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Don’t Blow It!

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 5/18/17 8:00 PM

Don’t blow it!

When did a yard full of dandelions stop representing endless wishes? I’m guessing, somewhere around the home ownership phase of our lives. In fact, I’ve witnessed a grown man scold his toddler for blowing on a dandelion, “What are you doing? Don’t blow that!” If this whimsical, yet incredibly annoying weed has taken over your yard—don’t fret! We have a natural remedy below:

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Topics: Gardening, Garden, yard, outside, yard work

Composting 101

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 5/9/17 12:57 PM

Part of being a homeowner is learning about being more environmentally conscious. While there are many ways to lessen your ecological footprint, one very simple way to do it is to begin composting!

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Topics: Landscaping, yard, agriculture, do it yourself, nature, yard work

Edible Landscaping

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 7/11/16 8:00 PM

You don’t have to have acres of land, a tractor, and a few chickens to glean the garden you’ve always dreamt of. If homesteading is a passion of yours, or you’d just like to try your hand at a few food-yielding plants, here are some things to consider.

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Topics: Garden, Landscaping, Plants, yard, container gardening, vegetables, herbs, edible, outside

Critters & Chaos

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/14/16 5:00 PM

Who doesn’t dream about having a lush yard filled with vegetation for rabbits, fawns, and all manner of furry, Snow White-esque friends to nibble and frolic? What this image doesn’t depict is the damage some of these furry friends can cause!

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Topics: Garden, Plants, yard, water damage, damage, pests, house, animals

Spring Yard Hacks

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/23/16 9:27 PM

Spring is a time of renewal, a season of growth and blooming. Instead of focusing on the philosophical endowments of spring, many of us focus on our yard and the mess that winter left behind. Make preparing your yard for this new season of growth and prosperity less of a chore with these simple hacks on getting your yard ready!

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Topics: Gardening, Spring, Landscaping, Plants, Easy, yard, hacks

DIY: Outdoor String Lighting

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/10/16 7:00 PM

Maybe slightly warmer weather has got you day dreaming about summer picnics and parties to come. You might also be thinking of ways to spruce up your outdoor space for entertaining or just relaxing with your family. If this sounds like you, the Home Depot has created an outdoor cement-based string light set up that could compliment any outdoor living space!

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Topics: DIY, Gardening, Fun, Outdoor Living, Plants, Easy, Lighting, yard

Trade-Offs Home Buyers Should Consider

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/8/16 8:30 PM

Life is all about give and take - this is also true for home buying. If you find yourself with a sprawling wish list of features for your new home, don’t be surprised if you have to make some concessions. But don’t take it too hard – realtor.com has asked some experts about which compromises are worth making when it comes to finding your new home.

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Topics: Home, Money, Home Value, home buyers, Lot Size, architecture, trade, yard, garage, square footage, location

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