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Thinking about upgrading your backyard this spring but fearful of what it might cost? Fear not. From hardscaping to softscaping, there’s plenty of cheap landscaping ideas for the backyard. So if you’re on a budget, here are five budget backyard ideas that can enhance your landscape without having to take out a second mortgage. Spread Mulch Like a Pro A simple, yet effective way to spruce up any lawn is by adding mulch. Not only is mulch visually pleasing with its texture and color, it also saves you time and money as there is less watering and weeding involved. “Instead…

Are home improvements tax deductible? What improvements are tax deductible? If you’ve recently renovated your home, it’s the time of year...

Thinking about putting a “For Sale” sign on the front lawn this spring? If so, you will want to make...

Not all home renovation projects are created equal. With now being a popular time to start planning remodels or renovations,...

No one likes tripping over a disorganized pile of shoes when they walk in the door after a long day,...

In celebration of National Inventor’s Day, we’re stepping back in time to honor a man who gave us one of the...

While Tom Brady and Bill Belichick look to add to their Super Bowl legacy, the city of Houston is working...

What Is Recycling and How Does It Differ From Upcycling? Millions of Americans participate in the weekly ritual of placing...

Wintry weather has a major impact on our day-to-day lives. It affects the way we dress. It affects the way...

Congratulations! You made it through winter. Give yourself a pat on the back. Warmer weather and baseball is on the...

The holidays: full of family, food, good cheer—and chaos slowly engulfing your home. Happy chaos, but still. With the holidays...

Moving is exciting, but packing up unnecessary belongings is a hassle. If you’re looking to move in the near future,...

Home Organization Tips to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays Ah, the holiday season is upon us. From Late...

When you want to wow someone you’re meeting for the first time, you turn up that song that makes you...

Learning how to get your house ready to sell doesn’t have to be difficult. When we asked a few experts...

When people renovate their homes, they want to make sure the money they are putting into the project will be...

Moving is a pain. Packing up rooms full of boxes, moving the “I didn’t know this was so heavy” couch...

With Earth Day just a few weeks away, you may be wondering how many Earth Days we still have to...

The average household wastes at least 10,000 gallons of water every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With...

No one wants a trashy wedding. Unfortunately, the average U.S. wedding isn’t very eco- friendly, producing 500 pounds of waste....

Whether you’re looking to plan a group volunteer activity for a club, civic organization, scout troop or because you just...

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “wetland?” It may be a swamp or a...

At Budget Dumpster, cleaning up is what we do. And as much as waste removal is our thing, we’re equally...

“Profiles in Environmentalism” is a recurring segment on our blog where we shine a light on the dedicated people who...

“Profiles in Environmentalism” is a recurring segment on our blog where we shine a light on the dedicated people who...

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Employees at a sustainable pizza restaurant in St. Louis.

In St. Louis, Missouri, one organization is changing the restaurant industry’s often wasteful ways. By setting realistic standards, Green Dining Alliance helps businesses...

Historic Preservation in Austin.

“Saving the Good Stuff”: that’s the slogan of Preservation Austin, a nonprofit that works with the city to preserve Austin’s unique architectural heritage—and...

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As fertile lands deplete and populations rise, traditional agriculture has become an industry ripe for modernization. In response, Freight Farms of Boston, MA,...

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When Jennie Nevin left a career at Merrill Lynch, she dreamed of a place for people to share work space and make valuable...