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Water Cooler: The importance of picking up dog poop

UPDATED: Thu., May 6, 2021

It’s a gorgeous day and you’re out on a hike with your dog. Chances are, your dog will eventually pop a squat along the way to go poop. Your dog went off the trail, so there’s no point in picking it up, right? Isn’t that just nature? After all, nobody is picking up bear or deer feces.
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Water Cooler: Tips for beginner landscapers

UPDATED: Thu., April 29, 2021

If you’re new to landscaping but want to try doing it yourself to stay on budget, there are an overwhelming number of factors to consider. That’s part of the fun, but it takes a bit of research. Here are some landscaping aspects to mull over before you decide to take the deep dive into planning your landscaping dreams this year.
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Water Cooler: How to start indoor composting

UPDATED: Thu., April 22, 2021

Apartment dwellers and anyone else without their own yard can sometimes feel left out of the Earth Day conversation when it touts all the benefits of growing food or landscaping with native plants in your outdoor space.
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Water Cooler: A general guide to spring cleaning

UPDATED: Thu., April 15, 2021

The time has arrived for the obligatory spring cleaning. Of course you don’t have to do a deep cleaning of your house, but it does make a great ritual for welcoming spring and the ability to open the windows without losing $5 worth of heat. If you’re itching to freshen up your home and ring in spring, here are some tips to help guide your cleaning.
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Water Cooler: Moving tips and hacks

UPDATED: Thu., April 8, 2021

With winter behind us, peak moving season is just around the corner. If you’re planning on moving this summer or in early fall, now is a great time to slowly prepare so your move is as smooth as possible. Here are some tips for getting ready for a move and some helpful hacks that can come in handy the day of.