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Marigolds in a backyard crate
Gathering with friends and family for barbecues and backyard parties is a hallmark of summer. But the summer doesn’t just bring people out — it also brings out pesky little…
How to Protect Your Basement Storage
“Water, water, everywhere” is a dilemma some homeowners may face, particularly if moisture finds its way into the basement. A failed sump pump, for instance, can spell disaster if you…
Beneficial Insects for Your Backyard Garden
When you think of bugs, you may think of insects that crawl across your walls and buzz around your head. Some of them bite, some sting and others make annoying…
How to Defend Your Garden From Common Pests
Your backyard garden may be home to beautiful flowers and fruit and vegetable plants. While it makes your view colorful and produces some homegrown food, a flourishing garden may also…
Conflicting Tastes? Tips for Decorating Your Home Together
Buying a home with your significant other can be both exciting and stressful. Moving into a new house is like having a blank canvas you can decorate to your style,…
Home and Garden Maintenance Guide
With spring cleaning behind you, the warm weather may prompt you to address a few things outside your house. Whether you aim to improve your house’s outward appearance or spend some…
5 Ways to Save Money When Moving on a Budget
Moving can be exciting, especially if it’s for a new job, to upsize for a growing family or as the beginning of an adventure in a new place. But moving…
Cabin Fever? 3 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Spring
Winter usually means cold weather and a lot of time spent inside. Instead of counting the days till spring, why not update your home’s décor to help bring spring indoors?…
6 Ways to Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget
If your kitchen is starting to look worn down or outdated, it may be time to think about renovating. Fully remodeling your kitchen can cost thousands of dollars; fortunately, there are…
Carbon Monoxide Facts for New Homeowners
Young families settling in to their first home have a lot to think about — maybe more than they’ve ever had to consider before. With all the new financial and legal…