Melissa

Melissa

Stories by Melissa

Poll: How Much Do You Know About Denver’s Watering Laws?

Jul 31, 2014

We know it takes work to keep those picturesque landscapes looking green, but how much do you know about the dos and don’ts of Denver’s watering laws? Visit the Denver Water website for more information on watering laws.

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Poll: How Much Do You Know About Las Vegas’ Watering Laws?

Jul 31, 2014

With that desert heat, we know it can be tempting to keep the hose on all day, but did you know there are restrictions when it comes to keeping yards hydrated? Visit the Las Vegas Valley Water District website for more information on Las Vegas watering laws.

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Poll: How Much Do You Know About Atlanta’s Watering Laws?

Jul 31, 2014

During hot Atlanta summers, it can be tempting to keep those sprinklers on all day, if not for the plants, then for the kids run through. But, did you know there are restrictions when it comes to watering? Visit the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management website for more information on watering laws.  

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Infographic: The Power of Switching One Light Bulb

Jul 29, 2014

There are some easy ways to go green without much effort, and switching to energy-efficient light bulbs is one of the easiest. If you haven’t made the switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) yet, consider that lighting represents about 20 percent of your home’s electricity bill,  according to EnergyStar.gov,. It reports that CFL bulbs not only […]

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How to Grow Desert-Friendly Plants

Jul 24, 2014

Gardening in the Las Vegas Valley poses the usual desert challenges: little water, salty soil, low organic matter and extreme temperatures, according to the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. But these issues dont have to discourage Las Vegas locals from keeping their desert landscapes vibrant and healthy. For desert gardening newbies, GardenWeb suggests prioritizing plants native […]

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Protect Your Belongings with a Home Inventory

Jul 22, 2014

If something happened to your house — a fire, for example — do you know how much it would cost to replace all your belongings? We’re not just talking about the big-ticket items, like your TV or your refrigerator. What about all the kids’ toys, your kitchen utensils, your bath towels — everything down to […]

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Poll: What Would Be the Best Part of a ‘Greener’ Commute?

Jul 22, 2014

Whether driving a hybrid or electric car, carpooling or riding a bicycle, there are several benefits of turning to a greener daily commute, from using less gas to getting more exercise and fresh air. What do you find is the biggest perk? Of course, bicycling to work or carpooling might not be an option for […]

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8 Denver Neighborhoods to Check Out

Jul 22, 2014

Denver plays host to many hip neighborhoods. With so many options to choose from, deciding where to live can be difficult for those moving to town. Here is a primer on neighborhoods to consider in the Mile High City based on your lifestyle. Average rents are based on local listings. Baker This neighborhood is popular […]

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How Phoenix Neighborhoods Are Combating Crime

Jul 17, 2014

Homeowners associations (HOAs) and other groups are working with local police to help make neighborhoods safer with commonsense rules and strategies. For example, three years ago, Avondale’s Cashion neighborhood experienced gang fights, drive-by shootings and other crimes. Crime in the area dropped by more than 50 percent after the Avondale Police Department met with homeowner […]

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Join the Swarm: How to Become a Chicago Beekeeper

Jul 17, 2014

Chicago is buzzing with bees. Beehives seem to be everywhere, from backyards to the rooftops of apartment buildings to Chicago’s City Hall. If you’re interested in starting your own hive — and enjoying the honey that comes with it — here’s a roundup of things to know. Planning Know the laws. The City of Chicago allows […]

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