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Beige and Stone House in the Fall

Home Fall Preparation Checklist

September 9, 2020

Fall is quickly approaching! Is your property ready? And by ready, I mean more than fancy door wreaths, pumpkin spice candles, and Halloween decorations. Of course, these are also crucial to fully embracing the fall season, but it’s even more important to ensure that your home is fully set and prepared to bear the changing…

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How a Well Lit Home Can Keep You Safe

August 28, 2020

As the days continue to get shorter and sunset is earlier each day, now is the time to make sure your home is safe! Starting soon, many of us will be leaving our houses and coming back home while it’s dark. It’s important that you know exactly what awaits you and that you can be…

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What to do if You Find an Insect’s Nest on Your Property

August 25, 2020

Bees, wasps, hornets, oh my! Most insect species enjoy being alone and will rarely build nests at all. Others create these elaborate nests where tons of this species can live and can make for a dangerous and challenging situation outside your home. If you’ve spotted a nest hiding somewhere on your property, you’re probably a…

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What is the Difference Between Pillars and Columns?

August 18, 2020

The terms pillar and column are often used interchangeably to describe a vertical standing architectural structure. They both serve as functional and attractive design elements to add to homes or buildings, but actually have different purposes and reasons for their construction. Let’s take a look at those differences:   What is a Pillar? A pillar is…

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Close Up Of Woman Making Compost From Vegetable Leftovers In Kitchen

How to Compost at Home

August 13, 2020

If you’re looking for a way to reduce your food waste and minimize your carbon footprint, composting is the solution! Compost is organic material that can be used to help plants grow by adding it to the soil. This organic material can be made of food scraps and yard clippings that would typically end up…

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Best Types of Grass Seed For Lawns in Connecticut

July 30, 2020

When it comes to planting grass in Connecticut, you’ll need to pick a grass that can withstand and handle the rough winters ahead. Because of this, cool-season grasses are ideal for your property. Here are some of the best ones to consider planting on your lawn: Kentucky Bluegrass As one of the most popular in…

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What SPF Sunscreen Should I Use?

July 21, 2020

We’re sure you’ve heard this before, but wearing sunscreen is so important! But do you know which SPF sunscreen you should be wearing and what is SPF anyway? Here’s what you need to know to make sure your skin is properly protected from the sun’s damaging rays: What is SPF? SPF, or sun protection factor,…

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landscape with two stone retaining walls and steps down the middle

What Retaining Wall Material Should I Choose?

July 14, 2020

Retaining walls are stabilizing structures used to hold or retain soil to create flatter areas along sloped ground. There are a variety of materials to choose from when it comes to constructing retaining walls. The most important things to consider when choosing will include size, cost, durability, and look. Take a look at these different…

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Ways to Lower the Amount of Mosquitoes in Your Yard

June 17, 2020

Spending time outdoors during the warm weather with friends and family makes for amazing memories and fun times; don’t let pesky mosquitoes ruin it! While it’s impossible to get rid of these unwanted intruders altogether, there are several ways to reduce the amount of them significantly on your property.  Here are some helpful tips: Get…

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Farmer with full box of raw organic vegetable. Community garden.

Top Vegetables to Add to Your Garden

June 9, 2020

Growing a successful vegetable garden is a great accomplishment! As well, tending to a garden can be a great outdoor activity during the warmer months for just you or with the whole family.  Not to mention, all your hard work will pay off when you have access to fresh vegetables right in  your backyard! While…

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