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|FALL TIME PREPARATION
the faucet before the first big freeze. Forgetting to do this may lead to frozen and
cracked pipes, and nobody wants to deal with that.
your trees and bushes. Trimming these before winter can minimize any damage to
your home that may come from frozen or snow-heavy branches from scraping or
falling onto your home.
for your annual furnace check-up. Regular check-ups are key to maintaining a
reliable heating system for your home and your family.
attic fan. Now is a great time to insulate your whole-house fan to minimize the
amount of heat you lose this winter, keeping your heating costs down. And if you
have a fireplace but don’t use it on a regular basis, you might also consider
winterizing it as well.
collecting in your guttering to drain completely. If you don’t, any water left in your
gutters can freeze and thaw several times over the winter months, increasing your
chances for unnecessary gutter damage.
|REMEMBER TO WASH IT ONLY IF IT’S DIRTY. JUST BECAUSE YOU
WORE IT DOESN’T MAKE IT DIRTY.
If you work in an office or wear dressy clothes for church/special event odds are you’re not
being all sweaty and getting dirty. When you get home simply hang it up so it can air out.
AVOID CLOTHES THAT NEED DRY CLEANED.
Dry cleaning uses chemicals that are (not to be redundant) known
carcinogens. If you can’t find an eco-friendly dry cleaner be sure to
leave the plastic bag with them and hang your clothes so they can off gas
outside. It’ll help to keep some of the toxins out of your home.
|11 Garden Plants to Help Keep Bugs Away!
The scent of a marigold will deter plant lice, mosquitoes, and even rabbits. Plant these in flower
beds near your front or back doors, or even in your vegetable garden to keep rabbits and
mosquitoes from harming your plants.
This might be the best plant to deter bugs. Ants, Japanese beetles, roaches, bed bugs, spider
mites, silverfish, and ticks will stay away if you have some of these around. Some bug
repellents use an ingredient in this flower because of how effective it is. These flowers deter:
Mint plants can repel spiders, ants, and mosquitoes. But be careful when you plant mint because these
plants spread rapidly!
Repel mosquitoes and houseflies with this wonderful herb. Maybe even put some plants by your
backdoor to discourage them from getting inside, and have easy access to basil when you want
to cook with it.
Everyone knows this is an ingredient in mosquito repellents, but a lot of people don’t know it’s a
grass. Plant this grass in gardens, or have it in planters near your doors to keep mosquitoes
and flying insects from getting inside when you open the door.
Gnats and mosquitoes hate a smell that so many people love. Plant it near windows and doors
so the scent wafts into your home.
Japanese beetles and carrot rust flies won’t want to stick around your property if you have
Add color to your yard while repelling asparagus beetles, leafhoppers, various kinds of aphids,
tomato worms, and a variety of other pests.
This plant will repel flies, and if you have a roach problem you can use these to deter roaches in
Known for its health benefits and seasoning, garlic plants deter Japanese beetles, root
maggots, carrot root flies, codling moths, and can be planted near roses to repel aphids from
eating your flowers.
Rosemary will protect your vegetable plants by repelling a wide variety of bugs that will want to
feed on the plants you’re growing and plan to eat. Keep them back with rosemary.