Summer

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MICHAEL: Top 10 Hurricane Myths Debunked

Even with the amount of attention hurricanes have received in recent years, there are still a number of misconceptions surrounding them. Here are the top 10 myths and the truth behind them.

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GORDON: Hurricane Storm Panels for Your Home

One of the best ways to minimize damage to your home during Tropical Storm Gordon is to cover your windows and doors with storm panels or shutters. Here are some options.

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Here are a few basic steps you can take now to prepare for severe weather, such as hurricanes and tornadoes.

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August Lawn & Garden To-Do List

August is in the “dog days of summer,” the hottest and most sultry time of the year. Everything seems languid and still – except mosquitoes – and the sun threatens to bake lawns, gardens, and gardeners alike.

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How to Clean Outdoor Patio and Deck Furniture

Regardless of whether the outdoor furniture on your patio or deck is made of wood, aluminum, wrought iron, or plastic; it takes a lot of abuse from the elements.

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July Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Rainfall can be scarce in July, and soaring temperatures can cause your garden and lawn to slow down to conserve energy. Vegetable gardens kick into high gear and need some extra attention while other plants can benefit from special treatment as well.

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Summer Tips for Comfortable Living

Summertime offers more opportunities to enjoy the Great Outdoors, but before you have some fun in the sun, you need to make sure your home is ready for the season.

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June Lawn & Garden To-Do List

June marks the official start of summer and is a great month for working in your garden and lawn. Most parts of the country are green and teeming with birds, butterflies, and flowers; but the heat and summer drought haven’t taken hold.

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