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Tim FahndrichRich Duncan Construction Keeps Building + Community

Rich Duncan Construction Keeps Building + Community

If you live or work in the mid-Willamette Valley, you've no doubt seen the results of the work that Rich Duncan and his team at Rich Duncan Construction have built. As one of the leading general contractors in the area, they build and remodel buildings. Lots of them. Recent projects include well-known brands such as Chick-fil-A, Starbucks (on Mission St.), and McDonalds. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rich Duncan Construction, Inc. (@richduncanconstruction) They also are the contractor of choice for many local companies, such as the newly opened Ace Hardware East (on Lancaster), The Reed Opera House, and  J. Jean Portraits. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rich…
Elyssa at WhirLocal9 Ways to Transform Your Backyard Into a Summer Hangout Spot

9 Ways to Transform Your Backyard Into a Summer Hangout Spot

When the weather warms up, you might start thinking, "How can I turn my backyard into a great summer hangout spot?" A few simple changes can make all the difference. Let's go over some ideas for transforming your backyard and making it the perfect spot for summer fun. 1. Add Some Color A pop of color can transform a space and make it feel more inviting. Add some brightly colored flowers or plants or even a colorful rug or outdoor furniture. 2. Create a Focal Point Every space ne…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Great Plants for a Raised Garden Bed

5 Great Plants for a Raised Garden Bed

There are many benefits that come from using raised beds in your gardening. If you're just starting out with raised garden beds, here are five easy-to-grow vegetables (and a fruit!) that will flourish. 1. Root Vegetables Because you can control the soil and depth in a raised garden, carrots, radishes, beets, and other root vegetables are an excellent choice and will thrive with the extra space to spread out. For ideal growing conditions, make sure the soil has no rocks, debris, or cla…
Elyssa at WhirLocalTop Tips for Creating a Great Home Office

Top Tips for Creating a Great Home Office

Whether you've been working remotely for a while or have just started working from home (WFH), having a dedicated desk or office space can make a huge difference in your WFH life. Here are a few tips to consider when setting up (or rearranging) your home office. Choose a Good Location The first step is selecting the best area for your home office. The best location to choose usually depends on your home size and structure. For instance, if you have a spare bedroom in your home, consid…
Elyssa at WhirLocalBenefits of Working With a Property Management Company

Benefits of Working With a Property Management Company

Putting time and money into rental properties is a significant investment that needs attention and dedication. However, this can often be difficult if you have other commitments. This is where you might consider working with a property management company. Let's go over a few of the main benefits. Marketing Your Property In order to reach potential tenants, you'll need to spread the word about your rental property. Marketing your property by yourself can be difficult, but working with …
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Hard-to-Kill Houseplants for the Not-So Green Thumbs

3 Hard-to-Kill Houseplants for the Not-So Green Thumbs

Having plants in your home brings life and color to the space. But for those of us who seem to kill every plant that comes into the house, it can be a challenge. Here are three hard-to-kill house plants for the not-so green thumbs. 1. Jade Plant Jade plants are superstars at storing water in their leaves, meaning you don't need to worry if you forget to water them. As succulents, jade plants do well near bright, sunny windows. Only water when the soil feels dry to avoid overwatering! …
Elyssa at WhirLocal4 Reasons to Bottom Water Your Houseplants (and How to Do It)

4 Reasons to Bottom Water Your Houseplants (and How to Do It)

Do you sometimes struggle with knowing how much or how often to water your houseplants? If so, you might want to try bottom watering instead. Let's discuss four benefits of using this method for watering your plants, as well as offer a brief guide on how to do it. What is Bottom Watering? Bottom watering is exactly what it sounds like—watering your plants from the bottom of the planter instead of the top. To use this method, your plants will need to be in pots that have drainage holes. …
Elyssa at WhirLocalTips for Keeping Your Houseplants Alive During Winter

Tips for Keeping Your Houseplants Alive During Winter

Winter houseplant care is a little different than houseplant care during the spring and summer. When it starts to get cold outside and there's less sunlight during the day, houseplants need a little extra care to stay healthy. Let's go over a few tips that should help you keep your houseplants alive (and thriving) all winter long! Avoid Overwatering When it comes to houseplant care during winter, overwatering is a common mistake that many people make. With colder weather and fewer hours o…
Elyssa at WhirLocal4 Clever Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

4 Clever Ways to Upcycle Plastic Containers

Plastic is a very common material found in our everyday lives. From grocery bags to plastic containers, this material can be upcycled and reused in many different ways. If you have any old plastic containers that you want to reuse instead of toss out or recycle, read on for a few clever ways to upcycle them! 1. Plastic Bottle to Self-Watering Bulb Why buy a new self-watering bulb when you can reuse old plastic bottles? You can upcycle any size plastic bottle to make self-watering bulbs fo…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Pet-Friendly

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Pet-Friendly

As a pet-owner, you know that pets are an important part of the family. But what is the best way to make your home safer and more welcoming for them? Here are five tips on how you can make your home more pet-friendly and make life easier for both you and your companion. 1. Keep Flooring in Mind It's important to keep your home's flooring in mind when it comes to your pet. Carpeting is generally not recommended for pet owners as it can be difficult to clean and maintain. Hardwood and tile …
Alyssa MuellerA Step-by-Step Guide to Planting a Butterfly Garden

A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting a Butterfly Garden

Planting a butterfly garden can be an exhilarating experience. It will bring beauty and fragrance into your life and can act as a natural mood booster. Here are the steps to successfully start your own butterfly garden. Devise a Garden Plan The first step in the process is to identify which plants will draw butterflies to the garden you create. Ideally, the garden should have spots where eggs can be laid. It also pays to use plants that caterpillars will want to eat. You'll want to make s…
Alyssa MuellerHow to Grow Fresh Herbs at Home

How to Grow Fresh Herbs at Home

Getting started on a homegrown herb garden is a breeze when you have the right materials and a little bit of know-how. By deciding in advance if you want to grow seeds or starter plants, as well as what types of herbs you want to learn to grow, you'll be on the road to harvesting a beautiful, flourishing herb garden in the comfort of your own home. Seeds or Starter Plants? When starting your herb garden, consider whether planting seeds or starters will work best. Often, for beginners, usi…
Alyssa Mueller3 Curb Appeal Projects for Spring

3 Curb Appeal Projects for Spring

Spring is the best time to do fun outdoor projects that will get the exterior of your home ready for the season while dramatically boosting its curb appeal. Here are a few fast and easy spring projects that'll improve the quality and value of your home without costing you a fortune.

Spruce Up Your Lawn and Garden

Giving your front yard a rejuvenating update after the long winter months is just the thing to increase your home's curb appeal. Manicuring your lawn and trimming trees and bushe…

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