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5 Pool Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

5 Pool Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know It's finally starting to warm up in Connecticut! If your home has a swimming pool, you're likely looking forward to the first swim of the season. There are a few things you must do to keep your swimming pool not only looking its best but also working its best. Here are five useful pool maintenance tips to help you save time and money this summer. Tip...

Creating a Stylish and Functional Backyard Space

Creating a Stylish and Functional Backyard Space If you find yourself reaching for a sweater in the morning and the AC in the afternoon, it's a sure sign that spring has arrived in Connecticut! With April showers giving way to vibrant May flowers, it's time to embrace the outdoors. If you dream of dining al fresco and soaking up the sun, this guide is for you. We're here to help you transform...

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What is Chaos Gardening and How Can I Use it to Transform My Yard This Spring?

What is Chaos Gardening and How Can I Use it to Transform My Yard This Spring? Say goodbye to perfectly planned and organized flower beds. Chaos gardening is the newest trend taking over TikTok and Pinterest. If you have yet to see this come across your For You Page, you may ask yourself: What is chaos gardening? Today, we're discussing the viral trend and how to create your own chaos garden. What is...

How Should I Ready My Garden for Spring?

You Ask, We Answer: How Should I Ready My Garden for Spring? While fall’s arrival may have us thinking about Halloween and Thanksgiving, it’s actually the ideal time of year to begin prepping your Connecticut garden for a successful spring bloom. By putting in some time and effort now, come spring, you’ll be in great shape to grow flowers, veggies, grass, and yes, even cut down on weeds. Here are...

What Is an Eco-Friendly Yard?

You Ask, We Answer: What Is an Eco-Friendly Yard? This summer has been a scorcher, and with so much focus on climate change, it’s no wonder more of us are considering what we can do to make a difference. Creating an eco-friendly yard is a great place to start, but it doesn’t have to mean starting from scratch. Whether you implement one of the ideas below or all of them, taking the time to allow them...

Which Flowers in My Garden Are Edible?

You Ask, We Answer: Which Flowers in My Garden Are Edible? Ah, summertime! The flowers are in bloom, fresh fruits and veggies are available in abundance, and cookouts and picnics are a regular and welcome occurrence. If you love to entertain friends and family but find you’re in a rut when it comes to wowing them with your table, take heart: You can create a stunning summer spread by accenting your food...

When Is the Best Time to Water My Garden?

You Ask, We Answer: When Is the Best Time to Water My Garden? You’ve planted your flowers and veggies, trimmed your shrubs, and coaxed that particularly finicky plant back to life. In short, your Connecticut garden is starting to really thrive, and to keep it that way, you’ve been watering it regularly. But did you know that when you water your garden matters? To help keep your plants healthy this...

Is It Too Late In the Season To Plant Veggies & Flowers?

You Ask, We Answer: Is It Too Late In the Season To Plant Veggies & Flowers? The summer solstice is just two weeks away, and while many flowers are in full bloom and vegetable plants are growing strong, we have good news for all the procrastinators out there: It’s not too late in the season to plant veggies and flowers to enjoy this summer! In fact, you can still have plenty of color, variety, and...

What Are the Best Plants for My Shady Garden?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Best Plants for My Shady Garden? If your Connecticut yard is more sun-dappled than sun-soaked, you don’t have to miss out on the joy of beautiful plants that not only look lush and green, but also deliver some color and variety to your yard. Shady spots in your yard are ideal for certain types of plants, and as we here at Calcagni Real Estate are garden lovers, we’ve...

What Are the Most Hearty Outdoor Plants for My Dry Connecticut Yard?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Most Hearty Outdoor Plants for My Dry Connecticut Yard? While Connecticut weather is anything but predictable, chances are, we’ll hit a dry spell at some point this summer. But drought-like conditions don’t have to mean missing out on the beauty of colorful flowers and pretty groundcover in your yard. In fact, when you choose your outdoor plants with dry spells or...

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