How to Shed the Clutter

September 7th, 2017

A shed, garage or outbuilding is a great thing to have – as long as it’s organized so you can actually enjoy using it. For many homeowners, that’s just not the case. Instead, the place turns into a dumping ground for the stuff you can’t store anywhere else – and it can quickly become a cluttered, dirty, space more suited to mice than men (or the lady of the house) Read More...

A Walk in the Woods

November 24th, 2015

Have you been out in the great outdoors yet this fall? There’s still a bit of color left and there’s no better time to inhale the heavenly scents of leaves, trees and fresh air. Montgomery County, home to many Sal Paone communities, offers so many options for outdoor fun. This beautiful area has more than 6,000 acres of public open space, including nine parks, five historic sites and over sixty miles of regional trails Read More...

Fabulous Foliage Right at Home

October 28th, 2015

The beauty of fall and the brilliant reds, golds, and oranges of autumn foliage are so often viewed as the special treasures of New England. But, here is our own area, is an equal bounty of beauty. Anthony R. Wood, a Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer, offers his musings on the wonders of turning leaves in our own Penn’s Woods (a Read More...

Mums the Word

October 22nd, 2015

Chrysanthemums are the classic fall flower, one that extends a garden’s beauty long after the summer blossoms have faded away. Available in an incredibly vast array of colors, shapes and sizes, mums offer so many ways to dress your home and garden with a truly personal touch. Best of all, if you care for them the right way, they’ll come back every year Read More...

Fire It Up – Outdoors!

October 16th, 2015

Traditional Deck by Burlingame Photographers Dennis Mayer, Photographer There’s nothing like cozying up to a crackling fire on a cool autumn evening. It’s even better when you can do it outdoors on your deck or patio, or in your backyard. Fall is the perfect time to create an outdoor living space centered on flickering flames from an outdoor fireplace or fire pit Read More...

Breathtakingly Beautiful Balconies

September 17th, 2015

You may delight in your deck, love your pretty porch, or enjoy the pleasures of your patio. But, do they take your breath away? For that kind of impact, you might need a balcony—maybe something like these beauties from around the world. Imagine yourself stepping into these incredible, postcard-perfect outdoor spaces featured on Houzz Read More...

Say Goodbye to Slugs and Snails

August 26th, 2015

Nothing can ruin the barefoot freedom of summer like stepping on an icky, slimy slug or crunching down on the shell of a snail. But it’s not just your feet that can be affected by these pests. Your garden can suffer too. Slugs and snails usually slither out of the underbrush at night. But, during the day, they keep busy munching on your favorite foliage Read More...

The Adventures of Splish and Splash

July 17th, 2015

Swimming is one of the greatest joys of summer. But if you have children, a backyard or public pool can also be dangerous. To help parents teach children about water safety, the U.S. Consumer Product commission has created “The Adventures of Splish and Splash,” three interactive video games that help children understand pool safety basics Read More...

Tweet, Tweet, Tweet

July 7th, 2015

It’s summer – time to log off of Twitter (and other social media) and enjoy some real tweets in your own great outdoors. Song birds can fill your yard with beautiful music, and provide visual enjoyment from morning ‘til night. By adding the right plants and feeders to your yard, it’s easy to attract an assortment of feathered friends Read More...

Mow, Mow, Mow Your Lawn

June 2nd, 2015

Gentlemen (and ladies) start your engines. It’s that special time of year when the sound of engines and the smell of green fill the air. Grass is growing and you’re trimming and mowing, over and over again. Despite the seeming simplicity of the task, there are ways to make lawn and shrub care go more efficiently and safely, from wearing the right clothes to selecting the right equipment to understanding your terrain Read More...