Renovating an ugly duckling: the story of Meadow Glen of Richmond.

I first heard about the property two years ago from a real estate professional in inquiring inquiring, v to draw information from a client—whether by verbal questioning or physical examination—to assess the person’s state of health.  about looking for Looking for In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a … Read moreRenovating an ugly duckling: the story of Meadow Glen of Richmond.

Koi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Why is there so much talk about pond liners? Which ones are UV protected, or stronger, or last longer? I am by no means an expert on liner technology, nor have I ever used them in my 26 years of designing and building waterfalls. If you’re a “liner guy” disciple, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh … Read moreKoi Pond – Liners vs. Professional Construction

Natural Landscaping Design

If we were to have a truly native landscape in Houston Texas it would look like an abandon field of various grasses, a thicket edge of tangled vines, shrubs and underbrush or a mature grove of oaks with leaf ground cover underneath These landscapes are beautiful out in the countryside but in our suburban enclaves we seek some order and design

If we were to have a truly native landscape in Houston Texas it would look like an abandon field of various grasses, a thicket edge of tangled vines, shrubs and underbrush or a mature grove of oaks with leaf ground cover underneath. These landscapes are beautiful out in the countryside but in our suburban enclaves we seek some order and design. You say to yourself ?it looks messy or it needs to be improved upon.? Let?s say that the first requirement is it should look beautiful to you. It is your interpretation of how you want natural to look. The natural landscape is really improving upon the existing natural conditions and making it even better into our own liking. On the most wooded of lots in Piney Point and Memorial the issue becomes ?how to work with and plant under all this shade?? There is an aesthetic, a blend of the existing and the things we can improve upon based on the comforts, functions and the necessary uses of the site- a landscape design marriage. In the natural landscape interpretation we take the best of natural site elements and make it even better still based on the concept of form, function to house comfort and beauty. So now that we know the natural landscape is by no means native or natural what is it?

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How to build a homemade mosquito trap

Making a homemade mosquito trap is simple and cost effective. Sure there are several pricey traps on the market that could cost you hundreds of dollars. Why should you spend that money when a handcrafted mosquito trap works just as well and costs less?

Mosquitoes are a burden to us all and carry a variety of harmful diseases. Every year you spend a small fortune on ways to repel, control, or trap mosquitoes. With tough economic times and increased cost of living we find ourselves getting creative to save money.

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Understanding the Role of Solid Waste in Pollution

Answers must be provided about what measures are being taken to resolve this problem of solid waste in our environment. Solid waste is a collective term used to distinguish non-biodegradable materials and discards that come from sources like: Households Businesses and Commercial establishments Manufacturers or Industrial sites Biomedical sources like hospital and clinics. They are … Read moreUnderstanding the Role of Solid Waste in Pollution

Concrete Stone Work Is Possible

Recent developments in concrete have made it one of the most versatile, beautifying and durable construction materials. Concrete is no longer a dull gray slab used for floors in warehouses and garages. Modern techniques of staining and polishing concrete can make walls, pillars and walkways appear to be made of stone or marble. The decorative … Read moreConcrete Stone Work Is Possible

Choosing the Best Deck Sealer

CHOOSING WOOD SEALERS Contractors are always asking us to recommend a sealer for them based on our experiences. This has become a challenge for us in a way because there are more sealers available than ever before. Years ago we tried every single sealer available, but with the widespread reformulating we saw in the last … Read moreChoosing the Best Deck Sealer

Getting Rid of Chipmunks that Damage Your Property-The Humorous Version

Most people think chipmunks are cute….me included.  There’s Chip and Dale and Alvin and his cohorts.  While they look adorable, they are also rodents and can do expensive damage to your home and property. I’ve lived in the country for almost 20 years and have always been comfortable watching chipmunks dart in and around my … Read moreGetting Rid of Chipmunks that Damage Your Property-The Humorous Version