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Digging in Ground with Shovel

Call 811 before every digging project, large or small

(BPT) – With the snow melted and the ground thawed, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals are ready to start projects that require digging this spring. During this transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the association dedicated to protecting underground utilities and the people who dig near them, Continue reading →

Young Woman with Laundry Basket

Green spring cleaning ideas that are kind to Mother Nature

(BPT) – It’s not necessary to use harsh chemicals and toxins to achieve a cleaner, fresh-smelling home this spring. Homemade cleaning products and earth-friendly tactics can help you clean green. Here are green cleaning ideas and a supplies list that will make Mother Nature happy: • Begin by decluttering, which Continue reading →

Father and Daughter w/ Mowers

Spring into action for a lush summer lawn

(BPT) – There’s little as inviting on a hot summer day as a lush, green lawn. To make sure your yard is ready for summertime fun, invest a little time and attention into it this spring. “As seasonal temperatures rise across the country, we’re entering prime lawn growing season and Continue reading →

Flip-Flops

Flip-flop fans: Hard, cold facts about your favorite hot weather footwear

(BPT) – It’s easy to understand why we all love flip-flops: They’re cute and comfy, keep your feet cool in warm weather, and are great for showing off that fab pedicure you just got. But no matter how much you adore your flip-flops, they shouldn’t be all-occasion footwear. Sometimes, they Continue reading →

Proactively developing a checklist of questions to ask your contractor before starting window replacement projects will help ensure you get the correct windows for your home.

Spring window checklist: 5 questions to ask your contractor before replacing windows

(BPT) – With spring quickly approaching, it’s a good time to begin thinking of home improvement projects that will look great, but also save energy. Window replacement is one project that will help increase the energy efficiency of your home and improve curb appeal. There are often telltale signs a Continue reading →