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The Easiest Way to Start Composting

By |2018-05-29T18:53:06+00:00May 29th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

Bigger produce, prettier flowers and a healthier garden can come at no extra cost to you. Composting not only reduces trash in landfills, but also improves your backyard at home. Follow our easy steps and you'll be amazed at the change in your garden — and the amount of garbage you throw away. 1. Set [...]

Battling Allergies Starts at Home

By |2018-05-14T20:46:12+00:00May 14th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

Allergy sufferers can't do much to control sidewalk-coating tree pollen and other outdoor factors that trigger sniffles and sneezes. Indoors, though, it's a different story. Decorating choices and proper cleaning can help to minimize both seasonal allergens and year-round offenders such as dust and mold, said New York interior designer Robin Wilson, who learned tips [...]

Mosquito Season Is Upon Us

By |2018-03-27T20:27:39+00:00March 27th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

INSPECTION If you’re dealing with a mosquito problem, chances are there isn’t much inspection needing to be done because if you’re getting bit, they’ve found you before you’ve found them. But what is more important in this phase is being able to pinpoint where the mosquitos are hiding and where their breeding grounds are and [...]

How to Prepare Your Lawn & Garden for Spring in 6 Simple Steps

By |2018-03-13T19:23:03+00:00March 13th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

Winter is finally over, which means it’s time to put away the snow shovels and start thinking about spring projects, such as your lawn. Winter weather can leave your grass, shrubs and trees weak and hungry, especially after months of lying dormant under a blanket of ice and snow. If you want them to come [...]

5 Best Flooded Yard Solutions

By |2018-03-02T20:20:39+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

Having a lovely yard is the dream of every homeowner. Landscaping can enhance the appeal of a yard, but without proper drainage this can all be under water with just one rain shower. The chances of this happening will increase if your home is located at the base of a slope. If the water in [...]

10 Uses For Rain Water

By |2018-02-21T02:21:28+00:00February 21st, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

Collecting your own rainwater is an excellent way to conserve this precious resource. A basic rainwater collection system catches rainwater from your roof or other surface and channels it into a container for storage. Rainwater itself is generally clean, but it can pick up microorganisms, pollutants and debris when it hits your roof. This is [...]

Twelve Ways To Save Energy And Money

By |2018-02-14T00:25:41+00:00February 14th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

Energy takes a huge bite out of household budgets, with the typical family spending about $2200 each year on utility bills. Because saving energy and money go hand in hand, the non-profit Consumer Federation of America came up with 12 simple ways to save both. Join thousands of organizations, companies, and individuals in a nationwide [...]

How to Clean Rain Gutters

By |2018-02-09T20:52:34+00:00February 9th, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

In a downpour, a clogged roof gutter sends a cascade of water down the side of your house, making canyons of your flowerbeds and saturating your foundation. Clean gutters of leaves and debris to help prevent damage to your landscaping and siding, and to head off expensive water damage repairs to your foundation [...]

Vegetable Gardening 101

By |2018-02-01T03:22:12+00:00February 1st, 2018|Home and Garden Tips|

The most common questions about gardening come from people just starting out: What do I do? How do I start? Most any experienced gardener will tell you they never stop learning, so don’t wait until you think you ‘know it all’ to get started; try following some common guidelines, get started NOW, and learn as [...]