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  • Where We Come From: The Duda Family Story Where We Come From:... Where we come from is often considered to be as important as where we are going, and the histor...
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Warranty: Summer Lawn & Landscaping Maintenance

Living in your Viera Builders home means you have invested in a beautiful, high-quality built home from the exterior to the interior. But, living in Central Florida during the summer heat can take a toll on your lawn and landscaping, Florida isn’t one of the easiest areas for the lawn and landscaping. But, the exterior of your home is the first thing guests notice, so it is important to keep it in the best condition possible and looking as good as it did the day you moved in. Here are a few tips to help keep your lawn and landscaping looking its best all summer long. Mowing Before doing your summer mowing, you should adjust the mower height to leave the grass taller, never less than 4” for...

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7 Benefits of Power Washing Your Driveway

Once you move into your new Viera home, you'll want to preserve its beauty against the assaults of the environment. After all, the clean, fresh face of the community drew you here in the first place, right? As you lay out your home maintenance budget, don't forget your driveway. Regular power washing is a must if you wish to receive all the following benefits:

1. Inhibited Weed Growth

The gentle — and sometimes powerful — ocean breezes constantly deposit dirt and dust in the expansion joints and tiny cracks in your driveway. A thin skim of dirt is all it takes for weeds to find a home. If permitted to grow, their roots can widen cracks until a repair becomes inevitable. Plus, they detract from your landscaping scheme....

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Warranty: Hurricane Preparation

From the windows to the floors, your Viera Builders home was constructed with only the highest quality materials. With that being said, one of the most common misconceptions among many people living in Central Florida is that their family, their home and their personal belongings are strong enough to withstand a hurricane, when in fact the worst thing that people who live in Central Florida can do is not prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes. The most important things you can do for weather safety during a tropical storm or hurricane is to prepare in advance for the risks and to act on these preparations if you are alerted by emergency personnel. Here are some tips to help you prepare in case of a potential hurricane. Reference your...

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10 Tips for Neighborhood Safety

Although crimes in our Viera neighborhoods rarely happen, when they do, they're almost always property crimes. Sadly, no matter where you live in the country, state or county, somebody, somewhere wants to steal your stuff. Since the statistics show that our crime rates here are roughly 47 percent lower than the national average, it's easy to become complacent. But the truth is, it takes the involvement of a neighborhood to make your home and family safe. When criminals strike one property, we all feel diminished and less comfortable in our homes. Therefore, it pays to work together to keep our immediate areas safe. Below, we present 10 actionable tips to maintain low...

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Planting a Vegetable Garden in Florida

Planting a garden can be a wonderful, nurturing experience. Sometimes, you can grow enough vegetables to provide fresh food from the garden all year round. You can grow many kinds of vegetables in Central Florida including beans, squash, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes and lettuce. Tips:

  • Start your garden from seed. Use finely ground starter soil.
  • Sow the seeds in small containers, pots or trays and put them in a sunny place.
  • Water directly on the containers every morning. Make sure the water drains.
  • The seedlings will begin to sprout in about 6 days.
  • Thin out the sprouts after a couple of weeks and throw out the ones...

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