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Human beings appreciate efficiency in all things. This trait has served us well, leading us to create streamlined equipment, processes, and techniques across every one of our endeavors. Now, it’s time to put our love of efficiency to use to keep our planet healthy, comfortable, and safe for as many vulnerable people as possible. 

The electricity we use to power our homes and the fuel we rely on to keep them heated and cooled is responsible for 20% of the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming our planet. That means that in addition to saving up to 30% on your energy costs, improving your home’s energy efficiency will contribute to a better world. 

To get started, we suggest that homeowners work through a home energy audit checklist. Home

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Hardly a day goes by without news outlets throughout the world reporting the effects of climate change. Now, even regions previously thought to be decades away from any impactful fallout have been rocked by events like floods, wildfires, and hurricanes.

The science surrounding climate change is complex and often overwhelming for a layperson to analyze. What we do know is that the only way to prevent catastrophic eventualities is for humanity around the world, from billionaires to hard-working blue-collar folks to pull together and keep Earth’s temperature increase under 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Today, we’d like to share seven ways to reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Overall, an individual’s carbon footprint is nearly impossible to accurately

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Nashville is world-famous for its music and cuisine, but our murals are undeniably among the most beautiful in the nation. Unlike graffiti-driven, disruptive street art that has formed the foundation of the movements in cities like New York, Chicago, Bristol, and Berlin, Nashville’s street art began as a way to celebrate the solidarity, warmth, and positivity that sets Tennessee apart. Murals here are marked by vibrant colors, sweeping lines, cultural celebration, and mind-bending geometric patterns.

As each new, innovative mural goes viral on Instagram, tourists and locals alike gather to indulge in the visual feast and take their own shots for the ‘Gram. Because our street art scene has continued to soar, artists from around the world have leapt at

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In the 2010s, minimalism and neutral colors dominated the landscape of interior design. Since 2020, though, many homeowners have begun to embrace their homes as an opportunity for self-expression. While we may not see a trend toward the total maximalism that was all the rage in the 1990s, we are noticing that homeowners want to be surrounded by sentimental (yet selective) décor pieces, colorful paintings, and textures and patterns that please their individual artistic sensibilities.

Still, there is a middle ground between filling every available space and intentionally leaving gaping swaths of negative space. If you’re attempting to navigate a transition from minimalism to cozy individualism, you may be wondering how to embrace clutter without the

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Geographically, Middle Tennessee sits in a climate band called a transition zone, which means subtropical and temperate climates meet where we live. This presents homeowners with a unique challenge in caring for their lawns; our sizzling summers and freezing winters are difficult for both warm- and cool-season grasses to survive.

The good news is that our team at Parks has excellent lawn care tips for everyday problems Middle Tennessee homeowners face. Whether you’re starting from scratch or rehabilitating a lawn that has seen better days, read on to ensure that your lawn retains maximum curb appeal all year long! 

Rake, Dethatch, and Aerate

At the first thaw, use a sturdy rake to give your lawn a thorough, deep combing. You’re working to

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The interior design of your home will have a powerful impact on your day-to-day experience of living in it. Over time, a poor design can wear you down, making your dream home feel more like a tedious chore to work around. The good news is, there are practical steps you can take to overhaul your home’s interior design and help you fall in love with your home all over again. Today, we’re sharing our favorite keys to a well-functioning home.

Express Yourself Through Design

It’s easy to be influenced by the trends we see on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. While there’s nothing wrong with taking inspiration from designs we love, it’s also important that your final design express your own personality, interests, and preferences. Trends come

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When you’re ready to sell your home, time is quite literally money. In this competitive seller’s market, you can capture the attention of buyers by taking simple steps to boost curb appeal. The following suggestions from our team are tried-and-true methods to ensure your home is snapped up as swiftly as possible.

Take a Photo to Gain Perspective

We view our homes through our own personal lens. This lens is colored by our emotions, experiences, expectations, and preferences. To help homeowners overcome this hurdle, we recommend taking a photo from the street. This type of photo will be the style prospective buyers will first encounter and will capture the first impression your home will make during tours and open house events. 

View the

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Did you know that you could save thousands of dollars if you prepare your credit before applying for a mortgage? Your credit score is one of the most critical factors that determine your mortgage interest rate and which home loan program you qualify for.

This article will show you how you can get your credit in top shape for your upcoming mortgage.

1.) Learn where your credit scores stand.

First off, know that your credit score doesn’t have to be perfect to buy a home. Several loan programs allow buyers with credit scores in the low 500s to purchase a home. However, you should be aware that with low credit scores typically come paying higher interest rates.

Because of this, we recommend you begin by checking your credit scores so that

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For more than a decade, Tennesseans have enthusiastically embraced the farm-to-table movement. Our abundance of local agriculture means that no matter where you live in Middle Tennessee, you’re likely no more than a quick drive from an independent farm. Today, we’re spotlighting the Top Ten U-Pick Farms in Middle TN.

U-Pick farms invite members of the community to visit and pick their own produce. This experience is a great way to connect with the people who grow our food, with nature, and with each other. Children are often especially enchanted with the idea of picking their own food, which makes this an ideal method for encouraging fruit and vegetable consumption.

Tennessee’s Growing Seasons

While some of our favorite farms focus on one

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As Tennesseans, we love the gorgeous natural landscapes our state is famous for. Greenways offer residents and visitors flat, usually paved paths that wind through verdant trees, lush meadows, alongside rivers or creeks, and often link these beautiful spaces with neighborhoods, parks, schools, and more extensive hiking trails. Whether you’re searching for a place to ride your bike, push your baby in a stroller, train for a marathon, or do some bird watching, our picks for the best greenways in Middle TN have the path that’s perfect for your needs.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway
1900 Davidson St | Nashville

Shelby Bottoms Greenway extends through 950 acres of forests, wetlands, meadows, and streams nestled against the Cumberland River. Located just

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