Handy How To's and Design Tips

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Handy Hints for Home Care and Maintenance

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Adding Onto an Existing Drip Irrigation Line

Did you go to Lowes or Home Depot and find that perfect rose bush? Do you think that there aren’t enough evergreen shrubs in your yard? Or perhaps you want to add dimension to your yard by adding grasses and flowering perennials? You need to add to the existing drip irrigation to add these extra shrubs and plants. Too hard …

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Springtime Sprinkler Tune-Up Checklist

Article By RainBird As the temperatures warm and the lawn and garden begins to thaw, there is no better time than springtime to make sure your automatic sprinkler system is ready for another season of efficient lawn and garden watering. Just a few simple steps will go a long way towards saving water, money and preventing a mid-summer landscape catastrophe …

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Spring Maintenance

As a Homeowner there are seasonal maintenance items that need to be pid attention to and addressed. But that is what owning a home is about. Taking care of the roof over our heads. And it really CAN be fun and rewarding!! Here are just a few Spring Homeowner Maintenance recommendations. These are our Top Items to consider and take …

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Painting and Caulking Your Baseboards

How do you keep your home looking sparkling and shiny and new? There are many things that can be done and should be done for this, but for purposes of this discussion we will focus on baseboards. We recommend that the baseboards in your home be cleaned on a fairly regular basis. We also recommend to caulk and touch up …

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Decorating for the Holidays

Covington Homes October Lunch and Learn, Decorating for the Holidays.

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CABINET CARE & CLEANING

Covington Homes has partnered with Aristokraft cabinets in our New Homes. How do you keep your high quality cabinets looking great? What are some tips to make them last a very very long time. Well, we look to the experts- and in this case Aristokraft. Here are their care and cleaning instructions. Ready, set, go! From regular dusting to cleaning …

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Draining Your Sprinkler System in an Emergency

This does NOT take the place of a proper winterization and blow out by a professional. However, if you turn on your irrigation too early, or a cold snap occurs and you have to shut down the irrigation system then follow these simple steps to mitigate the risk of a freezing backflow or sprinkler line. Find your irrigation clock (this …

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The Art of Interior Design

By Grace Covington, GC Luxury Design and Covington Homes Interior Design can be daunting. So much to think about. So much to put together. However, Interior Design can be very simple if we look at it from a different perspective and follow a few fundamentals. During this seminar we will be exploring the Art of interior design in regards to …

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Pointers for Yearly Maintenance on Foors and Thresholds.

Tip #1 Hinge squeaks and sticking entry door latch: Silicone Spray is perhaps the Best way to minimize squeaks and make your hardware work more effectively. Many people think WD 40 does the trick when they have a squeaky hinge or a strike plate that sticks. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. WD40 is a magnet for dust …

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