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How to Create a Wildflower Garden

If you’re dreaming of flowers but need a low-maintenance gardening option, a wildflower garden is a great choice. Plus, the butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees will enjoy it as well! If you’re interested in growing a wildflower garden, read on for our helpful tips and how-tos. What are the best flowers for a wildflower garden? Wildflowers are flower types that are proven hardy, and self-reproducing. They also require little attention. Here’s a few plant suggestions for […]

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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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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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How to Care for a Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera buckleyi) is a unique and beautiful houseplant that blooms in the winter months. Popular to give and receive as a holiday gift, Christmas cactus is a cheery addition to many homes during the holiday season. Here’s what you need to know about Christmas cactus care. What is a Christmas cactus? We tend to think of cactus as growing in dry, desert-like conditions, but the Christmas cactus originates from the tropical rainforests […]

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Clever Ways to Transform Your Basement for Holiday Guests

Are you hosting overnight guests for the holidays? Here’s five basement guest room ideas to transform your basement space from ho-hum to Happy Holidays! Prepping Your Basement for Holiday Guests Most home basements are partially below grade, which can mean dampness and water condensation. Unfortunately, damp surfaces are prone to mold and mildew. These ugly growths often give off an unpleasant, musty odor. If you or a family member has allergies, mold and mildew can […]

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