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How to Install a Mailbox For Maximum Curb Appeal

Is your mailbox broken? Is it time for a new one or is your current mail holder overdue for repairs? If you’re wondering how to install a mailbox or how to repair the one you own, see our how-tos and tips. How to Build a Mailbox Post A mailbox post is easy to build. It’s as simple as cutting a horizontal piece to support the box and a vertical piece to bury in the ground. […]

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Clean the Air in Your Home by Growing Snake Plant

The snake plant is a member of the lily family. It is sometimes referred to as mother-in-law’s tongue or bowstring-hemp. In addition to the plant’s attractive, deep green foliage, one of the top benefits of growing snake plant is its ability to remove pollutants from indoor air. Here we cover how to grow and care for snake plant. What are the health benefits of owning a snake plant? According to a NASA report titled “Interior […]

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Stop Annoying Water Leaks With These Tips

Is a constant drip, drip, drip, driving you crazy? Do you see water stains on your wall or ceiling? If you’re wondering how to fix bathroom water leaks and more, see our how-tos and tips below. What spaces in my home are most susceptible to water leaks? According to home expert Danny Lipford, the top four places and spaces to check for water leaks are near the toilet, at faucets, at water heaters, and near […]

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Repotting Indoor Plants: A How-To Guide

Indoor greenery not only adds beauty to a room it can also help you breathe easier. Indoor plants purify the air and contribute needed oxygen and humidity to inside spaces. But indoor plants can outgrow their container. Here we’ll cover repotting indoor plants- how to know when it’s time to repot, and the best way to move your plant to a larger container for healthy, thriving plants. Why is it necessary to repot indoor plants? […]

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How to Celebrate National Plant a Flower Day

March 12th is National Plant a Flower Day and there’s no better time to start planting, growing, and enjoying flowers in your garden or perched on a windowsill. Each year, National Plant a Flower Day celebrates a new growing season. So dust off your gardening tools; it’s spring! Planting Flowers in the Garden What flowering plants bloom in early spring? When home gardeners think of flowers that bloom in the early, at times chilly, days […]

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12 DIY Ways to Brighten up Your Home this Winter

Winter days are shorter which means less sunlight finding its way inside your home. Winter is a great time to discover new ways to add much-needed light to dark interiors. Here’s how to make a home cozy on a budget and brighten up your indoor space! Why should I increase the amount of natural light in my home? There are several benefits to natural light including: Natural Light Helps Prevent SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) SAD […]

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Forcing Bulbs Indoors for Wintertime Enjoyment

Late winter finds many home gardeners wishing for the beauty of spring flowers. Coaxing flowering bulbs into early bloom is referred to as “forcing.” Here’s the how-tos of forcing bulbs indoors. Soon, you’ll be enjoying bright, fragrant flowers on your kitchen windowsill. What types of bulbs are easy to force and grow? Paper-white narcissus and amaryllis are two of the easiest bulbs to force because they require no chilling time. They also bloom quickly.  Other […]

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4 Best Plants for Valentine’s Day Gifts

Whether you’re purchasing a Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other or best friend, an indoor plant makes a great gift. Help brighten a loved one’s home with a valentine plant that will bring life to any indoor space. Here we cover the four best plants for Valentine’s Day gifts. Anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum) Sometimes referred to as flamingo lily or painter’s palette, anthurium is native to Ecuador and Colombia. This striking plant (photoed above) is […]

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Top 10 Indoor Hanging Plants + Plant Care Tips

Hanging plants in handmade macramé holders were all the rage in the ’60s. Today, indoor hanging plants are often used to bring a touch of greenery to boho and eclectic interiors. If you’re thinking about adding indoor hanging plants to your décor, read on for indoor plant tips and how-tos. What indoor plants grow well in hanging planters? Air Plant (Tillandsia) Air plants are the perfect low-maintenance plant because they thrive without soil. Choose a […]

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How to Get Rid of Mealybugs on Houseplants

Mealybugs feed in large groups, sucking the sap from houseplants. This slows plant growth and can cause leaf drop. They also excrete a sticky substance called honeydew, which attracts black plant mold. Eww! If you’re wondering how to kill mealybugs on your indoor plants, we have the answers. What do mealybugs look like? From a distance, mealybugs look like tiny balls of cotton on plant stems and leaves. Up close, they are tiny, soft-bodied, oval-shaped […]

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