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Top tips for late-summer gardening

Summer may be winding down, but a new opportunity to garden is just beginning. Plenty of vegetables and flowers can be grown successfully in late summer and into fall, so it’s a great time to refresh with plants that either thrive in slightly cooler weather or are easy to bring indoors once the temperatures start to drop. Savor the flavors of fresh grown herbs. With Pesto Party basil from Burpee Plants, you can have your own actual pesto party! Bring the basil... read more

5 easy projects to get the whole family outside

Want to get the kids away from screens and outside for some fresh air? Many outdoor projects will not only lure your whole family outdoors once the jobs are completed, but the family may actually want to help you. Here are five ideas for outdoor projects everyone will love. 1. Make a backyard movie theater Who wouldn’t love watching movies under...

Don’t let summer pests bug you

Summer activities like hiking, camping, picnics and barbecues are all fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors. But spending more time outside can lead to mosquito and tick bites, and the potential for bringing these pests inside the home and putting families at risk for insect-borne diseases. According to the CDC, cases of disease pathogens transmitted by ticks, mosquitoes...

A guide to affordable home improvement

The holy grail of home improvement is a project that makes a big difference to the appearance or value of the home without breaking the bank. The key is to focus on low-cost, quality items that will give the most bang for your buck. Here are five to consider: New bathroom countertop Bathroom remodels still provide some of the best...

Splash into summer with 6 essential pool safety tips

Is there anything better than spending the sizzling dog days of summer splashing in a pool? Whether at your home, a friend's house or a community center, swimming is a wonderful way for families to bond and make the most of the hot weather, but it's important not to let the fun overshadow important water safety guidelines. Drowning is...

You might need a landscape professional if …

In this age of DIY, many outdoor home projects look doable. The truth is, plenty of outdoor projects tackled by homeowners to save money are better left to landscape professionals. When attempting these projects on their own, homeowners soon realize that some jobs require more knowledge and expertise than an online search engine can provide, and the project...
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