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How to Recycle a Christmas Tree

Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland may be a bit dried out, but they can still serve a purpose in the garden. Rather than throwing your holiday decorations in the trash, consider recycling them in the garden and allowing them to return to the earth in a natural way. Here are some tips and ideas for recycling your holiday greenery.

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How to Grow Houseplants in Artificial Light

How to Grow Houseplants in Artificial Light

If you’re trying to grow houseplants indoors, you’ll find that some rooms of your house are low in natural light. Sunlight is the perfect balance of wavelengths necessary for plant growth and blooming, but you can also use artificial light to help your plants along. Here’s what you need to know to supplement your houseplants with artificial light.

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How to Prepare Your Own Home Inventory Report

How to Prepare Your Own Home Inventory Report

If your home was destroyed by fire or vandalized by theft, could you recreate from memory a list of all your possessions including purchase date, cost, serial number and model number? A detailed list of damaged or destroyed possessions is required for all insurance claims. If you don’t have a home inventory, read on to find out how to prepare one.

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When It Rains, It Drips

When It Rains, It Drips

Don’t you just love it when you get an unexpected surprise? Unless, of course, it’s like the surprise I got this weekend. It was one of those cold, gray, dull, rainy weekends that make you want to just stay in bed. I looked over and water was dripping out of the wall cabinets. Somewhere, somehow the roof was leaking. Read on to find out more.

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How to Prevent Late Blight in Your Vegetable Garden

How to Prevent Late Blight in Your Vegetable Garden

Karen asks, “This year I lost most of my tomatoes from the late blight epidemic. What do I need to do to prevent another outbreak?”

Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) is like the “flu” of vegetable gardens. Follow these tips to prevent the spores in your garden.

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Using Marble Tile for a Kitchen Countertop

Tom asks, “I’m considering installing marble tile countertops in my kitchen. Is marble a good choice for a kitchen countertop?”

Though marble is beautiful, it has significant disadvantages that make it less durable and require more maintenance than some of the other countertops options available.

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Fire Safety for Your Home

Over 400,000 residential home fires occur in the U.S. each year, resulting in over 2,000 deaths and 13,000 injuries. In addition hundreds more die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning. Read on to find out how you can protect your home from fire.

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How to Make a Small Room Feel Larger

Emily asks, “I have a small room in my house that I would like to seem larger than it is. Any ideas?”

There are a number of decorating tips to make a small room feel larger than it really is including light paint colors and adding mirrors to the walls. Read on to find out more.

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