Other deckcare issues

Even if you don't have any pests or pathogens dining on your deck, you do need to give it a little attention from time to time. Add these tasks to your deck-care checklist:

  • Clean your deck periodically, using a pressure washer and a mild solution of biodegradable laundry soap.
  • Follow up the cleaning with a light sanding of natural wood (not plastic or composite materials) and a sealer if you absolutely must (though sealers generally aren't as effective as their makers claim).
  • Use a biodegradable mildew remover as needed.
  • Inspect the entire deck at least annually, looking for termites, dry rot, failing fasteners, soil contact, splinters, and broken or sagging wood.

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Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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