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November 29, 2018

Zero Carbon Cities You May Want to Consider When Moving

While individual change is great and a vital part of a global solution, dramatic impacts can be seen when entire communities and cities embrace a zero-carbon strategy. Here are a few cities that are implementing this.
 
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November 26, 2018

Low-Budget Weatherizing and Home Energy Conservation Tips for Homeowners

Learn how to make your home more energy efficient for winter with little-to-no-money with these tips. At Homes.com, we help you save energy and money.
 
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September 14, 2018

8 Seriously Cool Garden Edging Ideas You Have Never Thought About

If you're looking to spruce up your garden this fall, here are 8 seriously cool garden edging ideas you have never thought about.
 
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September 7, 2018

Know Before You Grow: 5 Things to Keep in Mind Before You Plant Trees in Your Yard

Trees can be a major investment and, like all investments, planting trees in your yard can come with some risks—what you need to know before you plant.
 
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August 24, 2018

5 Cities with the Best Water Quality

August is national water quality month. In the US, most cities and towns have perfectly fine tap water, but all tap water isn’t created equally. In fact, in varying cities, you might find that from one place to the next, the water tastes different, that’s because different localities have different water treatment systems and there may be different ordinances regarding levels of chemicals used to treat the tap water. Furthermore, depending on where you live, you may get your tap water from the town’s water system or you might get water from a well.

No matter where you live, staying hydrated is extremely important for your health and wellness. Here are [...]

 
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July 19, 2018

Take a Victory Lap Around the Garden: Top 10 Trends in Landscaping for 2018

Give your backyard or garden area a little extra love by implementing these hot design trends that will have your yard feeling like a sanctuary.
 
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July 13, 2018

6 Places You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Buy Houseplants This Summer

Houseplants are the perfect way to bring life and energy into your home this summer. Check out these unlikely places to score some awesome greenery, from Homes.com.
 
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June 13, 2018

Streamline Your Daily Routine with Smart Assistants

Thanks to smart assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa, your intelligent home can perform futuristic tasks on demand. And the key to getting the most out of your virtual sidekick? Read on to find out.
 
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May 2, 2018

Environmentally Sound Landscaping With Goats

Using Goats to Maintain the Grounds

It’s a cliché, almost: goats will eat anything and everything. While reality may not extend that cliché all the way to the proverbial tin can, goats are hearty eaters and will take care of just about any type of vegetation they get access to. In this way, they are superior to other grazers in that they eat everything they come in contact with.

Goats will eat ivy, blackberry bushes, and they’ll take down kudzu, too. In fact, they’ll eat trees if they have nothing else available to them. Goats are nature’s lawn mowers, and though they may be more discriminating eaters than cliché would dictate, they make great [...]

 
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April 24, 2018

Things You Should Know Before Buying an Extension Cord

We all have at least one extension cord, but is it the right one, or even the best one, for what you need it for? To the average consumer, an extension cord is an extension cord. Most of us don’t understand the differences in things like wire gauge (size) or environment (indoor or outdoor or both), or purpose (extended use for a power tool or other device that will be left on for long periods of time, or for short-term use such as running a vacuum cleaner, or shop-vac). Another thing consumers fail to realize is that regardless of the gauge or rating of the cord, an extension cord is always a temporary solution. Extension cords were never meant to be used as a long-term [...]

 
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April 20, 2018

Ways to Go Green While Saving Green

Happy Earth Day! Celebrated in more than 193 countries, Earth Day is an annual event to celebrate support for environmental protection. Protecting the environment starts at home, and at Homes.com, we want to help you help conserve the world around you! Not only can going green protect the environment, but it can also save you some cash. Check out these tips on how to go green while saving green at home!

1. From garden to table

Farm-to-table? Try garden-to-table instead! Edible gardens are an excellent addition to any home. Not only are they a way to have quick access to healthy foods, but they also save you some of your hard-earned money. Having a garden at home reduces the [...]

 
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April 2, 2018

Edible Gardens – Today’s Dirt, Tomorrow’s Pantry

It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without seeing a long line of restaurants extolling their wonderful farm-to-table menus. The idea of eating fresh, locally grown food has a great deal of appeal. The food seems tastier, the nutrients may be better, you often get the comfort of knowing your meats and eggs were farmed ethically, and as an added bonus, you’re helping local farmers stay in business. But farm-to-table restaurants can get expensive and may not be convenient to your location.

What can you do when you want the multiple benefits of eating locally grown food without the cost and travel? Go as local as one can go, and consider the benefits of [...]

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