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Five common ailments in vegetable gardens and how to treat them

July 28, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: This July 7, 2019, image provided by University of Maryland Extension shows anthracnose disease symptoms of a bush bean. (Jon Traunfeld/University of Maryland Extension via AP) By Jessica Damiano ASSOCIATED PRESS You started seeds in spring and watched as they sprouted, then watered, fertilized, and even staked plants as they grew, while visions…

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

July 22, 2022

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 ground-level deck is an ideal way to maximize any outdoor space. Also called a “floating” or “platform” deck, a ground-level deck is a relatively easy…

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Three simple ways to extend your living space outdoors with a pergola

July 15, 2022

BPT Do dreams of lazy days soaking up the sun have you looking for ways to extend your living space outdoors? You’re not alone. According to a recent Qualified Remodeler magazine survey on the latest outdoor living trends, creating the ultimate backyard now has as much priority with homeowners as kitchens, bathrooms and other interior…

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Simple tweaks for a contemporary bath

July 8, 2022

BPT Bathrooms are your personal sanctuary and escape from the chaotic outdoors — a place to reset, recollect and prepare for the next step in the day. Many homeowners today are looking to modernize this space to build on the need for tranquility. Read on for simple tweaks you can implement to revamp your space…

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Your weekend, your time: Five great tips for shaking the Sunday blues

July 6, 2022

BPT Do you sometimes find yourself feeling less than optimistic as your weekend draws to a close each Sunday?  If so, you’re far from alone. Stats recently published on indicate 81% of workers have experienced the “Sunday scaries” in anticipation of the work week ahead. Still, it’s important to fend off those encroaching feelings…

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Summertime clean-up with design in mind

June 10, 2022

BPT After months of snow and dreary rain, warm weather is an opportunity for new beginnings, new growth, and deep cleaning. It seems every year that our houses are back to square one when it comes to summer cleaning, leaving us with the task of taking a year’s worth of accumulated stuff and deciding what…

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Four outdoor home improvement projects to tackle this summer

May 27, 2022

BPT When you think of summer cleanup, you likely picture decluttering and deep cleaning your indoor spaces. However, your outdoor spaces need just as much attention as your home’s interiors to get them ready for the warmer months. You can save yourself some headaches later by investing time in a few housekeeping tasks in your…

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Deck tech: Top online tools for designing your dream deck

May 20, 2022

BPT  Virtually everything in life can now be achieved with just a couple of clicks or swipes, including planning for a new deck. If you are looking to update your outdoor space, expert assistance is available right at your fingertips via your computer or mobile device. Thanks to advancements in rendering technology and user-friendly interfaces,…

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ABOVE PHOTO: Workers count Philadelphia’s mail ballots for the May 18 primary election in Philadelphia, Pa. Tuesday,...

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