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Four Ideas for Indoor Gardening - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Four Ideas for Indoor Gardening

Good news – there are easy ways you can bring the outdoors in! Whether you need a fresh herb garden or just want to add some foliage to your home, we’ve got you covered. And don’t worry – no green thumbs needed. These ideas are simple and quick.

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Prepping Your Lawn This Spring

While it may still be unseasonably cold in some parts of the country, spring is upon us and it’s time to get that lawn going in preparation for a summer of backyard/front yard fun. Here are a few tips to get you started!

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How to Keep the Critters from Eating Your Homegrown Edibles

Your crops will surely grab the attention of hungry critters that can wreck your garden overnight, so make pest control a priority. To defend the fruits of your labor against destructive pests without using harmful chemicals, try the following tricks and techniques.

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Pre-Winter Groundskeeping in 5 Easy Steps - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Pre-Winter Groundskeeping in 5 Easy Steps

Shutting down your grounds in preparation for the impending cold is critical to making sure it bounces back to its original form next season. You don’t have to be a horticultural expert to prepare your lawn for the winter. Here are a few basic steps you can take to give your plants and grass a long and happy winter’s sleep.

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Basic Tips for Hunting and Cooking Wild Game - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Basic Tips for Hunting and Cooking Wild Game

One of the great fall opportunities is going hunting and eating meat that doesn’t come preshaped, prepackaged and pumped full of chemicals. In this article, I’ve collected some tips and recipes for people getting into hunting. If you’re a pro, share some of your hard-earned knowledge with us in the comments!

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AmaZing Garden Giveaway Grand Prize

Winner Announced in the Zing Blog AmaZing Garden Giveaway!

We’re excited to announce the winner of our AmaZing Garden Giveaway! Congratulations, Tara! You’re the winner of our garden pack, which includes, garden tools, gloves, seeds, starter pots, a $50 gift card, Quicken Loans swag and more!

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Prepare Your Home for Winter - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Preparing Your Home for Winter

Brace yourselves. Fall is here. In many places, cooler temperatures and changing leaves will eventually give way to ice and snow. In order to ensure your home is ready for winter, a little bit of preventative maintenance is crucial. Performing a “walk around” is a great way to inspect several key areas of your home. Here are some ways to prepare your home for winter.

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5 Gardening Apps You Should Know About

Smartphones are extremely helpful tools, largely because of the huge catalog of applications available. You can download an app to assist you in just about every aspect of life, including gardening. Whether you’re new to gardening and need guidance, or you have a green thumb but want a tool to help catalog and keep tracks of your plants, there are wonderfully useful apps out there for you! We’ve searched and found the most helpful app for each of these aspects of gardening: planning, shopping, managing and treatment.

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Closing Your Pool - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Winterize Your Pool Like a Pro

The end of summer is near, which also signals the end of pool season. Remember back in the spring when you opened your pool and discovered a green nightmare of algae? Never again! Follow these simple steps to prevent your above ground pool from looking like a marsh next spring.

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Beneficial Garden Bugs - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Beneficial Garden Insects: Don’t Squash These Bugs!

The other day, while working in my garden, I saw the grossest looking thing I’d seen in a long time. Hiding under a leaf on my Hungarian Wax pepper was a caterpillar, which doesn’t sounds bad, but it was covered in these tiny pods that looked just like white rice. Don’t believe me? Look at this!

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