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    Tuesday, June 12, 2018   /   by Mckenzie (McGurk) Solberg

    Soil Amendment 101:

    Planning a garden out on a paper is one thing, but when it comes time to get your hands dirty, it might all go a bit sideways. Gardening is an exercise in improvisation, forcing you to work with soil that’s probably less than ideal to grow plants that may have very specific nutritional requirements. How do you know when your garden’s ready to grow plants?

    Soil Testing 101

    There are two ways to do a soil test, you can either buy a soil testing kit from a local home improvement store or you can connect with the local university extension office. A rapid test (the home test) can give you a lot of information to start with, but if it detects serious problems, you’ll need to resample and have the extension run it. The cost is typically minimal and the information they’ll provide can guide your amendment decisions.

    It’s your call — doing a rapid test is a great way to get an idea about what’s up in the garden, but an extension test wil ...

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    Tuesday, June 5, 2018   /   by Mckenzie (McGurk) Solberg

    Create a welcoming front entrance for under $100

    11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100

    Wouldn’t it be nice to approach your home’s entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door. Read

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    Tuesday, May 22, 2018   /   by Mckenzie (McGurk) Solberg

    Organize your garage for under $50

    14 Garage Organization Ideas Under $50

    Easy-to-afford solutions for your tools, sporting and seasonal gear (so you’ll have room for your car, too). Read

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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018   /   by Mckenzie (McGurk) Solberg

    Solar Energy 101:

    As spring begins to really set in across the country a lot of homeowners are finally getting out into the yard and garden, soaking up the sun’s rays. Something else is taking in the rays in a big way right now: your neighbor’s solar panels. Although they function all year, just to be clear, the longer days mean more electricity production and lower utility bills. If you’ve been glancing up at those panels with envy in your heart, maybe it’s time to get your own mini electricity plant.
    Depending on where you live, getting started with green energy can be a simple process with a range of providers to choose between. You should still learn as much as you can before choosing a system.
    Solar Panels and Green Energy 101: Start Here
    Before you dive head-first into a solar system, we want to give you a bit of a primer so you know what you’re looking at when you see it. Pretty much everyone knows that solar panels somehow make sun into electricity, but that may ...

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