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Why is my Grass Turning Brown?

Grass turns brown when roots can no longer grab nutrients or water from soil, or when soil doesn’t contain enough food or water. Here are the typical culprits, and tips on how you can green up your grass again. Drought/Heat … Continue reading

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How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Home & Yard

A lush spot for outdoor entertaining? Great. Perfect. A constant swarm of insects that invade your patio and home? No, thank you. Here’s 7 ways to keep bugs away from your patio and yard, and from getting inside your house. … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

The living landscapes of a property(link is external) — grass, trees, shrubs, and flowers — play a critical role in creating a first impression of a home. More time is being spent in the safe space of our backyards, and buyers more … Continue reading

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13 Tips for Home Wildfire Protection

Image: NFPA Firewise Communities Program All it takes is for one ember to fall on your roof. Don’t let it happen. How do most homes ignite during a wildfire? A floating ember or piece of burning wood touches down on … Continue reading

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7 Myths All New Homeowners Fall For

You’ve signed the closing papers and have your new house keys in hand. As you open the door to your exciting — and sometimes overwhelming — new life as a homeowner, steer clear of these seven common home ownership myths. Avoiding … Continue reading

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10 Tricks for Hosting an Open House That Make Buyers Say “OMG, Wow!”

Here’s what you can do to get your home ready for its big reveal. Few words get home buyers more excited than these two: open house. An open house is their opportunity to give your house a whirl. To wiggle the … Continue reading

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5 Awesomely Easy Landscaping Projects

Image: It’s your yard — yours to do with as you wish. And while that’s great, that doesn’t mean you have to be one of those people who spends every spare moment in their yard, sprucing it up. But, still, … Continue reading

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You Only Think It’s True: 10 Myths Costing You Time & Money

Save your cash for more important things, like, you know, your mortgage. You can’t swing a tool belt without hitting a website or TV network offering tips on taking care of your digs. Save money by watering your lawn at … Continue reading

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How Older Homes Can Gain an Edge

The 4,200-square-foot lakefront property Mark Parrish listed last August seemed like any home buyer’s dream. Twenty minutes outside of Minneapolis, it was more spacious than most comparable homes in the neighborhood, with four bedrooms and four baths, and had unobstructed water … Continue reading

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