Home & Garden

Try these tips to prepare your home for fall

As the days get shorter with the children back in school, prepare for the cooler weather by getting organized and completing basic maintenance on your home. You’ll save money, time and space. Keep it moving After heavy summer use, clean out gunk from sliding glass door tracks. Then apply lubricant to prevent sticking and squeaking.

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Soundproof your home to cancel out noise

Your home is meant to be a retreat from the world — quiet and relaxing. However, that peaceful setting can quickly turn to chaos when unwanted noise enters the picture. The good news is that you can do several things to prevent unwanted sounds from interrupting your activities, whether you’re resting, working or enjoying some

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Non-bee pollinators as valuable as bees

Bees are synonymous with pollination — and for good reason. Their size, shape and physical characteristics — fuzzy bodies that so effectively collect and transport pollen — make them efficient foragers. Additionally, they are conditioned to collect ample pollen to take back to their brood, a behavior that has helped reinforce their reputation as “busy

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Exercise safety with your power equipment

Spring is here and homeowners are eager to get out their lawn mowers and start planting, trimming and sprucing. “We know everyone is eager to get outside and start working in their yards. But remember to keep safety in mind,” according to Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, or OPEI,

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