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Why do Leaves Change Color?

The vibrant colors of autumn make this time of year a favorite. You may be wondering why leaves change color. To understand why leaves change color, you need to understand how plants take in nutrients. Plants take water up...

Financing a Second Home

There are two reasons why people purchase a second home. The way that a second home is financed will often depend on the type of second home it is classified as. Second homes can either be vacation homes or...

Marigolds – Trivia and Information

Marigolds are fabulous flowers that are easy to grow, relatively problem-free, and quite attractive. There are several varieties and they can grow in just about any climate with proper care. There are a few traits that turn some gardeners...

Cat Urine Cleaning Products – Removing the Pee Smell

One of the most formidable smells is that of cat urine. Cat urine contains five different strains of bacteria; two are associated with the cat’s specific marking scent, with the rest being in the cat spray, urine, and uric...

Selecting a Home Builder – Who Should Build your House

If we learn anything from the story of the Three Little Pigs, it's that your home must be built on a solid foundation. Well, we all know that a house of straw or sticks is no good and comparatively...

Choosing Interior Paint Colors for a New Home

The colors you choose for the interior of your new home will depend on a number of factors. The purpose of the room, size and dimensions of the room, and how much natural light that room sees throughout the...

How to Recycle Your Paint

Think back to your last home improvement project—remodeling, painting your house, changing the color of a room. Did you have leftover paint? If so, what happened to it? Statistics show that consumers buy approximately two gallons of paint for...

Holly – Trivia and Information

We all know that holly is used for Christmas decorating. But what else? Most people seem to think they know what it is, but can’t identify it past being a holiday decoration. Holly does have other uses besides being...

How to Kill Dandelions – Removing them Without Harsh Chemicals

Dandelions are the bane of any homeowner’s existence. And getting rid of them is a notoriously difficult task. Years ago, chemical herbicides would be recommended as the first line of defense by just about anyone who had ever wanted to...

Cleaning Soap Scum

Most people would define soap scum as that irritating, cloudy residue on their shower door or tub. The technical definition goes something like this: “the substance which results from the reaction of the hardness minerals in water with common...

Popular Home Articles

Removing Stains from Clothing

There are two important steps before removing stains from clothing. The first step is to identify the type of fabric. For example, if the fabric is made of rayon, silk or delicate Belgian / Parisian lace, you will want to take that fabric to a reputable dry cleaner. If...

Energy Efficient Washing Machines

It’s not just energy efficient washing machines that have created the buzz in the last decade. We also have energy efficient homes, energy efficient windows, energy efficient TV sets – anything that’s built or manufactured it seems has to have the word “energy” written all over it. Of course...

Removing Pet Odors – Dog and Cats Odors within the Home

Everyone at some point in their lives has entered a pet-friendly home and thought ‘pee-uw, it stinks in here!’. Oily, dirty dogs, cats with that lingering fishy smell, cough-inducing kitty litter reeking of ammonia, and everyone’s favorite – the carpet that has been peed on too many times without...