Suzanne Ward's Blog

Posted on 09/18/2022
Flash Floods & Other Water Damage Your Insurance Might Not Cover
Homeowner's insurance can help you recover financially from many accidents and disasters at home. While traditional homeowner's policies include coverage for personal items and your property, they don't cover everything. Certain types of damage may be excluded from coverage and require an additional policy, including many types of water damage. Here are some of the types of water...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Solomon's Seal & Other Perfect Plants for Shaded Gardens
A shaded yard or garden space might seem like a challenge. However, there are many plants like Solomon's seal that prefer partial to full shade. If you're searching for plants to fill your shaded garden, here are some suggestions to consider: Solomon's Seal Solomon's seal plants have long, arching vines with rows of hanging flowers resembling tiny lanterns....
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Posted on 09/04/2022
How to design an art studio home
Many creative homeowners dream of having their own private art studio. Home layouts might provide the extra square footage, but how do you go about designing the ideal creative space? If you want to set up your functional art studio at home, there are plenty of ways to work with the space you already have. Here are some...
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Posted on 08/29/2022
SPRINGFIELD, VA Real Estate Market Update 8/29/2022
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Posted on 08/28/2022
How to Make Your Own Pebble Stepping Stones
Stepping stones are a perfect alternative to traditional garden paths. For small spaces or for a more rustic look, stepping stones can liven up a space while providing helpful functionality. There are many styles of stepping stone, such as those made from flagstone or concrete pavers. However, pebble stepping stones are a fun and creative addition to any...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
4 Colorful Outdoor Plants to Grow Indoors
If you've dreamt of having a lush and colorful garden but don't have the space or climate to support it, consider keeping houseplants instead. There are many varieties of outdoor plants you can grow inside your home as houseplants if you need or prefer. Here are some of the top garden favorites to grow indoors, no matter where...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Community gardens: How to start one in your neighborhood
Community gardens can be a great way to increase urban farming and maintain the native species of the area. They’re excellent ways to help maintain fresh food while creating green space for folks to enjoy. These gardens can be started by anyone, though you should ensure everyone participating in the project is legally allowed to garden on the...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
How to Improve Your Home's Value With These Plumbing Projects
It's easy to forget about your plumbing as you are planning your home improvement and maintenance schedule. With pipes tucked away behind your walls and generally functioning as they should be, they are often overlooked. However, it's important to consider home improvement projects that will protect and enhance your plumbing, as this will ensure that everything is always...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
DIY Guide for Building Your Own Plant Wall
Vertical gardening is an excellent way to conserve space while still enjoying the benefits of lush, living greenery. The best thing about it is that you can create vertical gardens indoors and outdoors. There are many different plans for vertical gardens, also sometimes called green walls or living walls, as well as companies that specialize in their installation....
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Posted on 07/29/2022
SPRINGFIELD, VA Real Estate Market Update 7/29/2022
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Posted on 07/24/2022
How to Add Cottagecore Style to Your Home
If you’re a fan of the cottagecore home-style trend and want to try it yourself, there are many ways you can begin. While it might seem complicated, there are some simple decor changes you can make to your space to bring out the cottagecore aesthetic. Here are some ideas for how to use cottagecore style in your own...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
Add Life to Your Walls With Moss Graffiti
Moss graffiti, also called green graffiti or eco-graffiti, has become a popular trend both with artists and environmentally conscious individuals. Many graffiti artists are choosing to create living art instead of using spray paint and other materials with VOCs and other substances that can harm the local environment. While you might see moss graffiti in urban public spaces,...
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