mulched bed alongside an open-air patio decorated with ornamental flowers

Replace Your Lawn with a Patio

A patio is the first alternative option that comes to mind, and probably the most convenient one. It can be quite affordable, but also quite expensive, depending on the material you choose. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, go for the bluestone, which, despite its name, comes in various colors and is of excellent quality.
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Glazier- A Profession of Perfection with Care

Who is a Glazier? She/he is someone who installs glass in windows sky lights, display cases and store fronts to create different designs or reduce the need for artificial lighting. According to the recent scenario, the work of glazier is in demand. Sometimes a glazier have to work outdoor at construction sites sometime the work has to be done in swing stages and scaffold. So it becomes risky for glazier to work in these conditions. They work with glass, sheet glass, plane mirrors and with some special material like leaded glass panels. In the work of a glazier, a glazier must work in many different locations.

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Glazier can work with glass at different surfaces

Apart from doors, windows, showers and storefronts for commercial places, a glazier also works for small and large sized mirrors in domestic and industrial plants. They also help you to refurbish your home by installing interior glass walls, ceilings, false ceilings with glass surfaces and even skylights and display cases for your kitchen and bathroom. You can decorate marvelous table tops by hiring glaziers who use the finest quality Belgian glass and they can also decorate the facades of any new building, and install sunrooms and handrails near private or hotel swimming pools.
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5 Ways to Give Your House an Industrial Look

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Home is the place where you spend most of your time and where you are most comfortable. It is the place where you live independently keeping in mind your likes, dislikes, and desires. Therefore, the decoration of the house is very important. It should not only be according to your taste but also according to the trends that are being followed. In this modern era to decorate the house, you use not only colors and fabrics but also the themes. Giving an industrial look to your house is one of the most followed themes. It adds charm to your house. It not only makes your home look different but beautiful too. Following are the five ways that will help you in giving an industrial look to your house:
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Window Replacement Basics: The Lowdown on Low-E Glass

Among building materials, glass is probably the only one that can both insulate, protecting people and items from temperature and weather extremes, and control the passage of heat and light. As glass makes up a huge part of a window, it plays a big role in window performance, making it highly important that you choose the right type.
By choosing the right glass type, you can enjoy both views and natural light while controlling heat and UV absorption, which can compromise comfort and energy efficiency in the home. In this post, we’ll take a look at low-emissivity (low-E) glass and why it’s the best choice for your new windows.
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Thinking about home revamp? 6 projects that are worth the money

Contributed by Cate Palmer

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Home renovation is the topic that we are not too keen on due to the fact that it usually implies investing a staggering amount of money. Nevertheless, there are many home improvement projects that will definitely be worth your time and money. Not only will these projects make your living area functional in the long run, but they can also significantly add to the value of your home. Therefore, home revamp is always a good idea whether you are eager to sell the property or just renovate your home sweet home.
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6 Reasons Why You’re Due for a Window Replacement

Contributed by Mark

If your home has worn-out or broken windows, you’re probably wondering how to best deal with them. Having them repaired may be the obvious (and more cost-effective) option, but sometimes a simple fix-up won’t work anymore. Sometimes, investing in window replacement can be the best and most sensible solution, what with the home improvement project boosting not only your home’s curb appeal but its overall comfort and energy efficiency as well.
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Winter Vermin: 5 Pests that May Harm Your Children

With temperatures dropping and snow on the way, you and your family can retreat to the warmth, comfort, and safety of your home. Unfortunately, many outdoor pests will try and do the same. Many of nature’s critters can actually pose a danger should they enter and nest in the dusty corners and behind the walls of your property, so take the necessary precautions to keep your home free of these pests this winter.

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Budget Friendly Decorating Ideas for Your Outdoor Spaces

Guest post contributed by John Stuart

Beautifying your backyard doesn’t necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg. If you’re crafty and you don’t mind rolling up your sleeves for a DIY, you’ll love these hand-picked, affordable ideas for decorating outdoor spaces. You can let your creativity run free and improvise your own methods to make your garden more welcoming and chic.

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1. Hang Drapes around the Porch

This is a super-affordable way to make your porch look more chic. You don’t even need a sewing machine since you can buy the drapes in the needed measurements from the store. If you’ve been thinking about adding screens to your porch, this is a cheaper alternative that won’t overwhelm your budget. All you need is drapes in a material of your choice and a way to hang them. Curtain rods are convenient, cheap and easy to install. According to the décor and your taste, you can choose transparent drapes for a shabby-chic look, linen drapes for a romantic look, or bright, colorful drapes for a modern touch.
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Home Door Ideas: How to Make an Entrance

Guest post contributed by Jason Rohde

Are you dreaming of a home that could make the eyes of your guests widen with awe the moment they step up to your front door? It is possible to build an amazing home. With the right style and design, you’ll have people wishing their homes were similar to yours.

As you might already know, an impressive home is an integration of perfectly designed components. One of these components is the front door. An amazing front door not only has a perfect design but also merges beautifully with the other exterior components of the home.
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House Hacks: 3 Things to Ask Your Plumber

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When you have issues with your pipes, drains, and more, you need to contact a plumber like Moon Valley Plumbing. As a homeowner, it is your right to know what is going on with your house. Your plumber should provide you with all the information they have about the quality of your pipes and more. Here are three things to ask your plumber.
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