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15 Tips to Winterize Your Home

Winterizing your North Carolina home is a smart move. These tips aren’t just for homeowners in colder parts of the state like the mountains. Residents on the coast and other areas where winter is milder will find ways to prepare their homes as well. Since it’s best to winterize before the season’s first snowfall, November to mid-December is the best time to get your home ready for winter. Most of these tips are easy projects homeowners can handle without professional

New Homeowner Checklist For Year One

Purchasing a home is a thrilling life event and a time when you will have, what feels like, a million things to do. From packing up to moving in, to getting your kids off to their first day of school, there is a lot to get in order. To help ensure you get settled into your new home,  here’s a checklist with tips to get you through your first year of being a homeowner!   1. Review Your Home Inspection Report Review the

7 Tips to Help You Plant the Perfect Garden

Planting a new garden is an exciting activity. Gardens are an excellent way to beautify a home or put fresh vegetables on your table. Starting a new garden from scratch might seem like a big task, but with a few simple tips, your home and garden will look AMAZING. 1. What are you planting?  The first step to starting the perfect garden is deciding exactly what type of garden you need. Maybe you want to start eating healthier–in that case, a vegetable

9 Tips to Ensure That Your Home is Ready for Spring

Spring is almost here, and if you’re like us, you’re counting the days! Soon, you’ll be able to open windows to let out the stale air of winter and let in some fresh, clean air. Spring cleaning is probably on your agenda, and it’s an important ritual of the season, without a doubt, but there’s more to getting your home ready for spring than the obligatory washing of floors, exchanging heavy window treatments for lighter, airier versions, etc. There are

Prepare your Yard for the Winter

Tips to Prepare your Yard for the Winter

Are you prepared for the Winter? Our friends at Yard-Nique, Inc. have developed a Maintenance Program for the final months of the year. October Bermuda Turf: Continue liquid pre-emergent and herbicide application Fescue Turf: Complete aeration and seeding program.  Touch-up any areas with seed as needed.  Begin second round of Fescue turf fertilization 32-0-5 Install fall annual flowers Tip prune shrubs as needed Begin leaf removal Begin plant replacements November Complete liquid pre-emergent turf and weed killer application for Bermuda turf Complete second round of Fescue turf fertilization 32-0-5 Complete

Yard Drainage

Yard Drainage – The Robuck Way

During the construction of your home, we establish a grade away from the foundation of at least 1 inch per foot for approximately 10 feet.  This grade must be maintained in order to prevent water flowing back into the crawl space.  Remember to check the area around the foundation for settling and regrade where necessary.   The grade we establish is made to prevent accumulated water from standing for over 24 hours (or 48 hours in swales) after a rain.  There may