The 8 Major Metro Areas That Are Most Fired Up About Burning Coal to Keep Warm

John Egan On chilly days, most Americans heat their homes by turning up the thermostat for a furnace powered by natural gas or electricity. Even today, though, some folks fire up coal-burning stoves to supply warmth. Among the country’s 50 biggest metro areas, nowhere is dependent on coal or coke (a coal byproduct) for heating […]

How to Create a Backyard Japanese Zen Garden

Today’s hectic society has people looking for ways to simplify their daily lives. Some try to achieve this simplicity by downsizing their homes, cars, and lifestyles. For those that love to garden, be outdoors, or just enjoy a relaxing view while looking out the kitchen window,  consider creating a Japanese inspired Garden in your very […]

The Definitive Guide: St. Augustine Grass

An Overview St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum), also known as ‘Carpetgrass’, is native to the Gulf of Mexico coast lines, the West Indies and Western Africa. Records from long ago have reported the presence of St. Augustine grass as a seashore pioneer along the Atlantic coasts of Africa and the Americas. Prior to 1800, the […]

Lawn Care: The Definitive Guide to Bermuda Grass

An Overview Bermudagrass (Cynodon sactylon) is native to tropical and subtropical countries worldwide. Spanish explorers brought Bermuda grass to the Americas in the 1500’s from the coast of Africa. Exactly when it arrived in mainland America is unclear, but documents from 1807 show that it was already being established as one of the primary grasses […]

30 Pictures That Truly Show Why Dallas is Awesome

Everyone is moving to Dallas, TX, or so it seems. The city averages 300 more people every single day; that’s a huge growth spurt! It’s easy to understand why everyone wants to live here with the year-round great weather, a booming cultural scene, and a rocking economy. Dallas, TX has the 5th best city economy […]

Why Everyone Wants to Live in Orlando, FL in 30 Pictures

When you think of Orlando, visions of Disney probably dance in your head, but Orlando is more than just Disney World. People from all over the world visit this area of Florida, but most don’t realize Orlando is also one of the best places to live in the United States. Making the move to Orlando […]