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Washing your car at home can do more harm than good

Washing your car at home can do more harm than good

Whether a Saturday morning ritual or a charity fundraiser, washing vehicles on driveways, parking lots and streets can do far more harm than good. That’s because the dirty water entering…

Autumn edibles: Tips for fall gardening and second plantings

Autumn edibles: Tips for fall gardening and second plantings

People choose to garden for many reasons: Food is fresher and tastes better. It’s a healthy hobby that exercises the body. It saves money. Numerous reports show an increasing number…

Easy season: Fall gardening spells success

Easy season: Fall gardening spells success

Scrumptious, healthy veggies, hefty harvests and a break on your grocery bill – many appealing advantages draw people to growing their own vegetables. If you’ve never gardened before or you’re…

Simple ways to green your life at home and at work

Simple ways to green your life at home and at work

Reduce, reuse, recycle – it’s the mantra we’ve heard for decades, and it appears Americans are taking the message to heart and making efforts to go green in all aspects…

Greener decorating for your deck and patio

Greener decorating for your deck and patio

Outdoor living spaces cry out for an eco-friendly touch. Whether you’re adding a patio, updating a deck or livening up your landscaping, the last thing you want to do is…

Practice water conservation at home

Practice water conservation at home

Home is the place a person can always escape for some rest and relaxation. This year, upgrade your home to be a place that also helps you conserve water and…

Four ways to drought-proof your yard

Four ways to drought-proof your yard

The past few years have not been kind to lawns and gardens across the country. The summer of 2012 brought severe drought to much of the Midwest and a good…

Simple ways to save energy at home in just minutes

Simple ways to save energy at home in just minutes

Home is where the heart is. But it’s also a place where families can be more conscious of their energy use. While conserving energy helps save the planet, it also…

Green gardening tools and techniques that really work

Green gardening tools and techniques that really work

Americans have embraced recycling and are enthusiastic about cleaner energy sources. Yet when it comes to caring for their outdoor environment, many people still use less earth-friendly tools and techniques.…

Take advantage of tax credits to stretch home improvement dollars

Take advantage of tax credits to stretch home improvement dollars

Warm weather heralds home improvement season. It’s also the season of high electric bills as air conditioners hum to life in response to rising temperatures across the country. When you’re…