We are extremely excited and proud to share some news with you! Get More Curb Appeal has been selected by Southern Living to design the landscape plan for the 2012 Idea House... in beautiful and historic Senoia, Georgia. The project is a renovation/addition to an early 19th century cottage-style farmhouse. We're excited to be working with the talented architectural team at Historical Concepts along with John Bynum Custom Homes, Inc., one of the Atlanta area's premier custom home
builders, the Interior Design Team from Tracery Interiors and Senoia's Historic Development Ventures, LLC.
This farmhouse revival project is expected to draw as many as 40,000 visitors from across the country, and Southern Living is scheduled to feature it the August 2012 issue. The home will be open for tours from June to December 2012.
steps and porch, and wished to add stone. Stone is a great way to dress up an outdoor living and foot-traffic area, but as with most home improvements, there are some pointers to keep in mind when doing so:
1. So that the front door threshold isn't blocked or turned into a tripping hazard, use thinset rather than thick pieces of stone. Likewise, you'll want to install thinset stone on steps so that the rise / run ratios won't be greatly altered.
2. If you pick faux stone, be sure to verify that the color extends all the way through the material. In the case of it getting chipped or damaged, you wouldn't want your secret to be revealed by exposed areas of a different or non-stained color.
3. Decide upon the stone pattern you want to achieve by visiting stone and tile showrooms and home-improvement stores that carry such materials.
Finally, be sure to click on getmorecurbappeal.com to find out how you can purchase customized plans to improve your home's exteriors and yard.
In today's economy, homeowners are more likely to invest in their existing homes than building new ones. Also, while eager to make exterior home improvements, they're often confused about
where to start. It's crucial too that such changes are both attractive and effective without costing a king's ransom.
That's why we at Get More Curb Appeal, LLC provide expert design services that enable them to envision such changes at a very reasonable price. Through the selection of appropriate building products, materials, paint colors, and new landscaping, we show homeowners how to make their biggest investment look like it should – GREAT!
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The company's website: http://www.getmorecurbappeal.com will be launching in June, 2011 with a concentration initially in the metro Atlanta market. Following the initial launch, the company will expand their services to other Southern states (AL, NC, SC, TN), and then on to its national launch in 2012.
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Q: We got our plans back and love them! Now we're ready to lay sod, but aren't sure what kind of grass to ask for. -Don't Know in Dallas
A: Dear Don't Know,
Because you live in the Big D, a warm season grass is going to be best. In matter of fact, warm season grasses are usually best for most of the South. They include zoysia, St. Augustine, centepede, and various
Bermudas. Cool season grasses, which thrive where summers don't require a full-tilt air include fescues, bentgrass (a fav for putting greens), bluegrass (think Kentucky) and ryes.
My personal new favorite is EMPIRE zoysia. This warm-season grass has dark green color, a soft, bare-foot friendly texture, is cinch-bug resistant, and get this: is SLOW GROWING, so you have to mow less.
Learn more at: http://www.sodsolutions.com/empire/homeowne...
Though EMPIRE Zoysia is drought tolerant, it needs regular water during its first year and should be watered several times a week once laid. After two weeks, gently lift a corner to see if there are white roots forming on the underside of the slab – there should be. That means your grass is well on the way to establishing itself. Dallas summers can be brutal – watering is a must. Once it's hard to pull up an edge, you may reduce water to twice a week, but water slow and deep. You want to train the roots to go as far down into the soil as possible to prepare them for a drought situation. By fall, you should be watering only once a week – IF YOU NEED IT. There's no need to water if it's been raining. An irrigation rain sensor will do this job for you.