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The trees are coming into leaf    Like something almost being said                  – Philip Larkin Submitted by Louisa May Three seasons out of four, planting trees is a good idea. Trees enhance the landscape by: offering splashes of color and welcome canopy screening unsightly areas, and muffling sounds. And if these are not reasons enough, trees can help lower…


Radishes Stop Aphids and Ants Don’t Like Spearmint – Natural Pest Control for Your Home and Garden Submitted by Louisa May Most people know that pesticides can be toxic, hurting people and pets, but did you know that certain plants repel insects and reroute scampering mice? Companion planting is a form of natural pest control. Insects and animals don’t like the…


submitted by Louisa May If you’re thinking about spring and summer projects, here are a few things to consider before you start wandering down the aisles looking at deck stains: I spoke with Rich Morrell in marketing at Cabot Stains, and he simplified the process somewhat, “Making the right choice with stain comes down to what’s most important to you,…


submitted by Louisa May Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has its headquarters this year in Biloxi, Mississippi. During a week long event, from May 11 through May 16, 2008, Habitat for Humanity‘s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project volunteers will build ten new houses in Biloxi, twenty more in nearby Pascagoula, and…


ARE YOU PLANNING TO INSTALL ON-SITE CHARGERS FOR YOUR TENANTS’ ELECTRIC VEHICLES? Given the widespread popularity of the new electric vehicles, tenants will undoubtedly be looking for ways to refuel at home. With all of the considerations that go into this decision, it certainly is time to review your options and devise a plan for…


Brad Pitt Builds Green (and Pink) In New Orleans Submitted by Louisa May Brad Pitt loves the energy of New Orleans, owns a home in the French Quarter, and is helping rebuild the city. In August 2005, the Lower Ninth Ward was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Global Green USA, an environmental organization, partnered with Brad…


Green Flooring Adds Value to Your Building, not Allergens Submitted by Louisa May You’ve probably heard it said that “the harder the surface the cleaner the floor.” It’s true that clean floors free of dust and pet hair are better for everyone, but for individuals with allergies or chemically sensitive immune systems, the most important…


Landlords: Are Your Tenants Washing Away Energy Savings? Choosing whether to provide common area laundry facilities for tenants or in-unit washers and dryers relies on a lot of factors – the number of tenants, availability of maintenance workers (to dredge socks out of the drain pipes of hungry washers), the layout of your space, and…


Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs Can Be Hazardous:Tips for Handling and Disposal Submitted by Louisa May President Bush signed an energy bill last month that will require phasing out of incandescent lightbulbs to begin by the year 2012. The old-fashioned incandescents are being replaced by compact, energy efficient fluorescent lightbulbs. We know these lightbulbs cost a little…


Easy Ways for Landlords to Save Money with Low-Cost Energy Conservation Upgrades Lower energy costs mean bigger profits. Whether your tenants pay their own bills, or you prorate the bill among tenants, lower utility bills attract tenants and increase occupancy rates. Providing energy efficient units does not have to be expensive.     The ENERGY…

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