Harriet's Home and Garden Blog

Two Tips for Homeowners Who Need to Use the Services of Deck Builders

Here are two tips for homeowners who need to use the services of deck builders. They should clear out the area of their garden on which they want the deck built before the builders evaluate it Before they can begin making any definite plans for a deck's construction, deck builders will normally need to visit their client's home, to evaluate the area where this person wants the deck built. Prior to this visit, the homeowner should remove items from this area that might obstruct the builder's view of it.   Read More...

Four Signs You Need Window Replacement

If you want to keep your home as safe and secure as possible, then it's important that your windows are in good condition. If you notice that any of them have cracks or broken glass, then it might be time for replacement. Window replacement can be expensive, but it will be worth it if the alternative is a broken window that could lead to an intruder breaking into your home. Here are four signs that you need window replacement:   Read More...

Avoid Installation Issues: Why You Should Have Your Security Screens Professionally Installed

When you live in Australia, you need to take steps to protect your home against a variety of risks. Some of those risks include high winds, pest invasions and bushfires. If you have security doors in your home, you've taken a good first step. However, there's another step you should take. That step is to install security screens on your windows. Security screens enhance the protection you receive from your security doors.   Read More...

Floor and Roof Options to Consider for Your Patio

A patio can range from an open-air paved area to a sheltered space, depending on how you set it up. When designing the site, you need to decide what kind of flooring and roofing you want. Here are several options. Flooring The floor will help define the character of the patio. You could lay brick pavers and place pot plants around the space for a homey, rustic feel. Alternatively, slate pavers will cover the area in earthy blues, greys, and tans for an elegant appearance.   Read More...

5 Products for a Weed-Free Yard

Your landscaping requires proper maintenance, and a big part of that maintenance is keeping weeds out of your grass and garden beds. Fortunately, there are a range of landscaping products that are specifically designed to minimise the work of weeding.  1. Mulch Mats Weeds tend to invade bare soil, but a mulch mat can put an end to this issue. There are several mat products available. Plastic sheeting is typically used as temporary mulching, such as around a vegetable bed.   Read More...