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Driving around during the spring means you’ll spot lots of gorgeous and colorful flowers that create beautiful curb appeal for homes. Don’t let living in an apartment discourage you if you’re feeling inspired to plant your own flowers. Grow an indoor garden using mason jars or use hanging pots to show off your pretty flowers on your porch. Another idea is to use a window box to add character to your apartment. Get started with these pointers and tips.

Everyone’s got an opinion on “Real vs. Fake” debate. Many people love the scent of pine from a real tree. Others can’t stand stepping on pine needles for the next few months. When it comes to real vs. fake, which one is more eco-friendly? Is it the fake tree that can be reused for years, or is it the naturally grown tree?

If you’re like us, you’re enjoying planting flowers and putting away your heavy sweaters as winter gives way to spring. The warmer weather is always welcome – until it gets too hot, that is. Summer’s not far off, and with it will come soaring temperatures that can leave you uncomfortable in your apartment. You can’t stop the weather, but you can prepare your home ahead of time so those sweltering days don’t bother you too much. Here’s how to ensure you’ll be cool as a cucumber when the heat hits.

Indoor herb gardens are a dime a dozen, but you’ll be the talk of the community if you have an indoor spice garden instead. They’re perfect for growing in the winter because they love heat, though you’ll need an artificial light source to provide plenty of fake sunlight. Just like herb gardens, they need to be watered and pruned regularly, but the rest is a snap when you know what to do.

It’s easier than you think to grow strawberries on your apartment porch because they love a container garden environment. Just grab these essential ingredients and you’ll be ready to start a strawberry patch at home.

Not only are the following five green cleaning products good for your health and your home’s cleanliness, but they also cost way less to keep on hand than commercial cleaners. Ready to start scrubbing? Read on to learn about the only five weapons you’ll need in your cleaning arsenal:

August falls firmly in the summer season, but believe it or not, it’s the time to plant if you want to harvest crisp vegetables this fall. If your apartment balcony gets enough sun, you can plant a container garden and grow your own food this fall, which saves you money in addition to brightening up your balcony. You’ll want to invest in large containers, each one at least 10 inches wide and 12 inches deep, so your vegetables will have enough room to thrive.

After the holidays, our decorations are taken down and the apartment seems to have gained square footage. It may seem a little empty, but there are a few ways to add life back into your space. One of those ways is to add houseplants. Whether you have a green thumb or are a beginner, houseplants are easy to take care of and make a great addition to your home. Also, did you know that houseplants can help to filter the air in your home? Here are a few of the best houseplants to get you started.

Between air conditioning and heating, our apartments can start to feel stuffy and stale. But adding some houseplants to your décor actually can help clean indoor air all year round, while improving the look of your home. Read on for the benefits of indoor plants and how to take advantage of them.