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Guide to Soil Amendments for Your Garden

There are lots of different soil amendments to choose from to improve the soil in your garden, and each has its own particular properties. Read on for a handy guide to some of the most common soil amendments available for your garden.

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Hey Irene, Thanks for Nothing!

As Hurricane Irene roared up the eastern seaboard, it blew through western Connecticut and passed directly over our home. We received a month’s worth of rain in less than a day with sustained winds of over 75 miles per hour that raked the landscape for hours. Read on to find out more.

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How to Find the Air Filter for the HVAC System in Your Home

Paula asks, “I can’t find the air filter in the HVAC unit in the home we just bought. Do all central units have a filter?”

All central heating and cooling systems should have an air filter, but some may be harder to find than others. Read on to find out more.

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Increase Your Home Value, Enhance Your Curb Appeal

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From fixing up the deck to adding colorful flowers, there are plenty of ways to make your home look more inviting. Read on to find out more.

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Pouring and Finishing a Concrete Slab

Watch this step-by-step slideshow to find out how to pour and finish a concrete slab on your home, such as a driveway or patio.

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How to Stop Condensation in the Crawl Space Under Your Home

Eve asks, “The crawlspace under my house is sweating due to condensation. What could be causing the moisture problem?”

There are several causes of condensation in a crawl space, including inadequate venting and leaky HVAC ductwork. Read on to find out more.

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Problems with Epoxy Garage Floor Coating Peeling

“I applied an epoxy coating to my garage floor recently, and it’s already peeling! I followed the package instructions carefully – what happened?”

There are a number of reasons your epoxy coating may not have bonded well. Read on to find out more.

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Organic Sources of Nitrogen for Your Lawn or Garden

Nitrogen is a very important nutrient for plant growth. Most chemical sources of nitrogen are made from processed fossil fuels; but there are plenty of natural, organic options available that work just as well. Read on to find out more.

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