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How to get the most out of your lawn and snow tools
(BPT) - Remember when you actually had to leave the house to do things?Today, you could use your smartphone to do all your holiday shopping, order groceries and have them delivered, and then watch all the Oscar-nominated films without ever getting off the couch.It’s pretty amazing, but for all the c ...
4 easy ways to pest-proof your home
(BPT) - It's late and you're in your favorite, cozy pajamas. You get in bed and pull up the warm comforter. You turn out the light and are just about to drift off to sleep when you hear a noise coming from the attic. You sit up to listen, but it quickly goes quiet again. You lay back down and close ...
5 must-do fall yard care tasks
(BPT) - With winter approaching, it’s almost time to hang up your gloves, and retire from the lawn and garden until next spring. But before the snow and cold temperatures arrive, there are a few fall yard care tasks you need to check off your list.Follow these steps to get your yard ready for winter ...
Feed backyard birds this season for the greater, global good
(BPT) - When you fill your bird feeders and put fresh water in the birdbath this season, you’ll definitely be giving your feathered friends a helping hand. But you could also be serving the greater good!Take note of the birds that visit your yard, and you’ll be ready to participate in the Great Back ...
Move over mosquitoes: Tick prevention grabs attention in fall and winter
(BPT) - Zika-carrying mosquitoes had their moment this year as the nation’s top headline-grabbing pests, but the arrival of cooler weather means the resurgence of another disease-carrying insect. Ticks transmit a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, that affect people and pets. And while cold ...
Brighten your yard this winter with the help of wild birds
(BPT) - Bright colors aren’t often associated with winter — but they can be. In fact, a backyard full of beautiful colors and cheerful chirps may be just a few feedings away.If you’ve never fed wild birds before, winter is the perfect time to get started. Opening up your backyard to birds during the ...
10 smart steps for chainsaw safety
(BPT) - The buzzing, the crack, the call of "timber!" Whether you're trimming vegetation on your rural property or updating the landscaping by your suburban home, a chainsaw helps you get the job done quickly and efficiently.Millions of homeowners safely use chainsaws every year, however, it's impor ...
Fall: Best season for planting trees that boost home and community value
(BPT) - Planting a tree is an investment in the future, according to a Greek proverb: 'A society grows great when old men plant trees under whose shade they never expect to sit.' But did you know planting trees around your home is also an investment in your real estate value and the value of your ne ...
4 great ways to create an outdoor living space
(BPT) - Whether you plan to live in your home for years to come, or have an upcoming listing on your mind, now could be a great time to create an outdoor living space.Today more than ever, homeowners are seeking ways to maximize the footprint of their home - both inside the four walls and out. Outdo ...
Winterizing is key to better lawns
(BPT) - As September closes the door on summer with falling temperatures and leaves, many homeowners mistakenly slip into hibernation from yard work. However, this timeframe is crucial for prepping your yard for the coming winter- and positioning it to look its best the following spring.The typical ...
Get growing and plant cool crops for an extra inning of healthy harvest
(BPT) - The growing season isn’t over with the arrival of cool weather. Until the first hard frost hits, you have time to plant, pick and plate delicious homegrown cool-weather crops – and save yourself some money in the produce aisle.Favorable fall conditions mean growing cool weather crops is comp ...
Tips to prepare your home for hurricane season
(BPT) - NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms in 2016 with four to eight potentially becoming hurricanes. However, while weather experts monitor storm patterns, homeowners don't have to sit idly by and wait for disaster to strike. "Getting your home prepared before a hurrica ...
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