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This automated pet door is worth every cent

Pet doors are a great way to give your cat or dog freedom to roam around the backyard when you’re not home and come inside whenever they want a break. But traditional pet doors have some downsides, from allowing neighborhood strays into your home to letting your pets in and out at inconvenient times. This smart automated pet door from PetSafe solves those problem and is well worth the investment. Read more

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Dirty Fingernails: Why are my zucchini turning brown at the bottom?

Q: Some of my zucchini have turned brown at the bottom end, like tomatoes with blossom end rot. I am sure that I water them regularly, so w… Read more

Dirty Fingernails: Can I bring perennials inside for the winter?

Q: My perennial flowers are all in containers on the deck. I would really like to save them for next year, but when I leave them outside fo… Read more

Dirty Fingernails: Which kind of garlic should I plant this fall?

Q: I am not happy with the garlic I grew this year. How do I know which kind to buy for planting this fall? Read more

The best plants for window boxes

Window box displays are a beautiful way to add a pop of color to the front of your home, up your curb appeal, and give you something pretty to look at when you glance out the window. But not all plants thrive in the confined space a window box provides. Use these plants to create the best window box display. Read more

How to clean your washing machine

Washing machines do the big job of cleaning our clothes, but they also need a good clean from time to time. If you notice your clothes seem less fresh coming out of the washer, or there’s a musty odor when you open the washing machine door, it’s time to deep clean this important appliance. Here’s how to get a sparkling clean washing machine. Read more

The 4 best leaf blowers money can buy

Fall might be the most beautiful season of the year, but there’s nothing beautiful about constantly hand raking leaves to keep your yard clear and healthy. A great leaf blower can cut hours off your weekly lawn maintenance list, but a not so great leaf blower can do little more than annoy your neighbors. That’s why we’ve narrowed it down to four of the best leaf blowers money can buy. Read more

Big Homes Just Listed in the Missoula Area

Need a lot of room? See the biggest homes money can buy currently on the market. Read more


Security solutions to keep your Missoula and Western Montana family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.


Reverse mortgages: Too good to be true?

Important information residents of Missoula and Western Montana need to know before they decide.