Home & Garden

Sun
25
Sep

Time to get yards and gardens ready for winter


Diascia is an annual that can take a little cold. This means you need to keep taking care of it until the hard frosts hit.

The cooling of temperatures and changing of leaves are sure signs that fall and winter are coming. They’re also signal that it’s time to start getting your lawn and gardens prepared for winter.

Sun
25
Sep

Storm damage claims can save in the long run


Top 10 loss states according the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Even though summer has come and gone, damaging storms can still pop up. Knowing in advance how deal with your insurance company can lessen the headaches if you need to file a homeowners insurance claim. 

Sun
01
May

Getting back to nature


If you already have an established garden, you don’t have to tear it out. You can mix in native plants with traditional ones.

Minnesotans only have a handful of months in which to enjoy their backyards. 

By creating outdoor living spaces, you can get the most enjoyment and relaxation out of those months.

Sun
01
May

How to add a little green to your pond


There are a variety of different water plants that can be incorporated into your aquatic garden. Many of the plants have interesting foliage and gorgeous flowers.

If you want a truly unique and easy gardening project, look no further than a water garden. All you need is something that can hold water.

Sun
01
May

New options for home HVAC


A Wi-Fi thermostat allows homeowners to use Wi-Fi to communicate with the unit if they are away from home at work or on vacation. If the Wi-Fi is disabled, the thermostat can be operated like a traditional one.

In the past few years, options for home heating and cooling have come a long way thanks to new technologies. 

Two of the most popular options are Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats and ductless air conditioners.

 

Thu
28
Apr

How to make the outdoors another room of your house


There are plenty of options for outdoor spaces and plenty of combinations. It really comes down to what you want to use the space for. (courtesy of Rochester Concrete Products)

Minnesotans only have a handful of months in which to enjoy their backyards. 

By creating outdoor living spaces, you can get the most enjoyment and relaxation out of those months.

Thu
28
Apr

Call of the wild


A good starting feeder is a hopper. It allows for both large and small birds to use the same feeder.

Bird feeding is an easy way to get back to nature

Ever wonder how to get wildlife, especially birds, to come into your yard? Well, maybe it’s time you give bird feeders a try.

Kraig Kelsey, owner of Kelsey’s Wild Bird Store, says bird feeding is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the country. 

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