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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
"Just as all of us are experiencing the last of the summer doldrums, our vegetable gardeners are gearing up for wonderful fall and winter veggies. Just think of luscious creamed cauliflower for that Thanksgiving… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 29, 2013 by Lynn Caison Johnson Quality of Life Parks & Recreation Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Those of you who garden may be familiar with rain barrels. They’re especially popular in urban landscapes and areas which experience long, dry seasons punctuated by heavy rainfall. According… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 11, 2013 by Lynn Caison Johnson Going Green
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Alissa Spears, Real Estate Pro in 78382
It sure is! Even though the colors can be somewhat muted compared to Spring and Summer vibrancy, there is a way to have an "eye catching" garden during the cooler months. Consider these flowers when you're… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 5, 2012 by Alissa Spears Home Selling Going Green Design & Decor
Alissa Spears, Real Estate Pro in 78382
I just put my sweet red nectar out for the little Hummingbirds that will be Buzzing by anytime now. We have already had a few customers! Here's the recipe for the feeders and a few photos of the busy… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 28, 2012 by Alissa Spears Going Green
Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Framing a View Framing a view is a technique, shown at far left, that uses man-made structures or natural objects to focus your eye on a scene or object in the distance. In a small area, you can employ… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 21, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson General Area Curb Appeal Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
The Language of Design Confused by terms like "focal point" and "axis"? Here's a brief primer that will help you and professional landscapers speak the same language. UnityWhen all of a garden's… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 21, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson General Area Curb Appeal Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
The natural landscape surrounding some houses is so spectacular or unique that it makes sense to capture in it the garden. This is called the naturalistic style. Such a garden reflects the authentic… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 21, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson General Area Curb Appeal Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
The cottage garden style is all about individuality. Basically, the only rule is to have lots of color. Blooming annuals, perennials, shrubs, and vines party together like revelers at Mardi Gras. Seedling… Read more
Blogged Tue Feb 21, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson General Area Curb Appeal Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
“Refrigerators cool faster and work more efficiently when the condenser coils can breathe,” explains Doug Rogers, president of the Mr. Appliance repair chain. Dirty and congested coils lead… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 11, 2012 by Lynn Caison Johnson Quality of Life Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Borrow the Breeze Throw the switch on your very own wind turbine and you’ll get a 50% to 90% reduction on your electrical energy bills. The price of all this efficiency is about $40,000 for a… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 13, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Quality of Life Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Do Your Part: Don’t Get Trashy This Season [1](MCT)—That classic line from the Grinch about Christmas always tugs at my heart this time of year. It’s when he realizes the true meaning… Read more
Blogged Fri Dec 9, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Quality of Life Going Green In My Neighborhood
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Cereal BoxesA creative project for school-aged kids is to turn a cereal box into an organizer for school papers. Any tall rectangular paperboard box will do. You simply cut off the top and decorate the… Read more
Blogged Thu Nov 10, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Face it, gardens can be overwhelming. What do I grow? Where do I put it? What plants look good together? What if I screw up and nothing grows? But, says Tessa Evelegh, gardening is therapeutic, and too… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 20, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Quality of Life Curb Appeal Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Welcome guests before they even reach the front door with a basket full of seasonal blooms. It’s an easy (and pretty) alternative to the standard wreath. Tip: To save time and show off your green… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 1, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Remodel & Renovate Going Green Design & Decor
Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Households all across the nation use an arsenal of cleaning products to keep their homes in good working order.   With the prevalence of food-borne illness on the rise, such as E. coli and Salmonella,… Read more
Blogged Tue May 24, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
We’re all looking for ways to cut down on our bills. Grocery shopping is a necessity, but there are ways to lower your costs each week while also lowering your eco-footprint. Here are my top five… Read more
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
The sun is shining a bit brighter, the days are getting longer and after a long snowy winter, many people are eager to work in their yards. To help guide you, we talked with Sandra Goeddeke-Richards, the… Read more
Blogged Mon May 16, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Quality of Life Curb Appeal Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Summer heat is a mastermind at emptying our wallets. In today's economy, many families cannot afford large rises in their monthly bills. How can you keep energy costs low this Summer? Implement these… Read more
Blogged Thu May 12, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Quality of Life Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
The Federal Housing Administration has signed up 18 lenders to participate in a pilot program that offers homeowners "PowerSaver" loans of up to $25,000 to make their homes more energy efficient. About… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 27, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Quality of Life Home Buying Going Green
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Lynn Caison…, Real Estate Pro in Rockport, TX
Given the pressing environmental challenges facing the world, one day just doesn’t seem like enough to celebrate the earth and make long-term environmental changes. Why not use this month as inspiration… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 26, 2011 by Lynn Caison Johnson Quality of Life Going Green In My Neighborhood
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