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3 easy ways to enjoy living color in your outdoor space this fall

(BPT) - As temperatures drop and seasons turn, that doesn't mean you have to give up on the vivid blooms you love so much in your yard. …

Why is customer experience essential to the MZ Generation? And why is that important?

(BPT) - At the essence of CX (customer experience) is an increased focus on how customers feel when they experience a particular brand, product and service. Nowadays, comprehensively understanding CX …

Bluebells, lilies, poppies, and more: These are the native wildflowers blooming near you

Summer is a-bloom with native beauty that spans the color spectrum. Texas Real Estate Source compiled a list of wildflowers native to different regions of the United States from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Does your lawn need a breather? The importance and benefits of aeration

(BPT) - Sometimes we need to take a breather, and your lawn is no different. Aeration — the process of extracting cores of soil, thatch and grass from the lawn surface — lets your lawn …

10 tips on how to turn an overgrown field into a beautiful yard

(BPT) - There it is — a big, messy, overgrown field of weeds, grass, tree stumps, rocks and who knows what else, just begging for some loving. It’s an eyesore that you (and your …

How to transform your backyard to celebrate the mini-moments

(BPT) - Recent changes in how people use and enjoy their homes have led to major shifts in home design — especially when it comes to outdoor living. Whether you want to bring more of the …

Homeownership 101: The ultimate guide to lawn care

(BPT) - Amid a pandemic and a potential recession, Americans went on a near-record homebuying spree over the last couple of years. Many were first-time homebuyers and, according to Realtor.com, more …

5 ways to help keep your home pest-free this summer

(BPT) - Nothing beats spending time in your backyard or opening all the windows in the summer for some fresh air. However, the warmer weather also brings about prime bug season, meaning you’ll …

It’s all in the details: 5 simple ways to instantly boost your home’s curb appeal

(BPT) - With the summer months finally here, now is the perfect time to spruce up your home — both indoors and out. It’s a well-known fact that homes with strong curb appeal not only tend …
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Make a splash by throwing a successful pool party

(BPT) - When the sun is out and your pool is beckoning you from the backyard, there’s nothing better than inviting friends and family over to enjoy it with you. Before you send out the invites, …

Deck out your yard: Tips for building a ground-level deck

(BPT) - Whether you want to create a picturesque setting for al fresco dining, establish the perfect outdoor entertainment destination, or simply want a place to enjoy relaxing weekends, building a …

5 ways to create a tropical paradise in your own backyard

(BPT) - In the summertime, with the sun shining and warm breezes blowing, there’s nothing like having a beautiful tropical oasis to enjoy. What could be better than basking in this atmosphere …

Want to host a barbecue on a budget? 5 tips to save money when grilling

(BPT) - If you're one of the 70% of all households in the U.S. to own a grill or smoker, you're probably looking forward to summer cookouts and barbecues! However, with the rising cost of food, your …

DIY Ideas, Products and Inspiration to Upgrade Your Home [Video]

(BPT) - Now is the perfect time to refresh, update and upgrade our homes. There is no one better to help us achieve all our home DIY dreams …
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(BPT) - Regular maintenance of a home’s heating and cooling system by a qualified HVAC technician can help support a homeowner’s investment in high-efficiency equipment. But while …
(BPT) - A quiet hurricane season is no reason to let down your guard. The Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) urges consumers to be …
(NAPSI)—A fast, reliable Internet connection has become a critical part of our daily lives. From remote learning and working to networking and searching for jobs, Americans everywhere felt an …
(BPT) - From a simple hammer to the most complex power tools in your garage, it’s vital to practice constant maintenance if you want to use them as long as possible. The good news? It’s …
(BPT) - Do you work from home? Did you know home fires can become deadly in just minutes? Your work building probably has a fire sprinkler system to help people escape safely and contain fires, but …
Angi analyzed data from Zonda Media's Remodeling 2022 Cost vs. Value Report to look for some of the best values in home remodeling.  
(BPT) - As weather cools and daylight hours shorten, many people naturally spend more time indoors and there's no place more inviting than the fireplace. The problem is that while a traditional, open …
(BPT) - You’ve probably experienced this: At the end of a stressful day, you step outside, take a deep breath, maybe sit in your yard and feel the sun and breeze on your face. Before you know …
(BPT) - Timeless, durable and available in countless shapes, sizes and colors, tile is a popular material for home improvement projects.
(NAPSI)—The real estate market is cooling down: Home inventory rose 9.6% between May and June. Interest rates are up and inflation is still a problem. Consequently, potential buyers are delaying …
(BPT) - Drought conditions persist in the Western United States, leading lawmakers to enact measures designed to reduce water consumption by residents. Homeowners are now having to make significant …
(BPT) - While each season brings different types of extreme weather, it’s important to stay prepared for the unexpected. Having a plan and supplies ready ahead of time could protect you and …

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