New Trees

One of the last big landscaping tasks this year at the Verona house was planting new trees. I called in the pros from Boley’s Tree and Landscaping services, since the new trees being planted were much bigger than what I’m capable of doing myself. They came in and took down two of the dying pine … Continue reading New Trees

Landscaping Complete

I finished all of the landscaping tasks I had planned for spring, which was a pretty exhaustive list, along with a number of other minor outdoor projects. Here was the full list of tasks I had planned: Climbing plants along wall Improve planters outside sitting room and library Replace cut down trees Plant something in … Continue reading Landscaping Complete

Well Electrical Repair

On this past Friday night, I noticed that the house wasn’t getting a consistent supply of water, and that air and air bubbles were starting to come out of the taps. Upon further investigation, I realized that the circuit breaker for the well had been tripped. I tried to switch it back on, but it … Continue reading Well Electrical Repair

Power Washing

When I was cleaning up brush and removing bushes from around the front of the house as part of my overall spring landscaping efforts, I noticed that a significant amount of moss, dirt, and general grime had built up on the front of the house, especially the roof and around the windows above the front … Continue reading Power Washing

Re-Leveling Pavers

Another early spring project ┬áthat I’d needed to do for the past couple of years was to re-level the pavers on the back patio. The house has several sections of pavers: at the exit of the garage side-door, along a pathway heading down to the lower patio, and on the patio with the hot tub. … Continue reading Re-Leveling Pavers

Woodshed Roof Replacement

When I was doing various spring cleanup tasks around the land, I noticed that the roof of the woodshed I built on the back corner of the land had collapsed over the winter. It’s not a complex structure, just essentially a cube made from treated lumber that holds logs in place. The roof is important … Continue reading Woodshed Roof Replacement