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The Home and Outdoor Living podcast focuses on educating the homeowner with their options when it comes to home improvement and outdoor living.

Topics range from landscaping, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, home building, and basement renovations.

Each podcast episode is filled with educational information and suggested action steps that can be taken to implement on your journey of home & outdoor living.

Stop being overwhelmed and listen to the Home & Outdoor Living podcast.

Home & Outdoor Living Michael Garcia (Landscape Contractor, Outdoor Lifestylist)

    • Home & Garden

The Home and Outdoor Living podcast focuses on educating the homeowner with their options when it comes to home improvement and outdoor living.

Topics range from landscaping, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, home building, and basement renovations.

Each podcast episode is filled with educational information and suggested action steps that can be taken to implement on your journey of home & outdoor living.

Stop being overwhelmed and listen to the Home & Outdoor Living podcast.

    EP03: Shade Structures - Umbrellas, Pergolas & More!

    EP03: Shade Structures - Umbrellas, Pergolas & More!

    When you’re working on your yard, the last thing you want is to be baking in the heat of the sun all day long. It’s times like these that you really want to have some sort of shade structure to protect you. Today, Michael wants to tell you all about what shade structures are, how they can benefit you, and which ones work the best. He is also going to talk about what shade structures are available to you on the market today. Remember, you don’t need to be doing manual labor to justify getting one of these. What good is shade if you can’t use it to relax?
     
    In this episode, we talk about…
    Breaking down a basic umbrella and its benefits/setbacks Why the shade sails are so popular How the range of cedar pergolas varies from yard to yard Breaking up the visual aspect of the dining area from the house Add ons for the unstained and wood-stained cedar pergolas Extending the season on your patio with a pavilion Most commonly missed aspects when planning and outdoor living space Making a full-on addition to the home, similar to a sunroom  
    Links to resources:
    Shade Sail
    Cedar Pergola

    • 24 min
    EP02: Real Estate Tips for First Time Home Buyers in 2020

    EP02: Real Estate Tips for First Time Home Buyers in 2020

    Buying or selling your house is no small task. There is so much to do from a logistical standpoint, and that’s before you add on the stress of financing the move. Hiring a trusty and reliable realtor can help make this process easier and more comfortable. Michael’s guest today, Nathan Flanagan, is the CEO at Flux Realty. Flux opened its doors in the Spring of 2018. They are a residential real estate company that helps people buy and sell homes in the tri-cities. The motto at Flux is to go deep, not wide, and that means that they are really trying to build long-term relationships with their clients.
    In this episode, we talk about…
    What makes Flux different compared to other realtors Advice for people looking to hire a realtor or agent Trends in the realty industry that home buyers need to be aware of Importance of educating the clients throughout the process What the Flux process looks like from beginning to end Understanding where people’s pain points are at Building deep relationships with the clients Rapid-fire questions with Nathan Links to resources:
    Check out Flux Realty!

    • 26 min
    EP01: Lawn Care Tips & Tricks for 2020

    EP01: Lawn Care Tips & Tricks for 2020

    Nothing can ruin the appearance of a house than having a patchy lawn with dead grass, but many people don’t know how to take care of their own lawn. Michael’s guest today, Paul Stefanson, owns and operates Apex Lawn Services. From working for his parents’ lawn service company to construction and real estate sales, Paul found his way back to the lawn. His goal is to fix the problems with lawn care instead of treating the symptoms. If you are looking to have and maintain a beautiful lawn, you need to hear this advice from a seasoned veteran before you go and hire a lawn care company!
    In this episode, Michael talks about…
    Paul’s professional bio from lawn services to sales and back Creating a better environment for the grass Valuing and respecting everyone’s time Advice for anyone looking to hire a lawn care company Importance of raising your lawnmower up Doing the job the way that it is supposed to be done Why Paul offers a 100% money-back guarantee Having a large company while keeping that small-family feel Random questions and answers with Paul  
    Links to resources:
    Check out Apex Lawn Services and give Paul a call!

    • 35 min
    EP00: Start Here

    EP00: Start Here

    The Home & Outdoor Living podcast focuses on educating the homeowner with their options when it comes to home improvement and outdoor living.
    Topics range from landscaping, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, home building, and basement renovations.
    Each podcast episode is filled with educational information and suggested action steps that can be taken to implement on your journey of home & outdoor living.
    Stop being overwhelmed and listen to the Home & Outdoor Living podcast.

    • 4 min

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