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Seasonal Maintenance

Reminder: Midwinter Home Maintenance Checkup

Tweet But winter does not mean a complete rest from your home maintenance work as several problems could be looming just out of sight. Let’s take a look at a

Home Structure

Deep Freeze: How to Keep Pipes Flowing

Tweet One of the scourges of the season are frozen pipes, a problem that can be avoided with careful planning. Even so, if your pipes do freeze you can thaw

Garden Maintenance

Winter Composting: Yes, That’s Right

One of the last things you may be thinking of right now is your compost pile.

General News

Tips for Selling Your Home at Christmas and Beyond

Tweet Still, you may have no choice but to list your home now in a market that is much less busy than at other times of the year. Guess what?

Heating and Cooling

Convert Your Wood Fireplace to Natural Gas

If you own a wood-burning fireplace, you may enjoy the look and warmth that it provides for your room. For some homeowners, such fireplaces are a hassle, needing regular maintenance and a steady supply of expensive wood that is stored outside and must be brought in and dried before using.

Home Utility

How to Save on Energy Costs This Winter

Make no mistake about it: fuel prices will be high again this winter.

Swimming Pools

How to Prepare Your Swimming Pool for Winter

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. For many homeowners, it also is one of the last times of the year that they will be using their swimming pools as cooler weather sets in and thoughts turn to school and fall activities.

Heating and Cooling

You Can Reduce Your High Winter Heating Bills

You can expect several more months of winter heating bills, but your future expenses don’t have to be as high as last month’s bill.

Garden Furniture

Protect Your Valuable Bird Bath This Winter

Tweet Concrete bird baths can be expensive, ranging in price from $75 to more than $200, the larger and more elaborate these designs are. As beautiful as bird baths may

Landscaping

Should You Power Rake Your Lawn?

Tweet Cooler weather means your lawn may be ready to be power raked. As you finish raking your leaves this fall, you’ll be left with a lawn that will soon

Landscaping

Use Your Compost Pile All Year

Tweet Unlike your yard and garden, your compost pile doesn’t go to sleep for the winter. Or, at least it doesn’t have to. Certainly, frigid temperatures can slow down the

Outdoor Structures

How to Prepare Your Shed for Winter

Tweet Avoid a winter collapse of your outdoor shed. Your shed doesn’t have to be prepared for winter, right? Think again. Structurally, your shed may seem okay, but there could