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August 2010
 
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Do It Yourself
Check Your Deck Once a Year
Part 1
| Part 2 – Above Your Deck
NOTE: Part 1 was published in our July 2009 issue.

How to maintain and enjoy your deck

Part 2
While wood decks are a beautiful and quality addition to a home, they require special care to maintain their beauty and glow. Wood decks can be strong and long lasting, but can also be extremely vulnerable to the elements and can become weak without proper care...
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Compact Fluorescent Bulb Do's and Don'ts

Expert Advice on Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Question:
Why should I change to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)? My electrician told me not to use them in my ceiling fixtures. Why? MORE >>

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Go Green

Cleaning Products that Work

Green Cleaning Products That Work

If you think of your home as a haven from pollution, we've got some bad news. Levels of pollutants in indoor air can be from two to more than 100 times higher than outdoors, according to the U.S. EPA. That indoor pollution is due in large part to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that evaporate, or "offgas," from home decorating and cleaning products... MORE >>

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Spotlight On

Carpenter Bee Control

Spotlight On Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are prevalent throughout the United States. Although there are different species, the most common is big and resembles a bumble bee. This bee is unique from most because it will bore into wood to make its home. They are a nuisance and can cause damage to any wood on your property... MORE >>

From the Archives

Pool Safety: Published July 2009
Pool Safety Tips

Some nice green grass
Some nice green grass

Letter from the Editor

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Do It Yourself
Check Your Deck
Once a Year

Part 1: Published in July 2009
Part 2: Above Your Deck

How to maintain and enjoy your deck

Ask the Expert
Compact Fluorescent Blub Do's and Don'ts

Expert Advice on Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Go Green
Cleaning Products that Work

Green Cleaning Products that Work

Spotlight On
Carpenter Bee Control

Spotlight On Carpenter Bees

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