Thursday, February 12, 2009

Container Gardening with Roses

I live in a lovely 1920s, renovated house with four separate apartment units with, including mine. It's been home for about a year now, and I want to fill my roomy terrace with lots of plants. Container gardening is the way to go, I think. I want to create a quiet, beautiful oasis where I can escape with a good book whenever I want.

I just found out that I can even grow my favorite flowers in containers – climbing roses! I love roses so much - receiving them as gifts and displaying them throughout my home. I plan to use Banksia roses; they do well in warm climates. I plant to plant my roses in two oversized urns I found at an estate sale and train them to climb up and over the double French doors. I'll probably mix in some ivy for greenery to help them really stand out. I can't wait!

Monday, January 19, 2009

K Designs Gets Your House Ready for Spring

Before you know it, it will be Spring. That means Spring cleaning, home repairs and home remodeling projects put off during Winter. Are you ready? Good thing for you K Designers can help.

K Designers handles all sorts of home remodeling projects small to major redesigns. Need new siding? K Designs has a special coating system for their siding designed to protect your home for life. Need to replace your gutters? They have the latest gutter and downspouts specially made for your home. They even have gutter protectors to keep them from clogging up eliminating the need to break out the tall ladder to clean them yourself. Want to make a significant change without going broke? K Designers can help. Making simple changes like replacing windows and entry doors does wonder for the exterior of your home. You may even find that you save money on your energy bills when you replace those old windows and doors as well.

Remodeling projects can be both expensive and stressful. The best thing you can do is choose a contractor with experience who knows how to get the job done and make it as painless for you as possible. They even offer flexible financing options. With over 30 years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers you can't go wrong.

Shasta Pools Looks to the Future

There are no shortages of pools in Phoenix, Arizona. Companies like Shasta Pools manage to handle over 1000 projects at a time. But there is another hot trend that Shasta Pools is taking part in, and that's helping to reinvent area malls by adding exciting water features that everyone can enjoy.

Shasta Pools recognizes that mall is no longer just places to shop. They are also laces were people go to socialize and sometimes even be entertained. Water features can really add an element of interest to mall locations. Some of the projects Shasta Pools is currently working on include waterfalls, streams and splash pads for kids. These kinds of water elements are really appealing.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Shasta Pools Detects and Repairs Pool Leaks

If you find yourself adding water to your pool each week, you may have a leak. Shasta Pools specializes in detecting and repairing leaks. At least 95 percent of all leaks found are minor and not very expensive to repair. However, an unrepaired leak can eventually cause damage to your pool's structural components.

Do you have a leak?

There are sealants available that you can buy to repair the leak yourself, but over time many of these products can actually cause the affected area to deteriorate further creating bigger and more expensive problems down the road. Does your pool leak when the equipment is on, off or all the time? Contacting pool experts, like Shasta Pools, to schedule a general pool inspection is always a good idea.

Signs to watch for

Check the areas around your pool for signs of leaking water like wet soil or erosion. If you're not sure that you have a leak, try testing the evaporation rate of your pool using a bucket of water. Mark the water levels of the pool and the bucket. Wait 24 hours. If the pool levels have dropped more than the bucket, you have a leak. Visit Shasta Pools to learn more about pool maintenance and repair.