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How to Choose the Right Mulch for Your Garden Beds

The right mulch can lead to prettier and healthier plants that are well-nourished and water-tolerant; a win-win for plants and their caretakers. Here are a few tips for choosing the right mulch for your garden beds this spring: Shredded Hardwood The most widely available, this mulch can last for one to three years depending on […]

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Early Spring Planting

Are you ready to plant? Soil is ready for planting when it is free of snow and ice crystals and is crumbly to the touch. If soil is too wet, it can make aeration more difficult. Vegetables: This time of year is ideal for planting peas, spinach, lettuce mixes, arugula, and leeks. After the threat […]

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Early Spring Garden Bed Maintenance

Getting your hands in the soil in the early spring isn’t just good for the plants and beds, it’s also a good spring tonic for those who have spent an entire winter indoors. The fresh air is good for your health, as is the exercise of bending, carrying, pruning, raking, planting, and weeding. First thing’s […]

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Spring Allergies: Keeping Allergens Under Control

When spring arrives, it’s hard not to be lured outdoors after hibernating all winter. But, if you’re an allergy sufferer, the crisp, clear, blue-sky days can be a nightmare for your nasal passages. Here are a few tips to keep allergens at bay during the spring. ~Stay indoors when the pollen count is moderately high […]

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Spring Allergies: Treatments

There are a number of ways to treat allergies, from over the counter medicine to immunotherapy, but the cause of action depends on the severity, length of symptoms, and your doctor’s recommendation. Over the counter meds like antihistamines help to lower or block the amount of histamine in your body. They can also lessen the […]

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Spring Allergies: Common Causes and Triggers

So far, spring in the northeast has been unusually chilly and soggy, but never fear, spring will indeed arrive. When it does, many of us will feel it in our nasal passages. The biggest spring allergy trigger is pollen – from trees, grasses and weeds (not flowers necessarily). Pollen can travel for miles and can […]

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I Heart: Storage containers that are functional and attractive – Part 3 (Garage or Basement)

In honor of the month of love, we give you this “I Heart” Series – about what else?  Getting and staying organized. XOXO ——- So, you’ve tackled the main areas of your home and are ready to go “all in.” It’s time to whip the basement or garage into shape.  Most people have thought about […]

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I Heart: Storage containers that are functional and attractive – Part 2 (Kitchen)

In honor of the month of love, we give you this “I Heart” Series – about what else?  Getting and staying organized. XOXO —— If you’ve already cleaned out the pantry and fridge and tossed expired items, chances are you’re ready to organize what’s left. Here are some products that will help you stay organized […]

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I Heart: Storage containers that are functional and attractive – Part 1 (Living Spaces)

In honor of the month of love, we give you this “I Heart” Series – about what else?  Getting and staying organized. XOXO  —— If you’ve already gone through the culling process and donated/tossed some items, chances are you’re ready to organize what’s left. Here are some products that will help you stay organized and […]

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Fridge Cleaning 101

The start of the New Year is a great time to tackle this often overlooked task – cleaning out the fridge. Here are some tips: Empty the Fridge Do this all at once or in sections, but set aside two areas for items: one area for things that need to be cleaned out and discarded […]

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