Cooler temperatures may have you reaching for the matches and kindling. But before you start using your fireplace, take these steps to ensure it's ready for action this winter.
For 30 years, Stephen Keane, 78, saw the same thing outside his apartment windows: a dark, plain roof adorned with tired-looking air-conditioning units. Today, he looks out those same windows and sees a quilt of creeping plants. That old eyesore of a roof was transformed in September into a thriving “green roof.”