Healthy Salad Garden Ideas for Veggie Loving Gardeners

Fresh and delicious salad greens and vegetables are easy to grow, and they make a healthy addition to mealtime. If you’re interested in starting a salad garden, see our salad garden ideas and how-tos, below. What kind of salad greens and veggies should I grow? It depends on your tastes and your planting zone. Some greens are sweet while others are pleasantly peppery or pungent. Salad green selections include leaf lettuce, arugula, mesclun mix, spinach, […]

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DIY Easter Decorations Made Quick & Easy

Spring is officially here! Although the weather may not seem quite warm enough for spring, the Easter holiday is just around the corner. Welcome family and friends to your home with these three simple DIY Easter decorations. DIY Balloon Easter Basket Instead of using tacky store-bought Easter baskets to decorate, create your own with our tutorial! You can pick out the color of the basket and personalize it with our decorating ideas. This DIY Easter […]

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Rain Gutters – How They Work Plus Important Installation Tips

Rain gutters are essential because they protect the exterior of your home. Read on to learn about available gutter drainage options, plus information on proper gutter installation, slope, downspouts and more. How do rain gutters work? Gutters are U-shaped troughs made of metal, vinyl or copper designed to collect water from your roof. The water moves through the gutter – to the downspout – to the ground, and away from your home. A common gutter […]

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Repairing Winter Storm Damage in Your Lawn and Landscape

Have winter storms wreaked havoc on your lawn? Are you dealing with broken shrubs or fallen tree branches? You may be wondering if your homeowner’s insurance will cover the damage. Read on for info and how-tos on lawn and yard winter storm damage repair. First, inspect your yard – look for broken or fallen branches, and brown patches in the lawn. Other evil-doers include city snow plows, plus sand and salt trucks. Clearing city streets […]

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Top 9 Common Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

A clean, fresh smelling home is at the top of everyone’s list, but what if you’ve missed a few spots? Do you wonder if you’re using the right cleaner on your granite kitchen countertop? See below for the top 9 cleaning mistakes to avoid and what to do instead. 1. Skipping the Directions Remember your grade school report card with the checkbox, “Follows Directions”? If you’ve used a household cleaner for years, it’s easy to […]

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Prepare Garden Beds for Spring: Essential How-Tos and Tips

Ah, early spring – It’s the time of year when colorful seed catalogs fill neighborhood mailboxes, and home gardeners look forward to a new growing season. It may still be chilly outside, but now is the time to think about how to prepare garden beds for spring. With the gardening how-tos and tips below, you’ll be on your way to a beautiful garden. Step 1– Clean up Winter Garden Debris During winter, your garden has […]

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