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(Family Features) Home upgrades happen for different reasons but enhancing your home's curb appeal and value are often at the top of the list. These projects can make it easier to enjoy your home knowing they carry a return on investment of up to 92%, according to the Remodeling 2021 Cost vs…

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Fall is a great time to install trees, shrubs, and get perennials planted since they will have all winter to become established and have greater resistance to the heat and drought the following summer. Of the many available, consider native plants for your home landscape.

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Houseplants provide beauty and interest both inside and out. Most of them are of tropical origin and will perish when temperatures drop below freezing. Bringing them inside for the winter will keep them safe from freezing, but other challenges can be problematic because of lower temperatures…

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WSMV) -- If your weekend to do list includes raking the leaves in your yard then throwing them away, you might want to reconsider. Wildlife experts say having leaves in your lawn is good.

(Family Features) When your home needs updating in multiple spaces, you may find yourself wondering where to begin. Prioritizing the rooms you use most and those in the greatest need of attention can allow you to work through your renovation at a reasonable pace while bringing greater enjoym…

The pristine, white backdrop of a snowy winter day can be a wonder to behold. While fresh snow on the ground can make for awe-inspiring landscapes, the absence of greenery amid the starkness of winter poses challenges for animals that do not ride out winter in a state of hibernation.

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One of the most beautiful plants is the spring-flowering bulbs. Many species provide color to the spring landscape. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus, and many others offer beauty with their prolific blooms. Right now is the prime time for planting these bulbs.

(Family Features) Whether you're a stylist with an eye for fashion who chooses each garment carefully or the laid-back type who can rock the first outfit you find each morning, the closet provides a location for inspiration. Turning bland closet space into a truly eye-catching room calls for…

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the dining room may be akin to one of its arteries. The mood created in the kitchen spreads to the dining space where family and friends gather to eat and enjoy one another’s company.

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As the weather gets cooler, Gwinnett County gardeners head out into the garden once again. Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials. Now is also the time for the planting of winter annuals, the most popular being pansies.

(Family Features) Cooler fall temperatures mean you're likely to spend more time indoors. Taking time to spruce up inside and out can make you more comfortable and give you peace of mind that your home is tidy, clean and prepared to weather the months ahead.

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Many pesticides are available to control the numerous insects, diseases, and weeds that trouble our lawns and garden plants. If used correctly, they are beneficial. If abused, serious problems can result. The most critical component of safe pesticide usage is following the label directions.

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A local homeowner brought in several fuzzy-looking creatures he had captured in an old mayonnaise jar to my office. He said they were eating up his shrubs and wanted to know what they were and how to control them.

Some homeowners may aspire to have expansive dining rooms replete with seating for 12 beneath a stunning chandelier. That kind of space certainly makes hosting dinner parties easier. However, modern homes typically have small dining rooms that require homeowners or renters to be resourceful …

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As the weather gets cooler and the days shorter, the leaves on deciduous trees will soon turn various colors, a sure sign of autumn. The mountains of North Georgia are famous for their fall foliage, but you can see many beautiful displays of colors locally.

(Family Features) Your home is a reflection of you, and your decor should match your tastes. With some simple home upgrades, you can create the perfect space for you and your family, even if your design preferences change over time.

Tending to backyard vegetable gardens can fill many hours of enjoyable downtime in the great outdoors. What’s more, the bounty produced by such gardens provides healthy, fresh foods to gardeners and their loved ones.

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In nature, one organism that is poorly understood by people but is important is fungi. They are related to plants but cannot undergo photosynthesis; thus, they must obtain their food. Many types exist, and most are harmless and even beneficial.

(Family Features) You don't have to be a design expert to create an inviting living space, but with some simple tricks, you can create a home that looks like it's been styled by a pro.

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As the summer heat has given way to cooler temperatures of autumn, our landscape plants are under less stress. The fall months are the best time of the year to install new trees, shrubs, and perennial plants.

(Family Features) When planning a potential home remodeling project, the list of decisions to make may feel nearly endless. Ultimately, you may find the most important decision is choosing a trustworthy team of professionals to complete the job.

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Throughout the summer, our homes have been beautified by lush lawns. The hot weather will soon give way to the cooler temperatures of autumn, and several steps need to be taken to ensure our lawns stay healthy and attractive.

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Though we are still in the heat of the summer, fall will soon be here with cooler temperatures. Leaves change color, and fall blooming plants will unfold their bouquets, welcoming the season.

College campuses are a home away from home for much of the year for students who go away to school. According to Azusa Pacific University, many universities, APU included, require students to live on campus during their freshman and sophomore years. Doing so provides many students opportunit…

Many components combine to define a home’s interior. Some homeowners may be partial to certain styles, such as ultra modern or farmhouse, while others may opt for a more traditional look that cannot necessarily be categorized as one style or another. Though many homeowners may spend consider…

(StatePoint) Making your dorm room feel like home takes work and planning, but starting with a blank canvas allows you to bring your personality to life! Here are some fun, unique ideas to incorporate style and comfort into your space that you can enjoy while you study, socialize and sleep:

(Family Features) In the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdown, labor shortages and access to certain products affects numerous industries, including remodeling. Even so, after extra time at home and delays caused by the pandemic, there is high demand for home renovation projects.

