In the spirit of “waste not, want not”, autumn leaves, cast off from summer weary trees readying themselves for winter, can become a rich source of nutrients for next spring’s growing season. The compost you create today will literally help your garden bear fruit in the months to come. Just follow these five simple steps.
Preparing Your Deck for Winter
Proper maintenance is a key ingredient for a long and healthy life for your deck. Now is the time to prepare your deck to protect it from the ravages of winter.
Caring for Your Poinsettias
The vibrant poinsettia, the flowering plant most often associated with Christmas, is a relative newcomer on the holiday scene, only claiming its title in the early days of the 20th century.
How to Prepare Your Home’s Furnace, Fireplace and Heating Systems for Winter
Before we plunge head first into winter, take a day or two and make sure that your home’s heating systems are good to go for the cold months ahead. Efficiency and safety depend on it!
Cleaning and Maintaining your Outdoor Furniture
Regular cleaning and maintaining of your outdoor furniture will help to keep it looking new for many seasons to come. From wicker, to redwood to PVC, learn the tricks to preserve your furniture investment and ensure years of enjoyment on your deck or patio.
How to Protect Your Home During the Freeze-Thaw Cycle
Freezing temps may tempt you to bundle up and stay inside, but protecting your home from the dangers of the freeze-thaw cycle means taking action. Follow these simple steps to protect pipes, prevent water infiltration and save on potential repair costs come spring.
Pruning for Winter Snow Damage
Have the ravages of winter whipped your yard into an arboreal combat zone? Here are 6 tips to help you identify and treat the damage to your trees and shrubs.
Modern Myths of Flora and Fauna
It may be myth or it may be true but some say plants and animals can predict weather, preserve health and protect against pain. Magical powers or not, colorful, fragrant houseplants are sure to bring a little sunshine and joy into your winter’s day.
Home is Where the Hearth is:
Easy, Affordable Ways to Make the Most of your Fireplace
This winter enjoy your fireplace to the fullest. Here are some tips on making great fires while keeping the heat from going straight up your chimney.
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
Here are 5 tips for decorating the house with cut greens and for selecting the perfect Christmas tree, as well as a bit of holiday history.