Summer

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

From hurricanes and floods to tornadoes and fires, natural disasters are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Read on to find out how to prepare your home now before the worst happens.

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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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Tips for Conserving Water in Your Lawn and Garden

From catching rainwater to raising the height of your mower two inches, there is a lot you can do to conserve water in your lawn and garden. Watch this video to find out more.

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How to Reduce Air Conditioning Energy Costs for Your Home

Watch this video for some simple tips on ways to reduce your energy bills, such as installing tinted film, adding awnings, or planting shade trees on the sunny side of your house.

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How to Grow Tomatoes

With so many yummy varieties available, tomatoes are the most popular vegetable in the gardening world. They’re easy to grow, nutritious, and bring a taste of summer to any dinner table. Here’s what you need to know to grow great tasting tomatoes.

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How to Spruce Up a Summer Garden with Tropical Plants

As the summer heats up, consider adding some tropical plants to your garden for a splash of luxury. The large, waving foliage and lush growth habits add a cool, inviting touch, and the plants themselves are naturally tolerant of the heat and humidity of summer. Read on to find out more.

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Plastic Storm Panels for Your Home

High winds from hurricanes and severe storms can cause broken windows, allowing extensive damage to the interior of your home. While covering windows with plywood is the least expensive option, polypropylene plastic storm panels weigh much less and allow light into the home. Watch this video to learn more about how plastic storm panels can protect your home.

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Vegetables

Vegetable Garden: Growing Warm-Season Vegetables

Summer vegetables are grown primarily for their fruits (rather than leaves or roots), and many will continue producing throughout the season with a little care. If you’re new to gardening, summer vegetables can be a great way to get started with a small garden plot or a few patio containers. Here are information and tips about growing warm-season vegetables.

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