Winter

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Winterizing Your Home

With winter here many Americans are looking for ways to save money on the rising cost of heating their homes. In addition, this is also the time of year when homeowners may want to take a look at some unwanted visitors who can do some real damage to areas of the home you may never see.

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February Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Early February marks the official midpoint of winter, and on this day many cultures look to folklore and tradition for signs of the coming spring. For most of us, however, plants are dormant or just beginning to stir. Read on for some February lawn and garden tasks.

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December Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Gardeners begin to find some rest in December, and if you’re like me, the fireplace beckons more loudly than the yard. Nonetheless, on those sunny days it’s good to get outdoors and to take care of a few gardening chores. Read on to find out more.

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Hints for Holiday Prep

Prepping your home for the holidays can be stressful, but here are a few tips to avoid some common headaches.

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3 Tips to Prevent Holiday Headaches

The holidays are right around the corner, and the to-do list to get your home ready for guests can create a lot of stress. Here are a few tips to prevent some common holiday headaches.

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Tackling Winter Chores in the 4 Seasons of Home Ownership

To roll out our 4 Seasons of Home Ownership winter checklist, we travel to Carmel, Indiana, to help the Cooper family get ready for the season.

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Rule Your Attic: Sealing and Insulating Tips

Did you know that 9 out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under-insulated? Adding insulation and sealing air leaks in your attic can help you save up to $200 per year on your home’s annual energy bills and keep you more comfortable.

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January Lawn & Garden To-Do List

The January garden hunkers down to wait out the winter, but there’s still plenty to do when the weather cooperates. This is a great month for evaluating, planning, and placing orders. It’s also a good time to work on plants during dormancy before they begin their spring growing season. Read on for more.

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