Stories by Melissa
Planning a summer soiree? With a little creativity and some things you already have around the house, you can transform your yard into a green paradise. Check out these quick tips, from grilling and decorating to conserving water and making your own Tiki torches, that will get your earth-friendly party started. Turn an Old Chest […]
Whether you’re green to the roots or just jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon, these easy back-to-school tips require little effort and make a big difference when it comes to avoiding waste. And, as if helping the earth isn’t incentive enough, these tricks can have a positive effect on your wallet, too. Count Those Container Uses […]
Honeybee hives are typically found in the cavities of trees, the crevices of rocks and other mostly inaccessible locations. But, as more people adopt beekeeping as a hobby, hives are increasingly taking shape in boxes lined up neatly on urban rooftops and in suburban backyards. Here’s what you need to know to decide if backyard […]
It’s summer: The time of year when most of us kick off our shoes and opt for a little fun in the sun. We dutifully apply our sunscreen and wear wide-brimmed hats to help limit any harm from sun exposure while at the beach or the water park. But, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, […]
Summer is a popular season for buying a vacation home in the Colorado Rockies, says Denver-area Realtor Bryan Messick. But, he says, finding the right place requires careful research, good financial planning and smart execution. Here are some things to consider if you’re in the market for a second home in the mountains — as […]
Each city has its own set of laws and restrictions when it comes to keeping yards hydrated. For example, some cities only allow people to water lawns every other weekend or only on a certain day of the week. Are you following your city’s laws? Visit the City of Chicago’s official website for more information […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]