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How To Buy A Good Composter

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NOTE: I’m testing backyard composting bin! Would love to hear your favorites and ones you think I should try. I’ll add my findings and the best composters to this post. If you’re the kind of person concerned about helping the Earth, you’re probably already recycling. Recycling is a great way to be kind to the environment without changing up your routine. ... Read More »

Guide for Easy Gutter Installation

Gutter on house

Gutter installation — as a cost-effective do-it-yourself project — can be completed within a day or two. Properly installed gutters protect your property investment. Without an applied drainage system, rain has the power to wear down a home’s surrounding soil, damage its foundation, flood the basement or crawl space and seep into siding. Once water is introduced into any of ... Read More »

Wind vs. Solar for Residential Homes

wind vs solar

Homeowners seeking a more sustainable energy source are often faced with two viable options: wind and solar. Both have their benefits and disadvantages, though much of the decision comes down to where you live. Local government regulations, wind patterns, land elevation and more all play a role in deciding whether to go in on wind or solar energy. Wind Energy ... Read More »

Flowering Shrubs You Should Add to Your Garden

Flower of the Hydrangea quercifolia

No matter how big your garden is — small and new, or full and overgrown — there’s always room for a good ol’ flowering shrub. There are an endless array of species, variations and blooms to choose from. Whether you’re looking for thick coverage, seasonally inspired flowers or year-round color, there is a shrub for you! Here’s a list of ... Read More »

How to Choose the Right Paint for Your Surface

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It’s true that you can probably paint anything. But should you paint everything with the same brush? Or the same paint? Absolutely not. Update your metal door, your brick walls, your drywall and more — but do it the right way. And with the right tools. Give the surfaces in and around your home new life by choosing the right ... Read More »

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