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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…

Spring window checklist: 5 questions to ask your contractor before replacing windows

Spring window checklist: 5 questions to ask your contractor before replacing windows

With spring quickly approaching, it’s a good time to begin thinking of home improvement projects that will look great, but also save energy. Window replacement is one project that will…

Greenest of the green: Top efficiency-boosting home improvements

Forget wondering who’s the fairest; when it comes to choosing home improvements that make your home look good – from the curb and to potential buyers – it may make…

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