Insulate Your Home and Save on Energy Bills

Before colder temperatures hit, develop a plan to insulate your home against cold, wet weather and high utility bills. Simply keeping doors closed when the heat is on is not all there is to energy efficiency: [...]

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10 Ways to Save 10 Percent or More on Your Next Home Improvement

Home improvement is the new national pastime. But no one wants to spend more money than they need to fix up their home. Here are 10 ideas you can use to save 10 percent – or perhaps much more – [...]

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Natural Ways to Thwart Garden Pests

Maybe you already know that sinking feeling that comes when you survey your garden in the morning, only to find it chomped and rooted to pieces. In severe cases it looks like a tornado struck; in mild [...]

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How to Create and Care for Perennial Beds

Poppies come in a variety of colors and are hardy in many zones. What types of plants come back year after year, deter weeds, require little fertilizer, are resistant to disease and pests, are tolerant [...]

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A Banquet of Bouquets from Your Cutting Garden

A cutting garden offers a feast of blooms for any indoor arrangement. Imagine bringing the beauty of summer inside your home with flowers freshly cut from your garden every morning. A separate cutting [...]

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Bring Spring into Your Home

Show off an arrangement of colored glass bottles. The calendar tells you it's spring. So why does your home still look dark and heavy? Use these easy ideas to give your place and your spirits a springtime [...]

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Ten Ways to Make Your Home Feel Cozy

Warm colors and candles make you feel cozy inside when the weather outside turns fierce. When winter's fierce growl along with short, [...]

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