Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Hardscaping

What is Known as ‘Hardscaping’ in Landscape Design? Landscape Architects and others in the field of landscape design often use the terms “softscape” and “hardscape” to distinguish between plants (soft) and rock or soil work and all the other “hard” elements of landscaping. A simple definition of “hardscape” is anything in the landscape that is […]

Here Are 6 Organizing Tips to Tidy Up Your Yard

What is a backyard if not an extension of one’s soul? Okay, that may be a bit dramatic, but what’s the point of having that yard if you don’t maintain it well? Your lawn is a part of your property strangers can often look into without having to be welcomed into your home, so keeping […]

Which of the Country’s 15 Biggest Metro Areas Have the Biggest Homes?

by John Egan Everything, it seems, is not bigger in Texas. Among the country’s 15 biggest metro areas, neither Dallas-Fort Worth, TX nor Houston, TX, is home to the largest residential units. Rather, Atlanta, GA, boasts the biggest residential units among the 15 metros. A review of 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American […]

The 8 Major Metro Areas That Are Most Fired Up About Burning Coal to Keep Warm

John Egan On chilly days, most Americans heat their homes by turning up the thermostat for a furnace powered by natural gas or electricity. Even today, though, some folks fire up coal-burning stoves to supply warmth. Among the country’s 50 biggest metro areas, nowhere is dependent on coal or coke (a coal byproduct) for heating […]

The 25 Top Pet Peeves of Your Neighbors

All of us have or have had that annoying neighbor who drives them mad. From rowdy fraternities to the daybreak lawn mowers, some neighbors aren’t very neighborly.   And while many of these offenses don’t warrant a call to the police, they may have us considering building higher fences or even putting our house on the […]

The 12 Metro Areas That Are the Most Revved Up About Cars

By John Egan The more than 4.5 million residents of the Riverside-San Bernardino, CA, metro area are driven to drive. A WikiLawn review of U.S. Census Bureau data shifts Southern California’s Riverside-San Bernardino metro area into the highest gear when it comes to major metro areas that are the most revved up about cars. Now, […]