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10 ways to beef up your tailgating game

The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping and tailgaters are coming out in droves to support their favorite team — but more importantly, show off their grilling skills with beef as the star of the show. Tailgaters young and old converge in the wee hours of the morning outside stadiums across the country to share in the revelry of game day. Pre-game hours are spent in parking lots playing bean bag toss, connecting with friends, and setting up and... read more
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Fall maintenance tips for a lush green lawn next spring

The days are getting shorter and the nights are cooling off. The kids are back in school. Yes, fall is in the air, and that means its time to start thinking about prepping your lawn for winter.Many homeowners see spring as the most critical season for lawn care, says Bryan Ostlund, executive director of Grass Seed USA, a...
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The making of the mobile man cave for football tailgate season

Its football time, and many Americans are making the annual pilgrimage to man caves forged in living rooms, basements or garages. There, fans hunker down for hours in the extreme comforts of recliners, snacks and drinks, and of course, mega-sized TV screens.Yet for others, the football experience is superior outside the stadium at tailgating gatherings with family and...
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6 tips for throwing the best party of the year

There's always one magical gathering every year that has everyone talking long after it's over. It's about getting people together, enjoying good food, music, and cocktails, and creating memories that will linger long after the last guest goes home.With a little planning and preparation, you can be the one to throw the best party of the year. You...
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5 yard updates you can complete in a fall weekend

If you love spending time in your yard, the end of summer can mark a period of sadness thinking about the colder temperatures and shorter days you must endure before getting back outside.One sure cure for the blues is looking forward to something fun. Get a head start on spring and use the time now to complete a...
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