Lawn Care

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As a homeowner, you take pride in your property and want to do everything that you can to protect it, and keep it looking great. You may even have a long list of maintenance items that you work on to keep the value of your house from going down. For the best care, pest control should be at the top of your list.

Pests can damage your home, and cost you thousands of dollars. Whether you are in your “forever home” or planning on selling in a few years, removing and fortifying yourself against these invaders is important. They can destroy load bearing beams, flooring, and nest in insulation. Once you have these unwelcome house guests, they can be hard to get rid of.

The Greenville area is home to many insects and animals that are classified as pests

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While a classic, green lawn is certainly beautiful, more and more people are considering alternative options. An increasing number of home buyers are turning away from high-maintenance lawns and searching for something that’s both easier and more eco-friendly in terms of water usage. If you’re of a similar mindset but aren’t sure where to start, then check out these 5 great landscape alternatives to lawns.

1. Patios

You’d be hard-pressed to find a lawn alternative that’s easier to maintain than a patio--or one that’s better suited for cookouts and get-togethers. In order to maximize the potential of your yard as far as enjoyment is concerned, make sure you include a shady spot where you can set up your patio furniture and recline safely.

To bring

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The kids are bored. You are tired of the same old scenery. Everyone just needs to get away for a while. However, the budget or work and school schedules will only allow for a day trip somewhere close by. That is not a problem. Greenville, South Carolina is close to lots of great activities for you and your family to enjoy. Try these four suggestions and then venture out for your own adventures:

1. Riverbanks Zoo

See giraffe's, zebras and polar bears as you stroll along paved paths at the Riverbanks Zoo. Just 1 1/2 hours from Greenville, this Columbia attraction is a great way to get in some fresh air, some exercise and some excitement - all in one spot. Kids love the African Savannah reproduction, a 2-acre reproduction where lions and baboons roam

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4 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like New

Your home likely felt new and fresh during the first few weeks after you bought it. The daily activities in your home can result in stains, scuff marks and a buildup of clutter. Over time, the walls, floors and furniture may start to look dull, worn or dated. When you are ready to make your home look new again, try these four simple tips. Each of these activities is easy to do and is affordable on any budget.

 

Removing Clutter

After you have lived in your home for a while, items start to accumulate. It might even seem like things are multiplying in the back of your closets. What felt like a lot of space when you moved in might now feel cramped and stuffed. Removing some clutter from your home could help

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spring-home-improvement-projectsSpring is in the air. The weather is nicer, and then comes the realization every home owner dreads: spring home maintenance. Savvy home owners know to address those seasonal fixes sooner, as it improves home values in the long run. Give your home some much needed TLC, and take care of these essential spring home improvement projects.

Allergy-Proof Your Home

Spring can wreak havoc on allergy sufferers, but did you know there are ways to prevent allergens in your home? Change your HVAC filters for more efficient removal of allergens in the air. Use welcome mats both inside and outside your front door to prevent pollen from being tracked into your home. If you have machine washable curtains, run them through a wash cycle.

Love Your Lawn

A little

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We just received the last lawn care treatment of the year from our TruGreen® lawn care specialists this past weekend.  Much of the focus was feeding the lawn (our lawn is Fescue) and preparing it for the upcoming winter months.  In the Upstate area of South Carolina, we are usually fighting warm and cold days through October and in to November.  The hard winter months, tend to dig in from December through February with March becoming a transitional periof from Winter to Spring. 

Winter can be a stressful time for your lawn and landscape.  Low temperatures, ice and snow cover and the incorrect cultural practices can impact their ability to quickly recover when spring arrives.  While we can’t control Mother Nature, there are things you can do to help your

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