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  • Here’s what you need to know about exterior home paint

    If the outside of your house is looking shabby, you may be thinking about having it repainted. But like most homeowners, you're wondering about what paint to use.
  • How to know that it’s time to paint the exterior of your house

    After a long, hot summer when the exterior of your home took a real beating, it may be time to repaint those walls, especially if it’s five years or more since the house was painted.
  • Is it time for your swimming pool to hibernate?

    How often do you really use your swimming pool? If your answer is not often, you might wonder whether you should shut the pool down. Here are some easy solutions.
  • Here is how a power washer can clean up your home and yard

    After the last major dust storm of our long, hot summer, you probably wished you had a power washer to help clean up your yard and house.
  • Looking to preserve your fall harvest? Here are some tips

    If you have a magic touch for raising fruits and vegetables, you probably have more produce on hand than you can eat all at once. Here are some ways you can preserve your harvest.
  • Here is how you can check your drip irrigation system for problems

    As your drip irrigation system ages, you need to check regularly for problems, particularly if the system is more than five years old.
  • Here is how to avoid this year’s monsoon season roofing scam

    Recently, we’ve heard about door-to-door salesmen who use high-pressure tactics to get them to sign up for a re-roofing job. Be careful, because it might be a scam.
  • Here’s how you can protect your home from electrical surges

    We’re still in the middle of monsoon season, a time of year when an electrical storm can suddenly visit your neighborhood and cause big problems.
  • What is xeriscaping and why would you want to do it to your yard?

    Xeriscaping, or the practice of designing a desert-style landscape that uses lots of native plants, can save you money and back-breaking work.
  • Building a pool? Here are the pros, cons to different types of surfaces

    When you’re building a swimming pool, one of the important choices you make is what the interior surface should be. Here are some pros and cons of the different types of surfaces.