Maintain a Happy Home

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Design a Dining Room for Dual Purposes

Dining rooms are often not used only for dining, but for doing homework, reading the paper, sorting and paying bills, crafts, or any other task where a table is desired. Keep your dining room functional for dining as well as these activities with a few simple ideas.

  • Incorporate a small dresser or hutch into the room. Use one or two drawers for table cloths and napkins, the others for things like pens, pencils, and scissors that might be used frequently at the table.
  • If you have the space, built in bench seating is a great storage solution.
  • If you read the paper at the table, keep a decorative recycling basket nearby to avoid stacks of paper on the floor.
  • If the dining room doubles as a
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Autumn is the most beneficial time to fertilize your lawn

Grass roots begin storing the nutrients it will need to get through the winter and come up strong the next year. For best results, fertilize once in early fall and once more about 6 to 8 weeks later, around Thanksgiving. Your lawn will look great in the spring, and will be better able to resist weeds and summer stresses.

Fall can also be your most successful seeding time. In fact, over-seeding with grass seed and fertilizer in the fall can make your lawn up to 49% thicker next spring.


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Bookshelves Belong in an Organized Home


Bookshelves are for more than just books, and using them to their fullest potential will help your home get and stay organized. They come in all sizes and styles and can be used in almost any room type for the following items.

  • Board games, puzzles, and DVDs
  • Photo albums and favorite pictures
  • Small potted plants or containers with pet items like leashes and toys
  • Catchall containers for items such as vehicle keys or cell phone accessories
  • Baskets with phone books, address books, or pens and notepads
  • Decorative containers with household items such as remotes and flashlight

Even if your home is short on closet and cabinet space you can stay organized by using bookshelves as sturdy,

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Fertilize Late Summer and Early Fall

Late summer and early fall are the best times to fertilize shrubs and trees. At this point in the year, woody plants make the most efficient use of the fertilizer’s nutrients, which are absorbed when the roots are actively growing and shoot growth has ceased. Research has shown that early-spring growth depends almost exclusively on nutrients that were absorbed and stored the previous year.

Tip Provided by: Garden Art Design by S & L, LLC


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