10 ways to cool your home without air conditioning

10 ways to cool your home without air conditioning

Now that the official first day of summer is behind us, the thermostat is going to rise across the country. And as the weather outside heats up, the temperature in your home will, too. One of the great modern inventions is the air conditioner: it’s the secret to why...
4 things people get wrong when watering their lawn

4 things people get wrong when watering their lawn

For most people, watering the lawn is nothing more than putting out the sprinkler and turning on the hose. Here are 4 things people get wrong when watering their lawn, and what to do instead. 1. Watering a healthy lawn Generally—unless you live in an especially arid...
7 reasons why spring is the best time to paint your home

7 reasons why spring is the best time to paint your home

As the weather warms up and becomes drier, homeowners across the country are in their yards cleaning up from winter and starting with maintenance tasks, such as mowing, trimming, and planting. One thing to consider adding to your to-do list this spring is painting...
7 important tips to start your lawn off right this spring

7 important tips to start your lawn off right this spring

Winter can do quite a number on your lawn, compacting the soil, altering pH levels, and improving conditions for weeds and disease. Fear not, however. Follow these 7 tips to give your lawn the best chances to be lush, soft, and green. 1. Check for uneven ground Cut...
5 reasons why you should clean your eavestroughs

5 reasons why you should clean your eavestroughs

The eavestroughs on your home are designed to redirect roof runoff water away from your home, protecting your home’s foundation and minimizing flooding risk. Not clearing your eavestroughs regularly can jeopardize this. Here are 5 reasons you should regularly clean...
How to increase the energy savings of your storm windows

How to increase the energy savings of your storm windows

If you have an old house, you probably have storm windows. Because older homes were made using single pane windows, they usually had a corresponding set of storm windows, an extra window you install in the autumn to provide another layer of protection from the cold....

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