Archive for May 2016

Backyard Lighting Ideas for Summer Parties


Having friends and family over for Memorial Day? Landscape lighting can help create atmosphere for a summer backyard party. Show off your gardening work with path lights leading through your yard, create a natural gathering area around a fire pit, or light up your front […]

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Summer Storm Preparation Guide


Severe summer thunderstorms with heavy rain, strong winds, and hail can cause serious damage to your home, from flooding to power surges. Making advance preparations can help protect your property and keep your family safe. There’s usually a few days’ notice before a big storm […]

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Home Maintenance Chores to Boost Summer Curb Appeal


Whether you’re putting your house on the market or just want to give it a facelift for the summer, spring is a perfect time to get outside and engage in some home maintenance tasks that can reverse the wear and tear of a rough winter […]

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Tips for Saving Money on Summer Energy Bills


When temperatures start to climb, Minnesota homeowners have two primary goals: 1) staying cool, and 2) staying cool without breaking the bank. We made a list of some simple steps you can take throughout the season to save money on your summer energy bills without […]

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Should You Install an Automatic Sprinkler System?


Each summer, as the grass steadily turns from freshly-grown green to patchy brown, homeowners are faced with a decision: Should we install a sprinkler system? There are several arguments against installing an automatic sprinkler system in your lawn, among them the significant upfront cost of […]

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