(Family Features) Every homeowner has a defined budget he or she can allocate toward a remodeling project. Even if funds were unlimited, it's still in a homeowner's best interest to secure the best value for each dollar invested in a remodeling project, ultimately increasing the value of the home.

(StatePoint) Many students spent the last school year learning virtually, and now, there are a lot of items on parents’ and teachers’ to-do lists to help get ready for a return to traditional learning this school year. Below are tips to help simplify the transition – at home, in the classroo…

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ATHENS — Summer in Georgia yields a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. In fact, Georgia is one of the top producers of cantaloupes in the U.S., and Georgia-grown watermelons and cantaloupes are the stars of summer grocery stores and farmers markets.

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The application of mulch is a critical cultural practice in the home landscape. The use of mulch helps the soil retain moisture, improves the landscape’s appearance, and has numerous other benefits.

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ATHENS — University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents see lots of insects. People leave jars of them on agents’ desk, send photos or call them out to their gardens to identify the pests and give control recommendations.

Farmhouse style homes are having a moment. A 2020 survey from Homes.com asked more than 5,000 adults across the United States about their favorite house style from a list that included bohemian craftsman, mid-century modern ranch, French chateau, and Tudor, among others. Modern farmhouse was…

(Family Features) Gardening can be a simple way to beautify your yard, relieve stress and save money on your grocery bill, but like any hobby, you can get carried away buying necessary equipment.

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The Extension office receives calls from many residents concerning troublesome pests that have invaded their homes. Roaches, ants, and spiders are the most common. The use of pesticides is one method of control but taking some preventative measures will also reduce their presence.

Craftsman homes trace their roots to the late 19th century. An architectural style inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement that flourished in Europe and North America for roughly 40 years between 1880 and 1920, the American Craftsman home has endured into the 21st century thanks to its beau…

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Many insects are troublesome by inflicting bites and stings. Sometimes this action can be severe, and other times not problematic.

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ATHENS — Later this summer, Georgia residents will have the opportunity to help researchers find out what’s the buzz with insect pollinators in their state.

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(Family Features) Home upgrades happen for different reasons but enhancing your home's curb appeal and value are often at the top of the list. These projects can make it easier to enjoy your home knowing they carry a return on investment of up to 92%, according to the Remodeling 2021 Cost vs…

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Stacker researched official recommendations from the US Fire Administration, the Red Cross, and other experts to compile this list of 17 steps you should take after a fire.

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Fall is a great time to install trees, shrubs, and get perennials planted since they will have all winter to become established and have greater resistance to the heat and drought the following summer. Of the many available, consider native plants for your home landscape.

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Houseplants provide beauty and interest both inside and out. Most of them are of tropical origin and will perish when temperatures drop below freezing. Bringing them inside for the winter will keep them safe from freezing, but other challenges can be problematic because of lower temperatures…

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WSMV) -- If your weekend to do list includes raking the leaves in your yard then throwing them away, you might want to reconsider. Wildlife experts say having leaves in your lawn is good.

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(Family Features) When your home needs updating in multiple spaces, you may find yourself wondering where to begin. Prioritizing the rooms you use most and those in the greatest need of attention can allow you to work through your renovation at a reasonable pace while bringing greater enjoym…

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The pristine, white backdrop of a snowy winter day can be a wonder to behold. While fresh snow on the ground can make for awe-inspiring landscapes, the absence of greenery amid the starkness of winter poses challenges for animals that do not ride out winter in a state of hibernation.

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One of the most beautiful plants is the spring-flowering bulbs. Many species provide color to the spring landscape. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus, and many others offer beauty with their prolific blooms. Right now is the prime time for planting these bulbs.

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(Family Features) Whether you're a stylist with an eye for fashion who chooses each garment carefully or the laid-back type who can rock the first outfit you find each morning, the closet provides a location for inspiration. Turning bland closet space into a truly eye-catching room calls for…

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Better, a home ownership platform with a free mortgage calculator, researched notable interior design trends from every decade over the past 100 years. This information was gathered from the Museum of Modern Art, Architectural Digest, and Journal of Engineering and Architecture. Photos and s…

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If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the dining room may be akin to one of its arteries. The mood created in the kitchen spreads to the dining space where family and friends gather to eat and enjoy one another’s company.

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From pretty flowering plants to succulents and unusual-looking cacti, Stacker compiled a list of indoor plants anyone can grow at home without any effort at all. These plants are sure to jazz up corners, staircases, shelves, or even become conversation starters as table centerpieces.

