Here are tips on to make your outdoor space fresh and new:
One of the challenges of living on the coast is taking care of the exterior of your home.
Algae growth and mildew frequently appear on siding in the humid south. Experts suggest cleaning your vinyl, brick, stucco or wood siding with mild soap and water, a brush and a garden hose with a spray nozzle. They also suggest hiring a professional to pressure wash the exterior.
It can get might buggy in the Lowcountry. Generally, it’s best to use a professional exterminator to control insects around your home. However, there are steps you can take to help.
Maintaining your air conditioning can mean savings not only in energy, but also in cold cash.
The Lowcountry salt air and high humidity can damage your outdoor furniture.
Here are some maintenance tips from eHow.com:
When temperatures reach their peak this summer, we can always escape indoors to air-conditioned comfort. Our home’s exterior isn’t so lucky. It must bear the brunt of summer’s heat and humidity.
Imagine grabbing your gardening tools instead of your grocery bags as you head out the door to gather food for dinner tonight.
“Gardening gives people satisfaction of seeing something grow rather than see something canned or boxed or fruit that never ripens,” said Phil Taylor, landscape architect with Sunshine Nursery. “If you buy fruit that is in cold storage, it never ripens. Grocery store tomatoes might sit for two weeks and mold and rot before they ever ripens.”