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    "My thanks to Chris and Damon for their nice work on my house. They worked hard, got things done in the time they had predicted, and were polite and professional. Their work was very good- the living room ceiling looks fabulous, as there was quite a bit of water damage before. I am very pleased with the results, exactly what I wanted. Thanks so much."

    Elizabeth T.
    Cleveland Heights

  • Got compost?

    What better way to get into the spring cleaning fever than to start using a compost in your garden.

    Why use a compost?

    For one, you're generating all natural, organic soil that is perfect for planting and keeping your plants, flowers and vegetables healthy. Second, you're getting rid of waste and saving some room in the garbage bin. We all gotta take part in keeping our planet healthy, right? And finally, a compost saves you money because you aren't buying brand-names fertilizers.

    Where do I buy it and how do I use it?

    Using a compost is simple and easy. Set up a container near your kitchen sink to put egg shells, banana peels, vegetables, and corn husks. Once it becomes full toss all of into the compost. I recommend putting the compost near your vegetable garden.

    There are two ways to get a compost. Our family decided to make our own compost- a rectangular wooden box with gaps on all sides, which allowed for air, sun and water to get in...the perfect combo. For a quick demo check out this YouTube video by clicking here.

    The alternative is to head down to the hardware store and buy one. Home Depot offers a wide range of composts that are simple to set up and make it easy to start generating your own soil.

    After you start the process of getting your own vegetable garden underway you can use this all-natural soil to fertilize your plants, flowers and veggies. Happy composting!


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