The Vista Blog

Preparing Your Landscape for Spring

Posted by Ryan Potvin on April 02, 2019

Now that winter is wrapping up in western North Carolina, it is a good time to begin thinking about spring weather and all the great things to do outside for this coming season! It is also time to start thinking about laying the proper foundation to help make your yard look great all season and into the summer. Here are some tips for preparing your landscape for spring:

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How to Save on Winter Heating Costs

Posted by Ryan Potvin on January 17, 2019

Western North Carolina is a haven for all four seasons. In the warmer weather you can hike, fish, white water raft, or visit Asheville or one of the many towns in the region, each with its own unique style. In the cooler months you can ski or tube down a slope filled with snow, or you can just sit by the fire and enjoy the crisp air next to a mountain stream.

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Tags: Life in Western NC, Home Maintenance Tips

Ways to Upgrade Your Laundry Room and Mudroom

Posted by Danielle McKelley on October 30, 2018

If you are planning on building your dream home or in the process of building a new home in Western North Carolina, you probably already have your kitchen, living room and master bedroom pictured perfectly in your head or posted on your Pinterest board.

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Indoor Houseplants That Will Bring Life Into Your Home

Posted by Danielle McKelley on October 16, 2018

We've talked about how to "green up" your living space, but what are the best plants to bring indoors and how do they benefit you and your home?

There are plenty of easy-to-grow indoor plants that even those with the blackest of thumbs can keep them alive. Here are five of our favorite plants you can bring inside to liven up your home:

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How to Design a Dog-Friendly Landscape

Posted by Danielle McKelley on September 27, 2018

When moving into a new home or picking a lot for your custom build, we usually fantasize about our big front porch or visualize where we are going to put the swing set for the kids in the backyard. But what about our four-legged family members? 

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Bring Beauty to your Home with a Sustainable Garden

Posted by Danielle McKelley on May 30, 2018

When you’re living in a custom home surrounded by the grandeur of Western North Carolina, it’s natural to want to re-create a piece of that paradise in your own yard.

But you also want to have time to get out and enjoy WNC without having to spend every spare moment maintaining your garden.

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Fall Lawn Maintenance For A Blooming Spring

Posted by Danielle McKelley on October 10, 2017

The best way to make sure that your yard is an eye-catcher this spring is to take time to handle a few maintenance items this fall.

Many homeowners make the same mistakes year after year by not taken care of all fall maintenance before grass goes dormant, and then they wonder why their yard seems dull and lifeless come spring. 

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Going On Vacation? Keep Your Home Protected

Posted by Danielle McKelley on July 12, 2017

Planning for your annual family beach trip, or dreaming about a weekend getaway in one of North Carolina's gorgeous campgrounds?

Go for it! Just be sure to secure your home before you leave.

A few extra steps of preperation will keep your property and personal belongings safe while you're gone, and keep your mind at ease once you're on the road to adventure! 

Make sure to check the following "Home Safety Checklist" before heading out for your well-deserved vacation: 

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April Showers Can Bring More Than May Flowers. Be Prepared!

Posted by Danielle McKelley on April 11, 2017

Springtime is in full swing in Western North Carolina with plants, trees, and flowers in full bloom, the weather starts to get warmer and the days become longer. While we all love the warmer weather and the bright flowers, we don't love the heavy rainfall that comes with spring.  

We have all heard the saying "April showers bring May flowers" but we never really think about the damage that can come with April showers. Most property damage cases that are handled consist of damage to property as a result of severe thunderstorms that produce large hail, torrential rainfall amounts, and gusty winds. 

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Get Your Home Ready For The Colder Months Ahead

Posted by Danielle McKelley on October 11, 2016

It may be only the first week of October but the days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing colors, and Christmas decorations are already finding their way onto the shelves of all the department stores. That’s right — fall is here!

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