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8 tips to prep your home for extreme winter weather

By | DIY & How-Tos, Energy Savings, Winter Tips | No Comments

As winter approaches, many cities in the U.S. have already started to experience the winter chill with temperatures below freezing and snow fall. But cold weather isn’t exclusively a northern phenomenon as the majority of the country experiences extreme temperatures at some point during the winter months. Remember in January 2014 when all 50 states logged below-freezing temperatures on the same day?

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Protect Yourself From Zika
(And Other Mosquito Borne Illnesses)

By | Lawn & Garden, Safety & Security | No Comments

Mosquitoes are tiny flies who feed on the blood of many species. The amount they drink is nominal and does not affect the victim, but their saliva can cause irritation, itching and rashes. But what makes the mosquito such a concern is not the rash they cause but the fact that they play a huge role in spreading harmful diseases. This makes them the deadliest animal in the world but there are many ways you can protect yourself from their bite.

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Getting an early start on spring

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As soon as the first morning frost appears and the first snowflakes start to pile up, many begin looking forward to spring. Images of green leaves, red and orange blossoms, fresh vegetables and herbs help keep the cold winter days manageable as you wait for the ground to thaw so you can start planting. A good green thumb knows early starts in the garden or yard ensure lush, healthy plants, especially if you’re planting trees.

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