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Space It Up!

Space It Up! highlights a different topic each month related to home improvement for both owners and/or renters in relation to mountain living. This can include home improvement projects, lawn/garden care, storage, home aesthetics, etc.

Under Attack

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It’s that time of year again — summer heat starts to fade away and the yellow jackets come out to play … dirty. Why do they get so aggressive? The answer is pretty simple.

Keep Growing Veggies in Winter

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These miniature aeroponic gardens use as little as 2 percent of the water a traditional garden would. Plants are grown in an upright circular tube with openings for each plant, and a central nutrient system where all the plants are watered and fed at once.

What Makes a Great Gathering Space?

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Home is a place for connection, rejuvenation, and inspiration. When thinking about making indoor and outdoor spaces for people to gather, what energy do you want to create? What is the ideal take away for them to feel as they exit a room? Randy Ronzone, owner of Truckee Home Consignment, brings us the latest in Tahoe/Truckee home and outdoor design ideas for welcoming group chill zones.

Getting Dirty in Quarantine

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When a coronavirus-sized wrench is thrown into your foreseeable plans, it can be a great opportunity to break from your status quo and exercise your green thumb. So grab some seeds, tools, and soil, and get dirty.

How Much Wood Can a Woodpecker Peck?

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Birds pecking at your door this spring? Getting rid of them isn’t easy, but a slingshot might help.

Power Up With mPower

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Launched in 2010, mPower’s goals are to lower energy bills, increase energy and water efficiency, reduce reliance on foreign fuels, stimulate the local economy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Falling into Winter

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Work these home care tips into your to-do list as you relish the warm summer days, and you’ll experience a seamless, unhurried transition into fall.

Three Houseplants Perfect for the Sierra Nevada

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Our new column Space It Up! is here to provide you tips and tricks for your home and garden. Its authors and topics will bring you fresh info for Sierra home care.

Slow an’ Easy

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The keys to safely driving in snow country? Slow down and be prepared.

Tip of the Iceberg

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What are some easy ways to combat climate change in our daily lives? Here are four small bits of information and useful tips to help you make a huge difference.

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