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Grooming Tips

August 15, 2019

01Bathing Your Dog02Choosing The Right Brush03Nail Trims04Ear Care Nothing quite puts the pep in your step like a fresh haircut or a mani and pedi! And our pets benefit from a little spa treatment just as much as we do. Regular haircuts and nail trims are more than just a feel good luxury for our…

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Master the Art of Irrigation & Drought-Tolerant Plants

August 12, 2019

01Irrigation Techniques and Tips02Automatic Irrigation Systems03Gardening and Irrigation with Drought-Tolerant Plants04The Best Drought-Tolerant Plants If getting out in the garden daily and watering plants by hand doesn’t exactly jive with your schedule, there’s a solution that won’t use up all your spare time: gardening with irrigation systems and drought-tolerant plants. By installing an automatic irrigation…

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Outdoor Kitchens

July 30, 2019

01 Preparation 02 Kitchen Requirements 03 Get Started! Outdoor kitchens are all the rage. Whether you just want to spend more time with your family, or you’re trying to boost the value of your home, they are a great way to enhance your outdoor experience. Thinking of adding one to your home, but not sure…

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Your Guide to Ornamental Grasses

July 29, 2019

01Ornamental Grasses: Planting and Care Guide02Ornamental Grasses and Landscape Design03Native Ornamental Grasses04Exotic Ornamental Grasses for the Landscape Ornamental grasses can add so much visual interest to a landscape, without being too showy and competing with your flowers. We particularly love tall grasses that flutter in the wind, adding some movement and a little drama to…

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Weed Control

July 15, 2019

01Preventative Methods of Weed Control02Solutions for Lawn Weed Control Many of us love gardening because of the meditative quality is has— toiling around in the sunshine and fresh air is a total breeze. But, there’s still that one part of gardening that isn’t always met with cheers of enthusiasm: weeding. Crawling around the yard and…

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How to Care for Orchids

July 12, 2019

About Orchids Best Light Conditions for Orchids Best Orchid Pots Best Temperature & Humidity for Orchids How to Water Orchids How to Fertilize Orchids Orchids offer your home interiors a certain unmatched elegance hard to replicate with other houseplants. However some plant keepers shy away from owning these refined beauties in fear that they may…

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Summer Safety

July 5, 2019

01How To Prevent Dehydration02Stay Cool While Having Fun03Tip Top Health04Flea & Tick Prevention Summer has finally arrived in Chicagoland and we can’t wait to indulge in some fun in the sun with our furry friends! When we feel the heat, it is easy to remember what to do to keep ourselves safe under the sun.…

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Summer Lawn Problem Prevention

July 3, 2019

01Weeds: The Most Common Summer Lawn Problems02Lawn Problems from Overwatering03Lawn Problems from Underwatering04Lawn Care When Pests Invade05Canine Lawn Damage06Summer Lawn Diseases A well-manicured lawn completes the overall look of your landscape. No matter how gorgeous your garden is, if it’s surrounded by a patchy, uneven bed of grass, it really spoils the scenery. Lawns see…

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Planting Perennials

June 25, 2019

01When to Plant Perennials in the Midwest02How to Prepare Soil for Perennials03Planting Perennials 04Caring for Perennials Lovely and reliable perennials account for some of our all-time favorite plants. Partly because there’s such a wide variety of them — from trees to shrubs to flowers — and partly because they’re so darn dependable. Unlike other plants…

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Father’s Day Cookout Guide: Recipes and How to Properly Clean your Grates

June 13, 2019

01How to Clean your Grill Grates02Best Barbeque Recipes03Homemade BBQ Sauce04Barbeque Chicken Kebabs05Homemade Barbeque Burgers06Honey and Ginger Grilled Salmon07Grilled Vegetables The warm summer sun is on the horizon, and you know what that means — backyard barbeque season is here! And what better way to kick off the summer than during a celebration of our favorite…

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