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Garden Winterizing

During October, the gardening season is winding down and it’s time to attend to a few details. With a bit of maintenance now, your garden will pass through winter unscathed and emerge ready for another wonderful growing season. Let’s get…

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Should We Recycle?

What’s the big deal? Does recycling really make a difference? I heard it all goes to a landfill, anyway. Do they really recycle what is collected? What does MRF mean?  Does any of this sound familiar? Every year, families in…

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Green Savings Guide for Families

There are many ways to reduce energy use at home. Some of them are easy and quick, and others are more involved. Let’s start with the easy stuff: bump up the thermostat a degree or two; turn off lights when…

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Refurbish Like a Pro!

With warm weather, long days, and slightly cooler evenings – summer probably finds you spending lots of time outdoors entertaining friends and family. You thought you were going to make it through the summer with the same old deck furniture,…

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Yours, Mine – or Ours?

With the median age of first-time marriages continuing to rise, more people have established households and amassed lots of belongings when the time comes to move in with Mr. or Ms. Right. Second (or third) marriages compound that quandary by…

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Healthy Plants for a Healthy World

Many plants in local landscapes are rebounding from this past winter. The erratic temperatures killed back the above-ground portions of plants we love, such as hydrangeas, gardenias, and boxwood. The good news is these plants will rebound as new growth…

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Is Solar Power Right for You?

Designed as a neighborhood for low-to-moderate income families, The Villas at Rockett’s Landing are priced from $200,000 to $300,000, with enough solar to virtually eliminate their electric bills. Now is a great time to invest in residential solar in Richmond. Price, availability,…

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Is Radon a Problem in Richmond?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive decay product of uranium, which is found in trace amounts in certain types of bedrock and soils. In Virginia, uranium and its radioactive decay products are most often found in certain types of granite…

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Considering a Door Do-Over?

When it comes to fashion, color can be a door to your personality. It reflects individualism and lets you stand out from the crowd. This also applies to your home! When you paint your front door a vibrant, high-gloss color,…

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Getting Fresh for the Holidays!

The holidays are here, and you can decorate with fresh greenery to fill your home. With these easy steps, you can make a fresh wreath in no time at all. There aren’t a lot of rules, but some guidelines will…

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