Painting is probably your best option unless it is out of control and paint won't do enough to restore the fence. In that case you'd probably want to replace it. I don't think it is a good idea to take the entire fence though. Fences generally add some sort of value to the property. Taking it down would diminish that. http://coyle-and-sons.com/commercial-products-jacksonville/jacksonville-fencing.html... more
I also am looking for some ways to take control of my weed problem. Every spring I have a pretty bad problem with crab grass. It's really annoying, but I guess it's part of life. I haven't tried weed & feed before. Maybe that will work. http://www.headmanlawncare.com/Lawn_Services.html... more
That's a huge tree! It's not going to be cheap, but it will probably raise your property values to have something like that removed. I'd call around a few difference companies and have them give you estimates. Then you can decide who to go with from there. http://www.brandywinetree.net/... more
It sort of depends on your personal taste. There are a lot of window styles that will appeal to some people and other buyers, that won't appeal to others. You just should do what will make you happy. Then hope that the buyers for your home will like them as well. http://www.misterwindowanddoor.com/Storm_Protection_Products_Services_Palmetto_FL.html... more
I don't believe your neighbor has the right to enter your property. They can cut anything hanging over their own property. You should try and work it out with your neighbor or contact a lawyer.... more
That's a good idea to ask around for recommendations. Have any of your neighbors hired landscapers recently? They might have more area specific recommendations. Also, if you're looking for a little help with your yard versus a complete overhaul, it might change who you should choose. I hope you find a good landscaper for your project. http://www.landscapespecialistsofwi.com... more
Call a few landscapers to come over and give you a quote. That's the best way to find out. They will answer your questions and help you find something that meets your criteria, visibly and financially.... more
I don't think your taxes would really be affected by this. If you were trying to change the driveway shape or move it to another part of the property, you could run into this kind of problem. Without doing that you should be pretty safe as far as your taxes are concerned. I hope your able to get your driveway changed to something you prefer more. It sucks to have not have things the way you want them at your own home.
I'm really diggin" the "stucco" designs for houses. From my experience, it's a more modern look to homes and creates a newer kind of feel to your house. We're considering getting our bricks covered up with stucco as well as you, Jay. It might help you to call around for quotes on the square footage of your house to get a "ball-park" range of prices for the installation. I definitely think it would be a good investment for your house too.
When updating your home rule of thumb is keeping what you have and update items. Kitchen cabinets are very expensive so if they are in good condition stain or paint them and put your money into countertops, appliances and flooring. Bath tubs can be redone and not replaced. Good luck!... more
If that is their attitude, it is not likely any action will prevent them from getting mad at you. Broken cars that sit on a property are visual blight and brings down home values so you have every right to feel this way. Of course, its good to have nice relations with your neighbor so unless you are actively trying to sell your home you may want to consider ways to screen the eyesore but you have every right to report it if it bother you a lot as you are probably one of several neighbors that feel that way.... more
That is a real shame - I had something similar happen to me but the neighbor had good reason to remove their shade tree as it was starting to damage their foundation. If she discussed your plans with you I suspect this was either done with good intentions (not realizing you planned a shade garden) or for some reason that desperately required their removal. You might want to check with an attorney but I don't think there is much you can do about this other than eat the loss and replant with sun-loving plants.... more