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Spring (Duct) Cleaning

DuctCleaning

Two out of three American homes get a thorough cleaning at least once a year, reports the American Cleaning Institute, often in the springtime.   A Problem: That can be a healthy thing to do, but there’s one place even [...]

 

Feed a Bee, Feed the Planet

FeedABee

Apples, broccoli, cherries, almonds all have something in common that may surprise you. Each one of these foods is available thanks to the honey bee and other pollinators. In fact, about one-third of the human food supply depends on bees [...]

 

7 Questions to Ask Around Winterizing Outdoor Power Equipment

StV Brings Hope

When the colder weather blows in, it’s often time to put away such outdoor power equipment as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and trimmers, and get out snow throwers, generators and other small-engine equipment.   Questions To Consider To help home [...]

 

Be Savvy About Succulents

SavvySucculents

Easy to care for, long lasting and more popular than ever, succulents are the plants that people are buying for themselves and giving as gifts to bring the beauty of nature inside.   Succulent plants have long made a thoughtful [...]

 

Get Smart About ‘Smart’ Home Cooling This Summer

GetSmart

As temperatures rise, homeowners can beat the heat by combining “smart” home climate control tech-nologies with the latest air-conditioning systems to heighten energy efficiency and take customized com-fort to new levels. With home cooling accounting for nearly half of all [...]

 

Lantana for Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Lantana

Do you love the sight of butterflies and hummingbirds whirling and fluttering about your garden as summer wanes? As a long time gardener both for in-ground plants and containers, I can find nothing better and recommend lantana for your yard [...]

 

What You Need to Know About Your Ductwork

Ductwork

Your health and your wealth. Those are the two major reasons you should have your HVAC system inspected by a reputable, certified professional. Consider this:   Your Health Your heating and cooling system is essentially the lungs of your home. [...]

 

Hidden Hero: Outdoor Power Equipment Can Make You Very Popular

HiddenHero

Spring is here. Finally. After the 2018 winter season, you may be itching to get outside and spend time in your family yard. Having the right outdoor power equipment, like lawn mowers, chain saws, generators, edgers, trimmers and more, ensures [...]

 

Shopping For Yard Equipment: Things To Know

YardEquipment

If you’re like most people, when spring comes, you’re ready to get outside and make your yard both beautiful and functional. Maybe you’re aiming to have the best yard on the block, want to install an outdoor family room, or [...]

 

Fill Your Garden and Deck with April Bulbs

GardenDeckBulbs

When I had a yard and a huge deck, spring meant long, happy days of bulb [and tuber] planting in garden plots and containers. While many bulb plants like tulips and daffodils need to be planted in the fall, there [...]

 
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