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The Right Amount of Water Can Make All the Difference

The Right Amount of Water Can Make All the Difference

Watering the lawn can be a bit of a guessing game.  Under watering leads to brown spots and poor coverage that eventually fill in with weeds, while over watering, or daily watering, flush nutrients from the soil, increases thatch growth, and promotes a short root system.  Both extremes stress the lawn, making it more suitable […]

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A few of my favorite plants

A few of my favorite plants

There is a growing interest among homeowners in selecting plants that perform well in our unique climate.  Choosing plants can be an overwhelming process so I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites. The plants described below look great all season long with very little water, fertilizer, or pruning. They complement each other, bloom […]

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Rainwater Harvesting: Making Every Drop Count

Rainwater Harvesting: Making Every Drop Count

Evidence of rain water harvesting has been found in ancient texts, inscriptions, and archaeological remains dating back thousands of years.  In Utah, the most familiar harvesting systems are reservoirs, and wildlife guzzlers that collect and store water from snow and rain. While harvesting rain water is not a new practice, it is one that is […]

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New Gardening Shed at North Elementary

New Gardening Shed at North Elementary

The North Elementary Garden Team is so grateful for the collaboration with the Iron County Home Builders Association.  Braun Construction Inc. took the time to meet with us, and build a shed for the school garden located on the Northwest end of the school property.  In addition to donating their time and supplies, Braun Construction […]

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Gas Hot Water Heater: Troubleshooting

Gas Hot Water Heater: Troubleshooting

Gas water heaters cover about a half of all water heaters that are currently used in households. This ‘umbrella term’ covers three main heater types, gas storage water heaters, instantaneous water heaters and solar water heaters with instantaneous gas boosting. Since the first type is the most prevalent in households, let’s look into some of […]

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The Ultimate Bathroom Trends for 2018

The Ultimate Bathroom Trends for 2018

Every now and then, renovation becomes necessary. If you truly love your house and aspire to spend the rest of your days in it, you’ll need to reconcile your need to keep your nest exactly as you’ve imagined with some upgrades here and there. Your house needs to keep up with the times and nothing […]

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Proper Sewer Maintenance: The Essentials

Proper Sewer Maintenance: The Essentials

The sewer is one of the greatest inventions of civilization, but it is also a nasty business. Nevertheless, it needs to be maintained properly and vigilantly in order to avoid inconvenient overflows – and that is an understatement. If you are rightfully disturbed by the idea of overflowing sewage, here are the essentials of proper […]

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5 Handy Tips for Improving Your Home In 2018

5 Handy Tips for Improving Your Home In 2018

A house always needs some sort of improvement. Whether it’s a new lighting fixture or a completely new roof, you can always find an area that could use a bit of a fix-up. If you’ve wanted to take some time to make your home a better place for living, you have an entire year to […]

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2018 Luxury Backyard Design Trends to Consider this Spring

2018 Luxury Backyard Design Trends to Consider this Spring

Contrary to the popular belief, the gorgeousness of your backyard space and that luxurious feel don’t necessarily have to depend on the space itself and/or a hefty budget. Much can be accomplished with just a little thoughtful planning and this time around we’re giving you a few helpful tips to rely on in approaching your […]

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Granny Flats: Why Is Their Popularity on a Steady Increase?

Granny Flats: Why Is Their Popularity on a Steady Increase?

By definition, a granny flat is a segment of a house that serves as a self-contained accommodation for the elderly. Also known as an accessory dwelling unit (the official term), it is becoming more popular, stylish, and affordable than ever.

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