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The Home Improvement Blues: What You Wish You'd Known

When we own a home, you never retire. We also never graduate, because there's always something else to learn about maintaining "Our...

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Overhead and Underfoot: The Best Home Improvement Bang for your Buck

When considering which home improvement project you’ll take on next, you want it to pay off in enjoyment and quality of life, but also...

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Weeding Out Common Gardening Mistakes

Misinformation and bad habits can be as persistent as weeds for both new and seasoned gardeners. We're all learning, right?

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Companion Planting Creates Harmony in the Garden

If you don’t have a plentiful, pest-free garden, it could be that your plants are working against each other. Or perhaps they just...

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Garden Starter: Raise Your Odds

If you are new to gardening, you’re probably craving a little success — some small, green or blooming sign that you can, in fact, do...

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Garden Starter: Hit the Deck

It’s spring. You want to grow something. Anything. But maybe you haven’t done much gardening, you have only a deck or balcony to work...

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Garden Starter: Just Add Flowers

Want to start gardening but aren’t sure where to begin? It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options and information available, but...

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