Three Edible Plants That Are Gorgeous Enough to Plant in Your Front Yard

One of today's top trends in residential landscape design is using edible plants outside of traditional backyard vegetable gardens. Although rows of corn and beans probably aren't aesthetically appealing enough to take center stage in your front yard, there are plenty of other plants that are both beautiful and tasty. The following are three of them.  Thyme Thyme makes an excellent ground cover for areas that need a tough pest- and disease-resistant plant that excels in areas that receive full sun. [Read More]

Seven Different Fire Woods That Aren't Worth Burning

Generally speaking, wood is a great fuel for fires. It is a plentiful, renewable resource, and many species release a lot of heat when burned. Good fire wood species – Osage orange, oak, hickory, persimmon, birch, holly and other dense hardwoods – excel at keeping living rooms warm and the temperature toasty. However, many other species fail to generate a significant amount of heat when burned; they just aren't worth the effort to cut, stack and season, when you could be using far more efficient species. [Read More]

3 Things To Know About Getting A Clear Span Structure Installation

No matter what industry you work in, there is a good chance that you can put a clear span structure to good use. These are buildings or structures that are created with a variety of materials and feature a wide spanning roof on top to protect the items inside or below. Many people use these buildings as a way to save money as they seek temporary or full-time use of the building. [Read More]

Building A Home? It's Important To Be Honest With Your Contractor About Your Budget

If you are planning on building a home of your own, you probably have a budget that you want to stick within. The problem is that many people are nervous or embarrassed to talk about such matters with their general contractor, so they may provide a "range" or tell the contractor that going slightly over budget isn't a big deal. However, it really is important to talk to your contractor about how much you can realistically afford to spend. [Read More]