Category: Going Green

Five Tips for Maintaining Your Summer Garden

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Vegetables

Maintaining your garden in the high heat of these summer months can be a challenge, but hang in there – we have got some tips to help you continue enjoying the fruits of your hard work! The Watering Myth We have all been told that watering in the heat of the day is a bad idea because overhead watering has led people to believe that they will burn the leaves…

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10 Cool Tips for Protecting Your Knoxville HVAC Unit

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Poor maintenance of your HVAC system can lead to many hassles for a homeowner. A dirty air filter can affect your family’s respiratory health, circulate mold spores inside your home, affect your thermostat, burn out (technically “freeze up”) your AC unit, which can result in extremely costly repairs. The most technical system to operate in a house is the heat and air system, which is why maintenance such as having…

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Spring Into Vegetables

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Vegetables

This winter I have been guilty of eating heavy foods, more beef and some pork.  I noticed  my belt was a little tighter and so was my shirt collar. I also noticed I was more sluggish and my energy level had dropped.  Conversely, last spring, summer and fall, I was eating mainly plant proteins(nuts, beans) and whey protein for breakfast and dinner; Every day for lunch, I was eating home…

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Fuel Saving Tips

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photo credit: swanksalot You’re driving down I-40 on your way home from work. Traffic is bumper to bumper due to the current Interstate construction taking place in Knoxville, Tennessee. Your $50-$60 fill up of gas is continuing to burn with your car barely even moving. We have all been in this situation before, what can we do about it? Click Here to read about certain fuel saving tips that can…

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Going Green

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It should be easy! It is at home……I have curbside recycling for about $3 a month (now tell me again why I am paying them to pick up something they are going to sell?) and toss my aluminum, tin, plastic, glass and newspaper in a tub and drag it to the street once every two weeks. Egg shells, tea bags and coffee grounds go in the compost heap and once…

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