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Did you know April is National Lawn and Garden Month? We already shared with you How to Prepare Your Garden for Summer, so today I’d like to share some lawn care tips, so yours is the greenest yard on the block!

  1. 1.       Treat weeds-Getting rid of weeds right when they pop up is important. Things like dandelions and clover pop up quickly and spread easily. Spring and fall are typically the best times to get rid of them. It’s also important to prevent them and you can do so with weed prevents early in the season.
  2. 2.       Fertilize- Fertilizer is essentially food for your yard, so it’s important for healthy growth! Most lawn experts will recommend fertilizing at least twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. 
  3. 3.       Water-
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Moving into a new Omaha home is a lot of stress, excitement, and work, all of which make it easy to forget the most important thing about your new home- it’s safety. Knowing your home is safe makes it easier for you and your family to relax and enjoy your new surroundings. Here are 5 tips to keep your family and your new home safe:

  1. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors: Make sure these are properly installed on every floor of the house and cover all sleeping areas. Test the alarms and detectors monthly, and replace the batteries annually, unless they start chirping sooner.
  2. Burglarproofing: Change all locks upon moving into a new house. The previous owners may have surrendered their key copies, but you never know who else they might have
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Last week we told you about Smart Home Technology: Changing the Way we Live. Different security devices such as the Canary and the Piper make our home safer, home automation controllers such as the Amazon Echo and the Nest Thermostat make our lives more convenient, and Bluetooth speakers like the JBL Charge and the Bose Soundlink make our lives more fun…but what sort of smart home technology, if any, can increase your home’s value?

The Nest, the smart thermostat listed in our previous post, provides an energy efficient alternative to the outdated thermostats that are in most homes, so it will add value to your home. The Nest learns your daily routines and intuitively fluctuates the temperature in your home based on whether anyone is present. There

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New technology is constantly changing the way people live their day to day lives, and emerging smart home technology is no exception. Advanced home security systems are making our lives safer, home automation controllers are making our lives more convenient, and Bluetooth sound systems are making our lives more fun.

Away from home on a family vacation and want peace of mind that your home is safe? Or are you at the office and want to know what your kids are up to at home? Cutting edge technology now allows you to keep any eye on your home while you’re away and can send updates directly to your phone if anything is amiss. Your home is an expensive investment, and cutting edge home security systems give you peace of mind that your home and your family

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