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As the weather gets cooler, Gwinnett County gardeners head out into the garden once again. Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials. Now is also the time for the planting of winter annuals, the most popular being pansies.

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Autumn color is about more than the changing leaves—there are many flowers to enjoy, from native wildflowers to cultivated varieties that have been selected for long blooming periods. Stacker lists of 50 flowers that bloom in October.

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(Family Features) Cooler fall temperatures mean you're likely to spend more time indoors. Taking time to spruce up inside and out can make you more comfortable and give you peace of mind that your home is tidy, clean and prepared to weather the months ahead.

featuredurgent
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Many pesticides are available to control the numerous insects, diseases, and weeds that trouble our lawns and garden plants. If used correctly, they are beneficial. If abused, serious problems can result. The most critical component of safe pesticide usage is following the label directions.

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A local homeowner brought in several fuzzy-looking creatures he had captured in an old mayonnaise jar to my office. He said they were eating up his shrubs and wanted to know what they were and how to control them.

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Some homeowners may aspire to have expansive dining rooms replete with seating for 12 beneath a stunning chandelier. That kind of space certainly makes hosting dinner parties easier. However, modern homes typically have small dining rooms that require homeowners or renters to be resourceful …

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As the weather gets cooler and the days shorter, the leaves on deciduous trees will soon turn various colors, a sure sign of autumn. The mountains of North Georgia are famous for their fall foliage, but you can see many beautiful displays of colors locally.

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(Family Features) Your home is a reflection of you, and your decor should match your tastes. With some simple home upgrades, you can create the perfect space for you and your family, even if your design preferences change over time.

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Tending to backyard vegetable gardens can fill many hours of enjoyable downtime in the great outdoors. What’s more, the bounty produced by such gardens provides healthy, fresh foods to gardeners and their loved ones.

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In nature, one organism that is poorly understood by people but is important is fungi. They are related to plants but cannot undergo photosynthesis; thus, they must obtain their food. Many types exist, and most are harmless and even beneficial.

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(Family Features) You don't have to be a design expert to create an inviting living space, but with some simple tricks, you can create a home that looks like it's been styled by a pro.

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As the summer heat has given way to cooler temperatures of autumn, our landscape plants are under less stress. The fall months are the best time of the year to install new trees, shrubs, and perennial plants.

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(Family Features) When planning a potential home remodeling project, the list of decisions to make may feel nearly endless. Ultimately, you may find the most important decision is choosing a trustworthy team of professionals to complete the job.

featuredurgent
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Throughout the summer, our homes have been beautified by lush lawns. The hot weather will soon give way to the cooler temperatures of autumn, and several steps need to be taken to ensure our lawns stay healthy and attractive.

featuredurgent
  • 0

Though we are still in the heat of the summer, fall will soon be here with cooler temperatures. Leaves change color, and fall blooming plants will unfold their bouquets, welcoming the season.

  • 0

College campuses are a home away from home for much of the year for students who go away to school. According to Azusa Pacific University, many universities, APU included, require students to live on campus during their freshman and sophomore years. Doing so provides many students opportunit…

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Many components combine to define a home’s interior. Some homeowners may be partial to certain styles, such as ultra modern or farmhouse, while others may opt for a more traditional look that cannot necessarily be categorized as one style or another. Though many homeowners may spend consider…

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(StatePoint) Making your dorm room feel like home takes work and planning, but starting with a blank canvas allows you to bring your personality to life! Here are some fun, unique ideas to incorporate style and comfort into your space that you can enjoy while you study, socialize and sleep:

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(Family Features) In the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdown, labor shortages and access to certain products affects numerous industries, including remodeling. Even so, after extra time at home and delays caused by the pandemic, there is high demand for home renovation projects.

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To find the home renovation projects with the lowest return on investment, Upnest analyzed data from the 2021 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. The Cost vs. Value (CVV) Report relies on an econometric model that uses construction cost estimates along with economic indicators, such as local m…

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(Family Features) Every homeowner has a defined budget he or she can allocate toward a remodeling project. Even if funds were unlimited, it's still in a homeowner's best interest to secure the best value for each dollar invested in a remodeling project, ultimately increasing the value of the home.

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(StatePoint) Many students spent the last school year learning virtually, and now, there are a lot of items on parents’ and teachers’ to-do lists to help get ready for a return to traditional learning this school year. Below are tips to help simplify the transition – at home, in the classroo…

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Stacker used information from forestry and landscaping sites to compile a quiz to identify trees by looking at their leaves. Information on where the tree grows, the texture and color of its leaves, as well as its size and lifespan are included as clues.

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ATHENS — Summer in Georgia yields a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. In fact, Georgia is one of the top producers of cantaloupes in the U.S., and Georgia-grown watermelons and cantaloupes are the stars of summer grocery stores and farmers markets.

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