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Branch with ice on it.

When to Water Plants Before a Freeze

Plant cells that are plump with water are stronger, so follow these tips when watering plants for freezing weather.

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5 Ways to Protect Koi Fish During Freezing Weather

Brett asks, “During this latest cold snap, my koi fish pond has threatened to freeze over. What should I do?”

Ice by itself is not dangerous to koi. The danger is the reduced oxygen and increased toxic gases from the sealed water surface. Read on for more.

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How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing — and Thaw Frozen Pipes

Winter has arrived, and that means bundling up trying to keep warm. The pipes on your house need protection from the cold as well. Read on to find out how to prevent your pipes from freezing and some tips on how to thaw them out safely if they do.

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January Lawn & Garden To-Do List

While your garden waits out the winter, there’s still plenty to do as the weather cooperates. Check our January Lawn and Garden To-Do List!

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How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Home

Glistening icicles hanging from gutters and eaves look beautiful, but they can be destructive. Here’s how to prevent them from forming.

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How to Recycle a Christmas Tree

Why trash Christmas trees? Instead, consider recycling them, allowing them to naturally return to the earth. Here are tips on how to do that.

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4 Snow Blowing and Shoveling Tips

Watch this video for tips on how to shovel snow and use a snowblower more safely and efficiently this winter.

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Danny Lipford installing foam insulation on water pipe in crawlspace under house.

How to Insulate Water Pipes to Prevent Freezing

Watch this video for tips on how to insulate water pipes and keep them from freezing during cold winter weather.

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