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Some new pictures of the outside, grass is coming in strong!

Posted on the June 21st, 2008 under house,Levittown,long island,Remodeling by

Here are some new pictures of the outside, the grass is coming in really good.  I just finished putting down some fertilizer / grub and insect killer.  Central Air unit / install is going to happen this Tuesday, I am excited!  We ran the 40 Amp line outside into a waterproof box with a cut off and the whip is ready for the Unit install.  I also ran an extra 20 amp line outside for some low voltage lighting and eventually a pond pump into its own small waterproof box.   I was able to score a free pond pump and pond insert, I am not sure how big it is, but its free!

Front Yard

Back Yard

Here are some before, during and after shots of the landscaping

Posted on the May 27th, 2008 under house,Interesting,Levittown,long island,Personal,Remodeling by

Here are some before, during and after shots of the landscaping. We did a simple design for the front, and are planning on adding another layer or two of the brick to finish it off. We just did one layer so we could put the initial mulch down and that is all that would fit in my truck.

Everything seems to be growing pretty good, the grass has some bare spots and I’ll address those in the spring. Hopefully some of those weeds will go away with the next weed and feed session. Next up is to do a fence along the side and back (behind the new arborvitaes we planted). Waiting for that tax refund!

Front Before

Front After

Another Shot of the front – An in progress photo

Another two shots of the front – All done – And sidewalk / walkway is power washed now!

The Backyard


In Progress (All cleaned up and seeded)

After – John Power washed neighbors fence too

Two more backyard shots

House Reminders – How often do you do normal maintainance?

Posted on the April 10th, 2008 under house,Levittown,long island by

Just making a page so I can remind myself when I did the basic things around the house that are done on a routine basis.

Just yesterday I ran out to buy Ortho Home Defense Max, both the spray and the Granules (overkill). The purpose is to keep bugs out of the house. I went and sprayed my entire foundation (outside) with the product, and will repeat in a month or so. I wanted to get this stuff down before the bug season comes, hopefully it works! Here is the product description from the site

“Create a bug barrier inside and outside your home with Ortho® Home Defense® MAX®! Our exclusive InvisiShield® formula, with up to 12 month control indoors, penetrates deep into the cracks and crevices where bugs live to kill pests like ants, spiders, and cockroaches.

In addition to the ready-to-use liquid lineup, Ortho® Home Defense® MAX® is available in an outdoor granule form. These granules come in an easy-to-use bottle and will protect your home from invading insects all season. Choose the product form that is right for you!”

My Notes:

4/10/2008 – Ortho Home Defense Spray and Granules – Do every 6 months
4/10/2008 – Foaming Root Killer for your Sewer Pipes (Kills Roots in your sewage pipes) – Do every 6 months