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Ready Your Home for Snow, Ice, and Winter Weather

Depending on where you live, harsh winter weather will arrive soon, or it may already be at your doorstep. Here we’ll cover tips and how-tos to ready your home for the winter, including snowblower tune-up tips, ice removal how-tos, and gathering essentials for a winter survival kit. Snowblower tune-up tips Home repair expert, Bob Vila explains, “Basic snowblower maintenance is fairly simple and straightforward, involving steps similar to those you’d take for your car (changing […]

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What to Do Before Bringing Plants Inside for the Winter

When chilly winds begin to blow, it’s time for vacationing houseplants to come inside for the winter. There’s some preparation that needs to be done to successfully transition your plants inside. Tropical houseplants should be brought in if the temperature dips to 45 degrees. It’s best to bring pots of thyme, oregano, and chives inside too, to avoid freezing. Additionally, they make a lovely, indoor garden when placed on a kitchen window sill! Here’s a […]

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3 Fall Home Improvement Projects to Do Before Winter

Prepare your home for the chilly temperatures ahead by doing some fall home improvements. Not only will it save a lot of time, money, and headaches, but it’s a must-do task for all homeowners looking to make sure their home is ready to withstand winter.  Here we’ll cover three essential fall home improvement tasks to complete before winter arrives.  Inspect Your Roof It’s a good idea to do a thorough check of your roof in […]

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How to Grow Croton Plants for Autumn Enjoyment

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) plants are prized for its boldly-colored foliage. It’s a plant that’s guaranteed to catch your eye when it’s growing in an autumn garden or being used as a decoration piece in a fall tablescape. Here, we’ll give a quick rundown of the plant as well as how to grow and care for croton plants. Croton Plants 101 Croton plants are sometimes called “Joseph’s Coat” due to their colorful, leafy display. Moreover, the […]

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Outdoor Light Fixture Repair: Tips and How-tos

As autumn days grow shorter, homeowners depend on their outdoor lighting for increased safety after dark. Furthermore, attractive outdoor lighting creates a warm welcome when family and friends drop by. Here we’ll cover outdoor light fixture repair and how you can freshen up your outdoor lighting fixtures! How do I clean the glass in my outdoor light fixture? When it comes to light fixtures, they’re unfortunately bound to get dirty. Dirt, dust, bug debris, spider […]

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5 Gallery Wall Ideas to Style Your Living Space

Do you have a bare wall in your home that’s begging for art or decor? Then look no further- spruce up the wall with a fresh layer of paint and make it more personalized with a gallery wall! Here, we’ll cover 5 stylish gallery wall ideas that will bring an upscale, designer look to your living space. What type of artwork should I use for a gallery wall? Choose your favorite artwork. It could be […]

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When to Start Seeds for Fall to Enjoy a Late-Season Harvest

By planting new vegetable seeds at the end of summer, you’ll enjoy a second, late-season harvest before chilly winds arrive. If you’re wondering when to start seeds for fall, for a late-season crop, read on. What vegetable varieties are best for fall harvesting? Several vegetable varieties that grow in spring also produce well in late summer and early fall. Here are a few suggestions for how to start seeds for fall: Beets When to Plant: […]

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Top 6 Types of Ornamental Grass to Add to Your Garden

Add movement and texture to your home’s landscape with ornamental grass. This low-maintenance plant is sure to add beauty and privacy to any yard or garden. These 6 types of ornamental grass will highlight your garden, yard, or outdoor living area, adding beauty and enjoyment from spring to fall. Cool Season Ornamental Grasses Cool-season grasses prefer cooler climates and thrive from early spring to fall. Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) Blue oat grass is a […]

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How to Get Rid of the Most Common Pests in Homes

When the chilly winds of fall arrive, outside bugs will scramble inside. Having creepy crawlers try and find shelter inside your home can be an unsettling thought. Here we’ll cover the most common pests in homes and how to get rid of them. What are the most common indoor pests? Ants A line of ants marching across your kitchen counter can leave you feeling uneasy. Ants tend to crawl inside when it’s either hot and […]

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Hosta Care: How to Grow Hostas for a Beautiful Shade Garden

Hosta plants are popular for their lush foliage, the numerous varieties available, and their ability to thrive in the shade. Here we cover hosta care, hosta varieties, and transplanting hostas in the garden. Hosta Varieties The hosta, sometimes called plantain lily, is an herbaceous perennial. There are numerous varieties of hostas to choose from with foliage colors ranging from deep blue-green to creamy white. Wide selections of variegated and patterned leaf forms are also available. […]

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