Three Flowers That Actually Flourish in Direct Sun

Gardens are gaining popularity this year and many are learning just how hard it can be to care for plants. Some flowers need partial sunlight, some need no sunlight, some need lots of water and some need little water. It can be tough to keep it all straight to keep your garden thriving (which, by the way, helps curb appeal). According to Southern Living, there are several plants that actually flourish with “full sun.” Some of them do best in the summer sun while others need cooler fall sunlight. We’re breaking it down with three of our favorites below.

Coneflowers

Coneflowers are a great flower to plant in the south because they love heat — and humidity! An added bonus of these unique flowers is…

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5 Ways to Get Your Electricity Bill Down This Summer

It is hot out there and temperatures aren’t dropping anytime soon. With summer bringing higher temps, it’s also bringing higher electric bills. Here are some ways that you can lower your electricity bill through these hot months. 

Blackout Curtains

You can make sure your air conditioner isn’t working quite as hard with just this one fix. Get some blackout curtains or darkening blinds. This will keep the sunlight out and keep your rooms cooler during the hottest part of the day.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

If you can program your thermostat for hours you know you won’t be home, you can adjust your home’s temperature accordingly. This will save you lots of money. There are also smart…

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Tips for Keeping Your House Clean with Pets

“We may have pets but when it comes to unconditional love, they are the masters,” Donald L Hicks says. If you believe that statement, you probably have a four-legged friend at home. While having dogs, cats or any other pet is rewarding, it can also make life (and your home) a little messier. We’ve got some tips to help you keep your casa clean even with a fur friend.

Get a Pet Placemat

Put your pet’s food bowls on their own placemat. This will keep your floor clean from water and kibble. If you have multiple, you can switch them out for their weekly deep cleaning. There are a variety of options but this Amazon placemat is less than $10 — and it’s waterproof.

Keep Your Pet Properly Groomed

If you…

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