Chilly autumn air signals the last opportunity to prepare your garden for winter. With some planning and proactive care, your vegetable gardens, grassy areas, and shrubs will be ready for the first warm days of spring. In the garden, harvest all the remaining plants and remnants. Clean the soil of weeds and prune perennials to
Autumn is a season full of traditions that celebrate the harvest and the coming of winter. The weather is cooler and sometimes even cold. The wind is more noticeable and leaves blow around like colourful confetti. It's also a time when your home needs one last inspection before the snow (or West Coast rain) arrives.
Many people don't realize how important it is to inspect their house on a regular basis. You may be able to do a complete inspection on your own, but if not, consider hiring a home inspector. Inspectors are trained professionals, sometimes with years of experience in the construction industry, and will know where to look
Did you know that dry air can affect the respiratory system by taking moisture from nose and throat passages? This makes us more susceptible to colds and flu bugs. Dry air can take moisture from the skin leading to cracked or bleeding knuckles, chapped lips, and skin condition flare-ups. When the air is very dry,
Often overlooked insulation projects with substantial savings Small spaces need insulation and are often missed or under-insulated. New products on the market make it easy and inexpensive to seal your home from drafts and air leaks, making it warmer in winter and easier to cool in summer. Crawlspaces These cramped
The following fall yard maintenance tips are recommended by Roger Cook, the landscaping specialist on the show This Old House. Aerate the lawn Pooling water during the winter can harm the root systems of some lawns. It's a good idea to aerate the lawn so water has some place to go and nutrients can