The New Must-Haves

With homes selling for top dollar in many markets lately, some sellers may question the decision to spiff up their abodes above and beyond “as is” condition. Truth is, however, that homes boasting the in-demand features and frills that buyers crave will likely sell sooner and net a bigger profit.

Rain Barrels

One of the easiest and most cost effective methods for conserving water and improving water quality is to INSTALL A RAIN BARREL. Rain barrels collect water from rooftops and hold it for later use. The water can then be reused for a variety of watering needs – lawns, gardens or even indoor plants. Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It’s a great way to conserve water and it’s free water for use in your landscape.

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A Complete Guide to Planting Bare-Root Roses

Those unfamiliar with bare root roses can be taken aback when first encountering them. Far from the lush rose bush envisioned, bare root roses arrive looking sort of… dead. Take heart. That clump of sticks with roots attached might seem vulnerable and uninspiring, but it’s actually only dormant, a natural state for roses during the winter months. Planting a rose in this state is one of the best ways to ensure that the bush gets off to a healthy happy start. Once planted, they very quickly become leafy bushes bursting with blooms.