In the past, Labor Day marked the end of being able to wear white. Today, it often means putting away the lawn and patio furniture as you get ready for cold weather. Guess it’s time to hunker down inside and wait for the cabin fever to kick in. Or… what if you turned your yard and patio into a year-round retreat? Let’s do it!



It's beautiful when the leaves start to change color: bright yellows, crisp oranges, and burning reds. They're even beautiful when they fall onto your lawn. At some point, you'll have to ask yourself if you should rake them up or just leave them where they are. Is one or the other healthiest for your lawn? If you hate raking, are you OK to just let those leaves be?



Outdoor living spaces not only allow us to maximize and enjoy every last square foot of our properties with open-air “rooms,” they invite us to enjoy a bit of nature. Nothing is more relaxing than a cup of morning coffee, watching the world wake up, or a glass of wine in the evening, watching it go back to sleep. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your outdoor living spaces, look no further! We have some tips to help you make these cozy, welcoming, and functional features of your home.



Asheville and Hendersonville are not known as cities regularly impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms. Being hours from the Atlantic Ocean and even farther from the Gulf Coast, a landfalling tropical system will weaken considerably before it makes arrives in western North Carolina. However, residents of our area know that big storms can wreak havoc in the mountains, bringing with them a variety of conditions and leaving behind a mess for homeowners to clean up.

In this post, we will discuss what western North Carolina residents need to know about the potential impacts of tropical systems and the importance of proper storm cleanup once the storms have passed.



Asheville and Hendersonville are known as outdoor cities. Even when it is hot here in western North Carolina, the temperature is still often five to ten degrees cooler than our neighbors in Charlotte and Greenville, with considerably less humidity. Homeowners in Buncombe and Henderson Counties can utilize their lawns and yards throughout the summer, so while the heat is on, in this article we are discussing eight ways to enjoy your lawn and yard even when the temperature sores.