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CO Yards 2019 | Home & Hood

In Boulder County, it seems that front-porch-sittin’ is an Olympic sport, so why not step your lawn’s game up with a couple of trends that can benefit both your bank account and the environment? Whether you’re looking for a lawn environment that decreases your carbon foot-print, such as composite decks, a yard garden that doesn’t waste time, money and water, such as Xeriscape...

Paint Picks & Trim Colors | Home & Hood

As you approach your house from your morning walk, your eyes are drawn to your home’s exterior. The paint on your siding looks drab and seems to exhibit a persona of sadness. Bits of the trim are peeling off, and you are revolted by the mere sight. You can't even remember the last time it got fresh paint. Was it that color when you moved in? As these questions swirl around in your mind, one...

Sustainable Gardening | Home & Hood

For the Sake of Food, Flowers, and Feeling Good. Gardening in Colorado comes with its own challenges and rewards. Have you heard? Gardening like our grandparents did is on trend again (minus the mass use of DDT). Choosing to grow an old-fashioned sustainable garden can mean focusing on any number of things: growing your own clean food, creating habitats and food sources for urban wildlife...

The True Cost of Staying Cool | Home & Hood

When things heat up in the summer, many Coloradans turn on the A/C, plug in the swamp coolers, and run their fans. As summer peaks and the temperatures remain high, many locals seeks the comfort of a well cooled indoor space. Especially at the end of the day when folks are looking to relax and kick back after a long day at work, the sound of condensers fill the air. Nothing feels better than a...

Yard Products | Home & Hood

The world is wide open and ready for you to make your yard your own with these fun, quirky, unique and home glow up yard and garden products. Jump online, or jump in line at your nearest outdoor, garden, or home retailer to change the vibe, up the cool, and turn up the transformation of your outdoor living spaces. Sources: McGuckin Hardware and Nick's Garden Center & Farm...

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The Changing Neighborhoods | Home & Hood

Introduction by Johnathen De La Vaca What are neighborhoods? Beyond places of comfort, spaces of familiarity, there are the small patches of planet Earth where we build our lives, grow our families, and plan for our futures. These neighborhoods are where we have our homes (if we're lucky enough to be housed), and where we rest our heads will always be one of the most special of places: that is...

Activists Among Us: [A Few of] The People Making BOCO the Best it Can Be

It's all fun and games 'till they put up a toxic well in your backyard, or the new American Gestapo kidnaps a neighbor. These activists are fighting for the BOCO we all want and deserve. Malala Yousafzai once said, "I raise up my voice not to that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard." In this we find the spirit of activism. We may think we are fighting for ourselves, and...
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