The Grass Does’t Have to Be Greener

Realtor.com. April 9, 2019. By Jaime Weibe: A lush green lawn full of vibrant plants and flowers can simultaneously be a source of delight and your worst nightmare: the constant mowing. Watering without getting dirty looks from your drought-conscious neighbors. Weeds—so many weeds. And why do things keep dying?

You can keep pouring money into your outdoor space, or give up and go with a scorched-earth approach. But those aren’t your only options.

Mulch for a Healthy Lawn

LawnStarter. March 20, 2019. By Daniel Ray: The verdict is in from gardeners, environmentalists, and scientists: Don’t bag your grass clippings. Let them mulch your yard. Your lawn and the environment will both be happier for it.

In the not-too-distant past, the standard advice was the opposite.

7 Spring Maintenance Tasks

Realtor.com. March 20, 2019. By Jamie Wiebe: Thank the heavens! After a long, blustery winter filled with weather events you could only imagine in a dystopian sci-fi film (we’ll take your polar vortex, and we’ll raise you a “bombogenesis”), spring has finally sprung.

But before you mix up that Moscow mule and get ready to take your perch on the porch, know this: With warmer—and often rainier—weather comes a host of home maintenance problems.