Care & Maintenence Archive

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Winterizing in late summer and into fall helps you seal up and insulate your house to keep energy bills low. Here are some of the common trouble spots. *** Before it gets cold, winterize your house. Yes, it’s easy...
California wildfire in neighborhood
With dry weather and conditions, fires are more common. What can we do to understand them better and prevent a fire especially during dry spells? Take a look. *** With summer forest fire season raging locally, some of us...
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Recent research shows that the ground zero in the fight for gender equality actually starts with how fathers view housework at home. *** We’ve seen things change a lot around the home in the last five or six decades,...
brush fire suburb
Landscaping to help thwart wildfires is simply about clean up and maintenance. Find out how to firescape your property with defensible space. *** After a wet spring and record rainfall throughout May in the southern Rocky Mountains, we aren’t...
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It’s the height of the busy bee season and you might find a swarm, or worse, a beehive in your yard. Here’s how to save them and you! *** Bumblebees and honey bees keep the world eating. As the...
swimming pool maintenance
For ecologically sensitive pool maintenance, check out these 6 ways to a green pool without it literally being green. *** Taking care of a pool is a big undertaking that traditionally requires considerable amounts of chemicals and an abundance...
ghostly hands
Researchers think there might be links between sensing ghostly happenings and toxic mold. If this scares you into action, here’s where to start. *** A recent news story caught my eye. I’ll let the National Post explain. Think your house is...