Earth Day 2016: Tips for an Efficient and Healthy Home

Earth Day 2016 is all about healthier and smarter homes and chemical-free gardens. Check out these tips for ways to save energy, water and money; to maintain good indoor air quality; and to keep your yard healthy for family and pets this spring.    
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The Home Depot

Home Depot Wins Three EPA Program Awards

The Home Depot has been honored with three United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program awards. The EPA is an agency of the U.S. federal government created to protect human health and the environment. As a result of our stores’ commitment to selling and educating our customers on the energy- and water-conserving products available in …
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Tomato Garden

Organic Gardening

USING INSECTS TO TEND YOUR GARDEN IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK By Annie Joseph, Gardener & Nursery Professional  Due to popular demand, we are sharing this blog again! Keep reading to learn how easy it is to attract beneficial insects to help care for your garden instead of using chemicals. A healthy garden is home to many …
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Water Conservation in the shower

WaterSense Label Leads to Water, Energy and Cost Savings

The average American uses 100 gallons of water a day at home, and while those gallons add up, so do the dollars. A typical U.S. household spends $1,100 per year on water, but it can save $350 annually simply by installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances. What’s more, reducing water use doesn’t just pad your wallet …
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Flowers for clean air

Getting Smart About Outdoor Water Use

It actually seems a bit unfair. Just when our yards and gardens reach full bloom, summer’s hot, dry weather comes along and makes it challenging to keep everything lush and beautiful. For areas of the country experiencing drought conditions and watering restrictions, it’s an even bigger challenge. Outdoor water use is at its peak, making …
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Water Conservation in outdoor watering

Beneficial Insects and Your Garden

Contributed by Gardener & Nursery Professional, Annie Joseph A healthy garden is home to many different plants and flowers, along with birds and diverse insect populations. We all know that occasionally there are pest insects in our gardens, but may not be aware that there are many beneficial insects, or “good bugs”, that keep the …
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Carbon Emissions

Who Left the Lights On?! The Brilliance of Occupancy Sensors

Saving energy continues to be a hot topic for many Americans. And one of our favorite energy-saving products is an occupancy sensor, or a “smart” light switch from Lutron called the Maestro® occupancy sensor switch. This switch automates the lights in your home – it automatically turns lights on when you enter a room, leaves them …
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Carbon Emissions

Insulation: Where, How and Why

Adding insulation to your home is easier than you think. Here is some advice on how and where to insulate to stay warm this winter and to save big on your energy bills.
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