winterizing your sprinkler system

Tips on Winterizing Sprinkler System

Kingsport, TN When winter arrives, and temperatures dip below freezing, the cold weather can do serious damage to your sprinkler system. A little preparation can go a long way, so here are some handy tips to winterize your sprinkler system. Problems in the sprinkler system during the winter stem from having water in the lines, so the best thing you …

winterizing outdoor furniture

Winterizing Your Outdoor Furniture

Kingsport, TN There is still plenty of time left to enjoy the outdoors before the brutal winter temperatures hit. Although some outdoor furniture is made to withstand the changing elements, here are some tips to protecting this investment so that you can enjoy it for years to come. Metal Aluminum furniture is quite durable but still requires some care and …

why you need a firepit

Why you Need an Outdoor Fire Pit

Kingsport, TN There is something about the crisp fall air and a bonfire that go hand in hand this time of year. Usually, people associate that combination with camping, but did you know that you could enjoy them both while having the comforts of your home nearby? With a custom-made fire pit you can do just that; so who says …

wild parsnip

Wild Sap That Can Eat Away Your Skin

Kingsport, TN You probably know about poison ivy, oak, and sumac but did you know there is another fairly common plant that is just as perilous for the uninformed? Wild Parsnip is a poisonous weed that grows in nearly each of the 50 states in the U.S. Wild Parsnip is yellow and typically can grow as high as 4 feet …

gardening tips

Gardening Tips

Kingsport, TN As the mercury rises, your garden, and probably you, begin to droop from the excessive heat that we experience here in Tennessee. Although some gardening chores are best left for cooler temperatures, your garden still needs attention especially when it is hot outside. Here are some gardening tips to help you beat the heat this summer, and keep …

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What you Should Know Before Planning an Outdoor Fire Pit

Kingsport, TN An outdoor fire pit can be the perfect addition to your outdoor space, adding ambiance for entertaining, and warmth on those cool nights. Since a built-in fire pit is permanent, you should consider these factors before you have one installed. Material Do you prefer a gas or wood burning fire pit? This makes a difference in the type …

plant azaleas for a pop of color

Plant Azaleas to Add a Splash of Color

Kingsport, TN There is nothing quite like an azalea bush when it is in full bloom. Azaleas provide a fantastic splash of color to any spring garden, courtesy of their bright and vibrant blooms. Azaleas have a reputation for being somewhat troublesome to grow and maintain, and this brightly colored plant has gotten somewhat of a bad rap. Here are …

eco friendly landscaping

The New Trend of Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Kingsport, TN There is no denying that lawns require maintenance, specifically mowing. Although, it may surprise you to learn that Americans collectively burn about 800 gallons of gasoline a year in caring for their lawns. This does not include the estimated 17 million gallons of gasoline that is spilled during the refueling process. The EPA estimates that operating a gas-powered …

designing my outdoor space

Designing My Outdoor Space

Kingsport, TN As the warm weather settles in, enjoying your outdoor space is perfect for family gatherings, dining, gardening, reading or relaxing in solitude. According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, Americans enjoy spending leisure time in their yard by relaxing, gardening, or spending time with family. Even more so, about 42% of adults surveyed said they take pride …

whats eating your garden

What’s Eating Your Garden?

Kingsport, TN Spring is in full gear, which means you are already planning and planting your garden. If all goes as planned, you will be enjoying crisp lettuce, fresh herbs, and juicy tomatoes from your garden in no time, unless something else gets to it first. Here are some tips for determining what’s eating your garden. Deer and Rabbits An …