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  1. Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

    Fall project checklist
    Monthly Project Checklist

    Try these autumn-inspired ideas for lawn, garden and home

    1. Fall Lawn Care Tips

    Fall is the ideal time to get your yard ready for winter and prep for a lush, green lawn come spring.

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  2. My Cluttered Garage Clean Up: Before & After

    Fall cleanup of cluttered garage

    Fall is my favorite time of the year – I love every season, but it is all about fall in my house. Living is good, newness is in the air – fresh starts, cooler air, the nesting feeling that makes you love your house more and want everything in ship sha

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  3. Fall Season Safety: 4 Outdoor Hazards to Avoid

    Burning fall leaves in metal drum outside
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  4. 4 Tips to Air Seal a Drafty Home

    Cozy puppy napping by sealed glass door

    If your home is leaky, you’re losing money because a drafty home is an inefficient home. But you don’t have to sit by and watch your money escape from your wallet. Learn how to find and seal air leaks inside to conserve energy and lower your utility bil

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  5. How to Paint a Pumpkin

    Jack-o-lanterns painted on pumpkin

    It’s Halloween season and time to get crafty to scare up some devilish décor. If you’re looking to avoid the mess of carving pumpkins into ghoulish goblins and ghosts, try painting them instead with delightfully scary designs. Follow this guide on how

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  6. 7 Tips to Winterize Your Home's Interior

    Replacing furnace filter

    Winter is coming and it's time to prepare your home for the coming chill. There are a few things you can do to help take the bite out of what lies ahead. Sealing leaks in windows and doors and checking your furnace, water heater and chimney will help

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  7. Stay Warm with DIY Attic Insulation Tips

    Thick attic insulation trapping heat

    If you feel that your home heating and cooling costs are going through the roof, it could be that your attic needs to be better insulated. Proper attic insulation can make your home more cost- and energy-efficient by keeping warm and cool air where it

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  8. How to Insulate Basement Walls

    Installing thick insulation in basement walls

    Your basement could be costing you money. Because concrete, stone and other foundation materials are poor insulators, you're most likely losing heat — and the energy you pay for to heat your home — through your basement walls. Adding insulation can kee

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  9. Fall Yard Cleanup & Lawn Maintenance

    Removing dead leaves from fall landscaping

    Summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your lawn and garden work ethic. If you want a vibrant and healthy lawn and garden in the spring, there is plenty of lawn maintenance left to do before winter arrives.

    Preparing you

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  10. How to Clean & Store Garden Tools

    Lawn and garden tools ready for cleaning and storage

    You don't have to wait until the end of the season to protect your tool investment. It's good practice to rinse your tools off after each use, dry them thoroughly and apply a light coat of oil to all metal parts. Use a stiff-bristle brush to clean stubborn,

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  11. How to Reseed and Feed Your Lawn for Winter

    Lush lawn covered in frost

    After a long summer of hot weather your lawn can look tired and worn out. Heat, foot traffic, drought and pet damage take their toll. However, you can revive your lawn and prepare it for the coming cold months by fertilizing and reseeding. Come spring,

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  12. 5 Tips to Prep Your Lawn for Winter

    Trimming branches from trees in late fall

    Prep your lawn and outdoor areas for the coming cold months to ensure your grass is healthy, green and enjoyable come spring.

    Step 1: Keep Raking and Mowing

    Clean up fallen leaves before winter sets in. When left on your lawn, leaves

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  13. Winter's Coming: Prep Your Perennials to Bloom Again Next Spring

    Chrysanthemums in autumn frost

    Perennials are a fairly hassle-free way to enjoy colorful vegetation each year. Once they are planted, with the right care and attention, they come back every spring. As long as you put in a little work in the fall to prepare them for winter, they will

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