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How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed for an Inexpensive, Fruitful Garden

It’s no mystery why tomatoes are the most popular crop for home gardeners in the US. These deliciously healthy fruits are easy to grow and incredibly versatile in the kitchen. Homegrown tomatoes are perfect for salads, BLTs, salsa and much more–Diane S., an avid gardener and cooking enthusiast, tells us that it would take quite a fight to wrestle her beloved tomato press from her hands. Diane freezes her homemade tomato puree to use in “from […]

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Spring-Clean Your Gutters to Keep Your Home Healthy

You probably don’t think about your home’s gutters and downspouts very often, but a problem with your roof’s drainage system can leave you with a wet basement, a mosquito problem, puddles in your yard or even serious damage to your home’s foundation. Cleaning gutters isn’t on anyone’s list of favorite activities, but good gutter and downspout maintenance can save you a heck of a lot of headaches. Now that spring is here and we are […]

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Moss: A Quiet Threat to Your Roof

Moss is fine in the forest but, if you have the fuzzy plant growing on your roof, it is far more than just unsightly. In addition to giving your roof an unattractive, blotchy appearance, a moss infestation on your roof can leave you with water damage to your home and a large bill from the roofer. Damage Moss causes damage to roofing materials in a few ways. First, it holds water against your roof’s surface, which […]

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3 Inexpensive Home Improvement Tips You Can’t Afford to Miss

Looking to freshen up your home’s look before hot weather gets here and still have money left over for summer fun? Here are three quick ways to achieve a fresh, new look for three different areas of your home without spending as much as you would think. 1. Revamp Kitchen Cabinets Painting or refinishing your solid-wood kitchen cabinets and adding new hardware will completely change the look of your cabinets without the huge cost and trouble involved […]

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Growing from Seed for a Fabulous Vegetable Garden

Millions of Americans grow vegetables in home gardens to save money, eat healthy and enjoy the pride that comes from growing a successful garden. You can buy vegetable plants at your local gardening store to start your garden, but growing your garden from seeds is a much less expensive way to grow loads of tasty vegetables. Case in point: you can buy enough seeds to grow 20 heirloom tomato plants for less than half the average […]

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Worm Composting: An Inexpensive, Easy Way to Nourish Your Garden

You may not have a lot going on in your garden this time of year, but you can create nutrient-rich compost in the warm indoors using worm composting. Worms make compost for your garden the natural way, by processing the nutrients in your table scraps into a form your plants can absorb. The result nourishes your plants, costs less than the stuff you buy at the store and saves your garbage disposal some work. It’s […]

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Discover 3 Ways Wet And Forget Outdoor Makes Pool Cleanup a Breeze

A cool dip in the pool is the perfect way to relax and get some relief from the summer heat, but it’s hard to enjoy your pool if you dive in and find ugly algae stains at the water line, sooty black algae or destructive moss on your concrete surround, or ugly lichen, moss, mold or mildew on your poolside deck. Read on to discover 3 ways Wet & Forget Outdoor makes cleaning your pool […]

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