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Which Side of Drywall Faces Out

If you’re installing your first piece of sheetrock (USG brand of drywall) and wondering, which side of drywall faces out? We can help. If you look at the different sides of the drywall, you will notice different colors. Depending on brands, the color may vary. You’ll also notice the sides feel a little different. One … Read more

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Cantilever Roof Overhangs

A cantilever roof overhang is a structural feature that projects from the side of a building. It differs from a regular roof overhang because the overhang is built into the structure’s design rather than just a part of the roof truss. The style is popular among residential buildings and was pioneered by the architect Frank … Read more

Frank Lloyd Wright home showing amazing use of roof overhang sizes.

Roof Overhang Guide

A roof overhang is not just for looks. Properly designed overhangs will shade windows in the summer, allow the sun in during the winter, and keep the rain away from the building. And when you can keep rain from entering doors, windows, siding, and foundations the less chance of moisture problems. Can you imagine standing … Read more

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Raised Bed Garden ~ Ideas & Info

A raised bed garden provides a versatile and attractive option for gardeners planning their next crop of veggies or show-stopping flowers.  Whether you’re tight on space or want to cultivate specific soil qualities, read on to learn how making a raised garden bed can (literally) elevate your gardening. Raised Bed Garden Ideas You can get … Read more

ph tester in soil to check for making soil more acidic

How to Make Soil Acidic

To be successful at gardening or any type of landscaping, you need to monitor soil pH. Start with a baseline test using a digital soil pH meter like the one above, and then you can choose plants to fit that pH range or adjust the pH to what you want to plant. This article will … Read more

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Can You Eat Koi Fish?

If you’re wondering, “can you eat koi fish” this article is for you. First, you’ll learn about the history of koi and then if it is good or bad to eat them. Yes, you can indeed eat them, but they are bony and don’t have as many nutrients as fish like salmon and have more … Read more

japanese koi pond with plants

Koi Pond Guide

A koi pond can be an excellent addition to any landscape. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting back, listening to the bubbling water, and watching your koi fish gracefully swim along. This guide will help give you the knowledge needed to create and maintain your own pond. First, let’s give you some ideas if … Read more

growing asparagus

How to Grow Asparagus

Asparagus is a perennial vegetable whose green and purple stalks elevate even the simplest spring dish. In addition to its culinary appeal, asparagus provides an excellent source of vitamin K and folate (essential for red blood cell formation). Plus, it’s a low-effort crop, meaning beginning gardeners can learn how to grow asparagus just as easily … Read more

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Spray Foam Insulation R-value

This article will cover spray foam insulation R-values and why you should, or most likely not use it. You might get some sticker shock if you price out spray foam insulation. It is expensive if done correctly by a professional contractor. So, you want to make sure it’s worth it. The way most insulation is … Read more

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Bubble Wrap Insulation ~ Does it Work?

Using bubble wrap insulation can work in some applications, such as adding insulation to old windows. But, it doesn’t make sense to use in a building assembly. Other options can work better and cost less. Read on to learn more. Jump to a Section Bubble Wrap Insulation R Value Bubble Wrap vs Foam Insulation Bubble … Read more