Winning Over Weeds

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Winning Over Weeds Gardening can be so idyllic – pruning abundant rose bushes, harvesting ripe tomatoes, nestling colorful annuals into window boxes … then there’s weeds. Even the most enthusiastic gardener can become overwhelmed and disgruntled by an onslaught of weeds, taking the joy out of yard work and wreaking havoc on one’s back. Here Read More

Dodge Winter Lawn Damage

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Winter conditions can present a wide range of challenges to your lawn and landscape, but there are precautions you can take to protect your lawn, as well as your trees and shrubs, from seasonal harm. Preventive steps from the lawncare experts at TruGreen can help your lawn survive the winter season’s harsh elements. Snow Plow Read More

Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes You’re Making on Your Home

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Homes cost a lot of money to maintain. Are you spending extra money unnecessarily on the upkeep of your home? Here are 10 of the most expensive mistakes you could be making. 1. Using Traditional Light bulbs If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home, you could be throwing a lot of money Read More

5 Tips to Reduce Your Monthly Energy Expenses

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Energy bills are way too high, and unfortunately energy-saving methods, like solar panels and high-efficiency appliances, cost money, too. However, there are many ways to reduce energy expenses without spending anything. Here are five practical, energy-saving tips. 1. Unplug Devices and Keep Lights Off The household appliances that tend to use the most energy are television Read More

10 Stress-Less Tips for a Move

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Do you know upwards of 15 million people move during peak real estate season? Moving is an exciting time, but can also be overwhelming. Take the stress out of the process with these tips, courtesy of Penske Truck Rental: 1. Prepare to pack. Save time by ordering moving supplies, such as boxes, bubble wrap, labels and Read More

5 Ways to Grow a Garden… Without a Garden

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Apartments and condos rarely offer much opportunity to garden, even with balconies or patios. ApartmentTherapy.com recently rounded up container gardening tips that’ll help satisfy small-space green thumbs. Some are viable even in apartments with no outdoor space at all! 1. Ceramic Pots – Dwarf fruit trees, such as Calamondin Orange, Eureka Lemon, Improved Meyer, Orangequat, Persian Read More

Have You Sprung for Flood Insurance?

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Homes in high-risk flood areas are not the only ones that need flood insurance. Approximately one in four of all flood disasters occur in areas with low to moderate risk of flooding. Floods can happen anywhere, anytime—not just near the coast, lakes and rivers. Torrential rain, snow melt and mudslides can all cause flood losses, Read More

5 Pesky Mistakes New Homeowners Make

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From seasonal temperature fluctuations to excess rainfall, pests find any excuse to enter homes. The homes of new homeowners are especially prone to attracting pests, says Ron Harrison, entomologist with Orkin, partly because they are unaware of the best preventative measures. If you’re a new homeowner, avoid these 5 “pesky” mistakes. 1. Overlooking Tiny Cracks – Read More

7 Ways to Cut Winter Heating Bills

By Barbara Pronin  High winter heating bills can make mincemeat of your budget. But a few surprising tricks can help keep you toasty warm this winter and keep heating costs under control. Home improvement experts suggest trying these seven ploys:  • Service the furnace — Seems like a no-brainer, but many homeowners forget or put Read More

Is Your Roof Reindeer-Ready?

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The holidays are fast approaching! Amid the gift-giving, gathering with loved ones and decorating, the season serves as an important reminder for homeowners to make their roofs “reindeer-ready,” or review their roofs. To do that, the experts at the Metal Roofing Alliance advise completing the following 10 checks, which can be done without a ladder: Read More