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Free Information Sessions about Master Gardening

Provided by Prince William County ​Master Gardeners may be volunteers, but they are pros when it comes to just about all things gardening. They know about insects, plants, plant diseases, soils, pest and nutrient management, pesticide safety, vegetables, weeds and wildlife, and they can help people get greener, healthier lawns. And they are looking for other people who may be …

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Now is the Time for a Late Summer Tree Check

Provided by Prince William County Pests like Spotted Lanternflies and Hemlock Woolly Adelgids might be sucking the life out of the trees in your yard, literally. “Trees help us in so many ways, such as sustaining other plants and animals, providing storm water and energy benefits and giving us beauty,” said Valerie Huelsman with Prince William County’s Mosquito and Forest …

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Make Your Home Sparkle Before You List

Home & Hearth Aug 2018

By Marcia Goodman When you list your home, your goal is to have it on the market for as little time as possible and to get the highest sale price you can. The best way to do this is to have it in tip-top shape before you list and before every showing. But just where do you begin? Here are three tips to get you started. 1. Declutter every room. It’s not …

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Organic Prevention and Management of Powdery Mildew on Plants

By Melinda Myers Spots and patches of a white or gray talcum powder-like substance on your plants mean powdery mildew has infected them. This is one of the most widespread fungal diseases, and it attacks a wide range of plants. You can reduce the risk of this disease with proper plant selection, maintenance and, if needed, organic intervention. Powdery mildew is most common during hot dry weather. Wet foliage …

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All About Green Homes: Saving you Money While Saving the Earth

Plant inside a light bulb use for going green home article

By Marcia Goodman When it comes to real estate value, having a green home is not only good for the environment, it can be good for your wallet. But we’re not talking about painting your house — we’re talking about helping the planet! More and more buyers are looking for sustainable building features that improve energy efficiency and decrease environmental …

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Straight Outta Facebook: Pick Your Favorite #PWLiving Pet Pic

Dolly and Sallie Rescue Pups for Pick a Pet Pic Contest

UPDATE: Voting has now ended, and we have a winner….Moxie! Moxie’s family will receive one hour of free cleaning by Molly Maid WFC. Congratulations to Moxie and to all the cute pets who made an appearance on our Facebook page. Stay tuned for more on this pet pic event and other #PWLiving Facebook fun. We’ve got lots of  ideas circulating, …

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The L&L Design Team Wins Three National Awards

Interior designer Maria Loveless, the owner of The L&L Design Team, a Decorating Den Interiors franchise, was recently recognized by Decorating Den with three awards at the company’s national conference. Decorating Den Interiors is North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company. The L&L Design Team earned Decorating Den’s Director’s Award and Inaugural Award as well as an …

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Simple Ways to Spruce Up the Look of Your Home’s Exterior

By Dave Funk If you’re anything like me, you enjoy finding small ways of doing things that achieve big results. When it comes to the outside of your home, subtle differences can go a long way. Let me share with you a few simple ideas that we have used to help people spruce up the look of their homes: Paint the shutters. For the …

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Back to College with IKEA

Provided by IKEA It may seem odd to think of “Back to College” in May, graduation season. But IKEA is ready with new products for the next school year, which will be here before you know it! A new school year means new opportunities for college students to show off their style. IKEA is making it easier than ever to …

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House Doctors of Manassas Earns 2018 Best of HomeAdvisor Award

House Doctors of Manassas has been named a recipient of the 2018 Best of HomeAdvisor Award. This award honors top-notch professionals who provide extraordinary quality, service and value in the home improvement and maintenance industries. “We’ve won a Best of HomeAdvisor Award every year since we opened in 2015. We are proud of these awards because providing each and every …

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