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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 are some strategies from finegardening.com... (more)

Refresh Your Space for a Brighter Season

As temperatures rise and springtime blooms, it’s time to wipe away winter and refresh your home. Spring is all about airing out your space and spending more time outside, which calls for cleaning and perking up your routine. While a seasonal overhaul can sound daunting, here are five simple steps to help make spring preparations a breeze. Clean Out the... (more)

5 Ways to Let Spring into Your Home

No matter how mild or harsh your winter may have been, spring is a rite of passage that should be recognized throughout your home with elements of renewal. This will not only serve as a refresh for your living environment, but for your state of mind as well. Here are some simple yet highly effective ways to infuse spring throughout your home: Lighten up…literally. One... (more)

Five Tips for Easy Spring Cleaning

Is spring cleaning on your mind? It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Below are five tips for easy cleaning.   Decide what you are keeping Heard of the KonMari decluttering method?  Keep an item if it brings you joy and if you have room for it – if not, set it aside.  Start with a post-its to speed up the process as you go along – bite... (more)

Buying a Home in Winter? What to Look for

While spring and early summer reign as peek home-shopping seasons, there’s no good reason why you can’t find that perfect house in the middle of winter, too. In fact, you might even get a good deal from homeowners who are anxious to sell as soon as possible and don’t want to wait for the spring thaw. Looking at homes in winter, however, requires... (more)

Dodge Winter Lawn Damage

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 Damage Install brightly-colored... (more)

10 Tips for Taking Care of Wood Furniture

Quality wood furniture can last a lifetime and is often a treasured heirloom, passed down through multiple generations. Still, even the highest quality wood is susceptible to scratches and abrasions if not properly cared for. When purchasing furniture, it’s always a good idea to ask for specific cleaning and care instructions. For furnishings already in your... (more)

7 No-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home This Spring

By Barbara Pronin Ready or not, spring is here, and with it comes the urge to open up your home to fresh breezes and sunshine. The trouble with that, as some homeowners lament, is that the furnishings may look a little tired. Before you replace a few big-ticket items, take a few tips from the editors of Home & Garden Magazine to spruce up your home without... (more)

Spring Lawn Care Tips You Can Do Now

Warming temperatures, rainy days, sunny skies—these are just some of the signs that spring is here. While your lawn probably maintains its dingy brown winter look, soon, it will be blossoming with the rest of the flowers, shrubs and trees – but only if you provide the right care for it now. Set aside a few hours to maintain your lawn and you’ll be assured... (more)

3 Simple Home Renovations that Your Spouse Will Love

House construction renovation abstract background More often than not, home renovations center around efficiency and what the family needs. We upgrade the bathroom and redo the cabinets in the kitchen because they often are the most used spaces in the home and often need some retouching. But maybe it’s time for a home renovation that focuses not on what... (more)

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