Easement Access

If the sewer line or drain line for a home you are buying crosses another property, make sure there is a recorded easement that will permit access to maintain or repair it. Without an easement, you would have to hope for your neighbor's cooperation, but you would not be able to count on it.
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Eco-Friendly Fertilizer

Eco-Friendly Fertilizer

Many of us wish our lawns were golf course-quality. Now with Converted Organics, it just might be possible. The company makes their fertilizer by diverting food waste from landfills to create an all-natural, organic liquid fertilizer, so it's good for…

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How To Plant A Tree

How to Plant a Tree

In celebration of the recent Arbor Day, my town gave out free trees to residents. We selected two apple trees, one that will yield yellow fruit and one with red. If you are also planting trees this spring, check out…

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My Dream Lawn

My Dream Lawn

I know many people enjoy mowing their lawns every weekend... but not me. I'm a guy who would rather lie in a hammock on a hot summer day. That's why I fell in love with Eco-Lawn, a type of grass…

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Snake In The Grass

Snake in the Grass

Okay, I'll let you in on a little secret: We at BobVila.com are just like the rest of you—we mean to take care of all of our yard and house chores... but hey, we're working! So, no surprise that one…

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The Grass Is Greener

The Grass is Greener

I've been an advocate of reduced pesticide use forever. The problem has been, however, that everyone around me continued to dose and look lovely. My lawn always looked ratty by comparison. But, change is afoot and the landscape is showing…

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Water-Free Lawn?

Water-Free Lawn?

I love spring as much as the next guy—birds singing, kids playing, me rebuilding my lawn, AGAIN. I appear to have struck a deal with all the lawn-eating insects in my neighborhood: Come here, eat my lawn, it's fresh and…

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