Mulch For your first landscaping project, do not over-mulch. Too much mulch can suffocate plants and prevent water from reaching roots. Instead, add mulch to no deeper than three inches. Ivy It may look charming,…

Caulk Using the wrong caulk can be a damaging. That’s because there is a right caulk for the kitchen, bath, gutters, brick or concrete, mortar, and so on. The wrong caulk won’t adhere, or will…

Sealants Needlessly applying sealant to surfaces can permanently discolor stone, concrete, and glass, to name a few. Never use sealant on natural materials like quartz, plastic materials like laminates, or commercial acrylic products such as…

Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey’s heavy winds and torrential downpours are just the beginning — natural disasters can easily become financial disasters for homeowners if they don’t make the right choices in the aftermath. Hurricane Harvey…