Ornamental Grass

There are two ornamental grass types: Warm and cold season grasses. What you plant depends on how you would like your garden to look with the ornamental grass foliage. Cool season grass starts growth in the spring, when temperatures warm to above freezing. These ornamental grasses...

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Builders Converge on Capitol Hill

More than 750 builders from across the nation converged on Capitol Hill last week for the annual National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Legislative Conference to urge their lawmakers to support policies that will keep the housing recovery moving forward and increase housing opportunities for...

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Millennials Leading the Way

As the housing recovery presses onward, a new generation of buyers is leading the way: millennials. Not only is this younger generation full of fresh enthusiasm for homeownership, but they have a fresh idea of what their homes should look like, and—according to NAHB—builders are...

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Mosquito Population Reduction

Mosquitoes are spoilers.  They can destroy a pleasant evening in the backyard with family and friends. They are annoying and even worse, can cause deadly diseases. But with all the products out there advertised to control them, how do you know what actually works and...

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Ready! Set! Stage!

You are putting your home on the market.  Before the first potential buyer walks in the door, you will want to stage your home.  There are things every home owner can do to make their house more attractive to a buyer. Highlight your home's strengths,...

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A Pallet of Colors

Painting is a fun and fresh update for any home.  Paint trends in 2013 range from bold greens to subdued grays. Monaco Blue and African violet will be two popular choices for room painting this year. This season’s color palette emphasizes the need for balance,...

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10 Tips for Summer Backyard Living

As temperatures heat up across the country, you can make sure this is the best summer ever with the following 10 tips, time-savers, water-care ideas, and maintenance and safety suggestions for backyard living. 1 – Safety first. Follow a few common sense rules in the backyard...

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Time for a Cool Check Up!

The hot days of summer have arrived and there is no time like the present to check the air-conditioning system of your home.  Temperatures that will go 90 degrees plus can be dangerous without the cooling comfort inside of your home.  Having your system checked...

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Tornado Proof

People are fascinated with tornadoes.  In fact, many Hollywood producers use them for environmental conflicts that a character has to endure and overcome. Tornadoes on the screen are fictionalized but the need to plan ahead for tornado season is real – and now is the...

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Cheap Fixes

 So you want to remodel.  There is one major problem; however, you have very little money.  Lighting can make or break a room. There several small things that you can do to revamp your home without a huge investment.  Something as simple as changing to...

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