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How to Safely Move your Plants to your New Home

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder of NorthStar Moving
Posted by Matthew Hillier on February 05, 2020 in  Buying a Home  Healthy Living  Home & Garden  Home Decor  New Homeowner
Moving can be stressful for all living beings. When it comes to change, plants are especially vulnerable. However, with a little love and some planning you can protect your plants and help them adjust to their new environment.  Whether you are worried about your small succulent collection or you are a certified plant parent, be assured these tips from Tim Moore, lead editor of Backyard Boss, will help keep your plants safe and secure throughout the moving process. Spoiler alert! Before you get our ha... read more
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Earth Day Fun Facts

Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 22, 2019 in  Healthy Living  Sustainability
It's a day to celebrate the most famous mother of all — Mother Earth! Today (April 22) marks the 43rd Earth Day, with more than 1 billion people in 192 countries expected to participate in activities this year.Here are some fun facts about this important day and how it has influenced all of us: 1. It Is the Largest Secular Holiday in the World It is the largest secular holiday in the world. The Earth Day Network works with over 20,000 partner organizations in 192 countries to coordinate events for this d... read more
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Earth Day Events Around Southeast Michigan

Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 22, 2019 in  Healthy Living  Sustainability
Planet Earth gives us food, water, shelter and all of the things necessary to keep us going. Every year on Earth Day, April 22, we get to celebrate our beautiful blue orb by showing how much we care about it by cleaning her up and enjoying other Earth Day events. Looking for ways to get your kids tuned into learning about our environment and appreciating nature in 2019? From volunteer clean-ups to craft days and festivals, metro Detroit is chock-full of fun Earth Day activities for all ages to enjoy. Gear up,... read more
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6 Steps for Designing Your Garden

Posted by Matthew Hillier on April 03, 2019 in  For Your Home  Healthy Living  Spring
Spring is coming, which means it is almost prime time for gardening. Whether you are a novice gardener or an old pro, there are a few critical actions to take when you set out to design a garden. Read on for six steps for designing your garden–and get started stat! Step 1: Location, Location, Location Like so many things in life, with gardens, location is everything. Determine where you want your garden to be. There are a few important considerations to keep in mind. If you want a landscaped garden around yo... read more
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Winter Health & Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Posted by Matthew Hillier on December 19, 2018 in  Dogs  Healthy Living  Winter
We take particular precautions when the weather turns cold and the days grow short. We wear coats, boots, mittens, and bring additional layers with us if we think the weather will become even colder. We do the same for our children when they head off to school as well. After all, no one wants their child to be freezing cold on the playground, right? Many dog owners live with the misconception that because their pets have a coat of fur, they can tolerate the cold better than us humans. This isn’t necessarily t... read more
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