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Home & Garden

Sizing up home repair

Home maintenance and repairs are among the most unpredictable costs associated with homeownership.

August 21, 2018 1:00 am


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Name tells how light influences flowers

Q. I am a little confused about the difference between short-day and long-day plants.

August 18, 2018 1:00 am


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Functionality at forefront of fall designs

Unfettered from dated conventions that urged us to pick a decor style and stick to it, more and more designers and retailers this fall...

August 14, 2018 1:00 am


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Keeping food cold

When storms knock out the power, what's the best way to handle refrigerated or frozen foods?

August 6, 2018 1:00 am


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Roadside trees often lack water when new

Question: I see newly planted trees around the city that appear to have dead growth at the tops of the trees. I've also noticed...

August 4, 2018 1:00 am


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Keeping your backyard pest-free

When you're making memories surrounded by friends and family by the grill, the last thing you want to be doing is swatting and shooing...

July 28, 2018 1:00 am


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Need a dehumidifier?

If you live in an area with damp, humid, summer weather, you probably could use a dehumidifier – and so could many homeowners...

July 23, 2018 1:00 am


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Add color for late in summer

Question: My landscape is not as vibrant as it was earlier in the season. What shrubs or trees can I add for additional summer...

July 21, 2018 1:00 am


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Before taking a dip, be sure your pool is safe

On a sizzling summer day, there's nothing better than taking a refreshing dip in a swimming pool. But that private oasis in your...

July 21, 2018 1:00 am


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Fertilizer tips

Every garden needs periodic fertilization. “Designer” fertilizers are available for some kinds of plants, and so are...

July 14, 2018 1:00 am


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Experts warn not to use bought ladybugs

To some casual observers, ladybugs (or lady beetles) are colorful symbols of good luck – harbingers of fortune and fame. Gardeners...

July 14, 2018 1:00 am


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Local vendors hit by item's embargo

Bob Anderson was surprised when he had to remove the Persian rugs he had listed for sale online.

July 10, 2018 1:00 am


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Pulling the rug out

It feels peculiar to connect foreign policy to home decor, but President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal...

July 10, 2018 1:00 am


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Japanese beetles returning to bug us

Question: My neighbors just told me that they already have seen Japanese beetles on their...

July 7, 2018 1:00 am


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America's guesthouse

WASHINGTON – Diagonally across the street from the White House is a historic home that's even harder to wrangle an invitation...

June 26, 2018 1:00 am