Tips For Buying A New Mailbox

Even though you probably use your mailbox every day, it's easy to forget about and neglect it. A mailbox is exposed to sun, rain, and temperature extremes throughout the year. Plus, unless it's mounted on your house, it's probably close to the road where it gets splashed with rain and covered with road dust. Eventually, it looks old and worn out. A new mailbox can brighten your property and keep your mail safer.

How To Care For Down Pillows

One way to give you bed a soft, luxurious touch with with real down feathers. St. Geneve, a manufacturer of luxury bed linens, towels and even robes and sleepwear, offers a wide variety of goose down pillows in a range of lofts, such as 700, 800, 900 and 1000.  When choosing the perfect down feathers for your family, choose ones that are certified hypoallergenic to prevent allergic reactions. St Geneve down pillows are designed to last for years so finding the right fit is important.

Gutter Installation Mistakes To Avoid

Rain gutters play a valuable role in protecting the structural stability of your home. Having the right rain gutters allows your roof to drain properly, preventing water damage from compromising the quality of your residence. Installing new rain gutters -- if your existing gutters have fallen into disrepair -- can be a great way to add value to your property and ensure proper drainage. The installation process can be tricky, but avoiding some common mistakes will allow you to successfully add new rain gutters to your home's exterior.

Controlling Mosquitoes At Your Backyard Party

Mosquitoes can be pesky, uninvited guests at your summertime backyard parties. While there's no way to guarantee that no mosquitoes will find their way into your yard, there are some things you can do to help keep them away. Use this guide to prepare for your next backyard party and keep these pesky critters from nibbling away at your party guests. Party With Plants Even if you don't have your garden already filled with plants that naturally repel mosquitoes, you can add some beautiful greenery to your yard with potted citronella plants.

Winter Decking Care Tips

With winter comes ice and snow, which can be hard on your home's exterior deck. Chances are you don't want to be stuck with expensive deck repairs or replacement come spring. The following tips can help you avoid winter damage so your deck is barbecue ready come the first warm day of summer. Tip #1: Seal and clean in the fall If you have a wooden deck, then the best winter care you can do for it actually takes place in the fall.