From safety guidelines to decorative enhancements, from garden to attic, this invaluable, information-packed almanac from Country Living contains an immense wealth of practical knowledge.
"A plethora of...data that will guide any homeowner through house maintenance and renovation, month by month, season by season...A longtime keepsake."--Booklist
"An attractive, informative book."--Chicago Tribune
For every season, there is a plan! Your home is your castle, comfort and security-so keep it in tip-top shape with this month-by-month, year-round compilation of ideas, suggestions, and how-tos. For each month, a to-do list covers indoors; outside; deck, porch, and patio; garage and toolshed; and yard and landscape. January's the time to make a resolution and tackle house care tasks you've been putting off, and to check for wintry ice dams and water leaks that can cause costly damage. During February, service your woodstove so you'll stay toasty warm, become an indoor gardener, check pumps, and identify areas that could use more lighting. As spring comes in, remember to check the roof and deck for damage, start growing kitchen herbs, replace storm windows, clean out fans, and more.show more