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Lawn care tips guaranteed to save you winter worries
(BPT) - Cooler nights and shorter days are a sure sign winter is on its way. Smart homeowners use this time to prepare their homes against the season’s wrath. You too can protect your property and eliminate winter worries with a few simple projects that can be completed in one weekend or less... More >>

The annual deck checkup: 3 steps to a safer deck
(BPT) - A little maintenance goes a long way to keep your deck safe, performing well and looking great any time of year. Just like you need an annual checkup with your doctor to ensure you’re in good health, so does your deck. While you may think spring is the time to check your deck, another... More >>

Got chickens? Tips for keeping your flock healthy and laying through winter
(BPT) - When winter approaches, you probably take steps to prepare your home — insulating water pipes, sealing windows and doors, or covering and storing outdoor furniture. If you’ve also been following the backyard chicken trend — and enjoying fresh eggs all summer long — y... More >>

Fear of frost? Tips to keep your garden growing through fall's chill
(BPT) - As summer winds down and frost threatens, even avid gardeners may be tempted to pack up their trowels and call it a season. You may think it’s better to leave the victory garden gracefully, than risk the disappointment of watching crops wither in chilly temperatures. But fear of frost... More >>

6 tips for fall recreation
(BPT) - While summer is all about sun, beaches and being on the water, autumn brings new types of outdoor fun. Cooler weather and colorful landscapes attract many to enjoy the outdoors during the season. But after the summer sun fades, it’s important to make sure you’re fully prepared t... More >>

How to winterize your yard
(BPT) - Winter will soon be knocking at your door, with all that the season brings — freezing ice, bitter temperatures and intense winds, to name a few. And while it may be hard to accept your days outside in the yard are limited, it’s important to start preparing your lawn and gar... More >>

Learn how to protect yourself from mosquito-borne illnesses
(BPT) - You may think of mosquitoes as being strictly hot weather pests, but these disease carrying insects can actually remain active until the temperature consistently stays lower than 60 degrees. The risk of West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses can remain a significant threat well ... More >>

Winterize your outdoor living space in 5 easy steps
(BPT) - Ahh the backyard – it’s served you well all summer. But now the seasons are changing and colder weather is on the way. Which means you need to prime your property from the ravages of winter. That’s right, it’s time to winterize!Since you can finish your indoor winter... More >>

5 safety tips for indoor pets that venture outside
(BPT) - Different types of animals and breeds have different needs, but one thing is certain: when the conditions are right, most dogs and cats love the outdoors. Like their wild cousins, our fur-covered friends typically welcome the chance to spend more time with Mother Nature.Of course, just like... More >>

Tips for fast fall yard clean-up [Infographic]
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5 DIY projects that can't wait until next year
(BPT) - Are you afraid your chances to complete a DIY project this year are over because colder temperatures are coming? If you are, the good news is there’s no need to worry. You still have plenty of time to tackle that outdoor DIY project and, if you act fast, even enjoy it for a while befo... More >>

Cold weather and critters are coming! Sensible steps to keep unwanted animals out of your environment
(BPT) - Depending on where you live and what weather forecasting service you listen to, the upcoming winter may be brutal. Weather predictions can be as variable as the weather itself, but one thing is for sure – temperatures don’t need to drop drastically to inspire unwelcome animals t... More >>

Weathering the storm: 9 necessary tips for using a chainsaw to clear debris
(BPT) - It’s storm season, and as soon as a tornado or hurricane strikes, clean-up begins.Often, storm clean-up requires participation from volunteers who supplement the work of experts in removing miles of debris. Many are weekend warriors who have never tackled such an immense task — ... More >>

4 ways to keep kids safe outdoors
(BPT) - Colder temperatures are on their way, but right now the weather is beautiful and that means there’s still plenty of time to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air. As an adult, spending time outside allows you to pursue passions such as landscaping, lawn games, swimming in the pool or ... More >>

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