Tips To Help Your Gardens Survive (and Thrive) While You’re On Vacation

For most people, vacation stress revolves around packing and traveling. For gardeners, you’ll likely find us digging last-minute holes in the ground, deadheading flowers, or even panic-watering one hour before a flight (true story).

We’re guessing not that many gardeners are posting blissed-out photos on the beach every summer—because leaving our hard-earned gardens for a week or more is out of the question.

But listen up, fellow gardeners: You, too, deserve a vacation. Which is why we came up with this list of everything you can do to keep your garden happy while you sip tropical cocktails many miles away.

When It’s Time To Replace Things on the Outside of the House

As a homeowner, you should be staying on top of regular maintenance and repairs—especially when it comes to the exterior of your home, which creates that all-important first impression. But there inevitably comes a time when repairs have done all they can, and you’re forced to accept the bitter—and expensive—truth: It’s time to outright replace things like windows, the mailbox, or even the roof.

Such large-scale upgrades could really bust your maintenance budget. But knowing when you might need to lay out this kind of cash can help you plan for it.

To help you get your facts straight, we rounded up the most common exterior features and asked experts to weigh in on when they’re likely to deteriorate to the point of needing to be replaced.  Click HERE.

First Time Home Buyer Tips per Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey is financial guru whose advice has saved millions of people vast amounts of money. For a first time home buyer the house hunting process is often romanticized. It is a rite of passage of sorts. It is important though to think of a few key things before starting the process of buying a home. Fortunately Dave Ramsey has some first time home buyer tips to ensure that mistakes that could be costly are avoided.

1 2 3 4 89