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  • Show Notes: Expanding Foam Insulation Tips

    Are you planning on using expanding foam insulation to close up the pest, rodent and air leaks in your home before winter?  We have some “need to know” tips for you  when working with expanding foam.  ...

    • Posted July 22, 2017
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    Show Notes: Finding A Reputable Contractor

      Remodeling season is almost here. Have you found a dream contractor for your home remodeling project? Choose your contractor carefully! No other decision will have a greater impact on the success or failure of your project. The...

    • Posted May 6, 2017
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  • Holiday Safety

    We have written about holiday safety every year for over two decades and we weren’t about to miss this season. However, when we do something over and over again, year in year out, we sometimes begin to...

    • Posted December 20, 2016
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  • October Gardening Tips
    October Gardening Checklist

    For gardeners fall usually arrives the middle of October at the earliest. Here are some tips that you can use now from Preen. October is prime time for planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils and hyacinths,...

    • Posted October 2, 2016
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  • Pruning Trees and Shrubs

    In addition to our keen interest in construction and home repair, we both have a real fondness for gardening. We both like to putter around in the yard and marvel at the sight of a well-manicured garden....

    • Posted August 29, 2016
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  • Dealing with Weeds

    One of our least favorite tasks in the garden is dealing with weeds. Some refer to it as weeding. We call it indentured servitude. This attitude may have something to do with a bit of practical experience...

    • Posted July 12, 2016
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  • Easy Ways to Create Shade in Your Backyard

    When planting trees or shrubs for shade, don’t just think about the big picture. Shade does not have to encompass an entire yard or cover the entire house. Shade can be more selective. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%”...

    • Posted July 28, 2015
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  • Weatherizing Your Home
    Protecting Your Home

    Winter brings cleansing rains, billowing snow, crystal clear star-filled evening skies and energy bills that can choke a horse. So, as beautiful as the season might be, it’s a good idea to spend the rest of the...

    • Posted February 25, 2015
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  • Choosing a Christmas Tree
    Tips for Improving Your “Home for the Holidays”

    The holiday season, though festive, can be overwhelming, even chaotic for some. There’s shopping, decorating, entertaining, cooking, cleaning and a host of other tasks that can make an already busy life virtually unmanageable. In an attempt to...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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    5 Apps To Get Your Home Ready For Fall

    Apps that can help with tree identification, color matching and to-do lists. TreeID Don’t judge a tree by its bark; get to know your natural neighbors with TreeID. Palettes 7.0 When you’ve accumulated enough decorative leaves,...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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