The Front View | How to Boost Curb Appeal at the Lake

With most of our time at Smith Mountain Lake spent on or around the water, focus on the front entrance of our homes tends to get lost. It’s no wonder: ...
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Non-Stop Blooms | Stage a Flowering Performance for Three Seasons

Some things in life are just too good to come to an end. We get so excited to see those beautiful blooms arrive in spring, as tulips and daffodils add ...
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Water Works | Gather Rain for Garden Use

Are you looking for a way to make both your yard and wallet greener? Make a small investment in a rain barrel, a savings-savvy and eco-friendly gadget for your garden ...
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Plant and Protect | Buffer Landscaping Adds Beauty and Helps Keep SML Clean

Responsible riparian stewardship has been gospel on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake for three decades or more—and the Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) has been one of the bodies ...
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All the Light Moves | Outdoor Lighting Takes Your Property from Dark to Dazzling

Owning a lake home, whether a full-time residence or weekend retreat, is usually the culmination of years of thought, planning and saving. A beautiful lake house is a dream realized, ...
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Superb Herbs

Whether you have a large landscape, an intimate garden or no garden at all, there’s no reason you can’t grow your own herbs. Herbs are easy to plant and maintain, ...
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Keep Your Cool: Shade Structures Offer Respite From Sun’s Rays

Virginia certainly enjoys each of its four seasons—with bright sun playing a major role in at least three of the four. Whether you use the opportunity of a warm sunny ...
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Buzz Off! Natural Mosquito Repellents

The buzz of a mosquito can send mere mortals running indoors. The incessant buzz … buzz … buzz in our ears is more than some of us can stand. The ...
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