Thursday, 17 September 2020

Yard prep for fall

  Fall is the perfect time to prep your yard for winter so it comes out better in spring. September and October is the perfect time to start. Make sure you over seed the entire yard focus on bare spots and yellowing spots. Over seeding will ensure a thick full lawn and reduce weed growth by chocking them out. 

Speaking of weeds, fall is a really good time spray for weeds, they are starting to grow deep roots and prepare for seeding so knocking them out now will reduce weeds come spring. 

Don't forget to prune plants and trees according to their specific needs. Also, make sure to keep your lawn at 2.5"-3" long for winter, too short can stress it and too long can invite. Stop mowing your lawn when you notice it isn't growing taller. 

Aerate and rake your yard to give your grass an extra boost. Make sure you don't let leave gather before the first snow or you may have rot on your hands come spring. Fall fertilizer is also very essential for a healthy yard come spring, look for nitrogen rich blends. 

Lastly, fall is a great time to put down sod and plant certain trees, be sure to check your zone and specific plant species for best planting time. Read up on what your trees need to be cared for during the winter, some trees will need watering even if there is snow on the ground. 

If you need a bin to haul off your yard waste feel free to give us a call. 

Monday, 17 August 2020

Quick clutter free home

  Having a well organized house has so many benefits. Less clutter allows for easier cleaning, and less places for dust and grime to build up. A space free of clutter is less distracting to the eye and has been shown to help people be more productive and feel less stressed.

Here is a tip to start getting rid of your clutter:

An easy first step to grab 3 boxes, label them donate, toss, and storage. Go to a room you use the most, like a family room or kitchen. Start clearing out the clutter and clean as you go. You will be surprised how fast and easy it is to get a well organized home.

Call us if your toss pile gets big and you want to schedule a bin.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Fall maintenance checklist

  Fall checklist to get your house and yard ready;


Make sure you know how each of your plants and trees need to be prepped for winter. Some require being cut back in fall and others in spring. Cutting back your plants and trees ensures they come back better every spring. 

Prep your lawn for fall and winter by using the correct fertilizer for fall lawn prep. Doing this will help bring back a beautiful green lawn come spring time. 

Check concrete around your home for any cracks or severe wear. Cracks can become worse during the cold months so make sure to fix them early. Most small cracks can be fixed with an affordable bonding agent found at home improvement stores. 

Be sure to store away hoses and drain outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems so they don't crack during the cold winter months. Cover or store patio furniture and outdoor toys to protect from the snow and sun.

Walk around the house and make sure all the doors and windows have proper weather stripping. Good weather stripping can save a lot of money on your heating bill. Make sure you are replacing your furnace air filters and keeping intake vents clean of dust and debris. I like to set a reminder on my phone so I don't forget to replace them. There are also services now that will send them on a regular basis so you don't have to remember when to replace them.

Cold fall and winter months are the perfect time to purge and clear out the house. Give us a call to schedule a bin if you need us to haul away your junk. Thank you for your time!

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Painting

Paint is one thing you can do to your home that can change the look and feel quickly and inexpensively. If you are selling your home painting should be a top to-do to get your house market ready.

When considering paint colors it's best to stick to neutral colors. Try to avoid painting every room a different color or if you want to personalize each room pick complimentary colors throughout the whole house. Places you can be bold with your color choices are family rooms or theater rooms. Dark colors can help make a media room feel more relaxed. Dark navy is a favorite choice of home buyers for family and media rooms. Grey's, white's and beige's seem to fit most decor so it's an easy paint to change up the look of the room without always having to paint over a color that was made to match a specific theme.

One area to always keep freshly painted is the outside of the home. Doors, door frames, window moldings, and other areas that currently painted.

Schedule your bin today before you start your next big project.
Thank you, BTDT

Monday, 18 May 2020

Simple home projects

Times are tough, we are all trying to make the best of staying home to be safe. Being home so much has really made me pay attention to all the home repairs and updates that I've been putting off. All this time home can be an opportunity to update your house and fix up your yard.

Here is a list of quick and easy fixes to get you started:

Replace the blinds and curtains if needed, if still in good shape take them all down and clean them. Since they are down use this time to give the window a really good clean, Make sure to clean the window track.

Paint your front door. This is a really easy and cheap way to spruce up your home. A fresh coat of paint can really make a big difference.

Change out your shower curtains, bathroom rugs, and other decor. Inexpensive and can really update the space.

Weed your yard often, weeds spread fast so it's best to stay up on the weeding. Clean the cracks of the driveway and sidewalks.

I like to sweep off the sidewalks, driveway, porch area, and the gutter in front of our house. This keeps our house looking clean and well cared for.

Make the best of your time home and tackle those home repair projects. Stay safe and healthy!
Call us to order a bin for your home and yard debris.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

The giving season

The holidays are a wonderful time to start decluttering and make room for new things and simplify your space.

This month we will be donating a portion of each bin order to Toys for Tots. Call to book your bin today.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Fall clean out time.

Fall is the perfect time to toss out all the stuff that builds up throughout the year. If you have kids the most common areas are toy rooms, kids playrooms, cars, and any areas toys can pile up. Make the kids help sort through and get rid of clutter.

Getting rid of all the stuff that doesn't get use can really open up the house. Having a nice clean and well organized house can make those long winter days spent indoors more bearable.