Let’s say you have a nice Juniper bush in your front yard that you have faithfully trimmed a number of times each year to keep its shape, but now you are considering a change. If you don’t want to dig it out and put in something new, just change the shape of the one you have!
Every year the EPA recognizes WaterSense® partners who are dedicated to increasing the awareness of water-efficient products, practices and services. And this year, The Home Depot is the proud recipient of the 2011 WaterSense® Retail Partner of the Year award.
The Home Depot was the first major retailer to sell only WaterSense® labeled bathroom sink faucets and now more than two-thirds of all bathroom fixtures stocked carry the label – including toilets and showerheads. Conserving water is a major initiative for us and we are committed to continuing to make water-saving products attractive, affordable and convenient without sacrificing quality or value.
Last year alone, The Home Depot helped save customers 27 million gallons of water and $174 million on water utility bills with our complete line of WaterSense® labeled products through our Eco Options brand. “We believe that success breeds success and that winning the 2011 EPA WaterSense® Retail Partner of the Year award will motivate us to do even more in promoting water efficiency,” said Ron Jarvis, vice president of Environmental. “We will continue to increase our assortment of WaterSense® rated products in 2012 and beyond.”
Staring at the bewildering array of light bulb options on the shelves today can make you wonder just how many science degrees you need to replace a bulb in the bathroom. Since when did this become so difficult? First it was incandescent bulbs, now those spiral CFL things?
While the technology and new terminology may seem a bit alien now – trust me when I tell you – it’s not rocket science. Armed with just a few basic facts about the CFL bulbs, you will not only be able to choose the perfect bulb for your lighting needs, but also find savings for every socket in your home.
Fall has arrived and winter will soon follow. Cooler days mean more time spent indoors, making fall the perfect time to complete projects around the house. Since the holidays are right around the corner, it’s even more important to complete some of the do-it-yourself projects on your list. Just make sure a lighting update is included.
Changing indoor lighting fixtures is an inexpensive way to update to your décor. You can do a lot with lighting – create ambience, illuminate a piece of art or even transform a room. The ideas are limitless! The only question is what’s your lighting style? Answer that, and you’ll be on your way to a fabulous redesign inspired by a simple lighting upgrade.
This time of year outdoor projects seem to multiply. There’s the last pressure washing session to clean up after summer and get ready for winter, cleaning off the deck and storing the lawn furniture, and fertilizing the lawn (if the grass type allows). It’s also time to close up the pool and spray down the weeds. And last but not least, let’s not forget all those gas-powered outdoor projects: blowing, sawing, trimming, cutting, edging, lopping and pruning!
Many of us store these necessary chemicals and supplies in the garage or outdoor shed. All of these products are excellent in their own right, but frankly they do not play well together. Things can quickly get hazardous, poisonous or even deadly. Be sure to thoroughly read the labels on the back of the package. Product Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available online for more detailed information.
Fescue grass is a hardy variety and very popular among homeowners for creating a lush, green lawn. Fescue is a grass that tolerates some shade and stays green all year. Since it is a non-spreading grass, Fescue needs to be overseeded in the fall to thicken and fill in. Here’s what to do when planting Fescue grass.
Prepare the yard before seeding by aerating the soil. Aeration is the process of piercing the soil surface to allow air and water to penetrate deeper into the soil. This will result in better moisture retention and the development of deeper roots. Since powered aerators are specialized and relatively expensive, it may be best to rent one from your local Home Depot Tool Rental Center.
Many people along the East Coast are still trying to rebuild and recover from the widespread flood and wind damage caused by Hurricane Irene. But, there is some relief for certain New York and North Carolina residents. These states are offering appliance rebate and replacement programs* for residents who suffered storm-related property damage.
If you are a resident of a storm-affected area of New York or North Carolina contact your local legislature for program details as certain state-specific restrictions apply:
The new bulb collection is available online and in select stores. The collection offers a Cut Flowers category with bulbs best suited to create indoor arrangements, as well as outdoor arrangements including Border, Deer-Resistant and Fragrant bulb categories.
When planting bulbs in the fall for a stunning spring display, it’s important to consider the following questions: