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How to Grow Grass in Shade

If you have trees in your yard, you’ve likely encountered the challenges of trying to grow grass in the shade. Grass needs adequate sunlight and nutrients to grow, which trees often block. Read on to find out what you can do to help your grass survive in shady conditions.

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Orvis the Second, Our New Addition!

Santa came early at my house this year! I decided that Steve, my fiancé, needed to have a little fishing buddy on those cold morning when I just couldn’t get out of bed to meet at the dock . . . brrrrr! So we adopted a Jack Russell terrier named Orvis. Read on to find out more.

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Top of the World

If you’re ever anywhere near New Hampshire, do yourself a favor and make the drive north to the White Mountain National Forest. There, you’ll find the Presidential Range, a 12-mile-long rocky ridge of eight sky-piercing mountains. And at the center of this natural wonder is Mount Washington, the highest peak in New England. There are four basic ways to the top: hiking, driving, taking a guided van tour, or riding the train. Read on to find out more.

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How to Prune Leggy Flowers

Meredith asks, “My summer flowers, like vinca and petunias, tend to get leggy. If I prune them back, will they bloom again?”

Absolutely! Summer annuals keep blooming until frost. Don’t prune them too much, or it may take a few weeks for them to bloom. Read on for more.

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A Beachfront Thanksgiving

Greetings from the Crystal Coast! We’re down here at Emerald Isle, NC, this week, and I’ll tell you what, the beach is a perfect place to spend the Thanksgiving holiday.

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How to Select the Right Tree for Your Yard

Trees provide a lifetime of beauty, clean air, shade, and shelter. If you’re shopping for trees for your yard, you may be overwhelmed by the hundreds of species and varieties available. One of the best ways to narrow down your choices is to determine the purpose of the trees in your landscape design. Read on to find out more.

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Presents under a Christmas tree.

Getting ready for the Holidays!

Well, with Thanksgiving right around the corner and Christmas not too far behind, getting your house spruced up and ready for your family and friends can sometimes strain the joy and holiday spirit. I recently traveled to NYC to do a SMT (Satellite Media Tour) to share some products you can incorporate into your planning to help rid you of the bah-hum-bugs! Read on to find out more.

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How to Paint Aluminum Siding

The key to painting aluminum siding is preparation and priming. All of the chalkiness must be washed and scrubbed off, and any flaking paint removed. In a nutshell, you need to start with a clean palette. Once everything is clean and dry, you’re ready to apply your primer. Here’s where a lot of people make a mistake. Read on to find out more.

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