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Grow Like a Pro: 11 Award-Winning Plants and Products for Foolproof Gardens

(BPT) - A new year means a new garden! It's time to start thinking of what you’ll cultivate indoors and outdoors in 2024. Whether large or small, in sun or shade, there are many choices of …

Spice Up Your Life!: 8 Easy-to-Grow Unusual Vegetables

(BPT) - Ditch the boring broccoli and say hello to a purple powerhouse! Want to spice up your salads beyond the usual suspects? Then buckle up, veggie adventurer, because we're about to embark on a …

So, you want to build a retaining wall: 6 things to know before you start

(BPT) - When you want to enhance your outdoor living space, consider building with retaining wall units. Segmental retaining wall (SRW) units are the basic building blocks of landscaping, and you …

Urban agriculture isn't as climate-friendly as it seems – but these best practices can transform gardens and city farms

Urban agriculture is expected to be an important feature of 21st century sustainability and can have many benefits for communities and cities, including providing fresh produce in neighborhoods with few other options. …
11 Data Buildings Would Surround Linton Hall Neighborhood in Bristow
Amberleigh Station residents oppose the data center park that would surround them on Linton Hall Road in Bristow. 
NASA Scientist Warns Bristow-area Residents Will Hear New Data Centers
High-density data centers currently planned for the Bristow area would result in area residents hearing a disruptive 'hum' 24/7, said NASA scientist Dr. John Lyver and the HOA Roundtable of Prince William County.
Prince William Supervisors Propose Water Study on Effects of Future Land Use Proposals
A resolution calling for a study of the potential effects of planning initiatives on the Occoquan reservoir will be presented, August 2.
NPCA: Proposed Data Centers in Northern Virginia Threaten National Parks, Drinking Water
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and CEA Engineers release analysis showing negative impacts data centers could have on waterways and national parks in Prince William County.
Fairfax Water Urges Prince William County to Request Study on How Development Would Impact Occoquan Reservoir, Drinking Water
Prince William County's plan for data centers and more industrial uses on previously rural land could harm the Occoquan Water Shed and thereby the region's drinking water. 
'Civil War' Documentarian Opposes PW Digital Gateway Near Manassas Battlefield
Documentarian Ken Burns urges Prince William Supervisors to protect landscape around Manassas National Battlefield.

Rocket Homes examined the Trust for Public Land's 2023 ParkScore Index to see which cities have the most public outdoor space for residents.

Rocket Homes examined the Trust for Public Land's 2023 ParkScore Index to see which cities have the most public outdoor space for residents.
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(BPT) - Do you spend most of your time and energy focusing on your backyard for outdoor living? Most homeowners do, leaving the untapped potential of front and side yards unnoticed. What if you could …
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Lifestyle news
Mammograms can lower chances of dying of breast cancer. A majority of people still don't get one regularly.
Medical Technology Schools analyzed peer-reviewed studies and info from leading cancer organizations to explore what keeps women from breast cancer screenings.
Does Long COVID cause Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome? An analysis
Guava Health explains the complex post-pandemic relationship between Long COVID and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
A new law aimed to increase voting access in rural counties. In South Texas it's having the opposite effect.
Votebeat looks at a new Texas state law that requires small counties to increase early voting days and hours and how some election officials are concerned over potential cost increases.
Biggest March Madness upsets since 1982
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the biggest men's March Madness upsets since 1982—when the term was coined—using Sports Reference data.
How electrolytes like potassium and magnesium can boost your cognitive health
Guava Health explores the lesser-known brain-boosting advantages of two vital electrolytes: potassium and magnesium, and how they actively contribute to cognitive health.