Category Archives: Home Improvement

Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home

Things You Should Do Before Selling Your Home

Winter is the time to take the necessary steps to improve your home’s appeal if you plan on putting it on the market in the spring, when most people begin to look for a new house. There are many things that can be done improve a home’s buy-ability. While an entire kitchen remodel may not…

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Best Interior Renovations for Increasing Home Value

Best Interior Renovations for Increasing Home Value

When individuals are looking to sell their homes, they often neglect the value of the interior renovations and only focus on the curb appeal. This article introduces the best interior renovations for increasing home value. The Kitchen Without a doubt, the biggest value increaser is the kitchen. One of the many kitchen upgrades that will increase your…

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Most Important Areas of Your Home to Insulate

Most Important Areas of Your Home to Insulate

Insulating your home can help improve its energy efficiency and comfort while also greatly decreasing your energy bill. Insulating your home provides a barrier between the inside and outside of your home to reduce heat loss or heat gain. If your home is under-insulated, air can seep into or out of your home, causing it to be…

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Winter Gardening Tips from Purdue Extension

Those Bulbs and Pull the Blanket Over Your Garden Fewer daylight hours; gray, rainy days and colder temperatures are reminders that winter is just a few quick weeks away. Use any days of sunshine to plant bulbs and put the garden to bed using this tips from Purdue Extension Porter County. Wrap Your Trees: Smooth…

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Moisture-Induced Diseases Infect Tomatoes, Blue Spruce

Spots on tomato leaves may be a sign that recent rains are doing more harm than good in your garden. According to Purdue Extension – Porter County, adequate moisture is necessary but with too much rain, and temperatures and humidity in the high 90s, homeowners have concerns about blight on tomatoes and their Colorado blue…

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Protecting Your Garden from Cold Weather

Northwest Indiana has experienced an unusually cold Spring. Although Spring is here and gardeners everywhere are itching to get their vegetables planted and ensure their existing perennials bloom, but before you get ahead of yourself, make sure you are aware of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones and frost dates. USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: It’s essential to…

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LaPorte County’s Garden Show

     La Porte County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Show will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Fun and informative day for the WHOLE family, to be held at Michigan City High School from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. CDT.      Susan Martin will be the Keynote Speaker with other adult sessions and programs for…

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Spring Lawn and Garden Tips!

by Blain’s Farm and Fleet When winter has dragged on, it can be hard to wait to plant your garden. But if you try digging in your garden too early, you may end up doing more damage than good. Luckily, Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help with a list of ideas to keep…

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16th Annual Gardening Show – Porter County Expo Center

     Valparaiso, IN. Jan. 25th, 2020 – The 16th Annual Gardening Show sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension and its Porter County Master Gardeners will be held Saturday, Jan. 25th, 2020 at the newly renovated Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso, IN, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST (Chicago time).   …

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Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

       Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction invites residents from Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties and beyond to connect with the environment through exhibits, entertainment, reuse and activities featured at the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18th 2020.      The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2…

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