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Joan Miller

Too much light

By definition, light is something that makes vision possible. Light can affect your mood and enhance your surroundings; but what can you do in a room where there is too much light?

Joan Miller

Plantation Shutters

You’ve decided on Plantation Shutters for your windows. Where do you begin? Not all Plantation Shutters are the same. Most shutters are wood. There are some composite and plastic shutters available, too. You’ll need to decide on a few options and configurations that will make a difference in how the shutters will look.

Tim Daly

Camellias thrive in southern gardens

Throughout our area, camellias are a favorite evergreen shrub. They have attractive dark green broad leaves, and they bloom prolifically during the winter. Camellias produce flowers in a multitude of shapes and colors with more than 2,300 different varieties registered with the American Camellia Society.

Decorate with Hardware

One of the quickest ways to transform the look of a room is by changing your cabinet hardware. Cabinet hardware provides the finishing touch to cabinets and drawers, and can also add a spark of color and style.

Joan Miller | The Blind Ladies

A Guide to Accessorizing

A beautiful room includes great furniture, appropriate lighting, the right colors, and of course – the perfect accessories. Accessories add the finishing touch, and they can transform a so-so room into a space that feels flawlessly complete.

Tim Daly

Blueberries are easy fruit to grow for homeowners

Blueberries are one of the few fruit crops in production today that are native to Georgia. They are easy to grow, require minimal maintenance, and are relatively free of any significant pests. The plants have a multitude of uses in the landscape: they can be used as a hedge to screen out unsightly views, to line driveways and sides of homes, and to serve as a barrier. Most importantly, blueberries provide delicious fruit during the summer months and have many culinary uses.

What’s your preference?

The season has changed from “keep the heat in” to “let the light in!” During those cold winter months, I like to keep as much heat in as possible, sometimes leaving the shades and shutters closed for warmth, sometimes letting the sun and the light in. What’s your preference?

Tim Daly

Use caution when planting over septic drain fields

One of a homeowner’s worst nightmares is damage to their septic tank system causing wastewater to seep out into their yard and sewage to back-up in their homes. Many factors can lead to septic system problems, but one of the most common causes are the roots of trees and shrubs seeking out the septic system for water and nutrients.

Fall is my favorite time of year

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cooler temperatures, the changing leaves, everything pumpkin, and most of all, I love Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving because it makes me realize that there is so much to be thankful for, especially my family, my friends, and my loyal customers.