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Boosting Your Home’s Value with Smart Technology

Boosting Your Home’s Value with Smart Technology

There are so many ways to boost the value of your home. However, most of them don’t give a great ROI. For instance, while fixing the roof may drastically improve the overall lifestyle quality within your home, if you intend to sell the place right away, you are bound to be at a loss. This […]

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Ceiling Fan Basics

Ceiling Fan Basics

Do you have a ceiling fan in your home?  If so, you are among the many people who enjoy the benefits and comfort a ceiling fan can provide.  Besides cooling you off in the summer, reversing the blades so they move in a clock-wise direction in the wintertime will keep warm air circulating in a […]

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Xeriscape to Diversify Your Landscape

Xeriscape to Diversify Your Landscape

In Southern Utah, the average family uses 60 percent of its total water on outdoor landscaping. There are many ways to reduce this water usage that will save your wallet. Rocky Ridge is a provider of water efficient landscaping materials. Using our decorative rock to beautify your yard will save you time, money and water. […]

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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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